A Virtual Companion to the Exhibition

All Things Useful and Artistic

Applied Arts at Mount Allison University 1906-1960

Weaving and Basketry

In the Applied Arts program students made cottons, linens and woolens. Through pattern drafting and the study of fibers, students created unique handcrafted place mats, table runners, rugs and blankets as well as yardage to be transformed into wallets, suits and pillowcases. Students learned to weave by intertwining reeds to build up different forms, such as trays, bowls and baskets. Many students went on to work in Occupational Therapy.

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Owens Art Gallery | Mount Allison University | Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada


A project funded by the Sheila Hugh MacKay Foundation