Celtic Threads: A Journey In Cape Breton Crafts

Eveline MacLeod, Daniel MacInnes,

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Celtic Threads: A Journey In Cape Breton Crafts

  Author:   Eveline MacLeod, Daniel MacInnes,  
  Publisher:  Cape Breton University Press

In Celtic Threads, Eveline MacLeod shares her lifetime of research and collecting the history, methods, patterns and people of Cape Breton’s considerable tapestry of practical and ornamental weaving and other fibre art and crafts.

For more than sixty years, Eveline MacLeod’s life has been inextricably woven into the art and the craft of weaving in Cape Breton. An avid weaver herself, Eveline became an ardent student of the art and a teacher of the craft, tracing its roots from the glens of Cape Breton to the Highlands of Scotland and beyond.

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ISBN associated with this title:9781897009796
Item CB0108
PublisherCape Breton University Press
PublisherCape Breton University Press
Published onJune 23 2014
Language eng
Pages 176
Format Paperback
Dimensions9.25(in) x 7.25(in)
Shipping weight383(g)
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EVELINE (DUNBAR) MACLEOD is a retired school teacher and respected member of the Cape Breton Gaelic and Scottish communities. She has been a focal point in her community for decades and has made a significant impact on Cape Breton culture. She founded the first Junior Girls Pipe Band in North America under the direction of Pipe Major Fraser Holmes (the Band is still in existence). She was involved with Girl Guides, taught Highland Dancing, sewing and weaving, in addition to instructing at the Gaelic College and Cape Breton School of Crafts. MacLeod has also been involved with the Ephraim Scott Presbyterian Church, Centre Bras d’Or for the Performing Arts, was a member of the Alexander Graham Bell Ladies Club, and sits on the Board of Directors of the Gaelic College. She founded the South Haven Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, instituted the Baddeck Handcraft Festival, and wrote three weaving instruction books.

DANIEL W. MACINNES is Professor of Sociology (ret.) at St. Francis Xavier University. A Lifelong resident of Nova Scotia, Dan has numerous papers on Maritime-Scots history, culture and Celtic identity. These interests led him to first encourage, and later assist Eveline MacLeod with the development, preparation and editing of her research for this book.