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Papers of Kath Whyte, Head of Embroidery at Glasgow School of Art, Scotland Not available / given
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Photographs and newscuttings

A collection of photographs and news cuttings relating to Kath and other students of Arbroath High School which includes:

  • A black & white photograph of Arbroath High School 'Form IIA' students, including Kath Whyte, 1923; along with a related Arbroath Herald article, 25 December 1981.
  • A black & white photograph of 'Forms V & VI' students, 1926; along with a related Arbroath Herald article, 13 April 1979.
  • A Press and Journal article reporting on weddings, 30 July 1935.
  • An Aberdeen Bon-Accord and Northern Pictorial article reporting the wedding of the Provost's son, n.d..
  • An Arbroath Herald article reporting on 'Successful Students at Arbroath Schools' featuring Kath Whyte, 1 July 1927.

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Embroidery and Weaving department papers

Contains reports and correspondence re: reorganisation of the general course; general course meeting statements; proposals for new first year, associateship & diploma courses; embroidery and weaving academic plans; course time tables; and guidelines for promotion procedure for first year course students and selection of students for 2nd year specialist studies.

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General Conservation

Contains copy of Eaglesham 1769-1969 Conservation Area pamphlet complied by Andrew Wilson; photocopy of handwritten lecture notes on conservation in Eaglesham; copy of Eaglesham Conservation Area Planning Guidelines and accompanying letter, October 1977; Plan of Eaglesham, September 1949; and Eastwood District Council Eaglesham Local Plan: Report of Survey, January 1978.

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Collected ephemera

A collection of catalogues, invitations, programmes and dinner menus collected by Kath Whyte. Many relate to GSA alumni and events and some of the dinner menus have been signed by fellow guests. Other items include a catalogue for Kath Whyte: Embroiderer Retrospective Exhibition and a photograph album presented to Kath by Daimaru for her help with an exhibition.

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Collected publications

Various publications, embroidery periodicals and sample books collected by Kath Whyte.

The publications include:

  • Bottensomsmodeller: models of drawn threadwork by Sara Lawergren, n.d.;
  • A Short History of Decorative *Textiles and Tapestries by Violetta Thurstan, 1934;
  • The Stockhom City Hall: a guide by Ragnar Ostberg, 1946;
  • altire Chapbook No. 12: Rashie Coat: designed by Joan Hassall, 1951;
  • The First Five Years: The Scottish Craft Centre, 1955;
  • The Sunday Times Magazine "Through the Eye of the Needle"; 22 December 1963
  • The embroidery periodicals include:
  • Anchor Embroidery Book No. 441 "Cross stitch: 22 designs for cross stitch embroidery on table linens and furnishings, with diagrams and instructions", 1959;
  • Anchor Embroidery Book No.508 "Drawn fabric: designs for table linens and furnishings with instructions for a wide range of drawn fabric stitches", 1959;
  • Anchor Embroidery Book No. 518 "Assisi Embroidery: traditional and modern designs for table linens and furnishings, with diagrams and drawings", 1960;
  • Anchor Embroidery Book No. 570 "Cross stitch: European designs", 1960;
  • Anchor Embroidery Book No. 650 "Drawn thread embroidery", 1959 X 2 copies;
  • Anchor Embroidery Book No. 708 "Up to the minute embroidery", 1959;
  • Anchor Embroidery Book No. 755 "Modern Spanish blackwork", n.d.;
  • Anchor Embroidery Book No. 837 "Sunshine cross stitch from the Mediterranean", 1962;
  • Anchor School Leaflet "Embroidery Texture Patterns", 1966;
  • Anchor Transfer No. 978, 1965
  • Bestway No. 153 Second Arts and Crafts Book, n.d.;
  • Coats Sewing Group Book No. 614 "Coloured hardanger motifs", 1962;
  • Coats Sewing Group Book No. 775; "Make your own designs in bold counted thread embroidery", 1961;
  • Coats Sewing Group Book No. 813 "Time for Tatting", 1962;
  • Coats Sewing Group Book No. 821 "Canvas stitch embroidery", 1961 x 2 copies;
  • Coats Sewing Group Book No. 844 "Gingham Crochet", 1962;
  • Coats Sewing Group Book No. 865 "Swedish darning", 1962;
  • Coats Sewing Group Book No. 907 "Lagartera embroidery", 1963;
  • Coats Sewing Group Book No. 956 "Crochet Designs From Gothic Architecture", 1964;
  • Coats Sewing Group Book No.1066 "Hardanger for today", n.d.;
  • J. & P. *Coats Book No. 408 "Learn new crafts in mercer-crochet", n.d.;
  • Craftwork No. 13, 1975;
  • Fancy Needlework Illustrated No. 97, Vol. 9, n.d.;
  • Fancy Needlework Illustrated No. 151, n.d.;
  • Good Needlework Magazine, Feb 1931;
  • Leach's Home Crafts, n.d.;
  • Review "Embroidery in India", 1972/3;
  • Weldon's Series No. 346 "Home crafts", n.d.;
  • Weldon's Sixpenny Series No. 17 "Doll's Clothes in Knitting and Crochet" and *Weldon's Sixpenny Series No.18 "Toyland: simple toys & how to make them" [bound as one];
  • Weldon's Sixpenny Series No. 26 "Home Crafts", n.d.;
  • Weldon's Sixpenny Series No. 158 "Posies of shells, ribbon, glass, leather, wool, etc; etc";
  • Weldon's Practical Needlework 1st Series No. 19, Vol. 2 "Practical Smocking", n.d.;
  • Weldon's Practical Needlework 1st Series No. 52, Vol. 5 "Practical Drawn Thread Work", n.d.;
  • Weldon's Practical Needlework New Series No. 53 "Broderie Anglaise: Scalloping and Hemstitching including Ladder-Work", n.d.;
  • Weldon's Practical Needlework New Series No. 75 "Drawn Thread Work and Needleweaving", n.d.;
  • Weldon's Practical Needlework No. 491, Vol. 41 "Knitted & Crochet Toys", n.d.;

The sample books include:

  • Bilbille & Co Sample Book No. 11 "Piece Dyed Wool Fabrics", 1968;
  • Bilbille & Co Sample Book No. 5 "Knitted Novelties", 1969;
  • Bilbille & Co Sample Book No. 9 "Piece Dyed Wool Fabrics", 1969;
  • Bilbille & Co Sample Book No. 6 "Yarn Dyed Wool Fabrics", 1970;
  • Bute Fabrics sample book, n.d. x 2;
  • Creation-Textile sample book "Wool f. Ladies", Feb 1969;
  • Creation-Textile sample book "Wool f. Ladies", May 1969;
  • Donald Brothers Ltd sample book featuring Old Glamis Fabrics in "Kabul" cloth, n.d.;
  • Donald Brothers Ltd sample book featuring Old Glamis Fabrics in "Kincraig Stripe" cloth, n.d.;
  • Donald Brothers Ltd sample book featuring Old Glamis Fabrics in "Samarkand" cloth, n.d.;
  • Texital Novita-Milano sample book "Lanerie per Signora", 1969/70;
  • Texital Novita-Milano sample book 1968 - 10 "Lanerie per Signora", 1969/70;
  • Textiles-Paris-Echos succ de Textile Argus draperie sample book No. 1, 1954;
  • Textiles-Paris-Echos succ de Textile Argus draperie sample book No. 2, 1954;
  • Textiles-Paris-Echos succ de Textile Argus draperie sample book No. 3, 1954;
  • Textiles-Paris-Echos succ de Textile Argus draperie sample book No. 4, 1954;
  • Textiles-Paris-Echos succ de Textile Argus draperie sample book No. 5, 1954;
  • "Wemyss furnishing fabrics of unique texture & colour" a Wemyss Weavecraft Limited, East Wemyss, Fife, Scotland sample book featuring textured cotton and cotton blend fabrics in a variety of patterns and colours, n.d.

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Collected newscuttings

A collection of newscuttings relating to embroidery, various exhibitions, GSA staff & students, and artists from Aberdeen & Arbroath.

Also includes a scrapbook of newscuttings containing articles re: Aberdeen Exhibition of Modern Embroidery, Gray's School Former Pupils' Exhibition, etc; as well as costume and architecture images.

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Collected image cuttings

Includes a folder entitled "Drawings" containing a collection of newspaper and magazine cuttings and a small number of photographs of various images; including ecclesiastical works of art, floral crewel work, ceramics, historical portraits, architecture, birds, etc. [outsize]

Also includes a collection of black and white images of Rome featuring architecture, sculptures and frescoes; in original envelope which bears a label with the title, "Fotografia Artistica Commerciale: Roma - via condotti, 76".

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