Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Norton, Margaret

  • Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Norton, Margaret
  • Norton, Margaret, Interviewee
  • Brayton, Linda, Interviewer
  • 3 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file
  • The following names and terms were used in this interview:George Demetrios, Mrs. Demetrios, Virginia Lee Burton, The Cranberry Bog, Small Fruit, Andy Babson, Eino Natti, Breveer, Pot-pourri, Overprinting, Pingree Farm, Aino Clarke, Gurensey Society, Buttered Side Down, Baked bean supper, Tolford Shop, John and Era, Aris and Mike, Mike Mulligan, Callico, the Wonder Horse.
  • Linda Brayton and David Masters, principal oral historians; Interviewer(s):Linda Brayton (6/14/1978).
  • TRACKS: CD 104: Miss Norton's background - beginning with Folly Cove Designers -- Virginia Demetrios' approach to teaching, designs have integrity and timelessness -- The process of creating a design (example - Apple Pie) -- Cutting the linoleum block, tools used, cooperation between designers -- Printing - tools, fabrics and process -- Printing in more than one color -- 7 - Print designed for The Guernsey Society - extensive research involved -- Miss Norton's attention to detail, designing The Cranberry Bog involved catching a field mouse! -- Some dog's work is part of the craft, but it's worth it -- Use of the scratchboard -- Meetings and classes, homework, criticism - the jury -- Reasons for closing Folly Cove Designers, collection of all designs kept at Cape Ann Historical Association -- Working with the group, demonstrations, selling the fabrics, the Folly Cove Designers' barn -- CD 105: Virginia Demetrios - founder of The Folly Cove Designers, George Demetrios as a teacher, unique method used
  • Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.
  • 06-14-1978
  • [Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library


Norton, Margaret, Interviewee and Brayton, Linda, Interviewer, “Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Norton, Margaret,” Sawyer Free Library, Gloucester, Mass., accessed January 16, 2021,


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