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Craftsmen at Work

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606 (16mm)
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Library and Archives Canada: 16mm.
"Shown are the many crafts being worked by Nova Scotians, such as: rug making by Chéticamp women, pottery making, wood carving, weaving, model ship making, and small loom production for teaching purposes. It's also shown how designs native to Nova Scotia are got from nature, and how wood carving lessons are conducted in schools. Exceptional material: cloth preparation at Festival using Gaelic song as a measurement of time; highland dancer giving a show; the Bluenose schooner; John Bradburn, woodcarver; Mary Black, Director of the Handicrafts and Home Industry Division, Government of Nova Scotia; dyeing rugs with yellow birch bark; spinning wheels; raising Angora rabbits for their wool; Gaelic College Craft Centre; and extracting clay from the ground with mechanical shovel."

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta: 16mm.
"Nova Scotia craftsmen do traditional handicrafts - pottery, weaving, carving and metal work - with many of the designs inspired by the Province's own landscape and wildlife. Shapes for carving are suggested by the grain and color of wood; bark yields a natural dye for homespun wool. In summer courses at a Craft Center, we see how the handicraft skills of their ancestors are passed on to a new generation."
From the Catalogue of 16mm Educational Motion Pictures. Published by Educational Media Division, Department of Extension, University of Alberta, Edmonton, 1967.