Barbara Hoather's dye book, ring-binder containing notes and samples.
Barbara Hoather dye notebook
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 2941 BJH
- Dates of Creation1946 - 1949
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 ring-binder 17 x 23 cm.
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Barbara Hoather was born in 1906 in Greenwich. She was a short-course student at Ethel Mairet's workshop, Gospels, in 1944.
According to Margot Coatt's biography of Ethel Mairet, Barbara Hoather was 'in charge of crafts at Bishop Otter Teacher Training College in Chichester [in the 1930s-40s] and later went on to teach at Bromley School of Art'. Joy Sinden, one of the students who she encouraged to spend time at Gospels, has related that although she died tragically young, Barbara Hoather influenced innumerable students and that 'most, if not all, her teaching was based on Mrs Mairet's ideas… Temperamentally she was very much like Mrs Mairet and, like her, an excellent teacher'.
She died aged 43 in 1950.
The material is arranged in the original order in which it was deposited at the CSC.
Archive material may be viewed by appointment only.
This entry was compiled by Becky Lyle, Submissions Officer for the project and by Jean Vacher, Collections Manager at the Crafts Study Centre, c.2004.
Other Finding Aids
Catalogue on Crafts Study Centre database. A pdf copy is available on request.
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