Saturday, August 3, 2013

Lily Yeats

Susan Mary "Lily" Yeats (25 August 1866 – 5 January 1949) was an embroiderer associated with the Celtic Revival. Born in County SligoIreland, she was the daughter of John Butler Yeats and the sister of William ButlerJack and Elizabeth Yeats. She became involved in the Arts and Crafts movement in London, working as assistant to May Morris. Returning to Dublin in 1900, she and her sister Elizabeth joined Evelyn Gleeson in the Dun Emer crafts studio, where she ran the needlework section. In 1908 she founded the embroidery department of Cuala Industries, with which she was involved until its dissolution in 1931.

Dark Days in Hammersmith:
Lily Yeats and the Morrises
Peter Faulkner

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