De Hirsh Margules, Mother Ann Lighthouse, Eastern Point, Gloucester, 1946. Gouache on paper. Gift of Jean M. Horblit, 2002. [Acc. #2002.004.002]
Over decades, the women’s collective built a national following for their hand-printed fabrics and wares. In a new exhibition, the Cape Ann Museum looks at the process and precision that guided their handiwork.
This fall, the Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester opened a tribute exhibition to the group called “Designed and Hand-Blocked by the Folly Cove Designers.” The collective always occupies a small corner of the museum, with a selection of their bright-patterned textiles on permanent display. The new exhibition offers a wider celebration of their whimsical, aethetically rigorous work.