A blog recording the Peasant Arts movement in Haslemere, Surrey, UK around the early 1900s, and it's founders Joseph King, Maude Egerton King, Godfrey Blount, Ethel Blount and Greville MacDonald. Arts and crafts, religion, literature, architecture, suffragettes, family trees, local locations and strong beliefs, this story has it all. Over a century later, their promotion of the pleasures of homemade craft is still relevant today.
This poem printed in The Vineyard, April 1913 reminds me of Ethel (Mrs Godfrey Blount) & Maude's presentation to the General Meeting of the the Peasant Arts Fellowship in 1912 (Caxton Hall, 28th February), which is recorded in their Peasant Arts Guild Paper “To give a little girl the use of her hands is to bring a disinherited princess back into her kingdom” (‘Our experience of the Influence of Handicraft upon the Workers’, Peasant Arts Guild Paper, No. 10 , Ethel Blount and Maude E. King).