St. Anthony - Folk Paintings

Ruth Pilgrim is a retired teacher and multi-talented craftsperson who currently lives in St. Anthony Bight. In the textile tradition she practices rug hooking, knitting, and quilting. In her post-retirement years, she has added painting to her craft practices, which has turned into a serious hobby. Her folk paintings depict iconic Newfoundland scenes including natural landscapes and activities such as mummering. These works are on display throughout her home. Ruth Pilgrim discusses a range of craft skills including rug-hooking, knitting, painting, quilting, cross-stitching, and crocheting.

Pilgrim, Ruth. Ruth Pilgrim poses for a photograph in her living room, St. Anthony Bight

Pilgrim, Ruth. A winter mummering scene painted by Ruth Pilgrim, St. Anthony Bight

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