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61. A pillow top woven by Elizabeth Murphy, made from Phentex wool. Back. 
 A pillow top woven by Elizabeth Murphy, made from Phentex wool. Back. Textiles; A pillow top woven by Elizabeth Murphy, made from Phentex wool. Woven c1980

62. Wool Pillow Cover, Terra Nova, Bonavista Bay
 Wool Pillow Cover, Terra Nova, Bonavista Bay Textiles; A wool pillow cover created by Raymond Russell while working in the lumber woods for the A.N.D Company in 1958 as a gift for his wife. Terra Nova, Bonavista Bay.

63. Mercer, Georgina
 Mercer, Georgina Textiles; A pillow tops belonging to Georgina Mercer. This pillow top was made by Mercer's father in Buchans, in 1949, where her father was working for the mine and living away from home in the mining camp. He made this small pillow top for Mercer's little rocking chair and was given to her when she was just a baby. Pillow top is laid on same rocking chair Mercer has had since she was a young girl.

64. Weaving pillow tops
 Weaving pillow tops Textiles; Dale Jarvis, Barbara Jarvis and Andrea O'Brien weave pillow tops, a textile traditionally crafted by men working in the lumber camps.

65. Mercer, Georgina. Interview with Georgina Mercer about her pillow tops, Bishop's Cove. 
 Mercer, Georgina. Interview with Georgina Mercer about her pillow tops, Bishop's Cove. Textiles; Interview with Georgina Mercer about her pillow tops. She has one small pillow top her father made for her in 1949, while stationed at the Buchans Mine. This pillow top is approximately 65 years old. Circa 1974-1985 Mercer and her father constructed a pillow top frame and he showed her how to make a pillow top. They made one large orange and brown pillow top, which was given to Mercer's grandmother. This pillow top is now owned by Mercer.

66. Observing the old pillow tops
 Observing the old pillow tops Textiles; Observing the old pillow tops. From left to right: June Russell, Arlene Penney, Nicole Penney, Elizabeth Murphy and Raymond Russell.

67. A pillow top woven by Nicole Penney 
 A pillow top woven by Nicole Penney Textiles; A pillow top woven by Nicole Penney. Pillow tops are a textile traditionally crafted by men working in the lumber camps.

68. A pillow top woven by Elizabeth Murphy, made from Phentex wool.
 A pillow top woven by Elizabeth Murphy, made from Phentex wool. Textiles; A pillow top woven by Elizabeth Murphy, made from Phentex wool. Woven c1980

69. A pillow top woven by Barbara Jarvis 
 A pillow top woven by Barbara Jarvis Textiles; A pillow top woven by Barbara Jarvis. Pillow tops are a textile traditionally crafted by men working in the lumber camps.

70. Mercer, Georgina
 Mercer, Georgina Textiles; A pillow top created circa 1974-1985 by Georgina Mercer and her father. Her father constructed a pillow top frame and he showed her how to make a pillow top. The large orange and brown pillow top was given to Mercer's grandmother. This pillow top is now owned by Mercer. The smaller, blue pillow top was created by Georgina Mercer at a workshop in 2013. This workshop took place at the Cupids Legacy Centre and was taught by Nicole Penney of the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador's Intangible Cultural Heritage Office.

71. A workshop participant uses a small twine needle and fishing twine to tie off the back of the pillow A workshop participant uses a small twine needle and fishing twine to tie off the back of the pillow top. Textiles; A workshop participant uses a small twine needle and fishing twine to tie off the back of the pillow top.

72. A pillow top woven by Dale Jarvis 
 A pillow top woven by Dale Jarvis Textiles; A pillow top woven by Dale Jarvis. Pillow tops are a textile traditionally crafted by men working in the lumber camps.

73. Making pillow tops at the Weaving in the Woods workshop 
 Making pillow tops at the Weaving in the Woods workshop Textiles; Making pillow tops. Joelle Carey films the workshop and Caitlin Bethune (blue hat) sits alongside a workshop participant.

74. Russell, Raymond. Raymond Russell, November 22, 2008
 Russell, Raymond. Raymond Russell, November 22, 2008 Textiles; Nicole Penney interviews Raymond Russell regarding his experiences working as a logger, in particular he talks about making a pillow top in his free time on Sundays and other pastimes of those working in the lumber camps.

75. A pillow top woven by Barbara Jarvis 
 A pillow top woven by Barbara Jarvis Textiles; A pillow top woven by Barbara Jarvis. Pillow tops are a textile traditionally crafted by men working in the lumber camps.

76. A pillow top frame, woven with several layers of wool. Woven by Elizabeth Murphy
 A pillow top frame, woven with several layers of wool. Woven by Elizabeth Murphy Textiles; A pillow top frame, woven with several layers of wool. Woven by Elizabeth Murphy

77. A pillow top in progress, with several layers of wool woven on the frame.
 A pillow top in progress, with several layers of wool woven on the frame. Textiles; A pillow top in progress, with several layers of wool woven on the frame.

78. Wanita Bates 
 Wanita Bates Textiles; Pillow top woven by Wanita Bates at the Weaving in the Wood pillow top workshop held at Cochrane Street United Church on Nov. 3, 2012.

79. Mercer, Georgina
 Mercer, Georgina Textiles; A pillow top created circa 1974-1985 by Georgina Mercer and her father. Her father constructed a pillow top frame and he showed her how to make a pillow top. The large orange and brown pillow top was given to Mercer's grandmother. This pillow top is now owned by Mercer. The pillow top is shown resting on the seat of a rocking chair, a common use for pillow tops.

80. Weaving pillow tops
 Weaving pillow tops Textiles; Dale Jarvis and Barbara Jarvis weave pillow tops, a textile traditionally crafted by men working in the lumber camps.
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