In 1902, the Irish carpet designer Evelyn Gleeson (1855-1944)
wrote to Elizabeth Yeats (1868-1940) and her sister Lily (1866-1949)
in London. She persuaded them to return to Dublin and join her
new women’s arts and crafts cooperative. Evelyn taught girls to
weave tapestries and rugs, Lily oversaw embroidery, and Elizabeth
established a fine press. They named it the Dun Emer Guild,
after the nearby village of Dundrum.
Elizabeth’s first book was a collection of poems by her brother,
William Butler Yeats, entitled 'In the Seven Woods', 1903 -
the one you see below...
William Butler Yeats
The Dun Emer press-room, ca. 1903.
Elizabeth Corbet Yeats is at the iron hand-press;
Beatrice Cassidy, standing, is rolling out ink,
and Esther Rya
William Holbrook Beard: 'The Bear Dance
These bears almost make me cry of joy!
I'm smittem with 'The Dancing Bears'
These 2 happy bears are a tribute to American painter
William Holbrook Beard and his painting 'The Bear Dance'!!