Heritage Videos

These videos were originally recorded on videotape by Memorial University Extension Service, for which we are very thankful. Later they were digitized by the Labrador Institute of Memorial University. The clips shown here are excerpts prepared by Craft Labrador from digital files provided by the Labrador Institute.

It’s unfortunate that videotape degrades over time. The original footage recorded by MUN Extension Service was sharper and crisper than what you see here. We appreciate the work of the Labrador Institute to capture these videos in digital format before they were lost forever.

1991 Videos

These videos were produced in 1991 during the AGM for the Labrador Craft Producers Association (LCPA) and the Visions Labrador Arts and Crafts Exhibition.

David Terriak – Soapstone Carving Demonstration

14:59

Soapstone carving demonstration and discussion with David Terriak. Part of the Visions Labrador exhibition in 1991.

Stella Fowler – Mat Hooking Demonstration

14:59

Stella Fowler demonstrates mat hooking. She talks about her materials, how she learned the craft, and making mats for Grenfell. 1991.

Garmel Rich – Grasswork Demonstration – Part 1

13:35

Grasswork demonstration and discussion with Garmel Rich. 1991.

Garmel Rich – Grasswork Demonstration – Part 2

7:53

Grasswork demonstration and discussion with Garmel Rich, continued from part 1. 1991.

Interview with Doris and Una Saunders

7:41

Sisters Doris and Una Saunders talk about Mrs Keddie and crafts in the Sandwich Bay region of Labrador. 1991.

Interview with Ruby Cabot and Hazel O’Brien

6:23

Ruby Cabot and Hazel O’Brien talk about their embroidery and other topics related to the craft industry in Labrador. 1991.

Visions Labrador – Arts and Crafts Exhibition

14:57 – No audio

A tour of the Visions Labrador exhibition created in Happy Valley-Goose Bay in 1991.

1977 Videos

These videos were produced in 1977, when the LCPA was establishing craft councils in Labrador and setting up their craft shop in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

Duffel Parkas and Quality Standards

13:21

Quality standards discussion about duffel parkas from an LCPA meeting in 1977. In English and Inuttitut.

Skit About Quality Standards

3:44

A skit about quality standards from an LCPA workshop. 1977.

Doll Making Workshop – Part 1

7:22 – No audio

A doll making workshop in Rigolet in 1977.

Doll Making Workshop – Part 2

8:13

Children looking at the dolls and toys that have been made in the workshop. We also see some grasswork being made. Video ends with a fiddler playing a tune. In English and Inuttitut. 1977.

Pricing and Marketing Workshop

12:10

Presentation by Judy McGrath of LCPA pricing schedule to LCPA craft council members. In English and Inuttitut. 1977.

Report from the Straits

9:44

Shirley Letto presents a report for the Labrador Straits region at a craft development workshop. Chairperson is Agnes Pike. 1977.

Bill Richie and Gilbert Hay Discussion

24:27 – Audio only

Bill Richie and Gilbert Hay discuss the making of skin boots, parkas and carvings for the outside market.

The video portion of this recording is badly degraded. We were able to salvage a few still images, shown here. You may play the audio below.