Canadian Textile Archivist Dorothy Kate Burnham Dies in Toronto

Author and textile archivist Dorothy Burnham died October 24, 2004 in Toronto. Burnham spent over 70 years researching textiles and was formerly employed by the Royal Ontario Museum.

A lifetime resident of Toronto, Burnham worked for the ROM as a pen and ink artist, drawing the artifacts in the days before photography was common. She said, "Weren't we lucky to work with those things, to actually feel them with our hands." She was also the author of two books, Cut my Cote and Warp and Weft. Burnham was 92.

Thanks to THL Asa Gormsdottir for the story.