January 2020 meeting
Saturday, January 25, 2020
(11 am at 268 Keefer Street, Rm 308)
Talk: ‘Weaving as Narrative’
Presenter: Toby Smith
At the January meeting Toby Smith will give an illustrative talk entitled “Weaving as Narrative”. This presentation will look at ordinary domestic shaft weaving as a form of voice, one that weavers can, and have, used to tell stories about their lives, record their histories, and bring down empires. The talk will be organized around three questions: 1) How it is possible to think of weaving as a language system capable of telling stories? 2) What are some historical examples where weaving has communicated in this way? 3) How can we weave our own stories?
Toby Smith lives in North Vancouver and has been weaving for fifteen years. This presentation is an overview of her thesis written for Level V in the Master Weaver Programme at Olds College, Alberta. Toby is a retired academic but will try not to be boring.
10:00 – 10:45 am — The library will be open (room 408).
10:30 am — Directors Draw In (room 308). The Directors will be available for your Guild questions, requests, and feedback.
Presentation followed by Show and Tell (room 308) 11:00 am
The library will re-open after the meeting.