Tales from the Weaving Room with Storyteller Barbara Schutzgruber Online Feb 24, 2024


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Sat, 10:00 am-11:30 am


Storyteller, Barbara Schutzgruber, will share stories that reveal the textile history, images, and metaphors that make up the fabric of folktales and myths from around the world. Rumpelstiltskin spins straw into gold. Sleeping Beauty pricks her finger on a spindle. Three Aunts have unusually large feet, arms, and teeth. Greek myths send poisoned clothing as revenge. Why are these images in our stories? WHERE did they come from?  As the primary makers of cloth for 50,000 years, the skills, tools and often magical-looking processes developed to make cloth have been part of women’s lives and are reflected in the stories they told each other as they worked throughout the year to clothe their families and communities. ” Stories are the threads that connect the world….…and every weaving tells a story.” Registration after Feb 24 allows you to view the video only, until March 26, 2024.

The presentation will be approximately an hour long and followed by a 30-minute Q&A.  Registered individuals will receive a zoom link. Be sure your email address is entered correctly when registering. A recording of the presentation will be available to those who registered but were unable to attend until Mar 26, 2024.

Barbara SchutzgruberAbout the Speaker

Barbara Schutzgruber is an award-winning storyteller, recording artist and author who shares folktales, ballads and personal stories of resilience through performance, workshops, showcases and keynotes. Barbara’s journey includes the weaving together of her two great artistic loves: fiber and stories. As an accomplished fiber artisan for over 35 years she uses a wide range of materials to create wall hangings, yardage for garments, rugs, vessels, hats, scarves and shawls. She has had the honor of sharing the stories and vast history of the textile arts on stages across the country and internationally. Barbara holds a master’s degree in Children’s Literature from Eastern Michigan University and has collected a serious body of folktales and ballads featuring weaving, spinning, and stitching.

Website:  WeaveStory.com


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