Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Women, wool and weaving

Women winding wool. Watching fellow choir members during a break invoked memory and inspiration. Awake, and weave!

Predating the Pussy Hat Project were the Yarn Bombings in Edmonton, and the peripatetic knitting teens at Langley Fine Arts. Eons before cosy handknit sweaters from aunts warmed my childhood, a long strong thread connected us to the weaving women of ancient mythology, who, as Sophocles says, struck up "the wise shuttle's song, which wakens those who are asleep."

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