11 Sep 11am - 5pm
The warp and weft symposium will explore how woven structure informs far more than the textiles that surround us.
Directed by Dr Jessica Hemmings (Edinburgh College of Art), invited speakers will consider weaving in relation to topics as diverse as the World Wide Web, poetry, mathematics, architecture and film.
Confirmed speakers include Professor Lesley Millar, curator of a number of key textile exhibitions in the last decade, including “Textual Space” and “Cloth & Culture Now”.
The poet Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch will read from new unpublished work that explores the “unheard voices of witches, weavers and millworkers in West Wales and Lancashire between 1610 and 1910”.
Screenings of short experimental films will explore the rhythms of weaving at the Dovecot Tapestry Studio by filmmaker Matt Hulse and Anne Wilson’s recent “Walking the Warp” project.
Expanding the boundaries of what we might consider as ‘woven’ will provide delegates with an opportunity to reconsider how central weaving is – not only to textiles – but to many other seemingly unrelated disciplines
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The National Wool Museum
Carmarthenshire SA44 5UP.