N@N – Cathy Roy – Learning to Weave in Alberta

Thursday, November 24 - 12:00 PM

There is little evidence of home weaving by Albertans prior to the middle of the 20th century. This lecture examines the social context of the mid-century institutions of weaving instruction established in the province. Guilds, the government, and even a grain company played defining roles. Attracting high quality instructors hastened the development of art weaving.

Cathy Roy was a practicing custom tailor/cutter for 14 years and a museum curator for over 15 years. Alberta weaving was part of her research while Curator of Western Canadian History at the Royal Alberta Museum. She is a fourth generation settler on Treaty Six lands in Amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton).

 

Cathy Roy

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