Weaving as Storytelling and Memory Mapping
We’ll explore the complex relationships and settings of Madeline Miller’s Circe, using natural items and dyed wool yarn to weave parts of the heroine’s epic story. From the opulent halls of her youth to the windswept heights and beaches of secluded Aiaia, Circe’s journey is peppered with visually stunning settings, and the terrain, forests, ocean depths, and meadows directly impact her ability to grow inwardly and to transform the world around her through witchcraft, wit, and willpower. We’ll create abstract woven wall hangings that represent one of these landscapes, while thinking about the settings that have been most influential in our own life’s journey. We’ll also collaborate on a larger yarn and wood piece in which we’ll map out significant relationships in Circe’s life, with gods, demi-gods, fellow nymphs, and humans.