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MAP Presentation Series

Fri., Mar. 2, 2018 3:30 p.m. - Fri., Mar. 2, 2018 4:30 p.m.

Location: Education Building Room 113

My Journey Through the Fibre Arts

Sally Gray, Director, University of Regina Research Office

Sally's talk will take you through her journey in the fibre arts, highlighting her experience in Peru and the tapestry she created.

Bio

Sally Gray is the Director of the Research Office at the University of Regina, a position she has held since July, 2014. She has worked in the field of research administration for 19 years and enjoys working with faculty across the institution, learning about their research interests and ensuring services are available to support faculty in their scholarly activities. She has an undergraduate degree in medieval studies and a Masters in religion and culture.
Outside of the university, Sally is a fibre artist working in multiple media. She learned knitting, embroidering, and dressmaking from her mother before she was ten years old. She added spinning, felting and quilting about fifteen years ago. Four years ago, she discovered SAORI-style weaving. This free style of weaving, which encourages people to weave from their heart within the moment and is concerned more with self-expression than the utility of the final cloth, resonated with Sally. She bought a loom from the Japanese SAORI company and has been weaving on it ever since. The loom is rarely empty.
In February, 2017, Sally took advantage of a unique opportunity to study tapestry weaving with Maximo Laura, an Indigenous tapestry artist from Peru. She and 4 other women took part in an internship in Lima, weaving 8 hours a day for 3 weeks.

Free admission.