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Spinning Tales

2003 - 2010

This interactive storytelling lecture-demonstration was underwritten and produced by the Wisconsin Humanities Council's Speakers Bureau. It focused on folk tales, legends, and personal narratives. This performance traveled to multiple locations across the state and presented the history of spinning and weaving during the nineteenth century. Demonstrations gave audiences a hands-on experience of what it took to produce a garment from sheep to shawl. The presentation was interwoven with folktales and folksongs about gender roles through the centuries.