WARP members know better, but much of the world thinks that “traditional textile cultures” are in countries far from US soil. Not necessarily so. On August 20th,
WARP will be offering an update on the very successful Acadian Brown Cotton
project in Louisiana, presented by a team of people talking about the project from many angles, all contributing to enriched lives and a boost in the local economy. You can see Sharon Donnan’s 12 minute intro to the project from the 2021 WARP Annual Meeting here
, in case you want to refresh your memory before watching this exciting and impressive update.
, Acadiana Grower Alliance, farmer, ginner, and educator, will highlight the agricultural aspects of the project, including the importance of regenerative agriculture in the climate change struggle.
, Textile Designer and Fiber Shed Liaison, will talk about the development of a local Fiber Shed and what that means for Acadian brown cotton, local artisans, and the Field to Fashion movement.
, ABC grower and business manager of Acadian Brown Cotton, will present the need for a local fiber mill and why Belfast Mini mill suits the project.
, WARP member, documentary film maker, retired from a life in costumes and textiles, and founder of the Acadian Brown Cotton Project, will introduce these members of the team and others, giving us an overview of how it all began and what they have accomplished so far.
The panel will be moderated by WARP member Judi Jetson
, a weaver and a leader in the well-researched promotion of craft, particularly textiles. There will be ample opportunity for questions from those attending this free online event, and a recording of it will be available later on the WARP YouTube channel.
Please complete the registration form to join us on Saturday August 20, from 2:00-3:00 pm, US Eastern Time.