Cortright to Speak on Fiber Spinning in Myanmar
Photo: Age-old indigenous fiber traditions will be the focus of Cortright’s Myanmar travelog at Quarry Hill. Photo by Linda Cortright.
The 2013 Adventures in Living Well program series for adults age 55-plus begins with “Holy Threads: Spinning Gold in Myanmar.” The talk is scheduled for Wednesday, February 20 (snow date: February 27), from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill in Camden. During the presentation, Wild Fibers magazine editor Linda Cortright will transport listeners to remotest Myanmar (Burma), where villagers spin lotus stalks into a unique fiber once used for monks’ robes and now prized by Italian fashion designers. Cortright journeys frequently to faraway lands to explore and document age-old fiber traditions. Her accounts of these travels, accompanied by dramatic photographs taken along the way, have become an Adventures in Living Well tradition.
Admission to all Adventures in Living Well programs is free, but registration is required. To sign up, call Quarry Hill at 230-6114.