Seminar 2019 | Keynote Speaker
We’re excited to announce that our keynote speaker this year will be Linda Cortright, the owner and editor of Wild Fibers magazine. Linda has travelled the world exploring the animals who provide us with fibres and the guardians of these animals. In particular she has worked to bring cashmere to the attention of the world. Linda is one of the founders of the Pangong Craft Center in Ladakh India. The Center provides a warm, well-lit space for 80 semi-nomadic women to spin, weave and knit the cashmere from the goats they raise, providing them with an income as an alternative to working on a road crew. Linda will speak about cashmere, silk and qiviut as well as other fibres, their habitats and origins.