Fiber spinning in Myanmar

Feb 07, 2013
Photo by: Linda Cortright Age-old indigenous fiber traditions will be the focus of the next Adventures in Living Well talk at Quarry Hill.

Camden — The 2013 Adventures in Living Well program series for adults age 55-plus will begin with a talk titled Holy Threads: Spinning Gold in Myanmar. The talk is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, Community Drive. Snow date is Wednesday, Feb. 27.

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.

For information about future Adventures programs, call 230-6114 or visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or

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