2021 Project Threadways Symposium

$400.00$865.00

April 15 – 17, 2021 @ The Factory
462 Lane Drive, Florence, Alabama

The theme of the 2021 symposium—“Textiles Across Time and Place: Examining a complicated past to create a more sustainable future”—places the story of textiles in our community into a broader context by providing an overview of the timeline of textile history in the United States from the indigenous people who inhabited this area and the fibers they grew through the cotton economy of the antebellum south leading up to the Reconstruction era, sharecropping, and tenant farming. It also maps out the geography from the northeast corridor down through our region, highlighting the once-thriving textile cities and towns.

Symposium speakers will focus on the geography of textiles, material culture, sustainable fashion, and clothing of the enslaved.  The event will include tours of the area, a special lunch with Lisa Donovan, Angie Mosier, Cheetie Kumar, Judith Winfrey, and Anna Marshall, engaging lectures and talks, workshops, (more) good food, and conversation. This year a variety of ticket tiers are available: all-access, Friday access, and Saturday access.

See the full schedule of events and learn about each of the speakers here.

NOTE: The symposium was originally scheduled for April 16th – 18th, 2020. Due to the Coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak, it has been postponed until April 15th – 17th, 2021. If you have purchased tickets can’t attend this event, please contact events@alabamachanin.com. We will honor tickets or issue a full refund.

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The theme of the 2021 symposium—“Textiles Across Time and Place: Examining a complicated past to create a more sustainable future”—places the story of textiles in our community into a broader context by providing an overview of the timeline of textile history in the United States from the indigenous people who inhabited this area and the fibers they grew through the cotton economy of the antebellum south leading up to the Reconstruction era, sharecropping, and tenant farming. It also maps out the geography from the northeast corridor down through our region, highlighting the once-thriving textile cities and towns.

Symposium speakers will focus on the geography of textiles, material culture, sustainable fashion, and clothing of the enslaved. The list of speakers includes Carrie Barske-Crawford, Jessamyn Hatcher and Thuy Lihn Tu, Dana Thomas, Katie Randall, Kate Knowles, and Julius Tillery.

The event will include tours of the area, a special lunch with Lisa Donovan, Angie Mosier, Cheetie Kumar, Judith Winfrey, and Anna Marshall, engaging lectures and talks, workshops, (more) good food, and conversation. A variety of ticket tiers are available: all-access, Friday access, and Saturday access.

Ticket Tiers:

ALL ACCESS: 

This ticket gives you access to all events Friday, April 16th and Saturday, April 17th. Your experience includes lectures with breakfast and lunch each day, a reserved seat for our Cloth Bound Lunch with wine pairings on Friday, discussions, evening cocktail hours, tours of the local music studios and Pope’s Tavern, as well as a t-shirt making workshop at The School of Making on Saturday.

FRIDAY ACCESS: 

This ticket gives you access to all events Friday, April 16th. Your experience includes lectures, breakfast provided by Rivertown Coffee Co., a reserved seat for our Cloth Bound Lunch with wine pairings, an evening cocktail hour, and a tour of the local music studios.

SATURDAY ACCESS: 

This ticket gives you access to all events on Saturday, April 17th. Your experience includes lectures, breakfast and lunch by Rivertown Coffee Co., discussions, an evening cocktail hour, and a tour of Pope’s Tavern.

April 15 – 17, 2021 @ The Factory
462 Lane Drive, Florence, Alabama

This series of events is in partnership with the National Parks Service, the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area, the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, and Alabama Chanin.

All ticket sales will go to 501(c)(3) certified Project Threadways.

For details and more information, or for help reserving lodging contact events@alabamachanin.com.

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All Access, Friday Access, Saturday Access