Maddy Bartsch is an artist, educator, and organizer of decentralized textile economies based in Minneapolis. She is a co-founder and Executive Director of the Three Rivers Fibershed, an affiliate branch of Fibershed, and just finished a three-year term as President of the Weavers Guild of Minnesota. She was project manager for the Minnesota Hemp Wool Project, the Three Rivers Fibershed Regional Fiber Sourcebook, and the Food Fighters Project and has previous experience as a Farm Educator at Gale Woods Farm. Maddy speaks on the topic of local fiber systems and sustainable textiles and teaches fiber arts classes to learners of all ages throughout the Midwest.
Learn more: Enjoy a video recording of the online presentation Creating Textiles Differently, as Maddy demystifies what is going on in contemporary textile systems and what alternative and other opportunities exist to be involved from the start to the finish.