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Careers In Textiles Symposium - Session 3
Session 3: Mary Jeanne Parker, Owner of Battenkill Fiber Mill

What is a Career in Textiles? HGA’s two-day online symposium spotlights leading professional and industry trend setters, sharing their experiences and providing insights on the diverse and changing landscape of textiles and fiber art. The symposium is open to all, but is geared toward young professionals, recent graduates, and students.

HGA’s Zoom subscription permits up to 500 guests to view the program on the platform at any given time. Because this program is complimentary, registration does not guarantee entry into the Zoom, but it does provide you with two options for viewing the program. Registrants who are not able to login to Zoom may also watch the simultaneous broadcast live on HGA's Facebook page. A link will be provided in the registration confirmation email. These broadcasts are recorded, free to view, and open to all.

Mar 19, 2021 01:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Mary Jeanne Parker
Owner @Battenkill Fibers
Mary Jeanne Packer founded Battenkill Fibers in 2009 to provide value-added, custom carding and spinning services for fiber farms and makers; and to manufacture yarn and fiber products for wholesale and retail markets. The mill produces 100-150 lbs of artisan quality natural-colored and dyed semi-worsted yarn daily using refurbished traditional milling machinery. Since its founding, Battenkill Fibers has grown to provide 15 full-time and part-time jobs and was recognized as Washington County Small Business of the Year in 2015. Mary Jeanne is a co-founder of the non-profit Hudson Valley Textile Project and serves on its board of directors as treasurer. She has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); and a masters degree in Communications Management from Syracuse University.