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Episode 64: Acadian Brown Cotton, A Cajun Love Story with Sharon Donnan

by Sarah Resnick

This week on the podcast LaChaun is speaking with Sharon Donnan. Sharon along with small farmers and hand weavers in Louisiana are working towards reviving Acadian Brown Cotton. In their conversation, they talk about Sharon's  journey towards creating the documentary film Cotonjaune, Acadian Brown Cotton, A Cajun Love Story”, which dives into the fascinating and little-known history of hand weaving and brown cotton in Louisiana. Comment below to keep the conversation going! 

Sharon Donnan Acadian Brown Cotton
Sharon Donnan Acadian Brown Cotton
Sharon Donnan Acadian Brown Cotton
Sharon Donnan Acadian Brown Cotton
Sharon Donnan Acadian Brown Cotton
Sharon Donnan Acadian Brown Cotton
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Sharon Donnan Acadian Brown Cotton
Sharon Donnan Acadian Brown Cotton
Sharon Donnan Acadian Brown Cotton
Sharon Donnan Acadian Brown Cotton

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The music for this podcast  is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International LicenseThe musical section is an excerpt of the original: The Beauty of Maths by Meydän.



3 Responses

Anna B
Anna B

May 29, 2019

I so enjoyed this podcast. My school background is in history and I am so thankful for work being done to keep this crafting heritage alive!

Margo
Margo

May 27, 2019

Really enjoyed pod cast. Our spinning guild had Joan Ruane as a speaker. Wondered if you were aware of her and her spinning and growing organic cotton. I believe she is in Arizona but don’t remember where.

sharon gordon donnan
sharon gordon donnan

May 21, 2019

Thank you all so much for this amazing opportunity. A listener from Texas has already contacted me with a gin for sale and my old friend Cameron Taylor Brown sent greetings with compliments!! Our network is growing and our confidence as well as we learn our way forward!

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