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This Long Thread

Women of Color on Craft, Community, and Connection
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Shambhala
 | 
November, 2021
ISBN:
9781611808247
Quantity: 
2
$32.95 CAD
Publisher’s Description: 

Celebrate the diverse work of women of color in the craft community and explore the personal, political, and creative potential of textile arts and crafts.

In early 2019, the craft community experienced a reckoning when crafters of color began sharing personal stories about exclusion and racial injustice in their field, pointing out the inequity and lack of visible diversity within the crafting world. Author Jen Hewett, who is one of a few prominent women of color in the fiber crafts community, now brings together this book as a direct response to the need to highlight the diverse voices of women working in fiber arts and crafts.

Weaving together interviews, first-person essays, and artist profiles,This Long Threadexplores the work and contributions of women of color across the fiber arts and crafts community, representing a wide spectrum of race, age, region, cultural identity, education, and economic class. These conversations explore techniques and materials, belonging, identity, pride of place, cultural misappropriation, privilege, the value (or undervaluing) of craft, community support structures, recognition or exclusion, intergenerational dialogue, and much more.
Be inspired by the work and stories of innovative women of color who are making exceptional contributions to the world of craft. The diverse range of textile artists and craftspeople featured include knitters, quilters, sewers, weavers, and more who are making inspiring and innovative work, yet who are often overlooked by mainstream media.

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