Threads Around the World: From Arabian Weaving to Batik in Zimbabwe
by Deb Brandon
From the press release:
Handmade textiles are personal, no matter where in the world they're created, and these photos and explanations of 25 diverse world cultures' techniques vividly share the details. Take a voyage through these pages and see how today's artisans continue to create traditional fiber arts with age-old methods. Blending well-researched information, engaging style, and inspiration, the pages explore espadrilles, flatwoven rugs, mittens, voudou flags, mirror embroidery, and the histories they hold.
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From Deb Brandon:
Threads Around the World: From Arabian Weaving to Batik in Zimbabwe is a collection of essays based on a popular column I've been writing for the WARP (Weave A Real Peace) quarterly newsletter for more than a dozen years. Not long ago, the WARP governing board suggested publishing a collection of the original essays as a fundraiser.
Newsletter editor, Linda Temple, and I first saw this as a home grown project, a bunch of articles slapped together accompanied by a haphazard collection of photos we had on hand. But as we dove in, we realized that there was the potential for a much better and stronger book. Since then, the project has evolved and grown.
I'm expanding on the original articles significantly. Each essay includes photos of these incredible textiles by renowned textile and commercial photographer, Joe Coca.
Threads Around the World is published by Schiffer Publishing.