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Author Hewett, Jen, author.

Title This long thread : women of color on craft, community, and connection / Jen Hewett.

Publication Info. Boulder, Colorado : Roost Books, an imprint of Shambhala Publications, Inc., [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    305.488 HEW    DUE 02-23-23
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description viii, 366 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
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Summary "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 featured include knitters, quilters, sewers, weavers, and more who are making inspiring and exciting work, yet who are often overlooked by mainstream media. Weaving together interviews, first-person essays, and profiles, this book explores the work and contributions of women of color across the fiber arts community, representing a wide spectrum of age, region, cultural identity, and economic class. These conversations explore the provenance of 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Why we craft -- Learning our craft -- Craft as business -- Crafting is political -- Handmade past and present -- Making your place -- Perception and representation -- Craft as community -- Teaching craft -- Closing meditation by Loi Laing.
Subject Minority women -- North America -- Social conditions.
Textile crafts -- Social aspects -- North America.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9781611808247 (paperback)
1611808243 (paperback)

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