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 craft world. Author Jen Hewett, a prominent Black woman in the fiber crafts community, brings together This Long Thread: Women of Color on Craft, Community, and Connection 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 book explores the work and contributions of people of color across the fiber arts and crafts community, representing a wide spectrum of race, age, region, cultural identity, education, and economic class. Be inspired by the work and stories of innovative artists and artisans, such as Cynthia Alberto, Windy Chien, Naiomi Glasses, Sonya Philip, Latifah Saafir, and Lisa Woolfolk, who are making exceptional contributions to the world of craft.
Verb's co-owner, Adrienne Rodriguez, has an essay in this book about her relationship to her grandmother, textiles, and her work at Verb.
JEN HEWETT is a printmaker, surface designer, and teacher. In addition to designing and selling her own products, Jen also licenses her work to fabric manufacturers and large retailers. She is the author of Print, Pattern, Sew.
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