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Threads Around the World: From Arabian Weaving to Batik in Zimbabwe

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Threads Around the World: From Arabian Weaving to Batik in Zimbabwe

Deb Brandon

Available January 2019

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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. This open-eyed approach will appeal to textile devotees, from the casually curious to professional artists, and to people who are interested in heritage crafts and diverse cultures. Brandon has written for more than a decade for WARP (Weave A Real Peace), a nonprofit networking organization whose members are dedicated to improving the quality of life of textile artisans in communities in need.

Size: 7″ x 10″ | 197 color images | 160 pp
ISBN13: 9780764356506 | Binding: hard cover

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Deb Brandon is a weaver (yardage accepted into Convergence in 2004 and 2008), respected textile artist and enthusiast, and writer. She’s been an active volunteer with WARP (Weave A Real Peace), including serving multiple terms as a board member as well as writing the long-running “Textile Techniques from Around the World” column for the WARP newsletter.WARP’s members are dedicated to improving the quality of life of textile artisans in communities-in-need. Brandon is a popular speaker and presents short programs on textiles and other topics. She’s an avid traveler and has competed nationally and internationally in dragon boating, and she’s been a professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University since 1991. Her other books include the memoir But My Brain Had Other Ideas, and her essays have appeared in several publications, including HandEye Magazine and Weaving Today.