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.
Threads Around the World: From Arabian Weaving to Batik in Zimbabwe
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.
About the Author
Deb Brandon is a weaver, respected textile artist and enthusiast, recently retired math professor, mother, avid traveler, and award-winning author. She is also a brain injury survivor. Her journey toward reclaiming her life began with three brain surgeries, and has continued with new insights and discoveries every day since. She’s a popular speaker, talking openly about brain injury with hundreds of students and adults. She also shares her love of textile arts, especially ethnic and traditional textiles, with diverse audiences. Deb’s an active blogger and regularly participates in social media platforms including Facebook, where she discusses brain injury and its impact, and Twitter, where she posts observations about the sometimes absurd, sometimes bizarre, and always intriguing world of long-term brain injury survivors. Her books include the award-winning memoir But My Brain Had Other Ideas, and Threads Around the World, also an award-winner. Her essays have been widely published, including in HandEye Magazine, Weaving Today, and Psychology Today.
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