Diasporic Threads: Black Women, Fibre & Textiles

Diasporic Threads: Black Women, Fibre & Textiles
Library Shelf Location 25a.PLUM
Publication Date 2022

"Diasporic Threads: Black Women, Fibre & Textiles is an important new publication from Common Threads Press that highlights Black women's contributions to art and history through fibre-related mediums.

This publication surveys the history of Black women and textiles in North America, and spotlights five artists through a series of interviews, paying careful attention to the intersections of race, art, and cultural memory. 

The author, Dr. Sharbreon Plummer (Baton Rouge, LA) is an artist, strategist and storyteller that centres the stories and creativity of Black women. Sharbreon's upbringing in southern Louisiana informs her interest into how culture and ancestral memory act as influencers of contemporary art-making. 

Sharbreon has worked for institutions such as the African American Museum in Philadelphia, Americans for the Arts and the Embroiderers Guild of America.

We are grateful for the support of the Costume & Textile Association for awarding us with the Geoffrey Squire Memorial Bursary, which enabled us to bring this publication to life."

Edited by Laura Moseley. Designed and illustrated by Saffa Khan.

ISBN 9781399919449
Quantity 1
Pages 36
Editor Laura Moseley
Author Sharbreon Plummer
Format perfect bound
Publisher Common Threads Press
Related Artist Saffa Khan
Category Textiles
Keywords Black History, Women's histories, textiles, Black women, ancestral memory, Memory, cultural memory, Embroidery, Quilting, Weaving
Artist's Nationality African-American

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