Wishing you the very best this holiday season from all of us at Thrums Books.
The winter solstice, that longest night of the year, happens next week. And as with any change of season, it will be celebrated in a variety of ways around the world. Of course, Stonehenge is one of the most highly prized locations to be on the solstice because of how the stones create a perfect […]Christmas Markets, Estonia, Krampus, Peru, Solstice, Stonehenge
If you’re searching for a meaningful gift this holiday season–a gift that celebrates traditions, cultures, and craft–we have just a few suggestions! This year, Thrums Books published four beautiful books that explore textiles in Peru, Afghanistan, and Laos, and a quirky little gem of Maya folktales. But beyond the textiles, you’ll discover cultural heritage, the […]Gifts, holiday gifts, Textile Books
A lot of textile books come my way: scholarly tomes, museum extravaganzas, technique how-tos, and much more. But I don’t think I’ve ever laid hands on a book quite like Maid, Mother, Crone and the Rabbit Net. First, there’s the time span. It starts in 525 CE, jumps to 1875, then to 1953 and present […]Crone, Judith Lopez Billings, Maid, Mother, Navajo, Rabbit Net, Textile Books, textile traditions
The season of thanksgiving is upon us again. High on my list of gratitudes is the work we are able to do at Thrums Books—all that we are able to learn from our authors, from artisans around the world who have inspired us, taught us, and shared their work, their lives. And also the friends […]Thanksgiving
We’ve done a beautiful thing. While we were preparing Embroidering Within Boundaries: Afghan Women Creating a Future, we had this vision of a special collector’s edition, one that would feature actual embroidery by the women in the book. It seemed like a win-win: the women desperately needed the work, and we sincerely wanted to create […]Afghanistan, Collector's Edition, Embroidering within Boundaries, khamak, Mary Littrell, Rangina Hamidi, textile designs