On the Cloth Road

cloth road

Linda, our beloved photographer Joe Coca, and I have been crisscrossing vast stretches of Navajo country this last week with Navajo weavers Lynda Teller Pete and Barbara Teller Ornelas. We’ve had a grand time (and a lot of fun) taking in the gorgeous views in the fall sun, navigating muddy tracks through wild rainstorms, and […]

A Common Thread

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In our ongoing appreciation of museums and galleries around the world that celebrate all things textile, today we land in upper middle America to check in on the Textile Center—A national center for fiber art in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Textile Center has been honoring textile traditions for more than 20 years. It also promotes and encourages innovation […]

The Family of Thrums

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Our good friend, and Thrums Books author, Deborah Chandler has been visiting us for the last few days. Last night she wrote down a few words about her life in the world of Thrums. Thanks, Deborah! Tonight, I am especially conscious of how lucky/blessed I am, aware of being part of the extended family of […]

Celebrating Latino Literacy

Latino Literacy

The 19th International Latino Book Awards ceremony is happening tonight at the California State University campus at Dominguez Hills. Edward James Olmos will be the emcee honoring more than 200 award-winning authors in what’s been dubbed “The Academy Awards of Latino Literature & Culture.” So we’re thrilled that Thrums Books’ authors Deborah Chandler and Teresa […]

Silk Weavers of Hill Tribe Laos: The Journey

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Silk Weavers of Hill Tribe Laos authors Joshua Hirschstein and Maren Beck share some of the journey that led to writing the book. Enjoy! Maren and I never chose to be textile enthusiasts or authors, of Laos or anywhere else. Nor was this destiny inherited, or even anticipated. We kind of just . . . […]