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Diasporic Threads - Black Women, Fibre and Textiles

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By Dr. Sharbreon Plummer, edited by Laura Moseley, designed and illustrated by Saffa Khan

Diasporic Threads: Black Women, Fibre & Textiles 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 whose work centers 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.

Established in 2019 by Laura Moseley (she/they), Common Threads Press is a small press that specializes in radical histories of crafts and making. Based in Norwich, England, they publish zines, deliver workshops, and curate events that uplift the work of women, queer folk and POC through the histories of their creative work. Common Threads publications are written collaboratively with early-career researchers, students and academics from all around the world, who share a love and interest in craft histories.

Common Threads Press, 2022, softcover, 8 3/9 x 5 7/8 inches, 36 pages.