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Published on Mar 6, 2012
Throughout history, man has sought ways to craft a domestic environment that is warm, comforting, and redolent of meaning and memories. Through interviews with nationally acclaimed artists working at the forefront of their media, artists devoting their lives and pushing boundaries of technique in the pursuit of their art, Threads looks at ways in which the needle arts have developed from the "functional" to the "meaningful".
Threads explores work by Faith Ringgold, Consuelo Jimenez Underwood and Terese Agnew - who through story-quilts and fiber collages go beyond pure technique to tell us fictions and truths that pierce our sensibilities -- and Randall Darwall, whose luscious woven textiles affect us intellectually and emotionally through musical and visual rhythms and sensuous tactility. Threads premiered on PBS stations nationwide on May 11, 2012.
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