Craft in America, the Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning documentary series dedicated to exploring America’s rich craft history will premiere its fourth season with Threads on PBS Friday, May 11, at 9pm (check your local listings). The first episode of Season Four, Threads, explores work by Terese Agnew, Faith Ringgold, and Penland instructors Randall Darwall and Consuelo Jiminez Underwood – nationally acclaimed fiber artists who go beyond pure technique with their story-quilts, fiber collages, and woven textiles.
Throughout history, people have sought ways to craft a domestic environment that is warm, comforting, and redolent with 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 evolved from the “functional” to the “meaningful.”
For more information, visit craftinamerica.org.