Excellent Authors Far and Wide

I’m continually impressed with our authors and their ongoing work. I shouldn’t be. I know how extraordinary they are, but when I receive missives from far and wide, apprising me of their activities, I have to marvel a bit.

Deborah Chandler writes from her home in Guatemala City to say that on her way to the Weave A Real Peace (WARP) meeting in Washington, D.C., that she’ll be stopping at the Museo Latino in Omaha, Nebraska, June 14-June 15, to provide a lecture about the ever-changing huipils in Guatemala, followed by a hands-on session, getting to know huipils, the following day. Of course, Deborah will be on hand to sign copies of  her book Traditional Weavers of Guatemala: Their Stories, Their Lives and her newest book, A Textile Traveler’s Guide to Guatemala.  Deborah’s presentation at the Museo Latino is part of their exhibiton: Huipils–Indigenous Textiles of Guatemala running through the end of the summer. Join them if you can.

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Deborah Chandler in Guatemala. Photo by Joe Coca.

Mary Littrell will be giving a talk about her book, coauthored with Rangina Hamidi, Embroidering within Boundaries  at Casa Perea near Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Saturday, June 15. She’ll have copies of her book to sign and sell, too. Martha Egan, the owner, will also have an exhibition of photos taken by her German friend who was in Afghanistan several decades ago. Talk about an international gathering!

Embroidering within Boundaries author Mary Littrell.

The two busiest Thrums Books’ authors just might be Lynda Teller Pete and her sister Barbara Teller Ornelas. Their Navajo weaving teaching schedule alone is dizzying. One of their favorite teaching gigs happens every year at the Idyllwild Arts Academy. This year, June 17-21, and June 24-28, they’ll be teaching beginning and intermediate Navajo weaving classes. The school offers several programs for various Native American arts and provides scholarships as well. You can learn more about the Academy and Navajo weaving in Lynda and Barbara’s book, Spider Woman’s Children: Navajo Weavers Today.

Spider Woman’s Children authors Barbara Teller Ornelas (left) and Lynda Teller Pete. Photo by Joe Coca.

And of course authors Nilda Callanaupa Alvarez, Maren Beck, Sheri Brautigam, our friends from Multicolores, and our newest authors, Keith Recker and Joe Coca, are all gearing up for the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe in July. It’s going to be a busy summer–Hope you can join us!


If you can’t make it to any of our author’s lectures or courses, this summer, how about buying their books!

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