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Posted by Cathy and Len

We were saddened to learn from her family that Surayia Rahman — mother, artist, mentor, leader — passed away peacefully at her home August 23. She touched so many lives during her 86 years, and is now at rest.

Surayia Rahman’s painting “Eternity” (1982). Photo credit: Kantha Productions LLC.

Posted by:  Cathy and Len

Best wishes for Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day 2018!

Here are some ways you can help us to celebrate:

  • Choose handmade when making purchases
  • Support organizations that assist women artisans to sell their work
  • Organize a screening of THREADS movie in your community and discuss how artisanship and skill development empowers women

How will you be celebrating?

Artisan enterprise is the second leading employer in the developing world, primarily benefiting women artisans and their families.

#Handmade #ChooseArtisan #IWD2018

 

 

Posted by Cathy

Thank you to our friends at ClothRoads for the recent blog post about making THREADS.  We were happy to share some behind-the-scenes stories about how the documentary was created and some of the challenges and serendipity involved.  THREADS took five years to make … and the story is still continuing!  The blog post also has images from the earliest stages of film production to the final version of THREADS.  Thanks, as always, to Anil Advani for his photographs of Surayia Rahman and the artisans she worked with for 25 years to create exquisite embroidered nakshi kantha wall hangings.

Be sure to take a look at all of the ClothRoads website to experience textiles from around the world.  The site is a global textile marketplace where you can obtain unique items and whet your appetite for travel to see them being made in person.  The blog contains articles that you won’t find elsewhere, offering insights into textile creations and creators.  If you have an interest in world textiles or meaningful travel, the ClothRoads blog is a must-read.

 

Filming at Surayia’s home

 

 

Posted by:  Cathy and Len

Here is a link to the latest newsletter for THREADS.  You’ll find information about the national award Surayia Rahman recently received, along with details of how and where you can get your own copy of THREADS, and how you can request it for your local library or your school.

We’re so grateful to many people who have helped along this journey, and we hope to have your support as we move to the next phase of this inspiring project: continuing the outreach for the film, bringing it to women and girls around the world and using it to improve the lives of artisans everywhere.

Links to past newsletters and to other articles about Surayia Rahman and THREADS is on the film website here.

Very best wishes for 2018!

Surayia and women of ARSHI.

Posted by:  Cathy and Len

Welcome to the new, updated, kanthathreads.com!

Many, many thanks to Elizabeth Hendrix of RippleFLIX for her vision, energy and skill!  We appreciate your help more than we can say.  And thanks also to the tech staff at Siteground for helping us go live today.

Threads is now available for educational institutions, libraries and for community screenings at distributor Collective Eye.

For home use (without public performance rights) you can buy a DVD on Amazon.com or stream the film on Vimeo.com.

Please help us spread the word, and ask your public library and school to get a copy!

Surayia and women of ARSHI.

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