Rachel of Rayela’s Fiber Focus is publishing a series of online interviews with members of TAFA, The Textile and Fiber Art List. This week, she’s featuring Valerie Hearder of African Threads. Rachel says,
Valerie Hearder is both a working artist, making art quilts and giving workshops on various quilting techniques and a small importer. She works with women’s groups throughout South Africa, focusing on embroidery projects, but offering traditional Zulu and Ndbele crafts as well.
You’ll enjoy what Valerie has to say about fair trade and travel as a small importer. And you’ll love the photos of traditional artforms that accompany the story. See the post.
By Denise Felton