For as long as mankind has lived together in groups, interlacing, weaving, sewing and all manner of work that starts with the humble thread have brought physical comfort and served as a means of expression.  From the beginning, craft has been a combination of function, ornamentation and message.  THREADS investigates all of these aspects of the fiber arts with storytelling through textiles that speak to the creativity of the human spirit. THREADS features artists whose lives are as compelling as their craft: Terese Agnew, Randall Darwall, Faith Ringgold, Consuelo Jimenez Underwood. PBS premiere: May 11, 2012.


Executive Producer & Director Carol Sauvion ∙ Producers Patricia Bischetti, Rosey Guthrie ∙ Editor Victor Livingston ∙ Director of Photography Sidney Lubitsch ∙ Music by Laura Karpman ∙ Line Producer Sasheen Artis ∙ Senior Advisor Jacoba Atlas ∙ Sound Recordists Jim Keen, Susumu Tokunow ∙ Assistant Camera Robert W. Faison ∙ Gaffer Mark Markley ∙ Assistant Editor Emily-Rose Wagner ∙ Main Title Director of Photography Steven Poster, ASC ∙ Score Producer Nora Kroll Rosenbaum ∙ Vocals by Nnenna Freelon, Maggie Hasspacher, Holly Light ∙ Production Coordinator Denise Kang ∙ Production Assistants Roger Chrapla, Brendan Jones, Noah Reitman ∙ Production Controller Judy J. Hing ∙ Post Production Video Shapeshifter ∙ Colorist Dean Chu ∙ Post Production Sound Wild Woods ∙ Re-Recording Mixer Jonathan Iglecias ∙ Station Relations De Shields Associates, Inc. ∙ Publicity Beverly Feldman ∙ Print Graphics John Maeda ∙ Archival Materials Courtesy of Library of Congress, Carl Van Vechten Collection, George F. Landegger Collection, Terese Agnew, John Benson, City College of New York, Randall Darwall & Brian Murphy, Rob Danielson, Jim Dewran, H. D’Laigle, Sr., Getty Images/Michael Ochs Archives, Judith Leiber LLC, Gordon Munro, Museum of the City of New York, Bret Primack, Random House, Faith Ringgold, Sonny Rollins, Subbuthepeaceful, Maurice Thaler, Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, Jan Van Raay, Wolfgang Volz ∙ Special Thanks Russo Anastasio, ACA Galleries, Dorian Bergen, City College of New York, Lisa S. Coico, PhD, David Covington, Ray Danielson, Ernest Fleischmann, Myrah Brown Green, Susan A. Grode, Margarete & David Harvey, Carmen del Valle Hermo, Jeffrey Meyer Turntables, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Derrick Koh, MTA New York City Transit, Milwaukee Area Labor Council, Milwaukee Art Museum, Eudorah Moore, Museum of Arts and Design, Dominique Paul Noth, Melissa Hartley Omholt, Ornament Magazine, Otto Neals, Laura E. Pérez PhD, Rachael Reitman, Toshi Seeger, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Ray & Jayne Thacher, Thurgood Marshall Academy, UC Berkeley Ethnic Studies Library, Barbara Wallace, Michele Wallace, Peg Yorkin ∙ This program was produced by Craft in America, Inc. which is solely responsible for its content. © 2012 Craft In America, All Rights Reserved.