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.