Independent Book Publishers Winner is Textile Fiestas of Mexico Travel Guide Book

Congratulations! The Independent Book Publishers of America (IBPA) just announced its latest 2017 Silver Winner for the coveted Benjamin Franklin Award. And, the winner is: Textile Fiestas of Mexico: A Travelers Guide to Celebrations, Markets and Smart Shopping, written by Sheri Brautigam and published by Thrums Books.

Sheri went to Portland, Oregon, last weekend as a nominee. I know she is excited to be recognized for this accomplishment that explores Mexico as a safe travel destination for those of us who love textiles.

Attend the WARP Textile Conference in Oaxaca, June 8 – 11, 2017

Hand-knotting the warp threads for ikat dye process

I’m so pleased to have contributed two chapters to this award-winning book. I wrote and photographed the weaving in Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca, and in Tenancingo de Degollado, Estado de Mexico.

Many who go on our textile study tours buy this book and find it very helpful to supplement the information we give and offers options for independent exploration.


10 responses to “Independent Book Publishers Winner is Textile Fiestas of Mexico Travel Guide Book

  1. Congratulations Norma and Sheri,
    Lots love from India xxx

  2. Very PROUD Norma!!
    You are a superstar!!
    The book is a sensation!! Your love for Mexican Textiles shines through!!!

  3. Great News about the award for Sheri’s fabulous book! Sheri will be making a presentation on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Travelers Market in Santa Fe New Mexico. She’ll be hanging a show of Mexican textiles, featuring costumes. It’s a great week-end to be in Santa Fe. Saturday, May 6 is the annual Folk Art Flea to benefit the Museum of International Folk Art. It’s a highly anticipated event where savvy shoppers always score some terrific treasures, including textiles.

  4. Hi Norma!

    Congratulations to all. It’s a lovely and helpful book.

    When I was in Tlacolula last fall, carrying the book as reference, some of the market women stopped us to proudly show me they were in it. It was a wonderful experience!

  5. Congratulations to Sheri Brautigam and Norma Schafer and Thrums Books! I already have my copy – and it’s gorgeous!

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