Book Launch: Tatreez & Tea Print Edition


Save the date of August 18th 2018 for the long-awaited book launch of:

Tatreez & Tea: Embroidery and Storytelling in the Palestinian Diaspora! 

"Tatreez & Tea is far more than a book about traditional Palestinian embroidery -- it's a resurrection of tatreez as a source of identity, one that guided Wafa as she created a home in the Palestinian diaspora." 

Brooklyn-based author and artist Wafa Ghnaim debuts the expanded, printed, second edition of Tatreez & Tea on June 30, 2018, and the official launch party will bring together a diverse crowd to celebrate the long awaited self-published project. The evening will be hosted by BLUE: The Tatter Textile Library. 

Guests will enjoy a book reading with the author, an opportunity to purchase a signed copy, a viewing of BLUE, tea and hor d’oeuvres. The book is sold exclusively on Amazon, however there will be a limited quantity available for purchase at the event.


Date: Saturday, August 18th, 2018
Time: 2- 4pm
Location: TATTER Blue Library, 505 Carroll Street Suite 2B, Brooklyn NY 11215
Cost: Free

For more information and to register to come to this event visit here.

If you're interested in learning the art of Palestinian Embroidery check out Wafa Ghnaim's Classes at Tatter.


Wafa Ghnaim is an American born Palestinian businesswoman, writer and artist. She and her two sisters began learning Palestinian embroidery from their mother at 4 years old. Throughout her life, Wafa has traveled alongside her mother for various exhibitions, lectures and folklore festivals from Massachusetts to Oregon. Wafa was awarded a two-year apprenticeship opportunity through the Oregon Folklife Network and the University of Oregon in 1993 through 1995 with her older sister, Fida, which enabled them to assist their mother in the completion of a Palestinian dress titled “The Gardens.” “The Gardens” was displayed in the Oregon State Capitol as “the dress of a million stitches”.

Wafa is the founder of the Tatreez and Tea Project. She resides with her husband and beautiful newborn baby, in Brooklyn, NY