Folasade Adeoso and Sasha Payton, who are both graphic designers, completed a joint residency at Thread. They explored and researched local craftsmanship in Sinthian and the surrounding villages, spending time with artisans including leatherworkers, metal smiths, potters, tailors and weavers, to understand how they learned their crafts, how they produced their work, and how they sold or bartered their products. The culmination of the research was a crafts fair held at Thread in April 2017, in which all the artisans came together to display their wares and explore the idea of collective distribution.

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