tea & thread: portraits of middle eastern women far from home introduces 17 diverse women from the Middle East. The stories and photographs included offer glimpses into these women's memories of life before war, war-time difficulties, and the uncertainties of being a refugee.

The collected recipes and traditional handicrafts invite readers to share the cultural riches that remain in these women's possession.

"Many of the stories come from refugee craft initiatives, where women meet to encourage each other and maintain their resilience in the face of the severe hardship of losing so much that was familiar to them." Dianne Davies, on behalf of Anglican Aid.

The tea & thread project is a tribute to all of the women who have shared a cup of tea with Katrina, Sally and the other contributors, and the relationships that have grown from this hospitality.

"Over many cups of tea, despite our differences, the participants in this project have strengthened the thread of our shared humanity. We would like to extend this thread to you. We hope that these stories will kindle your openness to refugees and new immigrant families in your own communities; that you will be encouraged to take action—to offer hospitality, to listen, to include, and to start new conversations and connections." Katrina Flett Gulbrandsen, co-author.

All of the proceeds from sales of the book will go to further the work of projects supporting refugees in the Middle East.

Katrina and Sally, on behalf of all those who have given so much to bring this book together, thank you for supporting the tea & thread project!

Pre-ordering Information

​Anglican Aid is currently accepting pre-orders of tea & thread. Delivery of these orders is expected to be mid to late November (in time for Christmas!). The cost of tea & thread is:

  • $35 per book for orders of 1 to 4 books (plus shipping of $13 per order) 
  • $30 per book for orders of 5 to 9 books (plus shipping of $20 per order) 
  • $25 per book for orders of 10 or more  (plus shipping of $25 per order).

To pre-order please click here.