Unfortunately, there is a prevailing stereotype about knitters: that we are all old white ladies. This is not a realistic view of our diverse fiber community.
I live in New Mexico, a place with a 50% Latino population, and I am frequently the only Latina in a room full of knitters and crocheters. Yarn stores can be intimidating on their own, even without feeling singled out. So much yarn! So many people who know WAY more than me! Everyone here has surely been knitting for 30 years at least! That’s enough pressure. You shouldn’t have to look a certain way too to learn knitting or crocheting with confidence.
This site profiles amazing diverse knitters and crocheters of color for other yarn crafters to connect with and learn from. Also, it’s just fun to see what other knitters and crocheters are cooking up. Let’s connect and celebrate each other, shall we?
I’m looking for women and men of color who are having the most fun with yarn and sticks. We can start by answering the following profile questions in an email with the words “Yarn Tales” in the subject line. I will email you follow up questions, if necessary, about your Etsy shop, brand, or fiber business if you have one. I want to promote your amazing work!
Try to keep it to about 1000 words.
What inspired you to start knitting or crocheting?
Has knitting or crocheting got you through a difficult time in your life? If so, how did it help?
What keeps you obsessed?
What’s your favorite project that you’re working on right now?
What project are you most proud of? Why?
What’s the best knitting or crochet advice you have received?
Has pop culture had an influence on your knitting or crochet?
Please include links to your Ravelry page! The easiest way to get your photos, etc., will be through Ravelry. If you do not have a Ravelry account, please start one and use it to submit! You won’t regret it – Ravelry is a website blessing from the yarn goddesses!
If you’d like to check out other interviews you can find them here.