Diversity and representation are important and need to be encouraged in our culture. Knitting and crochet media has a tendency to skew white, as I’ve written about in previous posts. This post is for the knitting and crochet designers of color who are killing it with great designs and amazing books. If you think of […]
Michelle Coffey reached out to me after @thecolormustard was kind enough to feature my article “Diverse Fiber Folk, I Know You’re Out There!” on her Instagram. I’m so lucky that Michelle found me, and so excited to feature her today! Michelle is a beautiful writer even in a passing Facebook message. As she so accurately […]
I (internet) met Sarah Dawn when she emailed me the following question: “I was wondering if you were only looking at interviewing fiber artists of colour, or if you were open to interviewing others from a diverse background as well. I don’t want to step on toes if you’re only looking for crafters of colour. […]
I’m so excited that I have a guest post featured on the amazing Donna Druchunas’ Sheep to Shawl blog.
Donna is a legit-as-hell knitter, designer, and teacher! (That’s obviously a technical knitting term.) She has eleven knitting books published, including a sock book I really need to pick up. (I need all the sock knitting help I can get.) She even has a section of her blog devoted to Subversive Knitting. How cool is that?
I met Carla on Ravelry and I was immediately excited by her blog, Tiny.Angry.Crafter. I used to call theater productions I produced and directed One Tiny Woman Productions, so I related immediately! Carla’s blog shows off her fabulous fashion sense and provides interesting insights into vintage knitting and sewing. Let’s get to know Carla better, shall we? […]
There are a lot of diverse fiber folk – despite that moment when people look at you like you’re in a zoo for doing something wacky, like knitting in public. Interweave Knits, a knitting magazine with generally fantastic and awesome patterns, recently included this quote on inclusiveness in the preview of their 2017 Spring magazine, the […]
I recently joined an inspiring Facebook Group, FiberBoss Collective with KnitFitch. I put out a request for diverse fiber artists to interview on my blog, and Meret Bützberger-Brunner was kind enough to suggest I speak with Lise Condis. I was immediately intrigued when I went to Lise’s website: TréLiz. Lise specializes in luxurious hand dyed […]
On January 21, 2017, the largest inauguration protest happened in the United States, and I got to be a tiny part of it. I’m so grateful. I’m so grateful that knitting helped knock me out of my denial, the “this isn’t happening” inauguration funk, and made me feel like I could do something. Two weeks […]