Meet Beatriz (Betty) McTiernan 

My grandmother taught me how to knit. This was a few years after I emigrated with my family from Habana to Miami. read more →

Meet Novella Jewell Bobo

I started crocheting in 1983, at the age of 13 when my maternal grandmother had given me a big bag of yarn. read more →

Meet Anna Hernandez from Skeins in the Stacks

Donna asked me to write an article on this blog about my yarn business. To write about the struggles of running a small business. read more →

Meet Fatimah Hinds

I’ve been knitting for about 12 years now. I started designing because I have a problem with authority or so my friends and family say. read more →

In the Shadow

I decided to shadow knit a disappearing 8′ * 3.5′ image of Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. Five hundred hours of charting and knitting and around 2,000yds of yarn. read more →

We Knit Too: Diversity in Knitting

Hello! My name is Gaye Glasspie, most folks know me as GG from GGmadeit.com. read more →

Our Sisters’ Keepers

This has nothing to do with knitting. I’m attending a Black Lives Matter event, “My Sister’s Keeper Women’s Conference,” at the end of August and was inspired to help with some fundraising. They’re looking for sponsors and also people to donate for scholarships for women of color to attend. I thought maybe you’d be interested.. read more →

Diversity in the Fiber World – Guest Post

Hello all! For those of you who don’t know me, (which, I suspect will be many readers), I’m Sarah Dawn of Sarah Dawn Designs. I’m Toronto-based knitwear designer, and I’ve been in the knitwear design world for about a year now. Ok, but an obvious question, why am I writing a guest post on Donna’s.. read more →

Celebrate Handmade with Maxcine DeGouttes

This year we journey together to explore our knitting roots and learn more about knitters and designers of many different backgrounds. As part of this project, I’ve created a series of guest posts to introduce you to designers who are women of color. In this post, the fifth post in the series, we meet Maxcine DeGouttes and learn about the  Kings County.. read more →

Celebrating Heritage with Melina Gingras

This year we journey together to explore our knitting roots and learn more about knitters and designers of many different backgrounds. As part of this project, I’ve created a series of guest posts to introduce you to designers who are women of color. In this post, the fifth post in the series, we meet Melina Gingras from OMG Yarns who says, “The.. read more →

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