Meet Our FiberFriend Whit

1. What is your name and where are you from? My name is Whitney Marie Anderson, I go by Whit or Whitney Marie. I was born and raised in San Diego, California and now I live in Oceanside, California. 2. What is your craft? How long have you been crafting? And how did you learn?…

Meet Our FiberFriend Robin

1. What is your name and where are you from? Hi, I am Robin and I am from a small town in the Hudson Valley Region of New York (close to Rhinebeck.) 2. What is your craft? How long have you been crafting? And how did you learn? I am a dyer and a knitter….

Meet Our FiberFriend Yasmenda

1. What is your name and where are you from? My name is Yasmenda McCoy and I’m from Brooklyn. 2. What is your craft? How long have you been crafting? And how did you learn? I design and create earrings with thread and yarn. My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was 5 and…

Meet Our FiberFriend Nia

1. What is your name and where are you from? My name is Nia Miles and I am from DC/PG County! 2. What is your craft? How long have you been crafting? And how did you learn? I am a crocheter, knitter, and dyer. I first learned to crochet when I was about 9 years…

Styles Using the PuffCuff

The PuffCuff is a clamp designed for thick curly textured hair. I love this clamp because I can wear it all day and will not damage my hair. To top it off, the PuffCuff doesn’t cause tension headaches normally associated with elastic bands. When short on time, you want to be able to style and…

Meet Our FiberFriend

1. What is your name and where are you from? I’m Aja (Asia) and I’m from a remote island in southeast Alaska. I now live in Anchorage Alaska. 2. What is your craft? How long have you been crafting? And how did you learn? I’ve been knitting for 15 years. I love it so much….

Meet Our FiberFriend: MelanatedBohoBae

1. What is your name and where are you from? Amanda Solomon. The city! Was born upstate and moved down to NYC when I was really young. Now I bounce between the two places, depending on the season. 2. What is your craft? How long have you been crafting? And how did you learn? Spinning…

Books | Curls | Crafting Episode 14 Podcast Notes

Starting this month I will upload the podcast notes for each episode of Books | Curls | Crafting from my Youtube channel ReallyRelle. Below are the show notes for Episode 14. Click the link to watch: Books Finished included Children of Blood and Bone as well as Children of Virtue and Vengeance both by Tomi…

ItsReallyRelle’s Visit to Wild Hand

I decided that 2020 will be my year of learning. One of my goals is to take classes to learn at least two new fiber related crafts. Recently, I visited a yarn shop in Philadelphia called Wild Hand and took a beginner drop spindle class. I really enjoyed myself and I left the class with…

2019 Book Recap

I LOVE to read! Okay, now that I’ve gotten that out of my system I would like to share my 2019 Book Recap with you all. I decided at the beginning of 2019 that every book I read for the year would be a book written by an African American woman. As of December 2019,…

ItsReallyRelle Vogue Knitting Live Sweater

Of all the fiber festivals that I’ve attended, Vogue Knitting Live in New York City is by far my favorite. This three day festival is full of yarn and knitting/crocheting and all of my favorite fiber friends. I have been attending this festival since 2016 and each year I knit a sweater to wear at…

ItsReallyRelle Christmas Sweater

Happy New Year Everyone! This past Christmas I planned to knit a sweater for myself. I decided on the Betty and Judy Lodge Sweater pattern, which was designed by Amy Appel of PoisonGrrl Knits. The yarn I picked for this project was LionBrand Yarn in Claret (Pound of Love), White (Basic Stitch Anti-Pilling), and Forrest…