Meet Our FiberFriend Aniqua

1. What is your name and where are you from? My name is Aniqua Wilkerson and I’m from New York City, the Bronx to be exact. 2. What is your craft? How long have you been crafting? And how did you learn? I have been crocheting for about 20 years now. I learned at 18…

Zach and Zoe Honey

One of my favorite ingredients to add to my food is honey.🍯 And I fell in love when I found Zach and Zoe Sweet Bee Farm, a NJ based Black-Owned raw honey company. I just had to support. 🥰 I purchased their Wildflower Raw Honey, which was infused with lavender. The honey was so smooth…

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?…

Updo Protective Style

I decided to cut my hair in 2013 after about 7 months of growing out my relaxer. At the time, my hair had healthy thick roots, but thinning weak ends. The decision to go natural did not come easy to me; it required much thought and preparation. In the beginning of my natural hair journey,…

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….

Celebrate Juneteenth with a Good Book

A great way to celebrate Juneteenth is by buying and reading books by African American authors. The following are some of my favorite authors: 🖤Octavia Butler 🖤Alice Walker 🖤Zora Neale Hurston 🖤Maya Angelou 🖤Toni Morrison 🖤N. K. Jemisin 🖤Tananarive Due While is it important to read nonfiction books to inform yourself about race and race…

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…

ShadowQueen Accessories

1. What is your name and where are you from? My name is Comeisha a.k.a. ShadowQueen and I am from Trenton, NJ and I am the owner/operator of ShadowQueen Accessories. 2. Describe ShadowQueen Accessories: ShadowQueen Accessories is an online shop that specializes in handcrafted Afrocentric accessories. I started in 2017 just making personal items for…

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…