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…

Meet Our October Crafting Friend

1. What is your name and where are you from? Ciara LeRoy a.k.a Pretty Strange. I grew up in Dayton, Ohio, and currently reside in Lexington, KY 2. What is your craft? How long have you been crafting? And how did you learn? I am a multi-disciplinary handicraft artist, which means I do A LOT…

Meet Our September FiberFriend

1. What is your name and where are you from? My name is Nkese Lewis. I am originally from Washington state, but I now live in Florida. It’s funny because when I say I’m from Washington in the south people automatically assume I mean Washington, DC. 2. What is your craft? How long have you…

Meet Our August FiberFriend

1. What is your name and where are you from?  Hi! I’m Tamy Gore, born and raised in Jamaica, went to college in Germany and lived there for around 10 years until I moved to the US where I now live in NJ. Goodness, that reads like a long answer!  2. What is your craft?…

Meet Our June CurlFriend

1. What’s your name and where are you from? Chantia Singleton (now, Olusoga) and I’m from Newark, NJ. 2. How long have you been natural? Why did you decide to begin your natural hair journey? And did you Big Chop or Transition? I went “natural” in my early-mid twenties. I transitioned from significant heat and…

Meet Our June FiberFriend

1. What is your name and where are you from? My name is Natalia McHayle, however, family and friends all know me as Talia. 2. What is your craft? How long have you been crafting? And how did you learn? I’m a 95% self taught crocheter.  I’ve been crocheting since 2014, however I thought I…