Mocha Books

1. What is your name and where are you from?  Shionka McGlory residing in Oklahoma. 2. What is your preferred art form? And when did you start?  I love crafting and doing DIY projects but this last year or so I’ve grown closer to reading and writing. I’ve penned and won a few pieces in…

Meet Our April CurlFriend

1.    What’s your name and where are you from? Hi, I’m Scarlett Rocourt and I am a Haitian-born Jersey Girl! 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 back in 1998, right after graduating from college. I…

Relley’s Crafting Tips: Repairing a Beloved Blanket

Normally I tend to stay away from repairs to knit/crochet items that I did not make. This is especially true when the item is very old and beloved. I would hate to ruin someone’s treasured token, not to mention it’s not easy to match yarn for something older than me. But recently, my coworker asked…

Meet Our March FiberFriend: RemedyFibers

1. What is your name and where are you from? My name is Jillian Padilla and I am originally from the Bronx, NYC. I moved to New Jersey in 2010 and have been here for about 8 years. My family is Puerto Rican and Cuban! 2. What is your craft? How long have you been…

Meet Our February CurlFriend

1. What’s your name and where are you from? My name is Derecka McCants and I’m from Baton Rouge, La.  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’ve been natural for 5 years. I decided to begin my…

Meet Our February FiberFriend: Raging Purlwind

1. What is your name and where are you from? Hi, Everyone! My name is Rebecca McKenzie and I live in Gainesville, Virginia. 2. What is your craft? How long have you been crafting? And how did you learn? The craft that I am most passionate about is knitting. I have been knitting for about…

Meet Our January CurlFriend

1. What’s your name and where are you from? My name is Chloé and  I’m from London but my family is from St. Lucia and Jamaica. When I was choosing my Instagram handle, I just wanted to keep it simple so people would know who I am. Chloe was taken so CurlyGalChlo was my next…

Meet Our January FiberFriend: Tiffany Banks

1. What is your name and where are you from? Hey there! My Name is Tiffany Banks I am the owner and creator of Wood Antler & Bloom.  I was born and raised in Baltimore, MD where I still reside.    2. What is your craft? How long have you been crafting? And how did…

Meet Our December CurlFriend: Amanda Alcime

1. What’s your name and where are you from? Hi I’m Amanda, close friends and family call me Meme and I’m from the Greater Hartford area of Connecticut.     2. How long have you been natural? Why did you decide to begin your natural hair journey? And did you Big Chop or Transition?  …

Meet Our December FiberFriend: Yolanda Jordan

1. What is your name and where are you from? Yolonda Jordan from North Carolina. 2. What is your craft? How long have you been crafting? And how did you learn? I’m a crochet artist. I specifically design crochet brown dolls. I have been crocheting since I was seven years old and learned from my…

Coffee | Curls | Crafting: Three of My Favorite Things

Coffee, Curls, and Crafting: three of my all-time favorite things. What better way to express my love for my favs than to start a YouTube series about them. Click the links below to watch me yap  away in the first and second episodes of my new YouTube series.   Episode 1:     Episode 2:…

Meet Our November FiberFriend: Angela Mayhoe

1. What is your name and where are you from? My name is Angela Mayhoe and I’m based in Los Feliz, CA. 2. What is your craft? How long have you been crafting? And how did you learn? I’m a knitter!  I started knitting 10 years ago after a friend invited me to attend one…