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…

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 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 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…

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 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 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…

Meet Our September CurlFriend SashaTania

1. What’s your name and where are you from? My name is Sasha. I’m originally from Bronx, New York. 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 have “officially” been natural for eight years now. I guess you…

Meet Our August CurlFriend ToBNatural

1. What’s your name and where are you from? My name is Toia B. and I’m from Brooklyn, NY by way of Barbados, W. I.   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 began my natural hair…