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 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…

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…

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…

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 FiberFriend: SweetlyVersatile

1. What is your name and where are you from? My name is Brittanya and I am from the Bronx, NY. •   2. What is your craft? How long have you been crafting? And how did you learn? My craft is crochet and knitting. I also make candles occasionally. I have been crafting for…

Meet Our January FiberFriend: TheDreamCrochet

1. What is your name and where are you from? Hello there! I’m Ashlee Elle and I am from Sugarland, Texas.   2. What is your craft? How long have you been crafting? And how did you learn? I am a Lover of All of Crafts though Crocheting is my everything. I have been crocheting…

RelleyBelly Handmade Knit and Crochet Accessories

Kinky curly hair is naturally dry, especially in the colder months of the year. Protective hair styles are a great way to combat hair breakage caused by weather exposure (see previous post “Protective Styles for Puffy Hair”). But, protective styling will not help with regards to the breakage caused by fabric friction. Hair breakage caused by…

Mented Nude Lipstick

As a woman of color, it is not an easy task to find nude lipstick that actually compliments my skin tone. Most of my makeup shopping experiences end with me opting for yet another deep red because I couldn’t find the right shade. It seemed that the only nude lipsticks available were the ones that…