This week we are sharing an article written for us by Lorna Hamilton-Brown, in honour of Black History Month here in the UK. We are extremely thankful to Lorna for her work on the subject of documenting and exploring the experiences of black knitters.
We wanted to share this incredibly insightful and joyful discussion, hosted by Squam this past July, that centred around issues of non-inclusion and racism that are ingrained in the maker community. We watched the panel discussion and were very moved by it and therefore felt it was important to share with our audience. It has also made us consider ways in which we can build more connections in the knitting community.
It’s now less than a week until The Edinburgh Yarn Festival. We have everything packed up, and we’re starting to get very excited about our trip up to Scotland! We have so many exciting new things lined up, that will be launching at EYF. But don’t worry if you’re not able to attend, we will have lots of our new items available in store soon, and some of our books and kits are available right now.