On Pins and Needles Episode 47: A Bad Shaft is Useless
On this month’s episode of On Pins and Needles, we talk about the heat (a lot), some new stuff we’re doing, but most importantly, we talk about how to support BIPOC makers in the crafting community.
Amelia is working on a Mistake Rib Scarf in Caron Chunky Cakes. Hue Shift is on hold during the hot, hot summer.
Rosie is making a flat-top, top-down baby hat in Bernat Baby Jaquards Berries & Cream.
Kayte is working on the Garter Rib Baby Blanket in Zephyr DK in Gull, and has thought about working on the plain sock.
Highling our first BIPOC maker of the month: Lady Dye Yarns founded and run by Diane Ivey!
Lady Dye Yarns doesn’t JUST have gorgeous, hand-dyed yarns or really awesome themed-clubs. She also has two very important things for the fiber community (and your yarn closet): Rebel with a Cause 2020 and the Badass Craftivist Club. The Rebel With a Cause crowdfunding campaign is to help Diane spread awareness about civics and provide interactive resources for voters for the 2020 election. Yarn stores can invite her to speak in their communities, and any store that cannot afford to bring her out will be funded by this program. We’re in complete support of Diane’s efforts, and encourage you to donate to her campaign if you can!
Be sure to follow her – @ladydyeyarns on Instagram!
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