And the conversation continues

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Let me start by saying this is a really, really quick blog post. As you know if you follow me on IG and here on the blog I’m primary carer for my elderly parents and at the moment they rightfully take priority.

The long overdue discussions of diversity and racism in fibre community have somewhat cooled down over on Instagram but last week (I think at least, last week was a bit of a blur) Casey Forbes, co-founder of Ravelry, started a new forum thread ‘Racism in the yarn community’.  You’ll need to join up which costs nothing and you can read and contribute to the discussion by following the link. Just click here

When you login on the front page you’ll find there also a new series called Humans of Ravelry which aims to feature individuals who are doing particularly interesting work in the fibre community be it teaching, designing, charitable work, blogging or helping out in their forums. The first person to be features is Dana (dwj1978!) whose blog Yards of Happiness blog chronicles the knitted projects she produces for her, her husband and her two wee dogs Cher and Jellybean. I’ve never met Dana but she has an amazingly stylish and colourful Instagram feed plus an incredible smile  that would brighten any day so follow her on IG here.

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I’m hoping to be working on the POC Designers and Crafters list this week and will let you know when it’s been updated, this time with Asian knitters and crafters……

Thought you’d like that.

J x

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5 thoughts on “And the conversation continues

  1. I watched a few minutes of that video and when she used the word “infiltrated”, it was a red flag that her comments were based in an ideology. I didn’t have to see anymore. I am White, an anti-racist educator and aware that I have racism in me because I live in a society where it’s in the air we breathe. There are all kinds of racism but it’s all racism and harmful.

    1. That was the point that started alarm bells ringing with me too but I knew I needed to see all of it and watched it to the end. It is everywhere and although it’s difficult we need to have these conversations. Thanks for commenting

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