POC designers & crafters

Knitwear Designers

Name & Instagram name Description Website / Blog / Facebook /Etsy page
Noma Ndlovu (South Africa) @biggerthanlife_knits Hand knitwear designer selling patterns for both garments & accessories in PDF format through Ravelry https://www.ravelry.com/designers/noma-ndlovu
Laduma Ngxokolo (South Africa)  @laduma Designer behind the premium knitwear brand MAXHOSA which is inspired by the aesthetics of the Xhosa ethnic group and uses South African mohair and wool. www.maxhosa.africa

 

Tian Connaughton (USA) @knitdesignsbytian Hand knitwear & crochet designer, tech editor, author, design co-ordinator @yarncrush www.knitdesignsbytian.blogspot.com
Disturbing The Fleece aka Fatima Hinds (USA) @disturbingthefleece Hand knitwear designer selling patterns in PDF format through Ravelry www.ravelry.com/designers/fatimah-hinds
Grace Anna Farrow (USA) @astitchtowear Hand knitwear designer renowned for her intelligent approach to design selling patterns in PDF format http://astitchtowear.com
Gaye Glasspie (USA) @ggmadeit Knitwear designer, entrepreneur, ambassador the colour orange  http://ggmadeit.com/blog/
Tamy Gore (USA) @tamygore Hand knitwear designer specialising in accessories  selling patterns in PDF format through Ravelry https://www.ravelry.com/stores/narrow-path-knitting-designs
Brandi Cheyenne Harper (USA) @brandicheyenneharper Hand knitwear designer who teaches workshops and sells patterns under the PurlBKnit brand on Etsy http://brandicheyenneharper.com
Insayshableknits aka Saysha Greene (USA) @insayshable.knits New to design Saysha Greene set up her brand selling patterns in PDF format on Etsy in 2017. https://www.etsy.com/shop/InSayshableKnits
Shay Johnson (USA) @knitandcroshay www.knitandcroshay.com
Knitdraper (USA)  @knitdraper Hand knit designer and blogger selling patterns in PDF form through Ravelry https://knitdraper.com
Marcheleknits aka Kelli J. & Ericka B (USA)  @marcheleknits Hand knitwear designers selling ready to wear accessories for both men and women through Etsy https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MarCheleKnits/items
Loopnthreads aka Nathan Bryant (USA) @loopnthreads Designer of patterns & ready made hand knitted and crochet accessories, photographer. www.loopnthreads.com
Shirley Paden (USA) @padenbernstein Legendary hand knitwear designer, teacher, writer, author of Knitwear Design Workshop www.shirleypaden.com
Ragingpurlwind aka Rebecca McKenzie (USA) @ragingpurlwind Hand knitwear designer selling patterns in PDF format linktr.ee/ragingpurlwind
Zakiya Johari Robertson (USA) @ladywingdesigns Podcaster and recent hand knit designer selling patterns in pDF format through Ravelry Ravelry pattern store for Lady Wing Designs
Tracey M Rivers (USA) @tmaniluwhuarivers Hand knit designer and selling patterns in PDF format through Ravelry https://www.ravelry.com/designers/tracey-m-rivers
Vanessa Smith (USA) @vanessasmithdesigns Hand knitwear designer selling patterns in PDF format through the website that also hosts supporting tutorials for some techniques. http://www.vanessasmithdesigns.com
Lucy Sweetland (USA) Hand knit designer selling patterns in PDF format through Ravelry. Work has featured in Brooklyn Tweed’s Wool People. Lucy Sweetland on Ravelry
Safiyyah Talley (USA) @drunkknitter Hand knitwear designer & podcaster selling patterns in PDF format…likes a drink too. www.thedrunkknitter.com
Jimenez Joseph (UK)  @jimiknits Hand knitwear designer selling patterns in PDF format through Ravelry http://www.jimiknits.com
Sheree Robinson (UK) @shereearobinson Knitwear designer specialising in limited edition sparkly party/eveningwear using (where possible) end of line yarns. www.shereerobinsonknit.co.uk
Jeanette Sloan (UK) @jeanettesloan Hand knitwear designer, machine knitter, author, magazine contributor. Sells patterns in PDF form and ready to wear fashion accessories under the label SLOANmade. www.jeanettesloandesign.com
Diane Ugo (UK)  @mrsumakes Hand knitwear designer selling patterns in PDF format Mrs U Makes on Ravelry
Natalie Warner (UK) @berylliantknits Hand knitwear designer, fashion design lecturer, machine knitter www.berylliantknits.com

Multidisciplinary designer makers 

Lorna Hamilton Brown (UK) @lhamiltonbrown Artist, machine & hand knitting evangelist, lecturer, researcher documenting the history and experiences of black knitters www.lornahamiltonbrown.com
Kunbi Ayo-Okanlawon (UK) @handmadebykunbi Knit and crochet designer selling patterns in PDF format on Etsy handmadebykunbi.com
Sahara Briscoe (USA) @saharabriscoe Works across a variety of disciplines including knit, crochet, weaving, rug making, dyeing and constructed textiles www.superstringtheorydesign.com
Siedah Garrett (USA) @siedahgarrett
Holycowlhandmade aka Alicia Lawson (USA) @holycowlhandmade Crochet & knit designer behind the Holycowlhandmade brand selling hand crafted accessories and patterns in PDF format through Etsy etsy.com/shop/holycowlhandmade
Thamo Hurly (Canada) @thamo_is_onthelamb Crochet and knit designer and podcaster selling patterns in PDF format on Ravelry https://linktr.ee/thamo_is_onthelamb
Loi (Buffy) Laing @loilaing Artist with an eye for vivid colour working across several media including painting, needle punching, embroidery and collage www.artofcreativeliving.com
Lisa Shobana Mason @shobhana_weaves Former blogger, designer, author and designer selling patterns in PDF format through Ravelry. Nowadays mainly handweaving Soari fabric Ravelry store for Lisa Shobhana Mason
Lizzie Myers (USA) @lizzymyers71 Knitwear and crochet designer selling ready made accessories and patterns  under the IAMKnitwear label on Etsy Etsy shop www.iamknitwear.store
@motherofpurll1 Knitwear designer and spinner selling handspun yarns, ready to wear hand knits and patterns in PDF format www.motherofpurl.net
Northknits aka Jewell Christine) (USA) @northknits Knit and crochet designer selling ready to wear accessories and patterns in PDF format on Etsy www.northknitsbyjewellshop.com
Oh My Knit aka Olguine Brutus (USA)  @ohmyknit Knitwear and crochet designer selling patterns  in PDF format under the Oh My Knit brand linktr.ee/ohmyknit
Alexander Reynoso (USA) @alexcreates Knitter, crocheter, spinner making one of a kind accessories and offering free and paid for patterns in both knit and crochet in PDF format. https://www.alexcreates.us
Chante Rolle (USA) @harlempurls Crochet & knit designer selling patterns in PDF format through Ravelry http://harlempurls.blogspot.com
Vincent Williams (USA) @visuvios_crafts Hand knitwear & crochet designer selling ready to wear hand crafted accessories,  patterns in PDF format and sharing his crafting playlists too. www.visuvioscrafts.com
Teai Reid (USA) @snowflakecrochet Knitwear and crochet designer selling ready made accessories and patterns  under the Snowflake Crochet brand https://www.facebook.com/snowflakecrochets
Quirky Monday Crafts aka Caleisha Ryan(USA) @nadiratani Host of the Quirky Monday Craftcast on YouTube, crochet designer selling patterns on Ravelry and and maker of crafting project bags on Etsy. linktr.ee/nadiratani

Indie Dyers

Lady Dye Yarns aka Diane Ivey (USA) @ladydyeyarns Founded by Diane Ivey who specialises in vibrant, eco friendly hand dyed yarns inspired by street art & city living. www.ladydyeyarns.com
Neighbourhood Fibre Co aka Karida Collins (USA) @neighborhoodfiberco Indie dyer producing one of a kind yarns in various weights inspired by urban landscapes https://neighborhoodfiberco.com/pages/meet-our-staff
Rhythm Knits aka Yvonne Goodwin (USA) @rhythmknits Indie dyer who started selling her ‘handcrafted colourways’ on Etsy under the brand Rhythm Knits in 2017 https://www.etsy.com/shop/rhythmknits#about
Queens Yarn Boutique

aka Roshelle  Anderson  @queensyarnboutique

Founded by Roshelle who started hand dyeing yarn in 2017 and has a passion for the colour purple and names her yarn bases after Prince songs. www.queensyarnboutique.com

 

Third Vault Yarns aka Lola Johnson (UK) @thirdvaultyarns Indie dyer inspired by science fiction and fantasy themes https://www.thirdvaultyarns.com

Crochet Designers

Anissa (USA)  @hookd.crochet Crochet designer & maker behind the HookdCrochet brand selling ready to wear clothing and accessories for women through Etsy Etsy store for HookdCrochet724
Chelsa B Creations @chelseabcreations Crochet designer producing body conscious, ready to wear designs for women with a young, urban vibe chelseabcreations.bigcartel.com
Tammy Blunte @tammybcreations Crochet designer and maker of custom made dolls, selling patterns in PDF format and doll accessories www.tammybcreations.com
Anna Beth Brooks (USA) @the.mona.kate Crochet & knit designer behind the Mona Kate brand selling ready to wear hand crafted accessories through Etsy Etsy store for TheMonaKate
Brittanya Burchell (USA) @sweetlyversatile Crochet designer & maker behind the Sweetly Versatile brand selling ready to wear crochet accessories and patterns in PDF format Etsy store for Sweetlyversatile
Cassandra (USA) @ccscrochetcloset Etsy store for ccscrochetcloset
@ccbydominic Crochet designer and You Tuber behind the CCbydominic brand of ready to wear fashion accessories including earrings and clutch bags www.CCbyDominic.com
Christian Crochet Addict (USA) @thechristiancrochetaddict Crochet designer and maker of one a kind dolls also selling patterns in PDF format and ready made accessories for children. www.thechristiancrochetaddict.com
The Dabbling Hook aka Laurell Christmas (USA) @thedabblinghook Crochet designer and YouTube podcaster selling accessory designs in PDF format linktr.ee/thedabblinghook
Lisa Davis-Palmer @knitsandhooks Crochet designer selling patterns for dolls in PDF format
Nacinimod Deodee @nassat_nation Crochet designer of fashion focused, colourful crochet clothing and accessories for men and women with an urban street vibe. Not yet known 
Distinct Element (USA) @distinctelement Company selling ready to wear crochet products alongside their range of beauty & home products www.mydistinctelement.com
The Dream Crochet aka Ashley Elle (USA) @thedreamcrochet Young crochet designer, blogger  and YouTuber selling patterns in PDF format as well as a made to order service through Etsy linktr.ee/thedreamcrochet
Acquanetta Ferguson (USA) @nettagyrl Crochet designer of hats, mitts and garments selling patterns in PDF format Pattern store on Ravelry
Yolanda Jordan (USA) @myprettydoll Teacher, designer of crochet patterns and maker of custom dolls that with natural / afro inspired hairstyles. Workshops & classes also available. www.myprettybrowndoll.com
Kristen (USA) @kristen_head_turning_crochet Crochet designer, You Tuber and maker behind the KristenHTC brand of ready made jewellery www.kristenhtc.com
Toni Lipsey (USA) @tlyarncrafts Crochet designer behind the TLYarncrafts brand selling patterns for fashion and home accessories in PDF format www.tlyarncrafts.com
Talia McHayle (USA) @taliacrochetcreations Crochet designer selling ready to wear accessories and patterns in PDF format www.taliacrochetcreations.com
Ornicka Owens (USA) @iamornickaowens Crochet designer & maker behind the Olivia and Me Boutique brand selling crochet dolls, doll clothing & accessories plus some patterns in PDF format Etsy store for OliviaandMeBoutique
Coletta Peterson (USA) @a_touch_of_blu_designs Crochet designer and maker of dolls also selling patterns in PDF format Etsy store for atouchofbludesigns
Arica Presinal @skeinsnsticks Crochet designer selling patterns for garments and accessories under her  Skeinsnsticks  brand. Also a keen wine fan www.skeinsnsticksdesigns.com
Tanisha Robertson (USA)  @yimicrafts Blogger, designer and maker behind the YIMI (Yes I Made It) brand selling ready made crochet items and patterns in PDF format YIMI pattern store on Etsy
Sedruola Maruska (USA)  @yarnobsession Crochet designer, blogger and offering new skills tutorials and selling patterns in PDF format www.yarnobsession.com
Mona Muhammad (USA) @knottyloop Crochet designer behind the Knotty Loop brand selling ready to wear clothing and accessories www.knottyloop.com
Tangela-Sharell (USA)  @sazzybysharell Crochet designer behind the Sazzy by Sharell brand selling ready to wear designs and patterns in PDF format www.sazzybysharell.com
Erika & Monika Simmons (USA) @doublestitchtwins Twin sister crochet designers whose work regularly features on the Red Heart America website. PDF patterns for garments and accessories available in PDF format. Pattern store on Ravelry
The Sisters Jones Collective @thesistersjones Crochet collective creating and selling crochet pieces in order to generate donations which go to places/groups/people that facilitate and promote humanitarianism. Special orders also taken www.thesistersjones.wordpress.com
Soni (USA) @swadeshandmades Crochet designer and maker behind the Swades Hand Made brand selling ready to wear crochet accessories through Etsy Etsy store for Swadeshandmades
Yvonne Tate (USA) @vcbvon Crochet designer, bead fanatic, blogger selling patterns in PDF formatthrough Ravelry linktr.ee/vcbvon
Natalie Thomas (USA) @detroitknots Crochet designer of accessories and garments selling patterns in PDF format Detroitknots pattern store on Ravelry
Courtney Whitehead (USA) @creationsbycourtneyllc Blogger and crochet designer selling patterns in PDF format on Ravelry CreationsbyCourt pattern store on Ravelry
Aniqua Janee Wilkerson (USA) @my_kinda_thing Designer & maker of selling patterns in PDF format and custom dolls in an effort to promote pride and confidence in children of colour Etsy store for mykindathing
Yarn Shop Denver (USA) @yarnshoppe_denver Online and bricks and mortar store selling yarns, fibre based getaways and ready to wear crochet items www.YarnShoppeStudio.com
Helda Panagary (UK)  @heldap123 Designer of stylish and colourful crochet fashion and home accessories who’s work regularly appears in Inside Crochet. Patterns available in PDF format. Helda Panagary pattern store on Ravelry

 

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