Episode 4: The Importance of Supporting Diverse Fiber Folk in the Community: A Chat with Monica Rodriguez

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In this episode I bring on my first guest of the series, Monica Rodriguez of Knits All Folks. We chat about our experiences of being crafters of color in the US knitting community that is predominately white, and why representation is so important. Monica also shares how she uses crafting to navigate her identity, and how the Seeker Fibre Muse has affected that process. We also give our recommendations for how to beat the Instagram algorithm so you can start following and supporting more crafters and designers of color today.

Follow Monica Online At:

Website: www.knitsallfolks.com

Instagram: knitsallfolks

Designers or crafters of color to follow on Instagram:

Tina.say.knits

Tlyarncrafts

Absoknittinglutely

Brandicheynneharper

Jeanettesloan

Ggmadeit

Loopnthreads

Nappyknitter

Callmedwj

Ucrafter

Follow the hashtag: #diversknitty


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