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Tommy Schafer

Posted in Designers

Knit designer Tommy Schafer produces beautiful colorwork designs available for free, mainly hats and cowls, but garments, too. “I was raised by extremely industrious parents,…

Hey Jay Yarns

Posted in Yarn

HeyJay dyes yarns to wear into battle in the war against beige. A loud campaigner for fat liberation and body equality, this LGBTQ+ owned dyer…

Koomasee

Posted in Fiber

Freda is the dyer behind Koomasee, whose slogan is “Fiber arts with a touch of soul.” This Black, queer artist produces lovely spinning fiber from…

Jenni Frencham

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Jenni Frencham creates crochet patterns for amigurumi. “My shop offers patterns for smaller, hand-held-size characters as well as a few larger characters and pattern packs,”…

Isabeau Suro

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Isabeau is a multicraftual designer with inclinations toward smartassness and a passion for sharing knowledge. There are more patterns in their head than will ever…

Duke of Nikko

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Tennessee designer Duke Akiba creates beautiful colorwork designs in English and Japanese for Pride- and nature-theme items, from hats to drink cozies.