As we told you last week we’re not going to be able to have the winning design from the Inclusive Design Challenge at Yarndale as it won’t be ready in time.
Instead we’re pulling together a list of designers whose work might not always be the most visible because they belong to a group (or groups) that isn’t so well represented in the knitting and crochet world.
We’re planning to offer a printed list of designs which would work beautifully with our yarns and we’ll give that out to customers at Yarndale. We’ll also put the list online with a link from the mini skeins in the shop. The online list will have space for photos too.
We’re not setting hard and fast rules here – we’d like this to be an opportunity for someone who feels marginalised by the knitting industry. Exclusion happens for many reasons including colour, race, gender, sexuality, religion, age, ability, size and financial situation. This is an chance to tip that balance a little. We’re based in the UK, but you don’t have to be.
What we need to include you in the list is your designer name, a link to your patterns and the pattern whose photo you want us to include online. We need this information by 1800 on Friday 20th September.
You can leave the information as a comment here or email us – helloATtheknittinggoddessDOTcoDOTuk
Thank you to those designers who have been in touch – it’s a pleasure to get the chance to help promote what you do.