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Black Owned Yarn Businesses You Should Know

Are you looking for a Black owned yarn business? You aren’t alone. These days, many people are either revisiting crafting as a former hobby or learning crafting skills for the first time.

Whether you’re a novice or pro, these Black owned yarn businesses have what you need to start your next or first project.

BLACK OWNED YARN BUSINESSES

Essence Of Autumn Yarn

Black Owned Yarn

Mother of Purl

Black Owned Yarn

Five Boroughs Yarns

Lola Bean Yarn Co.

Black Owned Yarn

Third Vault Yarns

Black Owned Yarn

Woolly Jumper Yarns

Bzypeach

AT Haynes House Yarns

Black Owned Yarn

Lady Dye Yarns

Dye Hard Yarns

Black Owned Yarn

Sassy Black Yarns

Birch Hollow Fibers

Fully Spun

I Feel Like Dyeing

Neighborhood Fiber Co

 

Tony O. Lawson

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Black Owned Fabrics Businesses You Should Know

If you’re looking for Black owned businesses that sell fabrics, look no further. We’ve compiled a list of national and international businesses that offer fabrics of varying styles and textures.

Check them out and let us know who else should be on the list!

Black Owned Fabrics Businesses

AFROTHREADS

Black Owned Fabric

Ankara Malkia

Black Owned Fabric

Pigeon Wishes

Black Owned Fabric

Yaraa African Fabrics

Black Owned Fabric

Melanated Fabrics

Cultured Expressions

Trap Fabricks

Black Owned Fabric

Selvedge and Bolts

Femi Fabrics

House of Mami Wata

Black Owned Fabric

Our Fabric Stash

7Byraz 

Textil Colores Del Mundo

Love Bug Studios

Latifah Saafir Studios

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11 year old Jonah Larson is a Crocheting Prodigy

Jonah Larson taught himself how to crochet at age 5 by watching YouTube videos. Now 11, he has been described as a “crocheting prodigy.” He has his own crochet business, called Jonah’s Hands, based out of his home in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Jonah Larson

Crocheting has also made him a social media star — but he doesn’t do it for fame. Jonah has more than 46,000 followers on Instagram, where he sells his goods.

“After a very hard, busy, chaotic day in this busy world with school, it’s just nice to know that I can come home and crochet in my little corner of the house while sitting by the one I love most: my mom,” Jonah tells NPR.

He tells NPR his most difficult design was crocheting a blanket with 800 plush flowers on it.

Jonah regularly donates some of his goods and money to the Ethiopian orphanage from which he was adopted as an infant.

His mother, Jennifer Larson, doesn’t crochet, but she does run his Instagram account and has joined a few Facebook crocheting groups on his behalf. It’s up to Jonah, she says, to decide what he does with the profits.

“I don’t buy his yarn for him. He buys his own yarn from the profits he makes from selling,” she says. “He saves some money, he’s investing some money and he donates as well. So those are things I think are important in life for adults to do, and I’m glad that he can learn that at an early age.”

The crocheting community has responded positively as well, and a few people even sent him custom hooks.

“I hope people gain from seeing my work is it makes them happy too,” Jonah says. “When I see my crochet work when it’s done, it blows my mind to know that I, an 11-year-old with a tiny hook and a ball of yarn, made this amazing afghan, scarf, cowl, you name it.”

Jonah Larson

After an article was published about him in a local paper last month, his story went viral. Jonah now has over 2,500 orders and has temporarily stopped taking new requests.

His next goals: attending a crochet summer camp, attending the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and then becoming a surgeon.

Source: NPR

You can visit Jonah’s website here.


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