Hello, I'm Kristen!
I’m, a Greensboro, NC born, DC based queer Black femme-presenting, busyish, transit-adjacent possibility model for Black folks who are at least queer-affirming if not queer themselves to make their own clothing, home decor and other art and crafty things to reclaim ancestral knowledge and power and nurture the planet.
I mostly crochet, but I also embroider, sew, weave, surface print/graphic design, and demand that spaces and places of all kind are pro-Black, economically just and work with, not against, our natural resources. I also teach crochet and mentor budding Black queer designers and change makers. Here you'll find my craft work, but if you're interested in my urbanist newsletter and advocacy, subscribe to it via Substack or purchase some items from our The Black Urbanist collection.
Local. Inclusive. Sustainable.
Whether you want to take a crochet lesson from me, purchase one of my crochet patterns, purchase from my collection of all natural fiber accessories, or purchase one or all of these as a gift for someone else, know that you're in good hands and I pride myself on shopping local, including my marginalized siblings first and foremost and making sure my accessories can be useful in many forms long after I'm gone.
So, could I interest you in some of my patterned fabric and wallpaper?
Before I surrounded myself with yarn, I was sketching out surface patterns and entering Spoonflower Design Challenges. Now I'm proud to be one of their featured Black artists. And soon, you might see some of these patterns on product and notion bags. But, if you're also skilled in DIY, check out my print-to-order fabrics and wallpapers!