Black Girl Knit Club
Black Girl Knit Club (BGKC) is a knitwear collective based in East London started by friends Sicgmone, a Knitwear designer and Textile Lecturer at UAL and Vea, Creative director, stylist & founder of Brantuo Studio Vintage.
They explain: “BGKC started in January 2019 after the realisation that there wasn’t a safe space for women who looked like us in the craft industry. We were further motivated after following the recent social media hashtag #diversknitty, where knitwear designers and makers were calling for more diversity within the craft community. Thus we wanted to change that narrative for us so we created: Black Girl Knit Club. Our aim is to create a safe and inclusive space for black women to gather, unite, and inspire each other through the confidence of encouraging hand knitting skills and create a learning platform which highlights the importance of creativity to our wider community.”
BGKC will be teaching a knitted bracelet workshop using their unique wax print yarn. This workshop is open to all, including beginner knitters. The workshop will take place on Saturday 11th July. For more information and to book your ticket, which includes marketplace entry for the day of the workshop,visit our website here.