Thursday, May 24, 2007
I am spreading the word!!
Less than a week ago two of my favorite knitters/bloggers Ms. Erica B (http://www.ericabunker.com/) & Adrienne (http://adrienneslittleworld.typepad.com/)
started up an e-group called Ebony Elite for women of color.
It spurred out of Adrienne's experience she had a couple of months ago when she was approached by a woman that said, "I didn't know black people knit". (Details here: http://adrienneslittleworld.typepad.com/a_glimpse_of_me_a_peek_in/2007/03/i_didnt_know_bl.html)
Sadly, Adrienne has not been the first to experience this foolishness! But hopefully will be the LAST!
Since this is very much a MYTH and is spoken out of IGNORANCE Erica & Adrienne have decided "to show and encourage women of color to knit so that there will be no doubt that knitting is NOT just a hobby for ONE race or religion... it's for all people", hence Ebony Elite.
So I am here to SPREAD THE WORD!!! I have been trying to do that for some time now with knitting in public more, starting up Charlotte Purls knit group, and teaching other girl groups how to knit, and just recently my Girl Scout troop! (hence my recent posts, and how timely at that!)
This e-group is not to exclude anyone or to cause controversy but to help support, inspire and recognize women of color in the needle art world! With that being said if you are a woman of color please be sure to click here http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ebonyelite/join and join!
This is an exciting thing and I am proud to be a part of the Ebony Elite!