Jessica Manning: Discussion on Crafting and Politics

In Pennsylvania, Ivey talks with Jessica Manning who works at the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit which helps provide services to kids and families through school. Providing resources helps her see the crafting community as a movement within a movement. She is a mentor who much like CheyOnna, wants to interrogate further the white crafting community. 

Yarn Mission Creating Space for Black Voices

Diane Ivey of Lady Dye Yarns talks to powerful women in the craft-activist world about what it means to be Black, Indigenous, and vocal about the inequalities evident in the very white world of crafting. Ivey talks with three BIPOC activists in the community including CheyOnna Sewell from The Yarn Mission, Candice English from The Farmers

Candid Conversation with Candice English from The Farmer’s Daughter

Podcast audio coming soon! In central Montana, Candice English is the owner of The Farmers Daughter Fibers in Great Falls. She grew up on a ranch near Browning Montana. She says that people would talk down about the community being one of the only integrated towns on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. After starting her business

Diane sits down with Ifé Franklin

This episode Diane sits down with Ifé Franklin to have a discussion on her work as an artist and an in-depth discussion on the black experience in America. Diane Ivey is the owner and Creative Director of Lady Dye Yarns, an indie-dye yarn company since 2010. A knitter for 17 years and a dyer, spinner

Craftivism in America’s Political and Cultural Divide

As we enter the last quarter of 2020, we can honestly say this year has been anything but normal. Next month, millions of people will go to the polls and vote on who will lead our country into the future and during these uncertain times. As a company, we have also been on a journey

emPower People 2020

The beginning of my involvement with emPower People 2020 began with an innocuous call from Diane Ivey: “Laverne, I have a project…”.  Well, it might not have been those exact words; but they would lead me into an amazing collaboration. I and nine other fiber artists would work for several weeks crafting the message and

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