Today we’d like to introduce you to Destinee Roy.
Hi Destinee, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I grew up watching both of my grandmothers see and heard stories from them about creating clothing for their families. Intrigued by this and the abundance of homelessness in my hometown (Memphis, TN). I decided to start creating pieces to give away in the winter.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It definitely has not been a smooth road. Being Black and a fiber artist has been fairly difficult. Learning was far less difficult than making a presence in the fiber world.
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I am a fiber artist! Mainly, I knit and crochet clothing articles but I also spin my own yarn and cross stitching. I’m mainly known for my unique color choices and patterns.
So, before we go, how can our readers or others connect or collaborate with you? How can they support you?
Through email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or my website (LoverCo.org)! I’m always looking for people to collaborate with and more local support!
- Sweaters: $150- $300
- Beanies & Hats: $50
- Socks: $40
- Accessories: $20-$100
- Scarves: $100-$300