As many of you know, there is a serious and important conversation happening online, chiefly on Instagram, about racism in the knitting community.
We’re listening to this conversation very closely. The lack of diversity in knitting publications and websites has been a problem for a very long time, and we’re grateful that this issue has moved to the forefront. People of color have shared experiences that are wrenching. This community must do better, immediately.
Here at MDK, we will do more to celebrate the creativity and promote the work of BIPOC designers, yarnmakers, and knitters. We’re committed to expanding the diversity of the writers we feature, the designers we work with, and the yarnmakers whose products we sell.
Time is precious. We’re grateful for every person who comes to visit MDK. We hope that everyone who comes to hang out at MDK will feel welcome.
We feel strongly that our own most urgent tasks are to listen and take action, and we’re writing you now to make clear that our silence doesn’t signal complacency. Our heartfelt thanks to the BIPOC who are leading and contributing to this painful, necessary discussion.
Ann and Kay