When They Go Low, We Go High

A Line in the Sand

When we designed the UNITY logo, I deliberately chose the word unity for a couple of reasons. First, I wanted to be sure that the design was accessible and open to everyone. I didn’t want anyone who might have somewhat different political beliefs to feel like the hoodie or tote bag was not for them because the message was too radical. I wanted knitters, crocheters, and fiber artists to feel like it was a chance for us all to stand together. United together. I didn’t want to exclude anyone. Or offend anyone. Or reveal myself to be “too political.” 

Not even two weeks into the current presidency,  much of that has changed. I cannot continue to behave as if everything is “business as usual.” There is nothing usual about the Executive Orders coming out of the Trump White House. In times like these, we all have a responsibility to resist tyranny. History will judge us by how we protect our most vulnerable populations. Now is the time to draw a line in the sand. So, I want to be clear about the image. A raised fist has a strong meaning. In this case, it serves as a sign of knitters, crocheters, and fiber artists united against oppression. Against racism, misogyny and xenophobia. We stand united against injustice. 
In the coming months, you can expect to see more fundraising efforts from us. Instead of selecting exclusively non-partisan organizations, we will be raising money to support groups that are acting in opposition to Trump’s agenda. I will raise my voice and be counted among the people resisting tyranny. I encourage you to do the same.

Yours in unity,

Karida Collins
Owner and President of Neighborhood Fiber Co.

Here's what we've been up to lately:

Donated $2,500
Last summer, in the wake of the Orlando shootings, we pledged to donate 25% of all online sales from June 15th through August 31st to Everytown for Gun Safety. You all rose to the challenge! 

Donated $1,500
In response to the tragic violence in Syria, we created a very special graffiti color called Shami to support the efforts for The White Helmets.

Donated $3,500
It was with sad hearts that we announced the retirement of 1600 Penn Ave. And then the sea of pink hats at the Women's March showed us that we are not alone! We decided to take a portion of sales from 1600 Penn Ave, Mondawmin, our Unity shirts, and Unity tote bags, and put it to good use by donating to the International Refugee Assistance Project.

The show must go on

The world does keep turning and we are keeping the dye pots going. In addition to a great line-up of classes (see the upcoming events column to the right), we have two other big things going on right now. First up is our local yarn club - Good Neighbors. There is still plenty of time to sign up before shipments start in mid-March, but spots are limited. Get yourself some fabulous local yarn while supporting a variety of small businesses!

Once more, we're dyeing like mad things in preparation for Stitches West. We have the booth layout all mapped out and are planning on bringing the following: Rustic Fingering, Studio Sock, Studio DK, Rustic Worsted, Studio Worsted, Studio Chunky, Loft, Chromium, Capital Luxury Lace, Penthouse Silk Fingering, 3 Color Cashmere Cowl bundles, Rustic Fingering gradients, Studio DK gradients, Yipes Stripes Cowl bundles, and braids of roving! We are bringing our usual color line-up (with a few updates), our Graffiti collection, all new limited edition colors (that we're still working on, so stay tuned), our new Unity shirts, and a bunch of new samples. If we have time, we may sneak in a surprise or two...We'll be in booths 506, 508, 605, and 607!

Side note: we have started a Friday lunchtime group in the studio. Bring your crafts (or just yourself) and come hang out with us! We'll be meeting every Friday between noon and 2 pm.

Upcoming Events


Booths 506, 508, 605, 607


2:30-5:30 pm


12-4 pm


10:30 am-1:30 pm


12-4 pm


12-5 pm


Making the Most of Hand-Dyed Yarns with Ann Weaver & Karida Collins

Store Hours:

Wednesday, Thursday,
Friday & Saturday
10 am - 5 pm

Join us for lunchtime crafting
Fridays @ noon

We are also open by appointment. Please email info@neighborhoodfiberco.com 
for availability.

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