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United Kingdom

Hand Knit Designer, Knitwear Brand, Tutor, Writer/Journalist

Jeanette Sloan

Jeanette Sloan is a knitwear designer, tutor, and founder of BIPOC in Fiber. She’s designed for several brands, written four books of hand knitting patterns and her work has been published in several U.K. knitting publications.  

She's written for a number of magazines including Laine, Making Stories and Knitting where her 2018 article ‘Black People Do Knit’ discussed the lack of BIPOC representation in the fibre community. The same year she began the POC Designers & Crafters list to highlight people of colour working with fibre; that list, posted on her blog, sewed the seeds for BIPOC in Fiber which she founded in 2019. As well as designing Jeanette still loves to make, producing one of a kind accessories under her SLOANmade label. She self publishes patterns which are sold through her Ravelry Pattern Store and she continues to write and speak about the need for better representation of BIPOC in the fibre community. 

Jeanette is also a member of the Vogue Knitting’s Diversity Advisory Council.

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