photo of black woman with an afro wearing a t-shirt that reads: Minding my own Black Business. Woman is seated next to three large and colorful zipper pouches.

As an avid collector of African print fabric and clothing, I began to develop a line of project bags for discerning crafters using these prints. African prints make me feel elegant and fierce. They are spirit boosting. I want to make bags that spark that same feeling of elegance, pride, and fearlessness in others.
I started sewing and knitting in the early 2000s out of a restless longing to create. After admiring a friend's scarf at a house party and hearing that he'd knit the scarf himself, I knew I had to learn. A born and raised New Yorker, I found myself enrolling in many fiber related classes across the city and discovered my passion. I've picked up other fiber habits since then, including weaving, spinning, and dyeing. In addition, I just earned a BFA in Textile & Surface Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and I plan to bring my original textile designs to my bag collection.
 I plan to build yarn&whiskey into a lifestyle brand that centers quality craftmaking and prioritizes sustainable practices. I hope to give my customers lots of color, print, simple functionality, and a way to express themselves. yarn&whiskey products are for people who appreciate good design, who never met a color they couldn't rock, and who stroll through life to their own soulful soundtrack.


— Tammi Williams, Owner of yarn&whiskey