Hi there, I’m Kira! I’m a fiber artist, art history student, and a Jewish girl from Brooklyn.
I learned to knit from my grandmother when I was five, and ever since I’ve been infatuated with fiber. I became obsessed with the lush textures and intricate detail of hand-knit items, and fiber became a source of comfort, love, and creativity.
During the 16 years I’ve been knitting, I have honed my skills and explored every other way I could find to play with string. For most of my life the fiber art I created was for me, and occasionally gifted to family and friends, but during college fiber became my whole life. I graduated in May of 2021 with an art history degree from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University, where I researched fiber art, and Brooklyn Babe has allowed me to share my art with the world. I now live in East Harlem and will be starting a masters degree in the fall.
Brooklyn Babe Crafts is, most simply, fiber art handcrafted with love and chutzpah. I knit, crochet, embroider, cross stitch, and sew to create fiber art that brings joy from its place on the wall or on the body. I aim to combine my punchy Brooklyn style with the comfort of fiber to create unique, beautiful work.
I live in East Harlem with my partner and two cats, and love Manhattan even though I’ll always be a Brooklyn girl at heart. I spend most of my time working with fiber and planning for grad school, but I also love to bake, read, thrift, and travel.