I Took Up a Craft for My Grandmother Who Couldn’t

She was unable to learn to sew due to colorism, so I began to create in her honor

Illustration: Dani Pendergast

TThe crooked stitches ride across the fabric, their wavering lines like rivers on a map. My hands hold the material steady, but I still can’t seem to master straight lines just yet. Practice, I tell myself. Practice and patience, which is funny…