Let’s meet Salena Baca

Let’s meet Salena Baca on the Yarn Thing Podcast with Marly Bird.

Salena Baca learned to crochet before grade school and has been wildly obsessed ever since! After crocheting “in the closet” most of her life, Salena burst out after finding Ravelry in 2009. Learning that an entire world of crocheters were available to connect with was life-changing. It determined her next career move; crochet design and networking. She began designing patterns that appealed to her style, and has formed platforms such as Salena Baca Crochet, the Design Wars Challenge, Happily Hooked MagazineThe Pattern Pack, and the American Crochet Association. She’s published over 200 patterns, has very strong ties in the crochet and fiber arts community, and is the author of Crochet for Christmas. Salena currently lives with her family in Oregon. 

If you missed the show live you can always watch the behind-the-scenes video Marly created in the Birds of a Feather Studio and aired live on her Facebook page or Salena’s Facebook video.


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  1. Leanne Lewis says:

    Hello. I enjoyed the show today. I love yarn and crochet and spend at least 6 hours daily crocheting. So I guess you can say I live a crocheters yarn life!!!

  2. Chris Lopez says:

    Such an awesome episode! You two are so much fun together! Two of my favorite ladies celebrating the yarn life together–what could be better?!

  3. Susan Oeltjen says:

    What a fun show today. Discussing yarn life and inpirations makes for a good time! Thank you for the smiles today.

  4. Debbie Carter says:

    Thank you for such a wonderful podcast, I really enjoyed learning about Salena Baca. YES Yarn is Life, I love it Yarn Life. If you could see all the yarn that I have lol, my Granddaughter says she can just go shopping at Grandma. 🙂

  5. Suzanne says:

    I loved Salena’s passion for fiber and social media. She has really made herself a yarn life. Thanks for the giggles and the comraderie you shared.

  6. Felicia Cook says:

    I’m so thankful to Marly for introducing me to Salena and her crochet. My yarn life will be more full and beautiful with the new patterns I have found! Keep up the great work.

  7. Heather K. says:

    I definitely live a yarn life. It’s taking over my house and I love it! Selena Baca is one of my favorite crochet designers. Love her!

  8. Cindy says:

    I love learning any about knitting and crochet since I live a yarn life!! Now my grand children are leaning so I am always looking for new ideas!!!

  9. Markie Tenczar says:

    Great show! I just headed over to FB and joined the yarn life group. I look forward to connecting with others that share the obsession.

  10. Loretta says:

    I’m very organized so my yarn life is as well- but that’s not to say I don’t have plenty of UFO’s hanging around… but there’s ALWAYS room for more, right?!

  11. Vicki Lynch says:

    I can’t imagine my life without it having a Yarn Life. What do people do in their free time without a Yarn Life?

  12. Amy L. says:

    My yarn life includes crochet and knitting – and designers like Salena motivate me to keep casting (chaining) on!! Thanks Marly!

  13. Robin says:

    I truly enjoyed this podcast of Salena, I went and bought 3 of her patterns right away they are very much my style. Just like her the yarn life is for me. Keep making great patterns Salena

  14. Leanne says:

    My Yarn Life is full of stash yarn. I really liked listening to Salena and checking out her Ravelry page.

Marly Bird

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Marly is a knitwear and crochet designer (and yarn addict) that is here to help you learn how to knit and crochet in a way that's fun and approachable.

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