Miriam Felton

This week on The YarnThing Podcast: Miriam Felton

Miriam Felton started playing with fiber, yarn and thread as soon as she could hold a needle.  In 1999, she began knitting, having been taught the basic stitch(es) by her older sister.  Designing knitwear followed soon after.  While many of her designs focus on lace patterns, all of her work features textural details, and exploring positive and negative space with the use of knitted stitches to create lyrical and strikingly visual patterns.


(picture courtesy Miram Felton)

Miriam has had designs published in Interweave Press magazines and books, the online magazines Knitty, and Twist Collective, the book Sensual Knits, as well as self publishing patterns via her website at miriamfelton.com.


(picture courtesy Miriam Felton)

Miriam has embarked on a 365 challenge to create something each day this year.  Be that cooking, baking, sewing, quilting, knitting, crochet and/or knitting!  If you follow her on twitter (link below), you can see her daily pictures of things that she has made each day this year.  Such a fun idea!  Have any of you done a year long project like this?

You can find Miriam on Facebook, Twitter, Ravelry, and her class on Craftsy.


(picture courtesy Miriam Felton)

This week’s giveaway on the blog: leave your comment with the keyword that Miriam chose and be entered to win a copy of Miriam’s Craftsy Class, Lace Shawl Design!

(From Jolene: Hi back, Miriam!)

This week’s Pattern Deal:

You all have responded so awesomely to Marly’s weekly Pattern Deal, so she has decided to continue,

this week with her pattern:

Opening Night!


(Isn’t the model ca-uute?  It’s Marly’s kid sister!)

See you all next week, tune in for a fun time with Indian Lake Artisans!


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  1. jrouton says:

    Miriam is a wonderful designer and I look forward to making/crafting one of her designs one day soon. I loved her interview with you…I had not heard of o Miriam before this interview but have favored several of her patterns in Ravelry since! Marly you are amazing and a very good and enabling us in trying new techniques and designs. Kudos to U!!!!

  2. hotknitter says:

    I love making things from scratch, regardless of the medium. It could be knitting, cooking, stain glass, sewing, mosaic, etc. Making = happiness.
    hotknitter on rav

  3. Wendy Anderson (wanderson330 on Ravelry) says:

    Making is just something that some folks Have to do. I feel like a life without creation is a very dull life. To learn how to create beautiful lace would add to the making of a full life.

  4. eannehope12 says:

    Typically because we are fiber lovers “making” usually means using our hands and fiber to create something beautiful. Making in the larger sense can mean so many things. Think about the Italian chef who rolls Gnocchi by hand, or the ceramic artist who takes balls of mushed up clay and makes sculptures. No matter who the person, or what their hobby is, it is clear that the art of making brings joy.

  5. Kate M says:

    Thanks for another great podcast! I love making crochet items but I have been branching out in my knitting abilities. I even made my first sweater for my brother, it was so satisfying when it was actually finished! Miriam’s class seems like a great way to expand my skills. Thanks for the chance to win and happy crafting!

  6. Suzanne says:

    My sister just sent me a great care package in the mail which included the perfect message on a little pin. It says, “Stop pinning. Start making.” I can get so sucked into finding the right inspiration that I leave myself no time to create. Hats off to you, Miriam, for all you are making and thanks, Marly, for a great show.

  7. Lorraine says:

    Loved the podcast. as always it is entertaining. I enjoy making lots of things. Kitting is my primary love, but I crochet, spin, weave, and most recently, sew. Makings things keep me sane. :).

  8. Lisa Nixon says:

    Your excitement each week just fuels my excitement. Listening to Miriam Felton and checking out her patterns inspires me for MAKING.

  9. marianne says:

    Great interview. I’m a Mim Knits fan. And like Miriam I also love making knitwear, quilts, and clothing.

  10. Amanda says:

    Love the podcast! It is always great to hear from people who live making as much a I do. Keep up the good work.

  11. Janeen says:

    Thanks for the wonderful podcast. I can’t imagine not making projects, it’s such enjoyable pleasure. Always something either knitted lace shawl , cowl, or sewing baby quilt… To be a creative designers as both Marly and Miriam would be icing on the cake.

  12. Sheri Gittinger says:

    Really enjoyed this week’s podcast. I would really love to be making that gorgeous cowl . I haven’t done any colorwork, but it’s on my knitter’s list. Off to check out Miriam’s ravelry site. . .

  13. Shannon Notestine says:

    I find joy in making everything from dinner to my own clothes. I love and can be found crocheting, knitting, spinning, sewing, quilting, embroidering, cross stitching, podcasting, cooking and bakeing I love the fact that I can make things to show the world the “real me”.

Marly Bird

The One and Only, Marly

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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