Superhero Myra Wood
Superhero Myra Wood shared her adventures on the Yarn Thing podcast with Marly Bird.
Myra Wood is an internationally know fiber artist, designer, author and teacher. She teaches a wide range of classes in knitting, crochet, embroidery and beading specializing in all things creative. Her online classes, “The Perfect Fit Seamless Crazy Lace Cardigan” and “Freeform Crochet” are available at Craftsy.com. Myra is the author of Knit in New Directions, Creative Crochet Lace and Crazy Lace along with numerous published patterns in books and magazines. Myra’s been a guest instructor on numerous episodes of Knit and Crochet Now, Knitty Gritty and Uncommon Threads and Knitting Daily on PBS, HGTV and DIY Network.
Myra has been crafting, sewing, knitting and crocheting since she was young and studied fine art painting and drawing at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Philadelphia College of Art. She’s enjoyed a long career in commercial art and lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Page and her Italian Greyhound, The Smunch. Page is also an artist and for much of their careers, they’ve worked side by side, creating art for the entertainment industry. Their work can be seen at Woodworksart.com
“There is nothing I love more than inspiring people creatively through teaching needlearts. I truly believe everyone is creative and I want to help you rediscover the joy and freedom while creating through needlework. I’m definitely “the glass isn’t just half full, it’s full and over-flowing” kinda gal! I feel extremely blessed to live a creatively inspired life. From a very young age my Mom encouraged arts and crafts of all kinds, especially needlearts. Instead of buying typical toys, we’d have numerous projects going on at the same time. We made lots of stuff, especially for Barbie. But most importantly, Mom taught me how to think and play outside the box. More than just teaching techniques,
I try to inspire people. I have an incredibly optimistic attitude and can’t help but encourage anyone brave enough to take the creative plunge with me. I see knitting, crochet and other handwork as an opportunity for self-expression, a way to discovery and personal growth. I love the creative process. Part of that process is acting as a guide to encourage your positive inner dialogue and aide you in discovering your own artistic abilities. I’ll help you rediscover your sense of play and wonder using sticks and string. All in all, I’m just plain fun to be around.”
Breast cancer was a HOT topic in this visit, Marly referred to this post that has been shared. (Warning, if you don’t like breasts or lemons, you may be offended!)
Follow Myra through her website: www.MyraWood.com, Etsy shop for her original pieces, Ravelry Designer page, Craftsy profile and Facebook page. The hat above ‘Schknit Happens’, is available FREE in Ravelry, and in the pattern Myra asks that we ‘Please consider making one of these caps for Halos of Hope http://halosofhope.org/ or drop it off at you local hospital’s cancer center. Chemo patients will definitely appreciate it!’
If you missed this when it was live, you can find the video Marly posted live in her Facebook page, or listen to the original audio podcast at this link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing/2017/05/11/superhero-myra-wood