Marly Bird of Yarn Thing Podcast and Red Heart
This week Vickie sat down her friend, designer & yarn world personality, Marly Bird. Marly is the host of the Yarn Thing podcast a knit and crochetwear designer, instructor, and the National Spokesperson for Red Heart yarn. She’s also a fearless fireball of enthusiasm about the yarn craft industry and community.
Marly and Vickie talked about her journey from finance world to fiber phenom, how she divvies up her many-jobs pie, and what her philosophy for crafty success is.
Marlaina ‘Marly’ Bird fled the world of financial services to launch a career in the yarn industry and she hasn’t looked back since. To Marly, a bi-crafty girl who both knits and crochets, the yarn is the star, not how you work with it.
She is the national spokesperson for Red Heart Yarns, hosts the YarnThing podcast, is the author of Cold Weather Crochet and I Can’t Believe I’m Entrelac Knitting, and co-author of Knitting for Dummies, 3rd ed. You’ve seen her designs in Knitter’s Magazine, Interweave Crochet, Knitscene, Love of Crochet, Love of Knitting, and in the books Knitter’s Book of Socks, Unexpected Afghans, Simply Crochet, Lace Yarn Studio, Blueprint Crochet Sweaters, and Knitting Plus.
Along with her designing and podcast, Marly has a successful YouTube channel where she teaches both knitting and crochet. On top of all that, Marly also has several online classes available with Creativebug and Craftsy.com.
In her spare time, Marly is a wife to a very understanding husband, raises three kids, and because life was not crazy enough—has three dogs.
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