Marly Bird is an avid crocheter and knitter who loves to share her passion with students. Balancing her day as wife, mommy, designer, creative director, teacher and podcast host is a challenge, but Marly wouldn’t change any of it.
Marly learned to crochet in 1999 from her grandmother and in 2004 learned to knit from a dear friend. From the moment she picked up the hook and needles, Marly knew that she had to be a part of this industry. In 2006 she quit her job to do just that.
Her first adventure into this crafty business was to begin a podcast. With a BA in Speech Communication from Colorado State University, it seemed that a podcast all about her love for crochet and knitting was a logical step for Marly to make.
Since Marly is bi-crafty, she focused her show on both crochet and knitting. Also, little known fact, Yarn Thing was the first crochet podcast on iTunes! She named the show because it really is all about the yarn and not the medium you use to work with it. No rivalry between the two crafts on her show!
She has also written for Vogue, Interweave, Martingale, F&W, XRX, Potter Craft, and Leisure Arts and is a designer for Red Heart Yarns.