Today we have something special for you all. I’m interviewing my daughter, who created her own business this summer – Knot + Stitch. We talk about her creative journey, what inspired her to start a business, and where she hopes to go with it in the future.
So…without further introduction: our interview!
First, tell our readers a little bit about yourself, won’t you?
Sure. Hi, my name is Myriah and I’m 19 years old. I’m the eldest of four, and that means I can make dinner and tutor math at the same time. I have a lot of hobbies besides knitting and crocheting, even though that’s what I’m doing right now. In the future, I want to do either web design or cinematography (or both, if it works out that way). I also play the piano occasionally and work as the engineer for Returning to Eden – a live show on WawRadio.
You’ve always been creative, haven’t you?
Pretty much. I drew when I was younger (lots and lots of horses). I learned to crochet from a book we had sitting on the shelf. I’d work with my dad on house projects, and sit in the studio with him during live shows. There probably isn’t a day that goes by when I’m not making something, or thinking about making something.
Then you started Knot + Stitch. Why?
Right. I started Knot + Stitch in the summer of 2017. I was graduated, and so I had a lot of extra time on my hands. I had developed a passion for knitting and it made sense to me that I could possibly turn it into another business for myself.
This wasn’t my first time with a creative business, either. When my family had the Co-op, I was really into macrame. I would buy glass blown pendants and hemp cord on Ebay, and make necklaces with them. I made pretty good money back then, haha.
But with Knot + Stitch, I’m not just doing macrame. I’m doing a combination of crochet and knit, as well.
Which do you like best – knit, crochet, or macrame?
I like them all for different reasons! Crocheting is definitely quicker, but I think knitting looks prettier. Macrame is easier than it looks, but it’s really time consuming and intricate work.
What are you making now? And what are you planning to make in the future?
I am working on my first knitted beanie. I’m not following a particular pattern, because I want it to be something I genuinely created. I’m really pleased with it so far, and I hope that it’ll be released into the shop soon!
I don’t have any macrame goods in the shop, so that’s in my sights for the future. I’d love to make some plant hangers, and wall hangings, but I’m a little tied up with yarn supplies right now. Once I finish those out, I can start working with macrame again.
Where do you get inspiration for your projects?
laughs* Honestly, I hate to mention it because it’s a cliche: I get my inspiration from Pinterest. There are so many amazing ideas there from all over the world. There’s no end to it.
Where do you hope Knot + Stitch will go in the future?
I’d love to get an Etsy store. But that’s not something I’m working on right now because I don’t feel that I have enough to sell just yet. And my product photos aren’t good enough for Etsy, so I really need to improve on that. Basically, there are a ton of things I need to get better at before I open an Etsy store.
Where can people go to find out more about Knot + Stitch, and you?
There’s my shop – here. (kindly hosted by HealingThroughout).
My Facebook page – I post what I’m working on and other exciting news.
My newsletter – You can sign up for to get notified when I add new items to the shop.
My Pinterest – If you want to see what’s inspiring me.
My Instagram – For behind-the-scenes look at my projects and what I’m working on.
Thank you for joining us on the Healing Throughout blog this month!
Thanks for having me! (Mom…hehehe)