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history & who we are

Back in the day, Mercedes started this club with her handdyed yarn from Kitchen Sink Dyeworks. Now, we (Miriam and Mercedes) are teaming up to bring you great yarns from handdyers around the country, along with patterns from each of our design labels.


About Mercedes Tarasovich

My background in fiberarts began as a kid in Connecticut, sewing and crafting, and grew into a pursuit of a degree in fiber arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design (B.F.A. Fibers, 1999). My original major was sequential art (comic book geek), but tactile fibers drew me back in. I still draw pictures, too! I’m a former yarn shop owner, and was the creative mind (and hands) behind Kitchen Sink Dyeworks. The dyeworks closed in late 2011, so that I could focus on knitwear design full time.My knitwear designs can be seen in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Twist Collective, Fons & Porter’s Love of Knitting, Mason Dixon Knitting Outside the Lines, Lace Style, Knitty, as well as patterns for yarn companies such as Classic Elite Yarns, Malabrigo Yarns, and Harrisville Designs. A love of brioche knitting led to the opportunity to film a video/DVD on the technique for Interweave Press, as well as my book, Brioche Chic.

I love to create patterns for stylish, easy-to-knit projects (and sometimes more piquant endeavors) that I love to wear (and I hope you will, too!). Want me to design for your publication or yarn company? Just send me a quick email and I’d love to discuss your project idea.

I live in the land of kudzu, AKA: Birmingham, Alabama. In addition to my constant obsession with knitting and crochet; I also love photography, sewing, embroidery, drawing, cooking (and eating! Oh, the eating.), yoga, and painting.


About Miriam Felton

I began knitting in high school because, although I crocheted very well, I was rather bored with the limits of crochet. So I had my sister cast on for me and then off I went. I learned most everything else from books, and I was designing from the start.

I started blogging in October 2004 (and moved my blog in July 2006 to my own domain, and in June 2011 to In late 2005 I began designing patterns to offer for sale. Since then I have had patterns published by Interweave Press in magazines and books, Sensual Knits, and in the online magazines Knitty and Twist Collective, and I have self published many patterns both in print and electronic formats.

In July 2010 I self-published my first book, Twist & Knit, that’s a compendium of technique and patterns with variable gauge so that one can knit until one runs out of yarn.

I love combining all my crafting loves, and I curate an email newsletter called CrossCraftual. I also write a column together with Amy O’Neill Houck called Plays Well Together.

You can purchase all of my self-published patterns through Ravelry and a full list of my patterns and where they can be found (including Ravelry purchase links) can be viewed on my Designs Page.

I live in Salt Lake City with my partner and 2 cats, Ekho & Stormageddon.