Mieka John

Never Ending Passion for fibre and creative design 

Mieka John

Mieka John

Mieka John is a knitwear designer and teacher whose passion beyond fiber is connecting with people and helping them on their path of creativity and growth. Originally from New York City, she now lives in beautiful Amsterdam spending her days uncovering her creativity and biking to the next appointment with a basket full of WIPs.

 

Mieka John

Mieka John is a knitwear designer and teacher whose passion beyond fiber is connecting with people and helping them on their path of creativity and growth. Originally from NYC, she now lives in beautiful Amsterdam spending her days uncovering her creativity and biking to the next appointment with a basket full of WIPs.

Design and Inspiration

My designs often begin with a specific technique that excites me – thrumming, steeking, or tuck stitches.  I start there and build the rest of the design around it.  I envision how I want ot feel in those slippers or imagine where I will be wearing that cowl and that determines the rest.  

By describing the life of the design, picturing how it will used, and adding elements that would make it even more enjoyable to wear, a clear idea is formed.  

 

Mieka xx

 

Follow Mieka on Instagram  @saltandstoneknits

Mieka John's Knitting Kits

coming soon….

Yarn Mieka loves working with

Soft but rustic yarns, are always the first I reach for when walking through a yarn store.  If they have a bit of a halo and a sweet, sheepy smell – even better!!

I love working with heathered blues and greys for my designs.  When it comes to my personal knits, my garments are mostly grey but for socks – the more neon-crazy rainbow, the better !

My favourite yarns are John Arbon, G-Uld and The Knitting Goddess.

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