Miriam started making hats in 2007 during a 2 week millinery intensive at Penland School of Crafts taught by Ignatius Creegan and Rod Givens of Ignatius Hats.  The next Spring she studied millinery at Washington University in St. Louis with Bonnie Kruger. In 2010 she began selling her designs at Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design and at juried art fairs.