meet mel
meet mel

Mel Martin and her husband, Dick Soderman, retired from the mountains of Vermont to the mountains of Western Maryland in 2001. Neither their new hometown of Cumberland nor any nearby towns had a yarn shop. Within 3 months of arriving, Mel and Dick opened Millicent's.

Mel is a former teacher with a strong art history background. She uses her artistic sense to create a unique color experience for all who visit Millicent's. She encourages and cheers on beginning and experienced knitters, and softens the blow when the mistakes are whoppers!