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Ashley’s Adventures in Design: Inspiration for my MKAL Block

While there are many varied tasks associated with my role as Social Media Director for Berroco, designing is no where in the job description. That said, I’ve been fortunate to be included in several team projects, including this summer’s Ultra Alpaca Mystery Knit-Along!

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What Inspires: Quilts of Gee’s Bend

As I try to write this post I have trouble articulating how much the Quilts of Gee’s Bend have inspired me. Read more

Ashley’s Adventures in Crochet: Building on a Blank Slate

While I’m not the most (or even third most) creative person in our design office (there are four of us, in case you’re wondering), I do enjoy a pattern that allows for a bit of customization. Read more

Amy’s Thread: Ultra Alpaca MKAL Color Inspiration

Growing up, I spent a lot of happy summer days sitting in my paternal grandmother’s sewing room. She was a talented quilter with an eye for juxtapositions of colors and patterns. I’ve never felt like I’ve achieved her level of boldness or brilliance at this but I love the adventure of creating colorways. If I learned anything from her talent, it is that there isn’t always one right answer, sometimes it is about trial and error, and taking a few chances.

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Amy’s Thread: Anna Zilboorg Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Eileen, the winner of our Splendid Apparel by Anna Zilboorg (XRX, 2015) giveaway!

Thank you so much to everyone who commented! There were so many great recommendations that I thought I’d recap the recurring themes from the comments for you – 3 authors in particular that came up over and over again.

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What Inspires: Thoughts of Home

Growing up, I moved a lot. With each new place we would unpack the boxes, hang the quilts and paintings on the wall, and make the beds with lots of blankets and pillows. Textiles that my mom made and collected were a huge part of what made a new strange place a home.  Read more

Amy’s Thread: Squam’s Inspiration

In the last two weeks, I traveled from Rhode Island to Columbus, Ohio for TNNA, the knitting industry trade show, back to Rhode Island and then to the Squam Art Workshops retreat in Holderness, New Hampshire.

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