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Emily Explains: Naturally Dyeing with Red Onions

I fell in love with dyeing fabrics and yarns in college. White yarns and fabrics are blank canvases with endless possibilities. Read more

On Location: Fall/Winter ’14 Photography

It’s hard to believe we’re already closing in on the final day of photography for our Fall/Winter ’14 season. It seems like just the other day, Norah and Emily were discussing themes, picking locations and anxiously  awaiting the arrival of finished pieces. Well to be honest, those last two things were still occurring just a few days ago. But despite a major time crunch, everything came together as usual.

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Barrison’s Travels: New Hampshire Photo Shoot

Barrison bearly had a chance to get over the jet lag from her SoCal vacation before she was on the road again. This time she joined the rest of the design team for our Spring/Summer ’14 photo shoot in New Hampshire. Since it was her second trip to the Granite State, she didn’t have to knit anything new! She put on her favorite cable sweater and headed north. Read more

Norah’s Knit’s: Summer Accessories

In celebration of a long awaited, and now much enjoyed Spring I’ve put together a little photo essay combining snippets of what’s happening in my New Hampshire yard co-ordinated with Some spring /summer  accessories from our collections. Click on the image for pattern name and more info. Read more

What inspires: Shapes from Nature – Hexagons

It feels like ages since I wrote Knitting Nature, but the process of writing it left an indelible influence on my work. Spirals, fractals and other shapes in nature provided great fodder for designs in my book and still rattle around in my head, but it’s polygons, especially hexagons, that have become a permanent part of my design vocabulary. Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Fern Fingerless Gloves by Amanda Lilley

When you live in New England, you quickly realize that the start of spring, according to the calendar, has nothing to do with the start of spring weather. Designer Amanda Lilley has lived in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire, so I can only imagine she had spring in mind when knitting her beautiful Fern Fingerless Gloves.

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Norah’s Knits: A Walk in the Woods for Inspiration

I spent most of last weekend knitting, knitting and knitting until I couldn’t knit any more.  I was compelled to knit just one more piece for my next volume (that’s Norah Gaughan vol 13). Next week is the big photo shoot, and all of my knitters were busy with other items for our Fall/Winter booklets. Besides, I really wanted to knit this one.   Read more

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