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Emily Explains: Dyeing Yarn with Pokeberries

This past weekend I spent the day exploring one of my favorite places – Beavertail State Park in Jamestown, RI. It has magical pathways that lead to small coves along the coastline filled with bunnies, butterflies and flowering trees. I know it sounds too good to be true, but trust me… this place is the a hidden gem! As I was driving into the park, I was even more excited because I spotted pokeberries along the road. I recognized them immediately from reading one of my favorite natural dyeing books, Harvesting Color by Rebecca Burgess. Read more

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 involved in several team projects, including this summer’s Ultra Alpaca Mystery Knit-Along!

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Designer Spotlight: Promenade en Forêt by Julie Archambault

When Julie Archambault first learned to knit, her mother and aunt told her she was holding her needles incorrectly. Julie continued to knit her way and proved she could do it well. These days, she’s the one teaching them new techniques! Read more

Amy’s Thread: Marmot Day

Today, February 2nd, is Groundhog day, the day when according to some a Groundhog (AKA Woodchuck… AKA Marmots) will wake up from hibernation, look out of his hole and predict the length of winter. According to the contributors to Wikipedia, rodents are accurate predictors of the weather 39% of the time. Which is not an impressive average.

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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


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