Last week the Design Team was on location again photographing the Fall/Winter 2016 collection. Shooting "Fall" in Spring can be a challenge but this year the weather obliged us with a late season Nor'easter that quickly melted away over the course of a single day. Chris Vaccaro, our photographer for this shoot, found us this… Continue reading A week on Instagram
Amy’s Thread: Toys!
Emily Explains: How-To Make Last Minute Mistletoe!
This week I think I have holiday brain. My mind rapidly jumps around as I think about the many things I'm juggling at work and the things I'm hoping to do for fun. When I sat down to write today's blog post my mind turned blank. What on earth can I help you all with today?!… Continue reading Emily Explains: How-To Make Last Minute Mistletoe!
What Inspires: Ceramic Art
This week's free pattern, Lyra, is a pair of mittens knit in Berroco Artisan. It features knitted leaves on the top of each hand - a design inspired by imagery that continuously catches my eye as I scroll through Pinterest.Over and over, I have pinned floral ceramic plates that I now know are by the contemporary ceramic artist, Makoto Kagoshima.… Continue reading What Inspires: Ceramic Art
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… Continue reading Emily Explains: Dyeing Yarn with Pokeberries
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! Amy picked 10 shades of Berroco Ultra Alpaca and told us to use as… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Design: Inspiration for my MKAL Block
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! Julie recently began publishing her own designs, starting with a shawl she knit in… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Promenade en Forêt by Julie Archambault
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… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Marmot Day
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. Recently, I've been using natural materials to create the colors that I want to wear. I love the earthy hues that natural dyes create. They remind me of the water colors that fill my sketchbooks. This… Continue reading Emily Explains: Naturally Dyeing with Red Onions
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… Continue reading On Location: Fall/Winter ’14 Photography