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Accomplishments of the Week - June 17, 2018

Accomplishments of the Week - June 17, 2018

by Debbie Sullivan June 17, 2018 3 Comments

One of the things I'm most excited about getting done this week is setting up a new bee hive. We've had hives in our backyard for the past few summers, but I haven't been really involved in taking care of them too much (it's been more my boyfriend and his brother's project). Unfortunately this year none of them made it through the winter, so we decided to do a bit of a re-set, with my boyfriend and I taking on more of the responsibility for them, and moving the hive up onto the roof of our building so we'd be less likely to get stung while gardening.

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Developing Gradient Sets - Part 1

Developing Gradient Sets - Part 1

by Debbie Sullivan April 24, 2018

I've been spending some time this spring working on developing new gradient sets in our Crescendo yarn for a couple of different projects, and I thought it would be fun (and hopefully interesting!) to document the process here. 

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Dye Experiments: New Arietta Colours

Dye Experiments: New Arietta Colours

by Debbie Sullivan January 25, 2017 3 Comments

I've had the idea in the back of my mind for a while now that we really need a few more colours in our Arietta lace-weight yarn. It's a gorgeous wool and silk blend that knits up beautifully, but with only seven colour options sometimes customers just don't find the right one for their project. I finally got a few spare moments in the dye studio to work on this project recently, and I thought it would be fun to share a bit about my process for colour development.

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Setting up the Sweet Paprika studio

Setting up the Sweet Paprika studio

by Elizabeth Sullivan February 16, 2016

As some of you know, Debbie and I had to move studios rather unexpectedly last August. Although it was very stressful at the time, Debbie managed to find us another studio within a week, and the new space is wonderful!

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