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There’s this maple outside my window that I can’t get enough of. It’s so powerfully red right now, that when the sun hits it the entire living room turns this lovely golden red colour. A few days ago I bought home a leaf from said…

Maple

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The move is officially done, we closed on the condo, and I can finally start to feel settled in the house. I decided to celebrate with a little lunchtime walk, and found this most excellent little antique shop not 10 minutes from my home: Greystone…

Treasure Hunting

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With all this playtime in variegated yarns lately, I knew I needed to do a proper autumn ombre. I went through tons of autumn photography, and finally settled on this lovely shot from Merrickville, Ontario, where it was just getting ready to storm hard, but…

Prairie Storm

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I’ve recently received an email from a customer concerned about the number of breaks in her skein of Blue Brick yarn. We are also concerned about it, but at the moment, with our current system and suppliers, up to three breaks is possible. I thought…

Knotty, Knotty Yarn

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For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, I think the @slowfashionoctober instagram blurb says it best: A celebration of the small-batch, handmade, second-hand, well-loved, long-worn, known-origins wardrobe. It’s a dialogue that we can all participate in, to any degree, in whatever way inspires us, and…

Slow Fashion October

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A little assortment of what we’ve been up to (and my obsession with the colour yellow!). We’ve shut the store down until Oct 3rd to give us time to move ourselves, and the company to Burlington. All orders are still being fulfilled, and we expect…

Moving Chaos & Temporary Store Closure

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A HUGE thank you to everyone who came out to our booth at the KW Knitters Fair this weekend! This was our first time doing that fair, and honestly, it was crazy pants. I have to give special thanks to Kathryn, our tech-editor extraordinaire but…

KW Knitters Madness!

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The KW Knitters Fair is this weekend!  Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex 400 East Ave, Kitchener, Ontario. Time: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Click here for more information For the KW Knitters Festival this weekend I’ve introduced a fun new product that will be a show exclusive:…

Jelly Beans!

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You may have noticed that ‘Seafoam’; a staple colour at The Blue Brick, is looking a little different. So different in fact, that I had to rename it, introducing ‘Iceberg’. There is a reason this happened. We changed our dye supplier and began ordering bulk…

Return to the Sea – a Colour Tale

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Lots of change coming to us… yet again. I remember after we got married last October I told Tito ‘lets have a boring life for a year, let’s not start anything big’. So much for plans. This year we really launched The Blue Brick. In…

Chateau Blue Brick

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