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Bronwyn, known as Casapinka, is a knitting designer who loves bright colors, slipped stitches, and airplanes but hates cheese. Find her on Instagram.
Diane Ivey is the owner and Creative Director of Lady Dye Yarns, an indie-dye yarn company since 2010. The centerpiece of LDY’s unique product line is hand-dyed yarns. Inspired by graffiti and other street art, LDY’s yarns are unlike any others in the marketplace. What makes the yarns unique is in the one-of-a-kind results that come from hand-dyeing small batched of high-quality yarn. LDY believes that when you dye yarn in small batches, you have better control of the quality. She uses a very special dye that as of now, no one is using in the industry. In addition, Diane, has a strong understanding of color theory, allowing her to blend and create colorways that are beautiful and special.
She spent sixteen years in the nonprofit sector. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Mass Communication with a concentration in Print Journalism from Georgia College & State University. She also holds a Masters in Public Administration with a concentration in Non-Profit Management from Suffolk University.
Virginia B Johnson is the owner of Gather Here, a yarn and fabric store with three studios in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is also a costume designer for the film and television industry. In 2020 four of her films will be released: Spenser Confidential, starring Mark Wahlberg and Winston Duke (March 2020), New Mutants starring Maisie Williams and Ana Taylor Joy (April 2020), Hillbilly Elegy starring Amy Adams and Glenn Close (October 2020), and The Man from Toronto starring Jason Statham and Kevin Hart (November 2020). Virginia learned to knit and sew from her grandmother in rural Iowa and discovered a deep love of textiles while visiting her maternal family in the Philippines. She has an MFA in Costume Design and Fashion History and over the years has taught at Drake University, West Virginia University, Wheaton College, and Tufts University.