The Lemonade Shop is currently run out of Castle Rock, CO by Heather Rhoads. That's me. I say currently because I am a Chicago girl at heart and miss the city so much so I am sure there is a move to be had at some point. I fell in love with color at New Trier High School in Winnetka, IL where they had an amazing art department and after that I attended a private design school in Chicago where I left with honors. There could be a long drawn out story about how I got started dyeing yarn but it's really simple, I love color, I love yarn and I love knitting. I also love cake, but I'll save that for another time.

My husband Christopher works for the shop full time so we are a true family run business. When he is not twisting yarn or shipping he practices High End Residential Architecture, but that is few a far between these days. We met at an architecture firm where I headed up the marketing department and he was just a mere CAD monkey. That was until we had our daughter Grace. She is one smart cookie and has big plans for her future. Just as long as it's not boys, I'm not ready for that.

It's not very riveting, but it's the way I like it and I wouldn't change it for the world.


Welcome a new branch of The Lemonade Shop, a sister line called Rhoadside!      This vibrant new fiber line will be filled with meaningful deep hues and dreamy colorways dyed slowly allowing each color to flow into the next. We are starting with eight color families and are excited to see where this new outlet takes us. It’s a project we always hoped to make happen and we’re thrilled to introduce it to the knitting world.