The magic of plants / la magie des plantes

Written by [email protected] on July 27, 2014

Natural dyes are not all that the plant world has to give us. These small plants have made it possible for us to take our stand on the road next week-end. I have had a badly sprained arm for nearly 3 weeks and a strong solar oil of helichrysum and mentha have nearly completely healed it - - almost over night.

Les teintures naturelles ne sont pas tout ce que le monde végétal a à nous donner. Ces petites plantes nous ont permis de prendre notre stande de marché sur la route ce week-end. J'ai eu un bras mal entorse pendant ...

Continue reading

Short url: http://bit.ly/1tPaCiV

Discussions: No comments yet. Be first to comment!

Mid Summer Newsletter / Bulletin plein été

Written by [email protected] on June 25, 2014 in Dye House News, La Laine

June is the month when the wool starts on its way from the sheep and shepherds' to the spinning mills. Sheila's Poll Dorsets have already been shorn and the message has arrived that the wool is beautiful. It is waiting for us to collect and drive it over the Alps.

En Juin la laine commence sur son chemin des moutons et des bergers pour les filatures. La laine Poll Dorset de Sheila a déjà été tondue et le message est arrivé que la laine est belle. Il est en attente pour nous de recueillir et roulons sur les Alpes ...

Continue reading

Short url: http://bit.ly/1rxnLvN

Discussions: No comments yet. Be first to comment!

Woad bunting 1

Written by [email protected] on June 17, 2014

The woad has come to seed. Le pastel est venu semer.

Ce moment de gouttes de larmes pourpres qui sont uniquement pastel est arrivé. That moment of purple tear drops that are uniquely woad has arrived.

It is also the time of year to start making the bunting for July 14th with the village children. Some will be plant 'printed' using the hapa-zome method and the rest will be woad dyed .

C'est aussi le moment de l'année pour commencer à faire les fanions pour le 14 Juillet avec les enfants du village. Certains sera plante «imprimé» avec la ...

Continue reading

Short url: http://bit.ly/1slkTpU

Discussions: No comments yet. Be first to comment!

Solar Dyeing

Written by [email protected] on June 9, 2014 in Dye House News, Natural Dye Plants

There are many differnt ways of solar dyeing. Here is my particular Whit Sunday version:

Il ya plusieurs façons de teinture solaire. Voici ma version particulière de la Pentecôte:

Indulge in a vide greniers or car-boot sale. There you will find that the world is indeed full of many tongues and that it is communicative, kind and friendly.

Offrez-vous une vide greniers. Il vous verrez que le monde est en effet pleine de nombreuses langues et qu'il est communicatif, chaleureux et sympathique.

Beetle home with your chosen bottling jars, these are 1.5l. The rubber seals are important as ...

Continue reading

Short url: http://bit.ly/1pbOpMF

Discussions: No comments yet. Be first to comment!

La Toison d'Art 2014

Written by [email protected] on May 20, 2014 in Dye House News, Events, La Laine

Renaissance Dyeing is now a member of the La Toison D'Art. An association of artisans and wool producers.

Renaissance Dyeing est maintenant un membre de La Toison D'Art. Une association d'artisans et de producteurs de laine.

We are SO looking forward to joining this roaming market to meet you and other wool artisans as well as some of the most picturesque villages in eastern France.

Nous sommes très impatients de rejoindre ce marché de l'itinérance. de vous rencontrer et d'autres artisans de la laine. Ainsi que quelques-uns des villages les plus pittoresques est de la ...

Continue reading

Short url: http://bit.ly/TpXLHu

Discussions: Pas de commentaires. Soyez le premier à commenter !

12 skeins of lace-weight yarn

Written by [email protected] on April 22, 2014 in Dye House News, Lace Knitting, Your Gallery

The images of the 12 skein projects are beginning to arrive.

Les images des projets des 12 écheveaux commencent à arriver.

A crocheted piece from Isabel Seitz which looks as though it might be going to get bigger!

A very colourful crochet scarf.

A charming and very colourful bag by Viviane Deroover in Tunisian and normal crochet using 18 skeins.

Continue reading

Short url: http://bit.ly/1iFGTVS

Discussions: 1 comment

April News Letter

Written by [email protected] on March 16, 2014

As summer tentatively approaches we are beginning to get into some serious natural dyeing here at Renaissance Dyeing. The dryer weather means that the wood fired mordant vat can be used more often and the bigger out-side indigo and woad vat. So Adriaan is busy winding and mordanting and I am trying to get the wool dyed as fast as he can mordant it. We are dyeing lots as we are hoping to be at some French wool markets this summer, but more of that in the next newsletter.

Adriaan est occupé avec mordançage de la laine et j'essaie ...

Continue reading

Short url: http://bit.ly/1lFZ3qh

Discussions: Pas de commentaires. Soyez le premier à commenter !

Let's have fun: The 12 - 18 skein project

Written by [email protected] on Feb. 19, 2014 in Dye House News, Lace Knitting, La Laine, Your Gallery

As you have probably read in our newsletter we had a lot of people asking at L'Aiguille en Fête what could be done with 12 skeins of our lace / crewel wool.

Andie is busy with her crochet hook at the moment but we thought it might be nice to throw the question open to you embroiderers, knitters and crocheters.

So what can YOU do with 12 or 18 of our 25m skeins?

For those wishing to participate and also for those that couldn't come to L'Aiguille en Fête we will make two on-line packages:

  • one of 12 ...

Continue reading

Short url: http://bit.ly/1dMfLmq

Discussions: 3 commentaires

Two more new kits

Written by [email protected] on Feb. 1, 2014

I am very grateful to the anonymous lady at Le Lot et la Laine who suggested I go talk to Hélène Marcy / EclatduSoleil about collaborating on shawl patterns. I'd like you to know that you were right, we do go well together. Hélène managed to wrest herself away from the busy stall she was sharing with fellow designer Annette Petavy and came over for a chat. She bought a lot of lace wool, reds, purples and blues. I don't remember the Poll Dorset, but she must have loaded herself up with that too and voila we already have ...

Continue reading

Short url: http://bit.ly/1i7dWQH

Discussions: Comments are closed.

Les réponses / Your questions answered

Written by [email protected] on Jan. 31, 2014

Oui, nous serons apportons 250m écheveaux de laine à crewel/ laine de dentelle cette année. Dans tous les 100 couleurs ainsi que quelques pastel teint.

Yes, we will be bring 250m hanks of crewel/ lace-wool this year. In all 100 colours plus some woad dyed.

Vous aurez un meilleur accès aux 25 m écheveaux aussi en 100 couleurs ainsi que quelques pastel. Vous n'aurez pas à s'asseoir sur le sol cette année!

We will have better access for you to the 25 m skeins also in 100 colours plus some woad. You won't have to sit on ...

Continue reading

Short url: http://bit.ly/1elffeK

Discussions: 3 comments