Le Lot et La Laine

Written by [email protected] on June 30, 2015 in Dye House News, Events, Natural Dye Extracts

Grande Fête de la Laine et du Tricot dans le Lot ! Big fibre festival in the Lot region in the south of France.

Troisième édition les 11 et 12 juillet 2015 au Musée de Cuzals, Sauliac sur Célé.

Beaucoup de couleurs sera sur place donc vous pouvez faire votre propre assemblage de couleur en fonction de vos goût et de votre garde robe.


Nous sommes ravis d'avoir Hélène Marcy - Eclat Du Soleil à notre stand. Non seulement est-elle apporter deux nouveaux modèles mais elle sera sur eu tout au long du week-end pour répondre à vos demandes de motif ...

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Creative workshops at Chateau de Gudanes

Written by [email protected] on June 7, 2015 in Dye House News, Events

The Chateau de Gudanes lies further into the Pyrénées about an hours drive south west of here.

There this summer the Australian embroiderer and designer Deborah Mackay will be offering week long or daily workshops. Both crochet and embroidery projects will be using Renaissance Dyeing crewel / lace-weight wool and of course we hope you will be able to put aside your work to pop over and see our humble artisan dye-house.

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Nettles

Written by [email protected] on May 18, 2015 in Natural Dye Plants

Somewhere in most gardens there is a stinging nettle patch and I expect you like me have a history going back a long time with this interesting plant. I remember my fear of it when young and the rapidity with which I learnt to respect it and also to identify the dock leaf which would sooth its sting. Nowadays I use Weleda Urtica gel, known in English as Combudoron Gel, which is made of nearly 50% stinging nettle and surely must the epitome of the hair of the dog remedy.

A wonderfully child friendly use of nettles.

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A Recipe of Earth's Colours

Written by [email protected] on May 7, 2015 in Dye House News, Natural Dye Plants

That the earth can produce such colours still amazes me after so many years. These colours have been produced by just a few plants.

  • Weld for the basic yellows and the foundation of the greens and turquoises.

  • Madder for the terracottas and browns.

  • The insect cochineal for the pink that is the first layer of the purple.

  • Finally indigo to transform the yellows and pink into turquoise, green and purple.

  • A few grams of alum, cream of tartar and iron and you have a rainbow.

  • Mineral, plant, animal and man or in my case woman.

  • Earth, water, fire and air ...

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Spring Newsletter

Written by [email protected] on March 9, 2015 in Dye House News, Events, Natural Dye Plants

Spring Sale

Now we are settled back in the dye house and winding room after the businesses of the Paris show and the arrival of our new grand-daughter, I have time to put some things for sale on the web-site. Thank you Mojo Cat for the idea!

Maintenant, nous sommes réinstallés dans latelier de teinture et la grange d'enroulement et avoir le temps de mettre les choses dans une vente sur le site web.

Le Lot et La Laine

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December Newsletter

Written by [email protected] on Dec. 16, 2014 in Dye House News, Lace Knitting, La Laine

Many of us are looking forward no doubt to a quiet family time next week, the nights are at their longest in the northern hemisphere and it is time to draw the curtains and hopefully relax. In our family we always look forward to the lights that shine indoors at this time of year but this year there is an extra bit of colour radiating through the superb Renaissance Stripes shawl created by Kieran Foley. It represents the natural dyeing work we do in a truly beautiful artist form.

Beaucoup d'entre nous sont impatients à un temps de famille ...

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Renaissance Stripes

Written by [email protected] on Dec. 16, 2014 in Dye House News, Lace Knitting

Here is the finished Renaissance Stripes. / Voici Renaissance Stripes, c'est fini!

The pattern and kit will be on the web-site very soon. / Le modèle et le kit sera disponible très bientôt.

A wonderful working together with colour wizard Kieran Foley

Un résultat merveilleux de travailler ensemble avec le magicien de la couleur Kieran Foley.

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Growing Renaissance Stripes

Written by [email protected] on Dec. 12, 2014 in Dye House News, Lace Knitting

I have had the enormous pleasure of the last weeks to watch the fine lace-weight growing as if by magic into something magnificent.

Je ai eu l'immense plaisir de regarder les dernières semaines la laine dentelle transformer comme par magie en quelque chose de magnifique.

Take wool of merino sheep, add a little oak galls, indigo, weld, madder and cochineal and let it loose in the talented hands of Kieran Foley of Knit/Lab and voila you have Renaissance Stripes!

Prenez laine de mouton mérinos, ajouter un peu de noix de galles, l'indigo, le réséda, la garance et ...

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L'aiguille en fête - billets

Written by [email protected] on Dec. 7, 2014 in Dye House News, Events

Bon de voir certains d'entre vous à Montbrun Bocage. Le temps était terrible, mais la participation a été bonne. Merci pour la photo du stand, Nicole.

Voici comme promis un blog sur les billets gratuits pour AEF.

Nous avons cinq billets à donner pour les journées et 10 pour 2 personnes le vendredi soir.

Mettez un commentaire pertinent sur ce blog et / ou sur l'article de billets AEF sur la page facebook-Renaissance Dyeing et nous allons tirer les gagnants le 21 décembre.

Bonne chance à tous.

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Turning the Woolbox Scarlet

Written by [email protected] on Nov. 11, 2014 in Dye House News, Events

It was such a pleasure to spend last week-end dyeing with my good friends at the WoolBox. The first day is always slow as well as hard work, Winding skeins, mordanting, soaking wool and dyes for the next day and of course catching up with the news.

Le premier jour est toujours lente et beaucoup de travail, Enrouler les écheveaux, mordançage, tremper la laine et les colorants pour le lendemain et naturellement entendre toutes les nouvelles.

Lots of grinding went into preparing the cochineal with all hands to the pestles. But we decided in the end that Susi was the ...

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