Blackthorn

Written by [email protected] on Sept. 13, 2014 in Natural Dye Plants

I haven't quite got used to the fact that the harvest is ready earlier here in the south of France, even in the most mountainous department. Back in England one waited until the first frost had visited the sloe berries before picking them. Here you have to get in there in early September or they are gone.

I was worried that I was too late, the berries are small and some are beginning to shrivel, their bloom gone, washed off by the summer of rain, dried by the fierce September sun. Then I realise that they are drying like ...

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Summer 2014 album

Written by [email protected] on Sept. 12, 2014 in Dye House News, Events

Before autumn is fully upon us here is a pictorial glimpse at our summer. / Un aperçu de notre été

I know I have always maintained that our wools are very versatile but I didn't expect this. J'ai toujours soutenu que nos laines sont très polyvalents, mais je ne m'attendais pas à cela.

Thank you Bruce for sending me these beautiful fishing flies.

La Toison D'Art market at Dieulefit.. it wasn't raining! __ Marché de La Toison D'Art à Dieulefit .. il ne pleuvait pas!

There we are, proudly in the row! / Il nous sommes fiers ...

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