Stockport's Staircase Stitchers

Written by [email protected] on March 24, 2007 in Your Gallery

Tester Bed

This is the tester bed in Staircase House, Stockport. There are over 50 volunteer stitchers under the expert eye of Jane Dew busily creating bed-curtains, cushions, samplers and much more, to decorate the bed and this wonderfully restored house.

Stitched Green Flowers

They are very much enjoying using Renaissance wool and each new parcel from our dye house is greeted with whoops of delight!

Crewel work slips

You will be able to meet Jane and some of the Stitchers when they bring their work to the Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show at the end of November.

We will be there too of course! See you then.

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Our naturally dyed yarns ready for Harrogate textile show

Written by [email protected] on March 24, 2007 in Dye House News

Here in Le Fort, which is the tiny part of our village once occupied by a Roman fort, the shared washing line has been given up for Renaissance Dyeing's naturally dyed wool, wash pegs have been lent and photographs taken.

Washing for Harrogate

In a day or two we will wind it into skeins and hanks. Wool, silk, cotton, cashmere, merino, local organic 4-ply; some will be bagged into co-ordinated kits, some will be left loose so that at Harrogate you can order lengths to suit yourselves.

In a few weeks or months it will be all over the world used in ...

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Beautiful embroidery from northern Italy using our naturally dyed wool

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Ricamo Bandera di Chieri pattern

Towards the end of last year we had several enquiries from people seeking an alternative thread to DMC Medici, which had ceased to be available. L'associazione Amici Del Ricamo Bandera di Chieri Torino was one of these and here are pictures of their first work produced with Renaissance Dyeing naturally dyed crewel wool.

It has been made by Anna Ghigo Merlassion the president of the Association.

L'associazione Amici Del Ricamo Bandera di Chieri was founded on September 1999 in order to safeguard and promote the traditional Piedmontese embroidery handicraft which was used to decorate the local cloth, Bandera ...

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