Category archives: Dye House News

The latest news from our natural dye house in France.

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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Les billets pour l'AEF / Tickets for AEF

Written by [email protected] on Dec. 31, 2013 in Dye House News, La Laine

Nous avons des billets à donner pour L'Aiguille en Fête en Février 6-9.

5 pour 2 personnes pour vendredi soir.

9 pour une personne seule à venir sur une journée de leur choix.

Pour participer au tirage pour les billets nous donnent une rétroaction dans les commentaires de ce blog. Qu'aimez-vous de Renaissance Dyeing. Qu'est-ce que vous n'aimez pas? De quoi voulez-vous avoir plus? Si vous voulez laisser la rétroaction de toute façon, mais ne voulez pas participer au tirage, écrivez pas de tirage sur votre commentaire.

Venez nous voir sur le stand G10.1

We ...

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Lauris-two

Written by [email protected] on Nov. 1, 2013 in Dye House News, La Laine

At Lauris we met our neighbour and guardian angel. Notre voisin et ange gardien. Frederika von Maltzahn

Les couleurs magiques de / The magic colours of Magli Bontoux

The astonishing felt of Elisabeth Berthon Morse Felt Studio. Look at that eco-printing!

L'étonnante feutre de Elisabeth Berthon. Regardez cette éco-impression.

Dans l'exposition, cette charmante pièce de l'éco-impression et la broderie par [Fabienne Dorsman-Rey] (https://www.facebook.com/FabienneRey).

In the exhibition this delightful piece of eco-printing and embroidery by Fabienne Dorsman-Rey.

Et le talentueux et humble M Bernard Oriol qui tisse en la laine et de la soie la ...

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The Pettinengo Blues

Written by [email protected] on Sept. 11, 2013 in Dye House News

Pettinengo is a village in the hills above Biella in northern Italy, it has narrow lanes, deer in the streets, lots of noisy people and a beautiful community venture in the peaceful Villa Piazzo. This is where The Wool Box Indigo week-end took place.

I had great fun introducing 10 or so Italian ladies to the joys of dyeing with the organic sugar indigo vat.

Some of the ingredients

Winding LOTS of wool into skeins

We dyed woollen skeins and tops with weld into two depths of yellow and then dipped them into the bio-indigo bath.

That magic moment when ...

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Natural Dyeing course in Italy

Written by [email protected] on June 4, 2013 in Dye House News, Lace Knitting

I have just returned and am still glowing from the natural dyeing course I was asked to give at the parco della villa Piazzo Pettinengo, near Biella, Italy by The Wool Box. I love Italy and especially this northern corner where my wool is so expertly spun. This workshop experience was good I think for everybody, the organisation was eager and friendly and deliciously Italian, the venue and organic food were superb and everyone involved, organisers, staff and students were warm, interested and relaxed as only Italians (and some from England) can be. AND the sun shone for us for ...

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Ann's Barn + Dyeing courses

Written by [email protected] on May 8, 2013 in Dye House News

As far as news goes, I am not sure where to start. No doubt the most significant happening for Renaissance Dyeing in April was that Ann the winner of the Great British Sewing Bee wore the Bohemian Rhapsody to the studio on week 3. You can see her wearing it here between 2 - 4 minutes into the video. It is wonderful to see the scarf being worn by such a competent needle woman. Although the scarf was not mentioned there are a lot of you who seemed to have known it and decided to make one for yourselves.

Which brings ...

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