Category archives: La Laine

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a saddening day

Written by [email protected] on Sept. 29, 2017 in Dye House News, La Laine, Natural Dye Plants, Poll Dorset

Somewhere in one of those memory compartments that I haven't opened for decades are images of the Kalavala, meteoric iron and autumn. This is a Finnish folklore poem that contains elements of the Michael and the dragon imagery.

It joggled back up to the surface today as I am in the process of turning some brilliant summer wool dyeing in to autumn colours with the aid of iron.. not meteoric alas just plain old homemade iron acetate (a future blog post!). Though I bet meteoric iron would work better! This treatment with iron which is known as saddening has ...

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Le Bulletin du Printemps 2017

Written by [email protected] on March 30, 2017 in Dye House News, Events, La Laine, Markets, workshops

Nous sommes très impatients d'être de nouveau à Pour l'Amour du Fil à Nantes du 19 au 23 avril. Nous serons sur le stand D21 et comme d'habitude nous aurons nos trois laines teintes en couleurs vives, les kits de crochet et de tricot, favoris et nouveaux, y compris Fresco Crescent par Kieran Foley et l'occasion de participer à un concours.

Il y aura de nombreux designers prestigieux tels que AMY BUTLER, BRIGITTE HEITLAND, MINICK et SIMPSON et KAFFE FASSETT. Ils partageront leur expérience dans de nombreux ateliers et conférences. En outre, un livre avec la ...

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October newsletter

Written by [email protected] on Oct. 6, 2016 in Dye House News, Events, La Laine, Markets

Octobre signifie Journées Nationales de la Laine à Felletin et cette année, il va être encore plus excitant avec plus d'espace: plus de 130 stands et plus de temps car il commence déjà le 28 octobre, vendredi après-midi à 14h00 Donc, deux jours et demi de laine. Nous serons là comme d'habitude et nous sommes impatients de voir nos travailleurs laineux collègues.

October means Journées Nationales de la Laine in Felletin and this year it is going to be even more exciting with more space: over 130 stands and more time as it already starts on Friday 28th ...

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Summer Events

Written by [email protected] on July 14, 2016 in Dye House News, Events, La Laine, Markets, Poll Dorset, workshops

L'été est toujours une période chargée ici chez Renaissance Dyeing et cet été aussi. Nous sommes très fiers d'être membres de l'Association La Toison d'Art et une fois de plus, nous serons à certains des marchés dans la région Rhône-Alpes. Vous pouvez nous et les autres artisans trouver dans les marchés suivants:

  • Dimanche 31 Juillet - St Pierre de Chartreuse (38)
  • Lundi 1 août - Autrans (38)
  • Mercredi 3 août - Abriès (05)
  • Jeudi 4 août - Monétier (05)
  • Samedi 6 août - Jausiers (04)
  • Dimanche 7 août - Colmars (04)
  • Vendredi 12 août - Anduze (30)
  • Dimanche 14 août - St Jean du ...

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From Flock t'Mill - the Poll Dorset

Written by [email protected] on July 7, 2016 in Dye House News, La Laine, Poll Dorset

First stop for wool is sheep. These are Sheila and Pete's Poll Dorsets, not only are they raised organically but the lambs are not sold for meat, only for breeding. So if anyone wants some good ewes or rams let me know and I will give you the shepherdess' number. You can find the naturally dyed wool here. Over the winter there will be some top designers presenting their work with this wool, keep an eye out.

Premier arrêt pour la laine est mouton. Ceux-ci sont les Poll Dorsets de Sheila et Pete, Ils sont élevés bio et les ...

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New Year 2016 newsletter

Written by [email protected] on Jan. 12, 2016 in Dye House News, Events, La Laine, Natural Dye Plants, workshops

A Happy and Colourful New Year to all our customers and friends.

Nous souhaitons à tous nos clients et amis un joyeux et coloré 2016

With the New Year we will be introducing a New Wool. We are very very pleased to have been able to buy some combed Merino D'Arles tops directly from a shepherds' co-operative in the east of France. This has cut out middlemen and given the shepherds a descent price for their wool. We have had the beautifully soft wool spun into a 4 ply yarn in Biella, Italy - no chemicals, just soap used in ...

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Back and Forth

Written by [email protected] on July 29, 2015 in Dye House News, Events, La Laine

Pics of the wonderful Le lot et la Laine wool festival a few weeks ago.

Beautiful shades

Colourful Fred Boyer.

A sleeve from one of Merriley's nuno jackets.

One for the boys!

Our own stand, Thanks Zsofia!

THE Next event we attend will be here in the village.

AND the event after that will be on the 7th-11th October at The Knitting and Stitching Show at Ally Pally, London.. STAND RCJ1

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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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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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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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