Category archives: Lace Knitting

Lace knitting patterns and ideas for our fine naturally dyed wool.

Spring newsletter

Written by [email protected] on March 23, 2017 in Dye House News, Events, Lace Knitting, Markets, workshops

We are very much looking forward to once more being at Pour l'Amour du Fil in Nantes from April 19th - 23rd. We will be on stand D21 and as usual we will have our three wools in loads of naturally dye colours, some new kits including Fresco by Kieran Foley and an opportunity to take part in a competition.

As usual there will be many prestigious designers present such as AMY BUTLER, BRIGITTE HEITLAND, MINICK AND SIMPSON and KAFFE FASSETT . They will share their experience in numerous workshops and conferences. In addition, a book the Artisan collection by Kaffe ...

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Winter in Creuse and a Spring competition / concours

Written by [email protected] on March 23, 2017 in Dye House News, Events, Lace Knitting

I know it is Spring in date if not in fact. But none the less today we are launching 'winter in Creuse", the second in the series of Creuse shawls designed by Hélène Marcy.

Je sais que c'est le printemps en date, sinon en fait. Quand même , aujourd'hui nous lançons 'winter in Creuse", le deuxième dans la série des châles de Creuse conçus par Hélène Marcy.

The same striking drape with a wintry combination of naturally dyed colours. Dyes that include oak, weld madder and indigo.

Le même drap doux avec une combinaison hivernale de couleurs teintes naturellement ...

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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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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:

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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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Thanksgiving

Written by [email protected] on Nov. 21, 2012 in Dye House News, Lace Knitting

We would like to celebrate this happy family orientated time with all our friends no matter on which side of the pond by offering from Thursday 22nd November to the end of Sunday 25th a special 20% discount on the Gitane kits.

The code is : turkey

That't it.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Nous tenons à célébrer ce moment orienté famille heureuse avec tous nos amis, peu importe de quel côté 'the pond' en offrant du jeudi 22 Novembre à la fin de Dimanche 25 une remise spéciale de 20% sur l'kits Gitane.

Le code est le suivant: turkey

C'est ...

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Les Journées Internationales de la Laine - Felletin- 2012

Written by [email protected] on Oct. 31, 2012 in Dye House News, Lace Knitting, La Laine

Les Journées Internationales de la Laine in Felletin is a whirlwind of wool every year but this year it surpassed itself in every way. The organisers were friendly and helpful, even helping to carry in our wares for us and smilingly providing lunch and pancakes against the odds all week-end. Our fellow exhibitors were many and varied showcasing every aspect of wool and a good slice of the million creative things you can do with it.

Les Journées Internationales de la Laine à Felletin est un tourbillon de laine tous les ans mais cette année, il s'est surpassé dans ...

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