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What you have created with Renaissance Dyeing naturally dyed wool

Calendrier d’Avent 2017

Written by [email protected] on Nov. 28, 2017 in Lace Knitting, Your Gallery

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On me demande souvent ce que l'on peut faire avec un écheveau de 25 m de la laine dentelle ou avec des écheveaux laissés par les Renaissance Stripes ou Bohemian Rhapsody kits. Annette de Annette Petavy design a trouvé une réponse amusante. Un calendrier de l'Avent crocheté, qui progresse jour après jour tout au long de l'Avent en étapes faciles à suivre. Il y a beaucoup d'images et de liens pour expliquer les explications en anglais et en français.

Donc, prenez dix minutes de votre journée chargée et offrez-vous un Calendrier de ...

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Advent Fun

Written by [email protected] on Nov. 28, 2017 in Lace Knitting, Your Gallery

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I am often asked what can be done with a 25m skein of lace-weight/crewel wool or with left-over skeins from the Renaissance Stripes or Bohemian Rhapsody kits. Annette of Annette Petavy design has come up with a fun answer. A crocheted Advent calendar that advances day by day throughout Advent in easy to follow steps. For nervous crocheters like me it is easy to follow as there are lots of images and links to stitch explanations in English and French.

So take ten minutes out of your busy day and give yourself a hand-crafted Advent ...

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The Noble Thread

Written by [email protected] on Nov. 26, 2015 in Dye House News, Your Gallery

I expect many of you have already discovered the American crewel embroidery web-site, The Noble Thread dedicated to the art of early American embroidery.

Peut-être que beaucoup d'entre vous ont déjà découvert le site de broderie américaine The Noble Thread dédié à l'art de la broderie ancienne américaine.

Its creator, Caroline follows in the footsteps of Margaret Whiting and Ellen Miller of Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework, and her purpose mirrors theirs, to preserve, record, learn, teach, revive, and build upon the arts of early American women.

Le but de Caroline, son créateur, est de préserver ...

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Natural dye workshop 2015

Written by [email protected] on Aug. 23, 2015 in Dye House News, Events, Natural Dye Plants, Your Gallery

So much to share, lots of pics, so here are a few of the daily highlights.

Winding and tying all that WHITE yarn.

First colour from the all-in-one Madder bath.

Some of the fruits of day 2 - Weld and Cochineal

Wednesday was Woad Day.

Weld and Indigo make green or turquoise.

Working those Madder bags...

....makes bright red maddered wool.

Gunilla brought along her amazing felted kimono for us to see.

Indigo diving!

Logwood wool cooling in its liquor.

Not much white wool left!

Decorating the washing line!

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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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Socks from Renaissance Dyeing Yarn

Written by [email protected] on Dec. 29, 2009 in Your Gallery

Voila! Socks knitted by Polly Van Bremmel using the bluefaced Leicester - Iris, here is what she has to say about the pattern she used and the yarn.

Polly's Monkeys

The pattern I used as reference is by Cookie A. called "Monkeys." I say referenced, because I made quite a few modifications: toe up (vs. cuff down), no purls (knitted these sts), no yo's (unique left and right leaning increases so pattern "swirls" better, without any yo holes).

I knitted them with a size 2.25 mm/100 cm circular (for 2 at a time). Also, when I make socks, I make ...

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Medieval Purses from Suis le fil

Written by [email protected] on Oct. 8, 2009 in Your Gallery

Vivi alias Suis Le Fil of the Champagne region of France has been very busy over the summer combining her love of all things medieval and her knitting skills.

The Medieval drawstring bags below have been created using Renaissance Dyeing Sock-weight 4-ply wool.

Three Medieval Purses

Fortunately we don't have to attend the French Madieval Faires to buy one as Vivi also has an Etsy Shop.

Blue and Ecru Drawstring Purse

You can also view her blog and follow the stories behind her creations.

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The Threaders of Ford Green Hall

Written by [email protected] on Oct. 3, 2009 in Your Gallery

The Threaders of Ford Green Hall are a small group of dedicated and enthusiastic embroiderers who meet every Monday at Ford Green Hall, Stoke-on-Trent. They spend many busy hours embroidering replica bed hangings, door hangings, pillows, bed spreads and more to be displayed in this charming 17th century farmhouse.

The project leader is Pauline Mountain, she explains how the long curtain took six years to finish, starting with eight people around the big frame but falling to five due to three of the older members dying. The original design is in the V & A and is shown on the cover ...

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Crewel Embroidery Kit from Canevas Folies

Written by [email protected] on March 31, 2009 in Your Gallery

Laurence Liebliech of Canevas Follies will shortly have her new design available on her e-shop. The design combines Renaissance Dyeing fine crewel wool together and shiny silk threads with very striking results.

The image is a peep preview of the forthcoming design.

Detail of les oiseaux

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