Welcoming the new crewel / lace-weight wool.

Written by [email protected] on Sept. 14, 2021 in Bulletin, Dye House News, embroidery, Lace Knitting, La Laine, sale

Some of you might have seen the Instagram post about the new wool arriving. We are hereby celebrating its arrival with a white sale

When we first started out we used to buy the wool we needed in 100kg lots from good old Bradford, even when the world wool prices started soaring we sourced our wool there. That is until the minimum order was raised to 1000 kg. That was a little too much for our purse! Knowing that it was vitally important that our crewel embroidery wool was of the best quality we turned to our friends at Biella ...

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Revival by Brenda Sortwell

Written by [email protected] on Sept. 1, 2021 in embroidery

Inspirations Studio has just published an autumnal design by the English embroidery designer Brenda Sortwell, Revival This beautiful embroidery is worked using 19 of Renaissance Dyeing naturally dyed colours mainly from the Elizabethan Range. Once you have downloaded the pattern you can find the colours you need here

The pattern is a digital PDF file for you to save and print at home. Included are comprehensive instructions to create the project along with detailed step-by-step illustrations/photographs, a full list of Renaissance Dyeing threads and materials required, pattern sheet plus any relevant hints, tips and tricks.

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New Year Greetings

Written by [email protected] on Jan. 22, 2021 in Bulletin, Dye House News, Natural Dye Plants, newsletter

Dear Friends,

Here at Renaissance Dyeing as all over the world 2020 was a challenging year to say the least, but we've also felt incredibly grateful for the support of our community of stitchers everywhere. We couldn't have made it through without you, and we have been truly bowled over by the consistent support and warmth you've all shown towards our yarn and threads this year.

And so, embroiderers, stitchers, knitter, crocheters, weavers and all wool workers, we just wanted to say thank you. We hope that you have found some joy in the threads you have ...

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Oak Brown

Written by [email protected] on Nov. 2, 2020 in Dye House News, Natural Dye Plants

When we first moved to the Ariége in France we were lucky enough to have as our neighbour Madame G. Approaching her ninetieth year she wasn't too happy at first to receive these strangers as neighbours but we were nearly as wise as she was and knew that if we wanted to know and grow in this totally new area we simply needed to ask Madame G how she did it. Different climate, soil and even weeds would have floored us without her deep knowledge and aid. We lived happily together for nearly 10 more years before she parted ...

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Tons d'été

Written by [email protected] on July 9, 2020 in Bulletin, competition, Events, Markets, merinos d'arles

J'espère sincèrement que vous allez tous bien et que les derniers mois ont été gérables et continueront de l'être.

Friandises d'été

Verdir la chaîne élisabéthaine, comme si elle n'était pas assez verte! Nous offrons, jusqu'à épuisement des stocks, un supplément écheveau de vert gratuitement avec la gamme élisabéthaine.

De plus, Adriaan a "organisé"un petit cadeau de 2 paquets de 6 couleurs différentes de laine de dentelle / crewel pour vous. Vous pouvez tout lire à ce sujet et comment participer sur le blog.

Nouveau Kit de Pull

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Summer Jottings 2020

Written by [email protected] on July 7, 2020 in competition, Dye House News, Events, Markets, merinos d'arles, newsletter

I sincerely hope this finds you all well and that the last few months have been manageable and will continue to be so.

Summer Treats

Greening the Elizabethan Range , as if it wasn't green enough! We are offering, while stocks last, an extra skein of green for free with the Elizabethan Range.

Also, Adriaan has 'organised' a little giveaway of 2 packs of 6 different colours of the crewel / lace-weight wool for you. You can read all about it and how to enter on the blog.

New Sweater Kit

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Adriaan's Giveaway

Written by [email protected] on July 7, 2020 in competition, Dye House News, Lace Knitting

English at the bottom!

Ce n'est pas très souvent qu'Adriaan fait une erreur. Cette semaine, il en a fait un petit. Ils disent que le signe d'un artisan qualifié est qu'ils peuvent s'adapter à n'importe quel revers du processus.

Voici donc la solution d'Adriaan. Nous allons donner le problème.

Ce qui s'est passé, c'est que des écheveaux de 25 m ont été enroulés sur la machine à bobiner avec un diamètre trop large, ils sont donc trop gros !!

Adriaan les a divisés en deux groupes et nous vous les proposerons. Laissez ...

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Story of a sweater

Written by [email protected] on May 31, 2020 in Bulletin, Dye House News, La Laine, merinos d'arles, Natural Dye Plants

The stunning Lady and the Unicorn tapestries at the Musee de Cluny in Paris were created in about 1500 using wool and natural dyes such as madder, woad and weld. They are believed to represent the five senses. Each one features a lady and her maidservant, a unicorn, a lion and numerous small birds and animals, as well as trees and plants. The background colour is red, dyed with madder, which has not noticeably faded in all the five hundred varied years since the tapestries were woven. This is a remarkable testament to the durability of natural dyes. Sections of ...

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Newsletter de février

Written by [email protected] on Jan. 31, 2020

Atelier Exploration des colorants naturels 2020

Juste pour faire savoir à ceux d'entre vous qui sont intéressés par l'atelier de teinture d'été 2020 que je loue un gîte dans notre petit hameau pour l'hébergement. Il pourra accueillir jusqu'à 8 d'entre vous, à 50 pas (peut-être 60) de l'atelier et à environ 100 longues enjambées du lac. Vous pouvez le voir en ligne ici

L'idée est de fournir de la nourriture et un hébergement à un prix raisonnable et d'impliquer nos voisins dans tout le shebang. Marianne assurera donc le logement et ...

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February news. Workshop and wrapping up.

Written by [email protected] on Jan. 29, 2020

Exploring Natural Dyes workshop 2020

Just to let those of you who are interested in the 2020 summer dyeing workshop know that I am renting a gite in our little hameau for accommodation. It will be able to accommodate up to 8 of you, is 50 paces (maybe 60) from the atelier and about 100 long strides from the lake. You can see it on line here

The idea is to provide food and accommodation at a reasonable price and involve our neighbours in the whole shebang. So Marianne will provide the housing and Laetitia will look after your meals ...

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