Happenings around the Dye House

Written by [email protected] on May 8, 2012 in Dye House News, Natural Dye Plants

Just to give you a peek of what is going on in the dyehouse.

There are three things on-going at the moment - dyeing for the new 10 coloured Shawlette from Cécile Balladino aka Eclectic Gipsyland; dyeing of some turkey-work wool for a project that has spanned 5 years for the Merchant's House in Marlborough, England and the endless job of keeping the crewel wool stock at a level that doesn't cause panic. Lampion is one of the Poll Dorset shades that will go into Cécile's new crochet shawl, this is made, among other things, with onion skins ...

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A Kaleidoscope of new kits and patterns

Written by [email protected] on March 6, 2012 in Dye House News

As you can see we have been busy almost non-stop all through the winter. We have been dyeing, winding and packing the new spin of organic Poll Dorset for kits for the designers' new patterns. Mary-Lena, always mindful of the dyer, used the wool from Kate Wallace's Roman de la Rose socks to create Ingrid's Swedish Beanie and Mitts which has kept many of you busy.

Ingrid's Swedish Beanie and Mitts

Kate Davis of Needled was very industrious designing two original circular pieces, the Funchal Moebius and Hazelhurst, both have proved great hits. More recently to celebrate the launch of the French web-site ...

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