September Newsletter

Written by [email protected] on Sept. 11, 2015 in Dye House News, Events

As summer is drawing to a close both Adriaan and me have warm memories of the exciting days we spent with the students on our natural dyeing workshop here in Montbel, you can see some more pics here on the blog.

Now the autumn mists are beginning to veil the lake in the mornings and there is a natural tendency to reach for the knitting needles of an evening. However we are far too busy for that sort of thing, YET.

I am dyeing and winding and Adriaan is winding and labeling, frantically! We hope to be in time to create an interesting stand for the Knitting and Stitching show at Alexandra Palace in London. That's for 5 days from the 7th - 11th October.

We live in a little hameau of 5 houses so this is going to be a bit of a change for us. It is a little daunting not knowing how we are going to get all our stuff into the right place in time. Our stall is RDJ1 in the Panorama Room which I believe will be signposted as the Resource Centre, so do come and see if we made it okay.


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We will be taking quite a few new kits as well as our classic favorites.

There will be some new designs in Indigo, from French designer eclatdesoleil, blue is her favourite colour she says and with it she has created a stunning crochet shawl in three shades of lace-weight dyed in the indigo vat and from Kate Wallace, socks with a matching tam knitted with the organic Poll Dorset. In shades of indigo blue!

Il y aura de nouvelles conceptions d'Indigo, de designer française eclatdesoleil, le bleu est sa couleur préférée, dit-elle et avec le bleu elle a créé un châle magnifique en crochet en trois nuances de dentelle teint dans la cuve indigo. De Kate Wallace, des chaussettes avec un tam correspondant tricotés avec la laine Poll Dorset bio. Dans les nuances d'indigo bleu!

Renaissance Stripes by Kieran Foley will be joined by his new design called Renaissance Crescent,

This shawl is knitted with our Blue-faced Leicester 4-ply in 18 naturally dyed colours, hence the winding! We hope to launch the kit on the web-site on our return from London.

At the end of October we will be on the move again to our beloved and well-known Journées Nationales de la Laine in Felletin. This is from October 24th -25th.

À la fin d'Octobre, nous reprenons la route pour notre bien-aimé et bien connu Journées Nationales de la Laine à Felletin Ceci est d'Octobre 24e au 25.

On October 26th the knitting needles will come out chez nous!

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Margaret Horton

Margaret Horton on 09/13/2015 9 p.m.

Thanks for your news, I love the fairisle shawl. Good luck with the upcoming shows.

christine widgren

christine widgren on 09/13/2015 10:05 p.m.

I'm waiting for the right moment to start the Renaissance Stripes shawl with Kieran Foley's brilliant design and your fabulous colors!

Margaret Andrews

Margaret Andrews on 09/14/2015 5:02 a.m.

Guess I posted on the wrong comment part. The colors of your yarn are just beautiful. The shawl is just wonderful and makes me think of fall. Have a good time in London.

Geraldine Fletcher

Geraldine Fletcher on 09/14/2015 7:29 a.m.

I plan to go to Alexandra Palace this year for the first time, and I'm really looking forward to it. I can't wait to see your kits, they look so beautiful.


PJ on 09/15/2015 11:39 a.m.

I'm so excited to finally meet you in London, as I have just moved to the UK from Australia. I can't wait to see some of your work in person :-)


Sarah on 09/15/2015 12:28 p.m.

Would love to see you in London - I've been a fan of Renaissance Dyeing for many years and have bought online before, but nothing beats seeing and feeling the yarn in real life! Best of luck with the shows.

Julie Reeman

Julie Reeman on 09/18/2015 11:40 a.m.

I've nearly finished my first crewel work piece, now to design my next project and get sewing with these gorgeous colours, would love to pick them out at the show!


Anne on 09/18/2015 12:20 p.m.

I am so excited this kit is now available, I loved the shawl the first time I saw a photo of it on your FB page, can't wait to see it in real life at Ally Pally

Jane Susanna ENNIS

Jane Susanna ENNIS on 09/18/2015 12:23 p.m.

Would love to see you at Ally Pally......I bought your Roman de la Rose sock kit a while back, my first attempt at knitting socks.


nicole on 09/18/2015 11:51 p.m.

The fairisle shawl is fabules . Love the colors. Good luck with your shows . I hope , one day , I can knit also this beautifull . Thanks for sharing your lovely work


virginia on 10/03/2015 1:46 p.m.

Can't wait to order the new Foley kit!! Would love an e-mail when it's available, but will keep checking as well!

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