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Written by [email protected] on April 1, 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 Fassett will be distributed free of charge.

As usual we have tickets to give away. Just leave a comment below to enter into the draw which will take place next Saturday, April 8th.

Launching today is the Fresco Crescent shawl kit designed by Kieran Foley using 9 colours of our Merinos d'Arles range. An exciting knit incorporating intarsia lace, an openwork beaded band and a chevron border. A beautiful naturally dyed crescent shawl using a rare wool.

Winter in Creuse, below, is the second in this series designed by Helene Marcy, Eclat du Soleil. For the third in the series, Spring in Creuse, there is a competition for you to pick the 6 colours and win the kit for this lovely soft draped shawl. You will find more details here. Have a look at some of the first colour choices on our Instagram page

I will be giving two natural dyeing workshops this year. Both in English with a touch of French and both in France. Here in my atelier in Montbel will be an extensive 5 day workshop covering all you need to know to be able to naturally dye woollen yarn in over 30 exciting colours. There are still a couple of places available. Click the link above for more details and the booking form.

I will also be giving a three day workshop as part of the Colour Week at Montbrun Bocage. This will be a workshop covering all-in-one-bath dyeing in two colours and the fructose/lime indigo bath. You can find out more about this workshop and book though the organisers Jean Francois and Krystel Chavigny. Please note that in real life my head is not digitally distorted.

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