I hope it is not yet too late to wish you all a healthy, peaceful New Year, full of colour and achievement. January usually keeps me busy organising the year's natural dyeing workshops and markets where we hope to see some of you this year.
The first opportunity to meet us and see our colours, kits and touch the wool will be February 10th-11th in Crest in Drome. Here you can download the flyer and the list of exhibitors. As usual there are lots of exciting woolly experiences awaiting. See you at booth 16.
We will be just a hop across the channel the weekend of April 28th-29th at the exciting new wool festival at chateau de Miromesnil just outside Dieppe on the coast of Normandy. There is an interesting line-up of continental exhibitors, designers and workshops. Book tickets and workshops, see the list of exhibitors and more information here Le Fil de la Manche. There will be transport from the Ferry port at Dieppe and the train station to the château, keep an eye on their web-site for more details. This feels like the birth of a major French wool festival.
This year I will be teaching at least two natural dyeing workshops.
A 5 day fully hands-on workshop, in English only, here at my humble dye-house in the Ariege. I have written a blog post for you to see some pics and get links to further information. This workshop will fully equip you to dye any colour you like on woollen yarn. You will experience every step of the process from preparing and mordanting your yarn to dyeing with the powerful traditional dyes:- weld, madder, cochineal and indigo.
We have a few other things up our woolly sleeve for 2018.
The first of these is that we have a 10% discount on all our Poll Dorset wool until the end of February. Many people are experiencing a very cold winter and some of them have discovered that our Poll Dorset wool is warmer than other chemically dyed wool that they are used to using. Wool that is processed with the environment in mind is not only not going to spread chemicals over your knitting hands and skin but also the fibres have not been damaged in any way and the wool is actually warmer, as wool should be. Code for discount is : Indigo
In 2018 we are also looking forward to some kit launches in collaboration with some exciting designers. We will keep you posted.
Anna Slawek on 01/28/2018 12:34 a.m.
Hello and thank you for your 2018 newsletter. I would love to take advantage of your 10% discount on your Poll Dorset wools. Is there a discount code I need to enter with my order or is the discount applied automatically? Thank you for your help! Sincerely, Anna