Category archives: Dye House News

The latest news from our natural dye house in France.

Natural Dyeing Course 2019

Written by [email protected] on Jan. 23, 2019 in Dye House News, Events, workshops

Time to start organising the 2019 natural dye course. This year the 5 day workshop will be from August 5th - 9th. As usual it will cover all aspects of natural dyeing on woollen yarn including mordanting, single dye baths, exhausts, indigo dyeing and dye garden. This is a hands-on course, you will go home with over 32 skeins of yarn in different natural colours that you will have dyed yourself. You can bring your own wool or use some of our sustainable Poll Dorset or Merinos d'Arles. The lace-weight/crewel wool too if you like.

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Happy New 2019

Written by [email protected] on Jan. 3, 2019 in Bulletin, Dye House News, Events, Markets, merinos d'arles, newsletter, workshops

A Happy New Year to all of you and a big thank you for being there, it is not always easy for artisans in the present economic, social media orchestrated world so please know that we do always appreciate your custom.

No January is complete without a SALE, this year we have shifted a cross-section of our kits to our sales page something for everybody we hope, inevitably until supplies run out.

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For the crocheters The spanking new The Lady in Red Shawl designed by Annette Petavy at a low introductory price

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November Newsletter

Written by [email protected] on Nov. 8, 2018 in Bulletin, competition, Dye House News, Events, La Laine, Markets, Natural Dye Plants, newsletter

Towards Christmas

When I was young, many years ago now, we used to make little surprises for each other during December, secretly do another's chores, sweeties under the pillow that kind of thing. An atmosphere of thoughtfulness for others to lighten the dark approach to Christmas. Keep am eye on our blog, instagram and facebook pages to join in the December fun, give-ways, competitions, discounts and thoughtfulness. Virtual sweeties under your pillow.

Blue Jean socks

A little later than promised the colourful and cosy Blue Landgirl socks by Kate Wallace are here, perfect with your winter jeans.

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Bulletin d'été 2018

Written by [email protected] on June 29, 2018 in Bulletin, Dye House News, Events, La Laine, Natural Dye Plants

Offre d'été

L'été est définitivement arrivé et pour ceux d'entre vous qui commencent à penser à votre projet de vacances pour vous aider, nous offrons une réduction de 10% sur tout ce qui est laineux sur le site, ce qui signifie tout sauf les extraits. Le code est sunshine et l'offre se déroulera du 2 juillet au 15 juillet

Bundles de Merinos d'Arles et nouvelles couleurs

Peut-être voudrez-vous prendre l'un des nouveaux 'bundles' de Merinos d'Arles pour améliorer votre travail de couleur. Ce sont 4 nuances naturellement teintes de laine Mérinos d'Arles ...

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Portes Ouvertes : été 2018 / Open Studio ; summer 2018

Written by [email protected] on June 15, 2018 in Dye House News, Events, Markets, Natural Dye Plants

Cet été, nous ouvrons nos portes le premier samedi après-midi de juillet, août et septembre.

Il y aura une démonstration de teinture indigo et vous pourrez poser vos questions sur la teinture naturelle.

Vous pourrez voir la teinturerie où je teins les laines et la salle d'enroulement d'Adriaan où nous aurons également notre stand de marché avec toutes nos laines et kits exposés.

Alors peut-être vous voir entre 14 et 18 heures. le 7 juillet, le 4 août ou le 1er septembre.

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Mid-summer newsletter 2018

Written by [email protected] on June 15, 2018 in Dye House News, Events, Lace Knitting, La Laine, Natural Dye Plants, newsletter

Summer Offer

Summer has, I think, definitely arrived and to give a helping hand to those of you beginning to think of your holiday projects we are offering a 10% discount on anything woolly on the site, that means all but the extracts. The code is sunshine and the offer will run from July 2nd to July 15th. Happy Holidays

Merinos d'Arles Bundles and new colours

Maybe you might want to grab one of the new Merinos d'Arles Bundles to enhance your colour work. These are 4 naturally dyed shades of Merinos d'Arles fingering wool, 4 x ...

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Bulletin du printemps 2018

Written by [email protected] on March 10, 2018 in Dye House News, Events, La Laine, Markets, Poll Dorset, workshops

Bonjour, Oui, le printemps approche lentement, le temps des bourgeons et des germinations. Il est encore trop humide pour commencer dans le jardin de teinture mais les plans sont déjà en place.

Du 8 au 11 mai je donnerai un atelier à l'Atelier de Montbrun. Ce sera un atelier de 4 jours produisant 26 couleurs ou plus. Pour plus d'informations contacter directement l'Atelier ci-dessus

Le printemps est aussi une période d'oiseaux et de nidification, et vous pouvez le faire avec le pull Kea conçu par Bristol Ivy avec sa bordure et son empiècement de plumes fascinantes ...

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Spring 2018 Newsletter

Written by [email protected] on March 9, 2018 in Dye House News, Events, Markets, Poll Dorset, workshops

Hello, Yes, Spring IS slowly approaching, time of buds and sproutings. It is still too wet to start in the dye garden but the plans are already in place.

By July it will be high summer and the dye plants will be in bloom and at their best, I hope. There is still a place or two to share this with us on this year's July workshop.

Spring is also a time of birds and nest building and you can do just that with the Kea Pullover designed by Bristol Ivy with its border and yoke of fascinating feathers ...

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New Year Newsletter 2018

Written by [email protected] on Jan. 25, 2018 in Dye House News, Events, Markets, Natural Dye Plants, workshops

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.

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Natural Dyeing Course 2018

Written by [email protected] on Jan. 4, 2018 in Dye House News, Events, Natural Dye Plants, workshops

In the cold winds of January I have begun to ponder warm July days whose theme will be wool and lots of colour. Yes it is the yet to be dyed 2018 5-day Natural Dyeing workshop to take place July 23rd- 27th, here in my humble dye-house in the Ariege. Here is a link to the general information about the workshop. If you would like to come you can download the booking form here and here is the information about accommodation

And of course a few photos of what to expect:

Japanese Indigo in the dye garden.

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