Category archives: merinos d'arles

Tons d'été

Written by [email protected] on July 9, 2020 in Bulletin, competition, Events, Markets, merinos d'arles

J'espère sincèrement que vous allez tous bien et que les derniers mois ont été gérables et continueront de l'être.

Friandises d'été

Verdir la chaîne élisabéthaine, comme si elle n'était pas assez verte! Nous offrons, jusqu'à épuisement des stocks, un supplément écheveau de vert gratuitement avec la gamme élisabéthaine.

De plus, Adriaan a "organisé"un petit cadeau de 2 paquets de 6 couleurs différentes de laine de dentelle / crewel pour vous. Vous pouvez tout lire à ce sujet et comment participer sur le blog.

Nouveau Kit de Pull

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Summer Jottings 2020

Written by [email protected] on July 7, 2020 in competition, Dye House News, Events, Markets, merinos d'arles, newsletter

I sincerely hope this finds you all well and that the last few months have been manageable and will continue to be so.

Summer Treats

Greening the Elizabethan Range , as if it wasn't green enough! We are offering, while stocks last, an extra skein of green for free with the Elizabethan Range.

Also, Adriaan has 'organised' a little giveaway of 2 packs of 6 different colours of the crewel / lace-weight wool for you. You can read all about it and how to enter on the blog.

New Sweater Kit

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Story of a sweater

Written by [email protected] on May 31, 2020 in Bulletin, Dye House News, La Laine, merinos d'arles, Natural Dye Plants

The stunning Lady and the Unicorn tapestries at the Musee de Cluny in Paris were created in about 1500 using wool and natural dyes such as madder, woad and weld. They are believed to represent the five senses. Each one features a lady and her maidservant, a unicorn, a lion and numerous small birds and animals, as well as trees and plants. The background colour is red, dyed with madder, which has not noticeably faded in all the five hundred varied years since the tapestries were woven. This is a remarkable testament to the durability of natural dyes. Sections of ...

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Michaelmas 2019 newsletter

Written by [email protected] on Sept. 23, 2019 in Bulletin, Dye House News, Lace Knitting, La Laine, Markets, merinos d'arles, newsletter

Back in the old days (whenever and wherever they were) Michaelmas was one of the big land festivals when people would gather together to exchange goods in preparation for the winter and also find new work as at the end of the busy summer season, itinerant land workers sought shelter for the winter. Both men and women looked ahead to hard winter times lightened for both by the thought that when the cold work was done they could draw around the fire and spin or knit and listen to the old tales that thrilled their hearts and guided them to ...

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Bulletin de juin 2019

Written by [email protected] on June 20, 2019 in Bulletin, Events, La Laine, Markets, merinos d'arles

Nouveau fil teint fermenté sur le site Web. Ces éditions limitées sont teintes par fermentation dans une cuve de racine de garance mélangée à de la réséda, puis plongées plus tard dans la cuve indigo. En raison de la méthode employée, cette dernière édition des Merinos d’Arles ne compte que 12 écheveaux. Ce mélange de couleurs terreuses et ardentes fait penser à Lava. Vous le trouverez au bas de la page Batches and Bundles

Certains d’entre vous utilisent nos laines teintées végétales pour le punchneedling (y at-il un verbe - punchneedle je me le demande?) En particulier la fine ...

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June 2019 Newsletter

Written by [email protected] on June 18, 2019 in Bulletin, Dye House News, Events, Markets, merinos d'arles, newsletter

New fermentation dyed yarn up on web-site. These limited editions are fermented itogether with madder root and weld and then later dipped in the indigo vat. Because of the method involved there are only 12 hanks in this latest Merinos d'Arles edition, which because of its earthy and fiery tones we have named Lava. You will find it at the bottom of the Batches and Bundles page

An increasing number of people are using our naturally dyed wools for punchneedling (is there a verb - 'to punchneedle' I wonder?) In particular the fine crewel wool lends itself to punchneedling, having ...

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Late Spring Sale

Written by [email protected] on May 29, 2019 in Dye House News, Lace Knitting, La Laine, merinos d'arles, newsletter, sale

Yes, you heard right, we are having a SPRING SALE, we thought it might cheer everyone up in this eternal wet spring we are having! There is no code needed instead I am reducing all the prices of all kinds of wool across the web-site by 15%

This will include the 3 kits that use the main embroidery range, the main range itself and its Elizabethan sister. And of course the individual skeins and hanks of:-

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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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Wool Slogan

Written by [email protected] on Dec. 7, 2018 in Bulletin, competition, La Laine, merinos d'arles, Poll Dorset

Our fingering knitting wools are different to many others found on the market in that they are what is called equitable, i.e. fair trade. Our yarn is not mass produced at a greatly reduced price but is bought from French shepherds at a price that makes it possible for them to continue their work unencumbered. The only people between you and the shepherdesses, Sheila and Pascaline are the spinning mill in Biella, Italy and us the natural dyers, here in France.

We would like you to help us find a short catchy slogan to help bring our wool and ...

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Bulletin d'octobre 2018

Written by [email protected] on Oct. 12, 2018 in Bulletin, competition, Events, Lace Knitting, merinos d'arles, Natural Dye Extracts, Poll Dorset

L'automne est à nos portes avec toutes ses promesses de joies du tricot et de la broderie. Pour nous, c’est aussi l’occasion de revoir certains d’entre vous alors que nous nous dirigeons vers les marchés d’octobre à novembre, cette année dans le centre de la France et près de Lyon.

Ce mois-ci, nous lançons également un nouveau kit pour chacune de nos collections de laine

  • Lace-weight - un nouveau châle au crochet conçu par Annette Petavy, the Lady in Red shawl. Cette dame en rouge séduit par son caractère tout en contrastes. Brides pleines ...

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