Category archives: merinos d'arles

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

Also the old favourite Kaléidoscope Throw ...

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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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October newsletter

Written by [email protected] on Oct. 2, 2018 in Bulletin, competition, La Laine, Markets, merinos d'arles, newsletter, Poll Dorset

Autumn is upon us with all its promise of handwork joys. For us it is also an opportunity to meet some of you again as we take to the October - November markets, this year in central France and near to Lyon.

This month we are also launching one new kit for each of our wool collections

  • Lace-weight - a new crocheted shawl designed by Annette Petavy, The Lady in Red shawl, a seductive pattern full of contrasts, trebles and lace stitches, subtle and intense colours, finesse and strength. See Annette presenting her new Lady in Red shawl on youtube. It is ...

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