Category archives: Poll Dorset

Renaissance Dyeing naturally dyed organic Poll Dorset fingering wool

February with Renaissance Dyeing

Written by [email protected] on Jan. 31, 2022 in Dye House News, merinos d'arles, newsletter, Poll Dorset, sale

The last Newsletter encountered a glitch and I don't know if any of you received it. If you did I apologise for the repetition. Then we ourselves encountered a glitch in the form of a covid infection. But now all glitches are behind us and we wish you all a colourful, creative and healthy 2022!

We seem to have missed nearly everything, maybe you are feeling like that too, so we thought to have a

FEBRUARY MARKET KNITTING SALE of the fingering weight wool!

From February 4th - 12th noon inclusive. There will be an online sale of the Poll ...

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Bulletin du Nouvel An 2020

Written by [email protected] on Jan. 10, 2020 in Bulletin, Events, La Laine, Poll Dorset

Nous souhaitons une 2020 colorée, paisible et saine à tous nos chers clients.

Un grand merci pour votre soutien à notre petite entreprise artisanale, il est très apprécié d'autant plus que nous ne sommes pas toujours aussi chauds sur les réseaux sociaux.

Il y a peu de nuances du Merinos d'Arles à un prix inférieur pour vous aider à démarrer à une nouvelle année naturelle et chaleureuse.

Voici un bref aperçu de certaines des choses que nous ferons en 2020.

Punchneedle Nous vendons des kits d'aiguilles de poinçon depuis plusieurs années maintenant, depuis que nous nous sommes ...

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Exploring Natural Dyes workshop 2020

Written by [email protected] on Dec. 31, 2019 in Dye House News, Events, La Laine, Natural Dye Plants, Poll Dorset, workshops

A 4 day workshop in the foothills of the Pyrenees.

En français ci-dessous.

A totally hands-on , even up to your elbows, plant dyeing workshop.

What will you be dyeing?

Mostly wool, either our French sourced Poll Dorset or the fine merino Lace-weight. But also this year a piece of antique linen for making a tote bag or cushion, French and very local of course.

With what will you dye it?

We will first be using the dye stuffs that have been tried and tested over the centuries, that is madder, weld and woad or indigo.

Then in our 'what happens ...

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New Year 2020 Newsletter

Written by [email protected] on Nov. 18, 2019 in Dye House News, Events, Markets, newsletter, Poll Dorset, workshops

We wish a colourful, peaceful and healthy 2020 to all our dear customers.

A big thank you for supporting our little artisan business, it is greatly appreciated especially as we are not always so hot on social media.

There are few shades of the Merinos d'Arles at a lower price to help you kick off to a warm natural New Year.

Here is a brief whizz through some of the things we will be making and doing in 2020.

Punchneedle We have sold punch-needle kits for quite a few years now, ever since we teamed up with the talented ...

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Knit at Motoco

Written by [email protected] on March 1, 2019 in Bulletin, Events, La Laine, Markets, Poll Dorset, workshops



Un événement autour du fil, des exposants, des cours, des espaces pour tricoter et papoter et une nuit de tricot !


6 et 7 avril 2019

  • Samedi: 9h30 - 18h30
  • Knit Night samedi: 19h - 00h00
  • Dimanche: 09h30 - 17h

                       À   MOTOCO,    38 rue de  PFASTATT,    68200 MULHOUSE

Billets disponibles ici.

De la laine, des accessoires pour tricot et crochet, des cours avec Julie Knits in Paris et Rililie, des initiations gratuites de tricot et crochet, un espace convivial pour tricoter et papoter, une nuit du ...

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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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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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