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.
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 is now 10% off.
A new garment designed by Bristol Ivy Kea with 15% discount in all three size.
There is also a 15% discount on the Saudade Beanie designed by Ysolda Teague
For shawl lovers there is a 10% discount on
and the gorgeous Fall in Creuse by Eclat du Soleil.
All three of these as well as Kea and The Lady in Red can be made in colours of your choice.
By the way the sale page is a permanent fixture and is worth checking from time to time.
NATURAL DYEING WORKSHOP 2019
. This years natural dyeing 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. Click here for course information and your booking form
Madder root, madder plant in bud and madder dyed woollen yarn.
As many of you have noticed we now have a Batches and Bundles page where you will find 25g hanks for your colourwork and limited edition batches of special dye lots, most of which are variegated wool to answer your modern knitting and crochet needs.
Below is Winter Storm , dyed on Poll Dorset wool using smidgeons of Madder root, weld and loads of Indigo.
A peek at the new garment kits in the pipe-line.
Both knitted lovingly in our Merinos d'Arles wool in fashionable madder shades.
Two innovative sweaters, you won't need to wait too long!
Our 2019 markets and salons are beginning to appear on our event page. Sadly there will be no Le Lot et La Laine festival this year but they say that absence makes the heart grow fonder so we are already looking forward to July 2020!
And at Pour l'Amour du Fil , Nantes from April 24th-27th. Four days in this beautiful French city surrounded by wool and patchwork.
See you then!