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Michaelmas 2019 newsletter

Ecrit par [email protected] le 23 septembre 2019 sous 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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June 2019 Newsletter

Ecrit par [email protected] le 18 juin 2019 sous 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

Ecrit par [email protected] le 29 mai 2019 sous 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

Ecrit par [email protected] le 3 janvier 2019 sous 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.

We have

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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November Newsletter

Ecrit par [email protected] le 8 novembre 2018 sous 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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October newsletter

Ecrit par [email protected] le 2 octobre 2018 sous 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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Mid-summer newsletter 2018

Ecrit par [email protected] le 15 juin 2018 sous 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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