They’re Coming Up

They’re Coming Up

Elles lèvent Three weeks ago I sowed my woad seeds (Isatis tinctoria). And now they’re coming up … Il y a trois semaines j’ai semé mes graines de pastel des teinturiers (Isatis tinctoria). Et maintenant elles lèvent … Today I pricked them out in a module...
Still Dreaming of Blue …

Still Dreaming of Blue …

Je rêve toujours du bleu … A few years ago I told you about my dream of blue. Unfortunately, that ended up being a dream deferred until now. That being said, I’m still dreaming of blue … Il y a bien des années, je vous ai parlé de mon rêve du bleu....
Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 166 : Dyeing Grey Ouessant Wool

Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 166 : Dyeing Grey Ouessant Wool

De la Toison au Tricot n° 166 : Teindre de la laine Ouessant grise Ouessant sheep come in a variety of beautiful natural colors : white, black, brown, as well as a number of different shades that are produced by a gene that fades the base color of the sheep. It is...
Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 151 : I’m Dreaming of Blue …

Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 151 : I’m Dreaming of Blue …

Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 151 : I’m Dreaming of Blue … .. of a soft delicate blue from days gone by when the colors of spinning shepherds were found in meadows and gardens. Yes, I’m dreaming of woad (Isatis tinctoria), the famous natural blue dye....
Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 132 : The Winners’ Circle

Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 132 : The Winners’ Circle

De la Toison au Tricot n° 132 : Le Club des Champions I have to admit that I’m really not into showing sheep. That being said, I do think that it’s quite interesting to let everyone see that a National Champion Ouessant sheep can produce a fleece of exceptional...