Showing posts with label merino. Show all posts
Showing posts with label merino. Show all posts

Not the rainbow that appears after rain. Not all. But Arc-en-ciel as in the most beautiful fish in the ocean world who knew about his beauty and was boasting too much about it. You've got it, it's a toddler book published in the early 1990s. The colours of this yarn are reminiscent of this beautifully illustrated watercolour book.



£6.50 per 50gm hank - see corolaine on Etsy for more details. To benefit from the 10% discount, email me directly (contact.lestitch@gmail.com).

Organic, extrafine, soft 100% merino yarn hand-dyed using non-toxic dyes. Variegated colour (blue, green, purple and pale pink).

Sustainable type of wool, meaning that the farms must ensure animals are well kept (e.g. no mulesing system) and the farming methods help protect the environment in the best possible manners.

Ebooks are amazing (sorry if I sound biased here... of course I am, after all I work in the publishing industry).

You can carry your ebook reader everywhere without feeling the weight of your entire library in your hand-bag. It is very practical, but it is also a fragile device that needs looking after. So to avoid any damages done to it, Le Stitch has come up with her personalised Kindle case. Easy to make in a couple of hours; crochet stitches are quite basic.

The yarn used in this project is Soir de Paris in DK superfine sustainable new merino, available in the shop here.

Kindle case

The case is made up of one long piece of crocheted fabric that is sewn on the side to create the pouch shape. Note the pattern is given using UK crochet terms: 2 trebles stitches (tr), 2 bobbles, 3 tr, 2 bobbles, 3 tr, 2 bobbles, 2 tr. Adapt the number of stitches number to fit the size of your ebook reader.
trebles and bobbles stitches to hook an ebook reader case

The closing flap does not require any locking system as its length, plus the weight of the yarn, made it easy to close by itself.
A gradient green going from dark to almost off-white, reminiscent of a fennel. But a yarn coloured from a green veg would be too boring and off-putting, so let's funk it up and add some cool speckles in pink, yellow and black.


£6.50 per hank - see corolaine shop on Etsy for more details. To benefit from the 10% discount, email me directly (contact.lestitch@gmail.com).

Organic, superfine, soft 100% merino yarn hand-dyed using non-toxic methods. Variegated colour. DK weight - A 50gm hank provides about 115m of yarn.


Sustainable type of wool, meaning that the farms must ensure animals are well kept (e.g. no mulesing system) and the farming methods help protect the environment.
A cheerful little girl, scared of flies but always up for mischiefs, Charlotte wears light grey leggings and dusty pink tops almost everyday. So why not name a hank of yarn after her.


£6.50 per hank - see Cor-o-Laine shop on Etsy for more details. To benefit from the 10% discount, email me directly (contact.lestitch@gmail.com).

Organic, superfine, soft 100% merino yarn hand-dyed using non-toxic dyes. Variegated colour (light-medium grey with pink). DK weight - A 50gm hank provides about 115m of yarn

Sustainable type of wool, meaning that the farms must ensure animals are well kept (e.g. no mulesing system) and the farming methods help protect the environment in the best possible manners.
corolaine has released Soir de Paris, available on Etsy.

A new colourway that mixes very dark, almost black purple and old pink. A colourway reminiscent of Paris, and the Parisian grandes madames in particular. From the 1930-1940s to be a tad precise. Just like my granny who wore the Bourjois perfume named the same way.

The 50 gram skeins of organic pure wool are available in both llanwenog and merino.

llanwenog wool handdyed
llanwenog

merino wool handdyed
merino

For more technical details, please visit the Etsy store. and if you wish to benefit from the 10% discount, email me directly (contact.lestitch@gmail.com).

Le Stich is proud to announce the opening of her new, and first ever, Etsy shop! You can also follow my colourful adventure on Instagram @cor_o_laine

Cor-O-Laine is the wool child of Le Stitch, a French indie dyer living in London, married to a Portuguese. Not surprising then that each wool is colour-designed with this combined heritage and culture in mind.


The idea of corolaine originated from a personal exasperation from mass-market wool providers. I was not happy never knowing where the wool came from, never satisfied with colour choices, and never having a clue what the dyeing process involved.


In response to that, I have developed my own range of wool, which I have personally selected from certified farms and suppliers. Each skein of wool has been dyed using environmental-friendly methods.


Cor (Portugal) : /ˈkoɾ/ 
     feminine noun (plural cores)
          colour (English)

O (English) : /ˈoʊ/
     contraption of 'of'

Laine (French) : /lɛn/
     feminine noun (plural laines)
          wool, yarn (English)

Cor-O-Laine, lit. translation: colour of wool or yarn colour.