So. Still no conclusive results in my quest for very thin yet strong hair yarn. But then, quests are supposed to take forever, right? Consequently, here I am, still on my horse, rambling through forests and countryside, ever looking, ever searching, stopping only to eat and rest.
I may have found a new lead! I just recently rediscovered Andie Luijk’s natural dyeing site.
Renaissance Dyeing is a small family concern dedicated to naturally dyed embroidery thread. Our main product is a range of over 110 naturally dyed shades of fine crewel wool. Since 2001 this unique venture has been run by Andie Luijk. The dye-house and winding machinery are now housed in a converted barn in an ancient hilltop village in the foothills of the Pyrénées in France. In this traditional textile area amid wild dye plants and newly cultivated woad fields, Andie and her Dutch husband Adriaan have settled, enabling Andie to indulge her life long passion for hand dyed embroidery thread, dye plants, natural vegetable dyeing and colour!
Through my Waldorf dolls group on Ravelry, Andie has kindly offered to send me some sample yarn. I’m so excited!! Her yarn is exquisite; the colours are so, so beautiful.
You can find her website here: Renaissance Dyeing
(Picture taken from Andie’s Flickr photostream)