corolaine

Hand-dyed, hand-spun & vintage yarns

London, United Kingdom · 12 Sales

corolaine

Hand-dyed, hand-spun & vintage yarns

London, United Kingdom 12 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Announcement   Bonjour and welcome to 'corolaine', an indie shop for the organic and locally-sourced wool enthusiasts.

Each skein is hand-dyed in small batches by myself in the comfort of my studio (aka kitchen in north London).

Since I have a toddler at home, I make sure to use professional dyes and pigments that are not harmful to the environment. I try to be as environmental friendly as I can by reusing the water and dye bath as often as possible. Even my containers are recycled jars, and my syringes are discarded Calpol syringes.

I personally select the yarn: if it is not locally sourced (i.e. from the UK), I make sure it comes from certified farms that show environmental practice and respect their animals.

I dye natural wools that have been either worsted mechanically or handspun by me using a drop spindle.

**DISCLAIMER**
Please keep in mind that due to the nature of the dyeing process, each skein colourway is unique and the colour pattern cannot be duplicated.

I am very careful at rinsing the extra dye off the wool at the end of the dyeing process, but there might still be some colour residue left. I would strongly advice that you wash the work after finishing it. It is always best to handwash wool at room temperature. Add a dash of essential oil in the last rinsing bath to soften the fibre.

Enjoy your visit, and if you have any question, do not hesitate to contact me: contact.lestitch [!at] gmail.com

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Last updated on Jul 15, 2017

Bonjour and welcome to 'corolaine', an indie shop for the organic and locally-sourced wool enthusiasts.

Each skein is hand-dyed in small batches by myself in the comfort of my studio (aka kitchen in north London).

Since I have a toddler at home, I make sure to use professional dyes and pigments that are not harmful to the environment. I try to be as environmental friendly as I can by reusing the water and dye bath as often as possible. Even my containers are recycled jars, and my syringes are discarded Calpol syringes.

I personally select the yarn: if it is not locally sourced (i.e. from the UK), I make sure it comes from certified farms that show environmental practice and respect their animals.

I dye natural wools that have been either worsted mechanically or handspun by me using a drop spindle.

**DISCLAIMER**
Please keep in mind that due to the nature of the dyeing process, each skein colourway is unique and the colour pattern cannot be duplicated.

I am very careful at rinsing the extra dye off the wool at the end of the dyeing process, but there might still be some colour residue left. I would strongly advice that you wash the work after finishing it. It is always best to handwash wool at room temperature. Add a dash of essential oil in the last rinsing bath to soften the fibre.

Enjoy your visit, and if you have any question, do not hesitate to contact me: contact.lestitch [!at] gmail.com

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Dyeing, painting, spinning wool

Corolaine is the wool child of a French wool colourist 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 dyes.

I also dye wool tops which I then handspin into gorgeous yarn using a drop spindle. You can see these lovelies listed in the shop too.

Cor (Portuguese) : /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.

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  • Cecile

    Owner, And Everything Else That Needs Doing

    As self-taught crochet head, I dyed my first hank of yarn in 2016, and I have been totally hooked on ever since. I keep learning about colours everyday as I only use primaries colours that I mix to create an infinitesimal combo of other colours.

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