Sophie lives in a small village near Dijon, an old house with a large garden. She has long been passionate about wool and dyeing plants!
For dyeing, after years of strange experiments in her kitchen, she structured her empirical knowledge with Couleur Garance and Colore ton Monde. Then Ravelry opened up an almost infinite field of knitting possibilities for her; Ysolda Teague and Kate Davies, for example, inspired her with their patterns and the wools they created.
Then the work of the Atelier Laines d'Europe and the woolly bubbling encountered in Felletin sowed the seeds... So much so that the idea of Kamalaine germinated, not only to dye with plants, but by creating yarns, from the choice of the breeder and his sheep to the skein that comes out of the spinning mill, which will be dyed in my kitchen, to know the history of the raw material and its transformations, to offer a beautiful material that is conducive to creation.
Passing on the pleasures of natural colours and knitting was of course an obvious choice for Sophie, in continuity with her life as an English and yoga teacher! Everything completes itself!