In case you didn’t know about Mei Line, my textile design project with natural dyes, staying at la Baye is a good introduction to my work. There is a pinch of naturally dyed fabric here and there, and around the corner, I did a post about them here: https://labayedesanges.fr/lifestyle/mei-line-at-la-baye-des-anges-2/
Early this year, with great anticipation, my new studio started going off the ground… It is located above the kitchen garden, and has birds’ nest view over the garden and Mont Ventoux, pure bliss!
I had been maturing the project for a while and wanted it to be a energy efficient as possible, and fresh in the summer, so I chose self insulated bricks, and wood wool under the roofing. To the south and east, a stone wall doubles the bricks to allow the building to perfectly integrate in it’s environment. Also, and not less importantly, the building is built following the vernacular principles, easy, just follow the way the main house is built! It is south facing with a large opening to let the sun in and warm it in the winter. In the summer, with the sun being so vertical, a jasmin covered pergola will sit in front, and protect it from the sun. Some pics of the works bellow.
Once the works where over, remained an all important task: move the 300 l indigo vat from it’s previous location. Needless to say I was extremely nervous >.< I halved half of it an empty vat, and once at the new studio, refilled the mother vat with the precious liquid. Task successfully completed thanks to the dream team composed by the Tacussel family, father and sons to whom I am, as always, very grateful!
And the inauguration in the spring!