Mother and daughter, Astrid and Caroline have been working on Biches & Bûches since the Summer 2015. We created our brand with an idea of consciousness, thoughtfulness, love and cosiness. Thinking about the joy one feels while knitting for oneself, and the pleasure of wearing that piece with happiness and pride, or the thoughtfulness of preparing a present for a loved one, putting so much love into it, stitch after stitch.
The feeling behind the Biches & Bûches designs is a mixing of all the Scandinavian adventures, roots and memories Astrid is walking around with, and the soft French landscapes she has under her window while designing. The designs are minimalistic, for an everyday use by girls and women, we do love the comfy and elegant style. She often tells me how much she loves playing with colors, how combinations get born out of emotions, so it was naturally that we would look for a colorful palette. We love our yarn. The Biches & Bûches is a pure lambswool from Scotland, from a family-owned fiber mill. It is an amazing quality that comes in two yarn weights: the Petite and the Chunky. We have also chosen to use the amazing yarn from Malabrigo and Isager, two other family-businesses. Malabrigo has chosen to go with traditionally shepherding which we are very attached to, and hand-dye their yarn for some incredible color combinations, which also give each skein a unique touch. Helga Isager has always been a favorite designer of Astrid's, and their yarns are of an amazing quality, a true delight in very soft, earthen colors.
Woolful Podcast no. 67
You can learn more about us in this interview Ashley from Woolful made with us in the Summer 2016. We have always been big fans of Ashley's work and were over the moon exchanging words with this lovely lady.