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  1. Rainbow Splodge Yarns - New Colours

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    It's been a colourful few days in the workshop - the perfect antidote to the rain and dull days outside.

    rainbow splodge yarn swirl blue faced leicester silk alpaca luxury british

    We've dyed up a whole rainbow (and more) of our splodge colours. The yarn is our 4ply British Blue Faced Leicester, mulberry milk and British baby alpaca - total luxury. A single skein will make a shawl that's a pleasure to wrap round your neck, and adding a second skein will give you lots of options.

    There are 400 meters in each 100 gram skein.

    cloud pearl silver coal rainbow splodge yarn blue faced leicester silk alp

    As well as a rainbow of colours we've also dyed some more neutral backgrounds. These are ideal if you'd like to combine a pop of colour with a more subtle look.

    navy and plum rainbow splodge yarn blue faced leicester silk alpaca luxury

    Fibally we dyed navy and plum colourways. I'd love to say that we planned how beauifully these work together, but it was a very happy accident. I'm very tempted to put these together in a striped shawl.

    Now that all of the advent calendar orders have been posted I'm ready to start making more mini skeins, and the rainbow colours make an adorable set.

    rainbow splodge mini skein bundle blue faced leicester silk alpaca luxury b

    There are 320 meters in this set - perfect for a little project or to combine with another skein.

    These yarns will be in the shop at 1900 on Thursday 15th October.

    I've taken pictures of colour combinations of the rainbow splodges - and if there's a combination you'd like to see please get in touch and I can take a quick picture for you.

    pink red orange rainbow splodge yarn blue faced leicester silk alpaca luxu

    Pink, red and orange

    red orange gold rainbow splodge yarn blue faced leicester silk alpaca luxu

    Red, orange and gold

    orange gold green rainbow splodge yarn blue faced leicester silk alpaca lu

    Orange, gold and green - isn't that the perfect autumn colour combination?

    gold green turquoise rainbow splodge yarn blue faced leicester silk alpaca

    Gold, green and turquoise

    green turquoise blue rainbow splodge yarn blue faced leicester silk alpaca

    Green, turquoise and blue. This reminds me of summer at the seaside on one of those rare and perfect days when the sun shines and the sea is turquoise.

    turquoise blue violet rainbow splodge yarn blue faced leicester silk alpac

    Turquoise, blue and purple

    blue purple pink coal rainbow splodge yarn blue faced leicester silk alpac

    Blue, purple and pink

    purple pink red rainbow splodge yarn blue faced leicester silk alpaca luxu

    Purple, pink and red

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  2. 2020 Advent Calendars - What's In The Box?

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    Joy skein wooden box engraved advent calander gift

    Our 2020 advent calendars come in a wooden box - great storage for projects or tools once you've worked through all 24 mini skeins. We're happy to add the recipients name at no extra cost, making this an extra special gift.

    So what's in the box? We've dyed our gorgeous Blue Faced Leicester, mulberry silk and baby alpaca yarn in a 24 shade colourwheel and you'll get 10 grams (40 meters) of each colour.

    2020 bfl silk alpaca advent wheel 2

    That gives you 240 grams and 960 meters of yarn - plenty for a generous shawl or lots of colourwork in a special sweater.

    We're very aware that increasing rates of Covid-19 could make deliveries slower - so our advent calendars will be ready to post from Tuesday 13th October. Orders after that date will have a 48 turnaround as we're laser cutting the boxes to order.We're using tracked and signed for post (that's included in the price), so if there are any delays you'll be able to see where your parcel is for added peace of mind.

    2020 bfl silk alpaca advent wheel

    The advent calenders come with a welcome letter and a postcard showing each colour and what number it is. That means that you can choose to work though the colours in any order without having to open all of the parcels. This card is sealed in an envelope marked colour spoiler so the recipient can choose to wait and be surprised or open the envelope and start planning.

    We haven't included extra treats and decorations in the box as we wanted to allow you the chance to keep things simple. If you'd like to add a little something more the there's space to tuck in a needle gauge, some stitch markers and a sewing needle.

     

    lampwork glass spiral rainbow tumble etched stitch markers in tin 5

    Each mini skein is individually wrapped in a brown paper bag and has a shiny red number on it - so all you have to do is open a skein a day and enjoy the yarn.

    wrapped mini skeins advent yarn calendar 2020

    Take me to the advent calendars.