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  1. One Farm Yarn Mini Skeins - New Colours

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    A big skein of Raincloud and mini skeins in Colour Makes Me Happy. Sometimes getting to play with colour is the best job in the world.

    We've added new mini skein collections in our One Farm Yarn base to the shop this week. There's enough in each set to make a decent sized shawl. This is one of my favourite yarns for colourwork - as the yarn hasn't been superwash treated the texture of the wool is slightly grippier, and this helps colourwork changes stay nicely in place (if you've ever tried colour work with a slippery yarn you'll know exactly what I mean)

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    Colour Pop Lime - so a fade and then a splash of colour which would make a great edging for a shawl or mittens.

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    Frosty and Festive mini skeins - there's something about red and green which says holiday season to me. 

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    Gelato and Ice mini skeins - possibly more relevant for the other side of the world where it's getting warmer rather than cooler right now. But ice cream is good at any time of the year. These mini skeins really pop when paired with a dark colour like black.

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    Hydrangea Bouquet. All of the pretty colours, perfect for a scarf to brighten up a winter coat.

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    Natural Beauty mini skeins. There are so many colours in nature, but there's something about the way that browns combine that makes me especially happy. These work beautyifully with a pop of bright colour like Wisteria.

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    Ocean Depths mini skeins. Blues and greens go so well together, and these could be paired with a black or wisteria for some extra colour pop.

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    wisteria and ocean depths gradient mini skeins one farm yarn hand dyed yarn

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    Superhero Genes mini skeins might just be my perfect fade combination. All the colours of a par of jeans that have been loved well, so the only place you'll find the dark colour left is ticked up in the seams.

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    The Blues Can Be Happy Too mini skeins. I'm very tempted to pair these with the Superhero Genes set above for a project that's all blue.

    You'll find all of our One Farm Yarn here

    Looking for different mini skeins? We've got lots of choices for you here.

  2. Playing With Colour - Advent Calendar Mini Skeins

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    Our advent calendars give you 24 mini skeins - that's lots of colour to play with. The 24 colours have been dyed to make up a colour wheel. This means you can pick any colour to start with, then carry working round the wheel and after 24 colours you'll be back where you started.

    It's amazing how different the same colours look when you mix them up. Instead of moving in small colour changes you'll get beautiful stripes.

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    The two skeins that look pretty similar in the bottom left hand corner of the photo are skeins 1 and 24 - so that's the point where the colour wheel comes back to where it started.

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    These are the same skeins, just laid out in two lines. So to get stripes you'll pick a skein from the top row and then the skein from directly underneath it. We've made it easy for you to make the colours work in any way you want. Each advent calendar comes with a postcard which identifies which colour is in which numbered parcel. There's even space on the back of the card to note down which parcel you want to open each day.

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    Our advent calendars come with a welcome letter which explains about the colour information on the postcard. The card itself is inside the box and it's safely hidden in an envelope which explains that it contains spoiler information. Some makers want to plan, and they can open the envelope and start plotting. It means they don't have to open every parcel to see the colours before starting a project. (I'll be honest and say I hadn't considered that possibility until a customer emailed me to say how much she appreciated the card and colour information).  Other people like surprises, so they can leave the envelope unopened.

    Either way the advent calendars make a great gift for yourself or a loved one. The mini skeins are dyed, wound and wrapped, and we have wooden boxes ready to engrave with the recipient's name. I'm very aware that COVID19 is likely to have an impact on delivery services, especially as we get closer to the end of the year. Our post is collected daily by Royal Mail, and UK parcels are generally arriving in 2 days (although there is the occasional delay). Overseas post is trickier to predict, so we're using tracked and signed post for that so you can see where parcels are (and usually that's the post which gets priority)

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