Welcome to the second annual Yule & Yarn Advent Calendar!
I am excited to announce that this year you may select from three different options for your Yule & Yarn Advent Calendar : Folklore, Wildwood, or Homespun. All three options come with 12 handmade or locally sourced gifts that I'm sure you'll love. All 25 packages are individually, festively wrapped with a special sticker to match the day of the month.
The Folklore Yule & Yarn uses Wool Maiden's Folklore yarn in Sport weight, and is carefully hand-dyed using professional acid dyes.
The Wildwood Yule & Yarn uses Wool Maiden's Folklore yarn in Sport weight as well, but these skeins are entirely plant-dyed.
The Homespun Yule & Yarn is a different Yule & Yarn package catering to handspinners or felters. You will receive one large batt (approximately 100 grams or 3.5 ounces) as well as 6 mini batts and 6 mini combed top (approximately 42 grams or 1.5 ounces). Batts are drum carded using a variety of soft, all-wool fibres (including Merino, Shetland, and silk). Mini combed top bundles will be a variety of natural sheep's coloured fibres, as well as some hand-dyed top.
The yarn base for the Folklore and Wildwood options is Wool Maiden's Folklore base which is a blend of 75% wool, 15% cashmere, and 10% silk. A full skein is 384 metres (420 yards) per 115 grams (4 ounces) while the mini skeins are approximately 77 metres (84 yards) per 23 grams (0.8 ounces). In total, each of these Yule & Yarn Advent Calendars include 1308 metres (1428 yards) of luxuriously soft fibre.
Heather Sleightholm's "Bringing Home the Tree" is the inspiration for this year's Yule & Yarn. Not only is foraging the mountainside for the perfect tree a family tradition, but the soothing palette of gorgeous neutrals and earthy pops of colour is tranquil and serene. There will be lots of smoky blue greys, wintry greens, rich browns as well as sandy hues, and hints of golden and red ochres. Yarns will include tonals, semi-solids, variegated, and of course a few speckles.
Pre-ordering will last until Wednesday, May 31 and packages will be mailed out at the beginning of November to ensure you have them to begin opening on December 1st, 2023.
Thank you so much for choosing Wool Maiden's Yule & Yarn Advent Calendar, and for supporting our little fibre farm.
*Please order the Yule & Yarn Advent Calendar separately from any other Wool Maiden goods as shipping is specific for this item. Thank you!
Happy Yule to Ewe!