2024 Yule & Yarn Advent Calendar is ready for pre-order!

Yule & Yarn Advent Calendar 2024 ~ pre-order item ~ arrives for December 1st

Folklore Yule & Yarn
Wildwood Yule & Yarn
Homespun Yule & Yarn

Welcome to the third annual Yule & Yarn Advent Calendar! 

Not only is there even more fibre this year, but the inspiration for all the colours comes from a very special custom painting by Heather Sleightholm entitled "Wool Maiden".  Heather has beautifully depicted Wool Maiden herself and her flock of sheep alongside her little creek nestled in the mountains.  This painting will appear as a small print in each Yule & Yarn package and is the basis for the fibre's dyed palette.  Colours to expect are ochres and golds, smoky blues and purples, deep greens and rich browns, and greys with whites. Yarns will include tonals, semi-solids, variegated, and of course a few speckles.

Again, we are happy to offer three different options of our popular advent calendar : Folklore, Wildwood, or Homespun.  You will find 25 packages individually and festively wrapped with a special sticker to match each day in December up to and including the 25th!  All three options come with 8 handmade or locally sourced gifts that I'm sure you'll love. 

The Folklore Yule & Yarn uses Wool Maiden's Folklore yarn in Sport weight, and is carefully hand-dyed using professional acid dyes.  There are 16 mini skeins and 1 full skein of the Folklore yarn.

The Wildwood Yule & Yarn uses Wool Maiden's Folklore yarn in Sport weight as well, but these skeins are entirely plant-dyed.  There are 16 mini skeins and 1 full skein of the Wildwood yarn.

The Homespun Yule & Yarn is a different Yule & Yarn package catering to handspinners or felters.  You will receive one large batt (approximately 85 grams or 3 ounces) as well as 6 mini batts and 10 mini combed top (approximately 28 grams or 1 ounce).  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 a total of 1616 metres (1764 yards) of luxuriously soft fibre.

Please note that this is a pre-ordered item and packages will be mailed out at the beginning of November to ensure you have them to begin opening on December 1st, 2024.

Thank you so much for choosing Wool Maiden's Yule & Yarn Advent Calendar, and for supporting our little fibre farm.


*If you could 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!