This years 12 Days of Christmas parcels started with a hand dyed braid on 25th December, but then the following days all contain brand new colours of Superfine Merino & Silk.
This is the exact same fibre composition as all the rest of the stock currently in the shop, so can be used interchangeably in the same projects. This was specially commissioned for the 12 Days of Christmas parcels, which meant I had to order lots of each colour. As a result the spare fibre is going online at midnight (GMT) on the day featuring each individual colour. Anyone can buy this spare fibre... it's really rather pretty! You can find it in the Superfine Merino & Silk section of the shop, and the usual Buy 2, Get a 3rd Half price offer applies to this fibre as well.
I've given them seasonal names, picking out traditions from all around the world.
This beautiful shade of red is called Julekurver.
It's a vibrant shade, but darker than some of the other red shades I've stocked, and has some beautiful shimmers of gold running through it.
Julekurver are Norwegian paper heart decorations. They can be incredibly simple, but look really pretty and elegant. They'd be a great way to reuse some pretty wrapping paper from Christmas presents.
Here's a link to some step by step instructions, scroll down for the English translation.
This site gives you some links to make ones that are very simple like the ones above, or ones that are far more complicated, with more complex cut out patterns.
This site shows you how to make them in step-by-step instructions, scroll down for the English version. When done correctly they can be opened out and used to hold treats as a little basket.
If you google you'll find lots of lovely instructions, for variations, I'm recommending starting off simple with just 2 cuts and 3 strips, they can be surprisingly fiddly!