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.
Todays colour is Pavuchky. This fresh shade of minty blue features streaks of gold and turquoise.
Christmas Spiders or Pavuchky, come from Ukraine.
The story goes that a widow woman and her children go to bed on Christmas Eve, with nothing but a bare tree in the house as they have no money for decorations, and nothing to make them out of. The spiders in the house take pity on the family and overnight decorate the tree with beautiful webs that glisten gold and silver. Ukrainian Christmas trees often feature decorations of spiders and spiders webs as a reminder of this story.
Today is the last of the 12 Days of Christmas parcels. We started with a 100g dyed braid on Christmas Day, and over the past 11 days have opened small parcels that are designed to co-ordinate with that colours.
2021 is the year that Hilltop Cloud turns 10, so on December 7th, St Distaffs Day, when spinners traditionally went back to work after the holiday season, we'll be beginning our 10th birthday celebrations with our St Distaffs Day Challenge. Check back on the 7th, to see what we're getting up to.
For now though, why not prepare by giving your spinning wheels some love.