Spinner's Advent Calendar 2019
Spinner's Advent Calendar 2019

Spinner's Advent Calendar 2019

£42.50 GBP

Each Advent Calendar will be sent as a standalone item - please order on its own as I cannot combine shipping with other items in this instance.


If the idea of opening a little fibre parcel each day during December and having a few minutes quiet spinning in the sometimes hectic run up to Christmas appeals to you then this BarberBlackSheep Spinner's Advent Calendar could be just the thing for you!

You will receive a 24 individual packets of fibre in a variety of colours. There will be approx. 10g in each little numbered bag. (240g total fibres approx)

For 2019 the theme is "Entomology". We will be exploring 24 different British Insect species through fibre and colour. Some of these colour inspirations might surprise you as I've had to be quite creative interpreting them!

The fibres this year consist of selection of blended wool/fibre tops designed by and exclusive to BarberBlackSheep. (please note that unlike previous years these fibres are not hand-dyed). These blends are based on wool - some commercially dyed tops and some natural shades of different sheep breeds - which are then blended with other fibres such as silk, alpaca, bamboo and for a few blends, some texture and sparkle. These all explore the fabulous world of colour, sheen and iridescence on insects!

This Advent Calendar is ideal for those who would like to try a little bit of lots of different blends/ spinning techniques or anyone who likes surprises or trying something just a little bit different.

For added enjoyment there will be a "spoiler thread" in my Ravelry group for participants to discuss each days fibre and contribute tips and ideas for spinning as well as posting progress photos. (if you'd like to see what people made from previous years' Advent Calendars, there are threads from 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 there too!). From past experience I know these conversations will be a thread rich with interesting facts, helpful tips from different spinners and lots of laughter and fun.

Allergy advice: A variety of animal hair fibres have been used in these wool blends such as camelid fibres. They can also include a few biodegradable man-made fibres. (However there is NO Angora rabbit fibre included).

Please note that this item will be dyed and made to order and will be shipped during November starting with any overseas parcels first so as to arrive before 1st December. You will receive notification once your parcel has been shipped. For this year, I aim to post out EU parcels early - during October - to avoid any delay of uncertainty around the proposed Brexit date of 31st October.

** I do everything in my power to make sure there is adequate time allowed. But once items are shipped I have no control over delays during shipping or at Customs, nor are parcels tracked so you will be ordering on this understanding that I cannot guarantee delivery by December 1st due to circumstances outside of my control **

Because this item has not yet been made the listing pictures are for display only and are NOT of the item itself which consists of 24 packets of wool spinning fibre in a paper carrier bag which may be of a different design and colour to the one depicted depending on stock.