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December Destination FORSTER & TUNCURRY - Boarding Soon

December Destination FORSTER & TUNCURRY - Boarding Soon

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SUMMER YARN BASES NOW AVAILABLE!

 

POSTCARDS FROM AUSTRALIA

DESTINATION - FORSTER & TUNCURRY, NEW SOUTH WALES

Last year (2022) we took 9 months off and traveled to some of the most beautiful and amazing places on our 'Big Lap' of Australia. During this years yarn clubs we hope to immerse you in some of our favourite visited places by bringing you our thoughts, feelings, personal photographs and a little souvenir or treat that reminds us of each one, and of course there's yarn!. We only wish there were more months in the year as it was very hard to choose just 12!

THE POSTCARD

The photos included on each postcard are my own personal photographs from our time there. The 4 colour dots are your guide to the colour inspiration we have taken from those photos to create this months yarn.

In the December destinations box you can expect to find

  • Your choice of yarn base and number of skeins
  • A souvenir treat or treats relating to the travel destination for this month
  • A postcard with my reflections of visiting this months destination


THINGS TO NOTE

Items ordered together with the yarn clubs will be posted at the same time so please order separately if you would like your other items shipped earlier.

As usual you get to choose from a variety of our yarn bases and you also decide how many skeins you would like.


Destination Boxes are a pre-order item. Orders will close at the end of the previous month and are shipped by the middle of their correlating month. This gives us time to dye the yarns, print the postcards and order any extra goodies to be added.


The yarn bases will change over the Australian seasons but our regulars will always be there. For example, sparkle yarns are available closer to Christmas, cotton or linen blend yarns are available in the warmer months and heavier weight, DK and Aran are available during cooler months.


 

YARNS AVAILABLE THIS MONTH

Lux Sock Mini Skein Pack - You will receive 5 x 20  mini skeins in a set.  Fingering weight 85% Australian Merino 15% Nylon. A soft gorgeous yarn for any project.

Eco Lux Sock - Our regular yarn base available in a wide range of regular and seasonal colourways. Fingering weight 85% ultra fine Australian Merino 15% New Biodegradable Nylon. Close to skin baby soft and a beautiful versatile yarn for all knitting and crochet needs. 400m per 100 gram skein.

Merino Silk Cashmere - A luxury yarn base and one of our favourites. Fingering weight 70% Merino 20% Silk 10% Cashmere. 400m per 100 grams. This yarn is very soft and luxurious. It has beautiful drape from the silk and a slight sheen. The cashmere adds extra luxury and softness and the merino helps with the memory or the finished garment.

Merino Silk Yak - One of our regular luxury blend yarns 60% Merino 20% Silk 20% Yak. Gorgeous for sweaters and shawls, hats, scarves and pretty much anything except socks. This yarn is soft, has a beautiful drape and a subtle light sheen. The grey base creates beautiful depth of colour when dye is applied and the yak gives the colour a light grey halo effect. 366m per 100 grams.

Silky Sock - This is a gorgeous luxury yarn base of 50% Superwash Merino and 50% Mulberry Silk. Fingering weight with 400m per 100 grams. You can see more of how this yarn dyes up in our regular listings under the 'Fingering Weight' section of the website.

 EXTRA SUMMER YARNS AVAILABLE

Egyptian 4 Ply - 50% Alpaca 25% Silk 25% Linen. A beautiful natural look yarn that has a lovely drape and is suitable for most garments. The alpaca adds softness, the silk a lovely sheen and the linen a natural look and feel that just gets better and better the more it is washed and worn.  400m per 100 gram skein.

Merlin 4 Ply - 90% Superwash Australian Merino 10% Linen. A soft single ply merino and linen blend yarn with texture and a gentle tweedy haze. Nylon free. The natural linen gives the yarn a textured finish with subtle drape. 100 gram skein = 400 metres

Merino Bamboo - 80% Merino 20% Raw Bamboo. This yarn is for those who don't like any nylon or artificially manufactured fibres in their yarn. It is a deliciously soft yarn that has a beautiful drape and is suitable for most garments. The bamboo is an eco friendly option as it it processed raw rather than the usual harsh processing that many bamboo fibres go through so it is also kinder on the environment. 400m per 100 gram skein.