Tuesday, December 1, 2015

1. The Eyes in the Hedge (Harry Potter Art Yarn Advent Calendar)

It's time! Time for the Amazing Harry Potter Art Yarn Advent Calendar to be revealed!
From today until December 24th this blog will be a virtual advent calendar, presenting one of the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets mini skeins per day

If you haven't read about them yet, let me give you a short explanation: Last year, two of my customers mused about the possibilities of mini skein art yarn advent calendars on the Weird&Twisted Facebook page. I immediately loved the idea and made the first Harry Potter art yarn advent calendar, retelling book one with yarn. I collected scenes, persons and quotes (such as The Letters from No One, Hagrid, Mars is Bright Tonight...) and spun a small amount of art yarn inspired by each of them, putting them into paper bags with numbers in the right order, so whoever bought it could relive the story and make their own story garment over the period of 24 days. I made three advent calendars which sold incredibly quickly, and decided to do this virtual advent calendar thing on the blog for those who missed out on the yarns, revealing the whole thing one yarn per day. 
This year I was very happy to be able to take the time to do the same thing with book two - so, there are the actual mini skein art yarn advent calendars (which you can still purchase as I made more this year), and there is this virtual advent calendar here. I hope you'll enjoy this as much as I do :-)

Harry suddenly sat bolt upright on the garden bench. He had been staring absent-mindedly into the hedge - and the hedge was staring back. Two enormous green eyes had appeared among the leaves.

- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling

Description: I chose medium and darker green fibres for the hedge, also adding leafy ribbon for more texture and a less abstract look. I spun in different types of glass beads – larger matte ones to represent the eyes, and smaller shiny ones to add more highlights. We might encounter the larger type again later! ;-)
Fibre Types: merino wool, bamboo, wensleydale wool
Colours: medium and darker green
Add-Ins: leafy ribbon, green thread, shiny green seed beads, large matte green glass beads 


  1. larger green beads again later? hm, I am looking forward to the D- yarn:)



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