Tuesday, December 15, 2015

15. Christmas in the Great Hall (Harry Potter Art Yarn Advent Calendar)

The Great Hall looked magnificent. Not only were there a dozen frost-covered Christmas trees and thick streamers of holly and mistletoe crisscrossing the ceiling, but enchanted snow was falling, warm and dry, from the ceiling. Dumbledore led them in a few of his favorite carols, Hagrid booming more and more loudly with every goblet of eggnog he consumed. Percy, who hadn't noticed that Fred had bewitched his prefect badge so that it now read "Pinhead," kept asking them all what they were sniggering at.

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

Description: I wanted a very Christmassy yarn with lots of sparkle. So I started by taking the frost-covered Christmas trees as a base – white and pine green – and added lots and lots of real golden tinsel to it. I spun in holly charms and faux red pearls, and I used the corespinning technique (the fibres are spun around a core thread instead of twisted with themselves) to get a very fluffy result to represent the snowy fat branches of the trees.
Fibre Types
: merino wool, alpaca, lambs wool, wild silk
Colours: white, green, red
Add-Ins: holly charm, faux pearls

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