Yarn & Seeds to feed Bees & plant Dye Plants – our favourite combination at Alte Künste:
5 botanical dyed 0.7 oz BFL High Twist Mini Skeins and 15 different seeds for plants that bees feed upon & plants that you can use for botanical dyeing plus lovely stitch markers.
This is a traditional German treat to shorten the time in December until the holidays. The Alte Künste – Ancient Arts Yarn & Seeds advent calendar is non-denominational. It is limited in numbers and is available via pre-order only. Shipping will be mid-November so that your advent calendar will reach you in time for December.
IMPORTANT: Due to the seeds & international customs law, this advent calendar will only be shipped within the EU & to Switzerland!
Contents of the Alte Künste – Advent Calendar 2020:
> 3.5oz g (5 x 0.7oz) botanical dyed Bluefaced Leicester High Twist mini-skeins, fingering weight & superwash (80% virgin wool, 20% polyamid, 79.8yd/0.7oz)
> 15 different sets of seeds for plants that provide bees with nectar & pollen or plants that you can use for botanical dyeing, including descriptions of all plants.
> 4 stitch markers by Atelier Marie-Lucienne
> Coupon for 50% off of exclusive knittingpattern set hats & mittens by Stefanie Bold Design
> all wrapped individually in 24 numbered bags. This is a re-usable wrapping set that you can use in the future to fill with your own ideas of an advent-calendar.
BFL High Twist mini-skeins are great for colour-work, fair-isle, jumpers, socks as well as scarfs and mittens.
As with all botanical dyed yarn all colours match with each other, so that you can use all mini-skeins in one project or you use them as highlights in other projects.
But that is not all:
This Advent Calendar is not only a treat for you, but also a treat for bees & other pollinators!
There is a huge overlap of local plants that provide nectar and pollen for bees and traditional dye plants. A few years ago several bee colonies moved in here at Alte Künste and we have been watching bees feeding on dye plants for quite a while now. This year we want to share our love for dye plants and our pollinators with you. In addtion to the seeds, there will be instructions for the seeds and plant descriptions as well as instructions for seed-bombs if you do not have a garden.
On top of that 4 stitch markers by Atelier Marie-Lucienne will be included. The theme will be bees & garden. These stitch markers are different than those included in the large 24 mini skein Advent Calendar 2020. The creative head of Atelier Marie-Lucienne is Marjan Hoebeke-Pfaff. I have met Marjan at the Forum Lanarum in 2016 and instantly was impressed by her unique take on all things around yarn. I have been in love with her creations ever since and I want to share this love with you in the Advent Calendar 2020.
Have a peak at her creations in her Etsy-Shop and find her as @ateliermarielucienne on Instagram.
Wait, there is even more:
The Yarn & Seeds Advent Calendar includes a coupon to get 50% off the knitting pattern set for hat & mittens by Stefanie Bold Design that is included in the large 24 mini skein Advent Calendar 2020. It is a set of patterns for hat & mittens. The 5 mini skeins included in the Bees & Seeds Advent Calendar are enough for either the hat or the mittens. This set of patterns was written specifically for the Alte Künste Advent Calendar 2020 and has not been published before.
You can use some of the mini-skeins included in the advent calendar for this pattern or you keep the mini-skeins for other projects and use some of your stash for these knitting patterns.
Whatever you chose, we will be starting a KAL of the patterns in December!
With a university degree in engineering Stefanie Bold’s main focus in her patterns is on creating awesome effects with easy to knit patterns. Her patterns have been published among others in Knitty, Interweave, Knitscene and Stitchseekers. Find her designs on Ravelry as Stefanie Bold Design and her ravelry-group for patterns she has published sofar. She is also on Instagram as @stefaniebold .
* applies to shipping within Germany. Please check here for information on how to calculate international delivery times.