Yarn Journeys Book Club: November
Details: Our yarn club will highlight and celebrate beautiful stories from BIPOC children’s authors. Both of us remember how important it was to see ourselves represented in the books we read as children. What is Included in the Club?: Each Club will include 2 50g skeins of a variegated yarn with a coordinating semi-solid. There will also be a bookmark that corresponds with the book.
Please note the base change due to Covid19, yarn for November will be dyed on a 85% Superwash Merino 15%Nylon 50g/200m/219y
Goal: We want to highlight the diverse voices that exist, and hope that people can learn and share them with every generation. Our hope is to open a dialogue and pathway to understanding and empathy.
In keeping in line with our goals we have reserved two sets for BIPOC makers. We will be offering this each month.
Dates: To begin in January 2020 and end December 2020
Listings will be up in our respective website November 8 at 11am CST/12pm EST.
This month’s Club, will be based on The Girl And The Wolf. Words by Katherena Vermette and pictures by Julie Flett. These will be mailed out November 30.
Image Description: 2 skeins of yarn, October’s Yarn Journeys Book Club, lay to the left of a hardcover book titled The Girl And The Wolf, and to the right is October’s Bookmark, in the shape of a smiling ghost. All lay on an ebony backdrop with flower and leaf cutouts. On the cover of the book is a brown skin child with black hair, in a red dress. Next to her is a beautiful grey wolf with black tipped ears. A blackbird flies in a dusk lit sky and there are trees and grasses around the girl and the wolf.
Yarns from left are from October’s Yarn Journeys Book Club.
GHOSTIES- A blue, turquoise base with speckles of orange, green and brown.
PHANTOM SONG- A purple base with orange speckles.
All of our skeins are dyed with Professional Acid Dyes and citric acid. I thoroughly rinse all skeins. Due to the nature of hand dyed yarn, some light bleeding may occur during your first soak / wash.
One of the beautiful things about hand dyeing is that no two skeins will look exactly alike, and while they are very similar, there will be some variation. I recommend getting enough skeins for your project at the time of purchase. I also recommend alternating skeins every couple of rows to avoid unwanted pooling.
Care: While this is a superwash yarn, I highly recommend hand washing in cool/cold water and drying flat.
Yarn is dyed in a pet friendly and smoke-free environment. All yarn is stored and processed separately from any animals.