January – March 2018 Yarn Club

Is there anything better than yarn? How about yarn that just magically shows up at your house? Limited edition, exclusive yarn in the weight of your choice, in colorways inspired by something you love? It couldn’t possibly get much better than that! Or could it……?

Do you love art? Love going to museums? How do you feel about Vincent van Gogh?

Maybe you’ve loved him since the first time you saw one of his paintings in a high school art class. Or maybe you thought he was overrated then, but were blown away by the thickness of the paint and the life you could see in the brush strokes the first time you saw one of his paintings in a museum. Maybe you didn’t know anything about him until you saw a certain Dr. Who episode.

What if you could crochet or knit something with colorways inspired by this visionary, this madman, this misunderstood genius?

That’s the theme for this round of club. Three colorways inspired by three paintings by Vincent van Gogh. Will there be sunflowers? Will there be a Starry Night? Will colors tend towards dark like The Potato Eaters, or light, like wheat-fields? Make the discovery by signing up for this round of yarn club!

Yarn club opens on November 1st, and will remain open until December 31st or until sold out. Yarn ships in January, February, and March.

HaldeCraft offers unique options for yarn clubs! Three months at a time, three times a year, with choices between fingering and worsted weight — there’s something appealing for every crocheter and knitter here. Exclusive club colorway inspiration has been found in beloved literature, mythology, and science fiction and fantasy.

** PLEASE NOTE** There are four different options of club. While there are a large number of spots available for both sock and worsted weight yarn ($65), there are now a very limited number of spots available in both those weights with swag ($80). Each option gets you three skeins of yarn in the weight of your choice; one each sent in January, February, and March (club ships on approximately the 15th of the month, although I do try to get International packages in the mail a week before that, so that hopefully all yarn arrives at close to the same time). If you are opting for swag, and have sensitivities or allergies, please note those in the comment section when completing your purchase (IE, “I would like unscented if the swag is soap or hand lotion” or “I am allergic to peppermint”). Base yarns (which I usually can’t predict perfectly as it may depend on what is available when I place my order) consist of two standard base yarns and one luxury yarn.

Let’s talk about shipping!

Shipping prices vary with location; while you can now get real-time carrier shipping prices for both USPS and FedEx, you unfortunately can’t see those prices until entering the checkout process (you can back out of or cancel before finishing the checkout process at that point). Each month, even with swag, usually weighs less than 13 ounces (normally around 9 ounces) and my preferred shipping for that is USPS First Class, which is roughly $3.50/month for Domestic and $13.50/month for Canada (USPS is about to raise their rates astronomically, and the UK is also about $13-$18, and Australia, about $15-$20… I’ll keep y’all posted as I get the new rates). If you have any questions about pricing please feel free to drop me a line, with your zip code or country, and I can use the online USPS shipping calculator to get you an approximate price.

If you’re International and the shipping rate is holding you back from purchasing immediately, I completely understand. I would love to work with you on this as much as possible — drop me a line with what country you’re in and I will research the best shipping rates for you. Also to consider? Without swag is cheaper, because it’s the lighter of the two options, if you’re on the fence about swag vs. no swag. I can also mail all three shipments at one time, if that gets you a better shipping rate; we can definitely discuss this. I know shipping costs are burdensome, and I appreciate my International friends who have stuck with me through the USPS rate increases.

Local pickup at my studio in Keystone Heights is available; I will contact you with my address, directions, and we can discuss a mutually agreeable day for you to come to the studio.

HaldeCraft HandDyed yarns started life in 2007 in a small yarn store in Gainesville, Florida (Hanks Yarn and Fiber) and was then called “Perhaps Today is a Good Day to Dye”. It has continued online as HaldeCraft HandDyed since 2011, and is hand-dyed and lovingly re-skeined in a small home studio by someone who loves the fiber arts just as much as you do. If you are looking for photos of yarn colorways or finished objects and are on Ravelry, you can find my yarn in their database; just look for “HaldeCraft HandDyed“. We also try to keep lively discussions going here in the HaldeCraft Ravelry forum; please feel free to join us!

All yarn is dyed in a smoke-free, but not pet-free studio; however, once dyed it is kept sealed in bags inside of bins which studio dogs and cats do not have access to.

Lastly, did you miss out on a previous yarn club? I sometimes have a limited number of sets available here.

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