d’Histoire Naturelle Official Scheepjes 2020 CAL ColourCrafter & Read-A-Long
Scheepjes proudly presents the d’Histoire Naturelle Official Scheepjes 2020 CAL & Read-A-Long designed by Scheepjes Blogger Christina Hadderingh from A Spoonful of Yarn blog. The design for this spectacular crocheted blanket is inspired by the many galleries of the breathtakingly beautiful Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (Museum of Natural History) in Paris, which is highlighted in the book All The Light We Cannot See by the award-winning author, Anthony Doerr. Participants are encouraged to read along with the book as they crochet to make the most of this extraordinary Crochet and Read-A-Long experience!
During the Crochet-A-Long, both adventurous beginners and experienced crocheters from around the world will have the opportunity to follow a unique journey in creating the stunning d’Histoire Naturelle blanket. The CAL & Read-A-Long will begin on September 23, 2020. Over the course of 11 weeks, the FREE PDF crochet pattern will be published in 6 parts, covering 1 to 2 weeks, rather than weekly releases as in previous CALs. The pattern will be available in English (UK & US), Dutch and German in the Official International and Dutch Facebook groups as well as on Scheepjes.com. Additional languages may be made available during the CAL as participants are provided with a translation template in the Facebook groups to translate the CAL into their own languages.
In the Facebook groups, participants will interact with and receive extensive support from the global Scheepjes crafting community, consisting of over 100,000 members, the highly skilled mods and admin, and of course, from the designer herself, Christina. Throughout the CAL, Christina will be sharing detailed photo tutorials on her blog to help participants through the more tricky parts of the project. Scheepjes Blogger Esther Dijkstra, from It’s all in a Nutshell blog, will be providing further support for the written pattern with comprehensive video tutorials, available in English and Dutch for both right and left handed crafters. The videos will be shared via Esther’s blog, as well as in the Facebook groups and on Scheepjes.com. On September 16th, Scheepjes will share a Tips & Tricks PDF in the Facebook groups and on their website to help participants prepare for the CAL. The Tips & Tricks contains useful information on materials, special stitches and techniques and instructions for how to crochet a gauge swatch, which gives participants the chance get support in the Facebook group before the CAL begins.
Scheepjes has put together a choice of 8 official kits for the CAL, each including the required yarn to complete the blanket as well as extra goodies! 4 spectacular colourways have been created, each based on colours and elements from a different department of the Natural History Museum: Herbarium, Mineralogy, Conchology and Entomology. These 4 colourways are available in Scheepjes Stone Washed & River Washed (78% Cotton, 22% Acrylic, yarn weight Sport) or Scheepjes Colour Crafter (100% Premium Acrylic, yarn weight DK).
The Colour Crafter kit includes:
• 17 x 100g balls of Scheepjes Colour Crafter
• 1 x pack of Toho Glass Beads
• 1 x beading needle
• Stitch markers
• 1 x Official CAL souvenir bookmark
• 1 x letter from the designer
• 1 x YARN The After Party booklet
Available in four colourways:
Entomology, Herbarium, Conchology and Mineralogy.
🦋 Design inspired by the book All The Light We Cannot See by author Anthony Doerr.
🦋 Tips & Tricks CAL preparation PDF released in the Facebook groups on September 16, 2020.
🦋 Each week reading material will be shared for the Read-A-Long in preparation for Book Club Sundays, hosted in the Official Facebook groups. Participation in the Read-A-Long is optional.
🦋 Exclusive Interviews (in English) with Anthony Doerr every week for Book Club Sunday.
🦋 The pattern parts will cover a period of 1 or 2 weeks, rather than weekly pattern releases.
🦋 The pattern will be available in Dutch, English (UK & US) and German, with additional languages possibly becoming available during the CAL.
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