Bringing Holiday Scents into Your Home

We have been carrying Wax & Wool candles for a while now, and I am in love with their newest holiday collection. The company is a small, woman owned and operated candle studio located in the Puyallup Valley in Washington State. Founder Kjerste Whaley is a busy mother of five littles and an avid knitter and maker of things. She has become the go-to candle maker for the maker community!



Wax & Wool candles are special. Each one is hand poured and made from 100 percent pure white soy wax with no dyes, phthalates, or paraffins. It’s poured into a reusable amber glass jar, lidded for preserving freshness. She uses cotton wicks for a wonderfully clean burn. This year’s holiday collection of scents is sure to go quickly. Kjerste recommends that you let the candle burn for at least two hours before extinguishing as this allows the wax to melt the entire way across the candle for a cleaner, more efficient burn.



The Holiday Scents:

Christmas Market: This unique and addictive scent builds on a base of traditional holiday spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove, with enticing top notes of orange zest and a hint of roasting nuts. We love the wispy scent of wood smoke on a clear night that completes this scent.

Tree Farm: Think ski slopes, alpine lodges, plenty of fresh air, and long-standing family traditions. We refuse to call this candle Christmas in the Northwest, but honestly that just about sums it up!

Bayberry Garland: This scent is quintessential Wax & Wool – fresh, bright, and sophisticated. Cypress, Bay Laurel, and Fraser Fir create a strong core, with notes of bayberry, eucalyptus, and patchouli dancing around on top.

They are $19.50 and you can stop by fibre space to smell them in person or buy them online here.


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Danielle, owner of the fibre space shop, has been knitting since the age of six or so, when she completed her first project – a Cabbage Patch doll scarf. A Pittsburgh native with a degree in international development, she moved to the D.C. area to find a job and quickly established a career in non profit management and fundraising. For extra cash, she decided to turn her hobby into a job and taught knitting classes in the evening at area shops. With a heavy dose of sarcasm and a tough love style of teaching, Danielle quickly developed a following of students – busy D.C. professionals looking for a creative outlet. In October 2006, she struck out on her own with Knit-a-Gogo, Inc. – offering knitting classes and events all over the D.C. metro area. Before she knew it, Knit-a-Gogo had grown out of control and Danielle moved to the next natural step – a full service yarn shop. In July 2009 fibre space was born and has been rockin’ ever since. When she isn’t behind the scenes with a mocha in hand, Danielle is hanging with her daughter or lobbying for small business needs at City Hall.

fibre space™ specializes in unique yarns and fibres from hand dyed, independent, local and U.S.-made sources for knitting, crochet & spinning. Enjoy our wide selection of classes, designer workshops, yarn tastings, movie nights & more. Join the community in our comfy lounge, and let the helpful staff at fibre space™ get you started on your next handmade creation!

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Alexandria, VA 22314


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