Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Natchwoolie and *Giveaway*




If I were a fiber-producing animal like a pygora goat, I think I would want to live on Natchwoolie's family farm! Natchwoolie specializes in natural, luxury fibers from a no-kill, eco-conscious mixed herd of fine fleeced friends.
Natchwoolie has sent in an absolute treat for all of you handspinners! A lofty blend of 70% Mohair and 30% wool in their natural winter white called "Heaven Sent". The samples looks and feels as if it will float away! I am guessing this blend would make a really nice thinner handspun with a fuzzy halo. Sometimes, when I fondle the commercial mohair yarns, I think "itchy". This fiber sample is so soft!!! I would LOVE to see what a more experienced spinner can do with this! Because you are going to want to buy more when you get this in your box, a generous 20% rebate coupon was included with the sample! Squee! If anyone wants to buy me a 12 month subscription to one of Natchwoolie's many fiber clubs, I'll let you. Ahem... Marcus... oh camera boy... are you listening? A diet high in fiber is good for you, so I think the "Take out" club will suit me just fine. *wink*Natchwoolie is one of the fewer online fiber farms that sell fiber in the grease! Love it! Spinning in the grease will really soften your hands- try it sometime! It makes interesting yarn too- I read on someone's blog- Island Sweet? That they used to buy socks that were made of yarn spun in the grease.
There is so much to talk about in Natchwoolie's shop- but we're having a giveaway so I suppose I'll let some of you coo over the goodies too ;) Natchwoolie is giving away a heavenly 4oz of this frosty winter white Mohair and wool blend!!!!

Contest Details:Please visit Natchwoolie, find something you'd like to discuss and post about it in the comments section below. Tweets and Plurks and blogposts and forum posts get second entries just tell us you did it! MAKE SURE TO LEAVE AN IDENTIFYING MARK. Your Rav id, etsy id, something ;) Drawing will be held Friday A.M.

34 comments:

misty said...

Oh this mohair blend is soooooo pretty. I love her shop idea of the "take out" in the little take out boxes I wonder if she ships them that way? So cute :)

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5202197

Turtle said...

the take out club is adorable! the color Shirley is lovely as well! I will pimp this one for you on my blog!

Roo said...

Gah! GAH!!!

Beth from WhorlingTides sent me a huge handful of fall-over-gorgeous mohair locks, it was the first time that I had seen anything like this was instantly fell in love.

I'm so excited to see that Natchwoolie sells them too!!!! And RAW - I like raw, it allows me to process it myself. I'm going to put Natchwoolie on my favourites list because I can get stuff there that will enhance and embellish my own products.

Becca said...

MMM...take out or sushi? I've never processed my own fiber, but I love the idea of it! And getting some lovely fiber in the mail each month would definitely make me happy! ;)

Definitely going to Twitter this!

EvergreenCreations.etsy.com

woolcrafter said...

The 'take out' idea and 'dye-it' clubs are just a fantastic way for fiberistas to sample the wares - love it!
I'll pop a note on my blog for folks to check out the fantastic stash of fibers too. http://www.woolcrafting.com/wool-blog.html
"Woolcrafter" on Rav.

ikkinlala said...

I love the Natural Chocolate Merino Lamb Roving - what a lovely colour!

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Laurie~Let's Knit It said...

Oh my goodness! My goal is to learn to spin this year. I have had a wheel for over a year and a drop spindle for longer. I would love to be the "take out" club. How great would that be to have ready to spin fiber arriving each month to get me off to a flying start on my spinning? Hmmm maybe the Christmas money will go to this worthy cause.
Blogging about this next
http://letsknitit.blogspot.com
Desert Knitta on ravelry

Melissa said...

Wow, that is some gorgeous stuff! It looks so fluffy and soft! Wish I could feel it! :)

Melissa
melissaskre8tions.etsy.com

Amber/Rayne said...

I too love the take out club idea. THe take out boxes are cute! I love how they have it in 2 different sizes :)

www.the-fuzzybunny.com said...

I love the sushi club...and the mediocre appetite level just makes me laugh. Looking at her stuff makes me want a farm of my own!

Morgan said...

Your naturally dyed fibers are so pretty! I have been wanting to get into dyeing myself, but haven't yet taken the plunge. Maybe someday!

My raverly id is LilChickadee. I tend to lurk a lot, but your contest has lured me out of hiding!

Jags said...

I love the idea of the take out club! And the price is great. As a new spinner I love to be able to try many different fibers withiut spending a ton of money.

I especially love the petit size because I don't need a lot to spin to make me happy! And i love to experiment too

Would it be possible to sometime in the future to offer a 1oz size? maybe call it snack mix or something lol

Leesy said...

Oh, natural and naturally dyed mohair and Shetland? I am so in love already. I will have to favorite yet another etsy site now, won't I! I'm leaving my email and other contact info, and I'm leesy on Rav!

Pumpkinmama said...

My goodness, whats not to want over there? But I'd pick the fiber club in a hearbeat - gotta love getting fun fibery stuff every month.

|chee-uh| said...

I'd like to know what plants she uses for dyeing and how colourfast they are. Thanks for the contest. You had me at SOFT.

|chee-uh| said...

I twittered too. monkalicious on twitter.

kataish said...

Oooo Theres not much that others haven't sent. I LOVE the idea of the sushi club. Raw fiber is so gorgeous just to have around and pet once in a while. Its like a pet you don't have to spend much on!

Also the take out club is SUCH a cute idea. Love love!

Plurking (kataish) and twittering (also kataish) about this too.

kataish said...

Oh and my Rav name is "kataish"... and my shop is "kataish.etsy.com"... hehe I sense a theme going on there?

vickie said...

on natchwooly's page i really like the fiber of the month club with the sushi kit it looks so cute. the January white sale is really neat also. i will post this contest on my blog later tonight and post it here for you when i do

sunnie fairy said...

oh, pick me! that fiber looks HEAVENLY. :] I'd like to discuss the Shetland raw wool fleece... That looks so, so warm!
point of reference:
http://www.sunniefairy.etsy.com

P.S. look for a post on
my blog
about this marvelous giveaway.

Aster said...

I had never seen her shop before, and I was impressed! Naturally-dyed wool fascinates me. How can you get all those colors from plants and other earthy things? Raw fleece in reasonable 4 oz. bundles is a good idea.

Aster.etsy.com

Northern Bay Handspun said...

Ah yes, folks like Natchwoolie are the reason I spend too much time on the web...drooling over other people's creations! Love the plant dyed fiber -- beautiful colors. Your take out club is so fun; such a great idea. Congrats.

idyll hands said...

Okay - that take out club is precious! I wish I knew more spinners personally because that would be an awesome gift (and I wish people thought the same when thinking of a gift for this spinner).

Steffi said...

The sushi club is such a cool idea! I love it!

George the Girl said...

I just bookmarked the site for payday...can't wait! I want to join the take-out club, it looks so fun! I'll plurk this too!
I'm georgethegirl on ravelry and plurk

CJ said...

Sometimes the most simple fibers are the most breathtaking. The sushi club is an amazing idea. Wow! Raw fiber! Great marketing.

charsfabrications said...

I love the fact that they don't use harmful chemicals and are earth friendly! The shipping is low and the fibers are beautiful. Great shop.

~mayerlove on ravelry : )

p.s. just getting my blog going... don't mind it much ; )

Minou14 said...

The pumpkin and gold plant-dyed fiber are gorgeous! I particularly want to roll around in the pumpkin, which is surprising since I don't usually like orange. The raspberry colored fiber for the Steady Dye-It club listing is also scrumptious. I've added natchwoolie as a favorite on Etsy!

Minou on Rav

Raine said...

Wow They have the cutest boxes!
I am in love with the raw Shetland fiber, would make great socks or sweater! Hmmmm also love the dove grey color on the 1st cut kid Bella fiber. Looks dreamy!!!

Sharon Rose said...

I looooove Shirley's grey fiber! I would love to spin & knit this into a lacey scarf... Yum!
Needlegrrl on the Rav!

Claire said...

Mmmmm...I bought some lovely first clip from Natchwoolie's "Bella" last month, and got a little bag of beautiful white mohair in with it. It is delightfully soft and I can't wait to start making little needle felted sheep with Bella's fleece.

Slither said...

Ok, I have to give in and leave a comment..prize or no. The food references are hilarious...the Steady Dye-it got a good laugh out of me. Taking something that is not fun for chunky folks like me to talk about and making a laugh out of it.
I marked the site, reasonable prices and I am a nerd who LOVES the smell of raw fleece in the morning..betta than coffe!

Deb said...

Lots of lovely stuff. I do like the sushi club--imagine getting fluff every month! and only one payment to rationalize to the bank--but I'm really glad to see you can buy the raw stuff outside the clubs, too, in case you have to quell an immediate craving.

I can feel my fingers itching....

dragonmaille on etsy

jessecreations said...

I think the January White Sale appeals to me the most, because I really want to try spinning AND dyeing, so that would let me do both!

Jess

jessicacook17@hotmail.com