Saturday, April 11, 2009

Dawning Dreams and *Giveaway*





I was very fortunate to learn a little about fiber and metal artist Dawn Riden, by participating in a Valentine's swap on Ravelry. It turns out, Dawn has family members who live in my neck of the woods and makes visits here every once in a while. I hope we get to grab some coffee together when she's here again, as I would love to talk more with her about her beautiful wire work!
Dawn sent in several lovely hand made metal shawl pins, made with very simple but beautiful lines, for the March Box. Pictured above is her April contribution! A very "green" handspun using fabric strips plied with thread. I would love to see a knitted pillow or purse out of this stuff!
Dawn's May's samples just arrived (no pics yet!) and after opening her box, I am left wondering what the woman can't do! I feel very privledged to be able to call such talented artists like Dawn friends!
Dawn has made the most beautiful wire wrapped and beaded orifice hook for a giveaway! It reminds me of some sort of sceptor- fit for a queenly (or kingly) spinner! All you have to do to try and win this beautiful tool is visit Dawn's Shop and find something you like. Post about it below here, and you'll be entered to win next Thursday! I always count your extra social media networking about this contest as extra entries- just let me know what you did to help get the word out about Dawn's lovely shop!
Thank you so much Dawn, for creating beautiful and funtional tools and materials for us to enjoy! We very much look forward to your contribution to the Phat Fiber experience.

49 comments:

dinahsaurus said...

The red beaded orifice hook is completely gorgeous! I love it!

Lydia said...

I've had her WPI tool in my faves for awhile, but I have one of her shawl pins (which everyone compliments me on, totally ignoring my shawls) and love the sheep one she has in her shop right now.

punkcatknitter on rav

ghosting said...

I love her swirl threading orifice hook! Her work is beautiful.

idyll hands said...

Oooh - I love this orifice hook: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21877547 Simple, beautiful, perfect!

Turtle said...

lots of cute goodies. love the 4 leaf clover threading hook!

carrym said...

I absolutely LOVE the swirl orifice hook!!!

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

The Teal Tale Wool Roving is just the thing to spark this new spinner's interest. It's beautiful.

I've added this to my post about the giveaway week. http://kitten-with-a-whiplash.blogspot.com/2009/04/personal-responsibility-101.html

Rachel Suntop said...

The Passionate Paradise component yarn is awesome. It's got a similar colorway as my Lilac Festival handspun yarn for March's box. I also make my own component yarns, so I know how fun these are to make!

teejayhansen said...

Dawn and I run in some of the same Rav circles so I've had my eye on her stuff for a while, especially the sheep shawl pin, but the orifice hook... OMG it's gorgeous!! Well done Dawn, and if I don't win it, I sure hope those will be going up in the shop.

Brat said...

I LOVE the copper WPI tool! It's so clever and cool and I adore copper.

Kelley
aka BratKnits

Shannon said...

All of Dawn's things are wonderful. I love the teal deal roving. She is a wonderful person and you are right when you say there is nothing she can't do!

HAY said...
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HAY said...

Her upcycled "yarn" is awesome - I love Light Blue "Tattered Dreams" :)

dstj@care2.com

amarkonmywall said...

Fairly new to Phat Fiber (and panicked that I will somehow miss notification of the next sampler box)- I'm starting to catch on here. I love this exposure to the interesting shops that I click over to from your post. She has such an interesting variety and I admire the metal work tools! I would love to have one of those shawl pins to go with one of my nuno felted scarves.
Very very nice! Thanks for running this web site- I've now got you on my FB, twitter and Rav list, too!

rebelhousewife said...

Very nice, stuff. I think if I had to choose it would be the metal sheep shawl pin, so cute.

KellieBelle said...

Need need need a shawl pin!!!

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I love the Mocha Blue Super Bulky Handspun, Oklahoma Dreams Collection.Hugs Darcy
rav id knottyknitter40

Stephannie said...

I liked the copper WPI tool -- very simple & useful & pretty in its simplicity.

Quilting Pansy said...

Green Machine Wool Roving
This is a very nice color green.

RogueKnits said...

I love the Swirl Orifice Hook!

One Sheep said...

My eyes flew right to the Teal Tale roving. What great colors!

Dana said...

I like her Pink Beaded Wrist Distaff. I think I need one of those because as a new Spindle Spinner, I never know how to hold the roving and end up using smaller pieces.

Nightphoenix said...

The red beaded orifice hook is incredible. The wrapping and shaping is so precise. I'd have to choose this.

KT said...

I love the shawl pins - they are really lovely. My favorite is the one with the scrolls at either end - with the stick put through it looks a little like a treble clef...

I have to admit I have no clue what an "orifice hook" is (it sounds dirty, but I have a bad feeling it's not), but they are also lovely!

KTLV

Minou14 said...

That Passionate Paradise yarn is really pretty! I also like the WPI tool, especially since the end is removable.

Clarine said...

I love the red beaded orifice hook. Also, the African Violet roving is stunning!

PenelopeRose said...

Everything is so beautiful! I really like the Whipped Cream Beaded Threading Orifice Hook.

Rav ID puglvr

sciteacher said...

Dawn's Black-eyed Susan Superwash Wool Roving looks just to wonderful to pass up. It's calling me. She obviously has a talent for feeling what the roving can be and creating something that will turn into a a unique and special hand crafted item.
~sciteacher at Rav

missus.mint said...

Everything is delicious but I think especially the Gold Wire Mask! Fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

Laurie~Let's Knit It said...
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Laurie~Let's Knit It said...

The Purple Poise Yarn and the Green Machine roving are both beautiful
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NimrodVern said...

The Chocolate Mousse Super Bulky Handspun yarn looks cushy and rich... hmmm... what handknit cuddliness could I make with it?

cksknitter said...

I like the Whipped Cream Beaded Threading Orifice Hook. Beautiful and functional!
Chrissy at knittoday@hotmail.com

gwyndlyn said...

I am utterly charmed by the wire sheep shawl pin! Although the beautiful simplicity of the little green stitch markers speaks to me as well...

primdollie said...

What awesome shawl pins and her great orifice pins are wonderful!! Can't pick just one! Very nice shop! Hugs Linda

Beki said...

Her handcrafted shawl pins look fantastic but then so do the gorgeous copper tools.

trh said...
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trh said...

I love several things in Dawn's shop - not the least of which is the wpi gauge. She also made the most gorgeous shawl pins for the March box - still wish I had gotten one of those! Might have to order one of her new beaded orifice hooks just cuz they are so pretty . . . also love her home made darning needle!

The Broms said...

Loving the Apron pattern! I have an out of control problem of daydreaming about the knitted projects my little one needs!

Monica said...

I really dig the soundwave stitch holder. Very cool.

Natalie said...

I had to hold myself back from buying one of her shawl pins. They are beautiful and the prices are definitely right!

Elizabeth said...

Anything swirly, especially the whipped cream orifice threading hook

Queen of Kim Chee Kingdom said...

The red beaded leaf orifice hook is sooo pretty!

k8 said...

I love the swirly shawl pins! Simple and elegant!!

Strike My Fancy said...

I love the beaded copper ceptor orifice threading hook - the copper niddy noddy is beautiful too!

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