Tuesday, April 21, 2009
WC Mercantile and *Giveaway*
I apologize about not posting yesterday! I was so foggy headed I ended up going to be at 8:30 and still hit snooze on my alarm clock until 8 this morning!
I'm making it up to you all, by hosting a giveaway from WC Mercantile!
Stephanie, the full time shop owner, sent me some of her yearling farm fresh mohair roving to try. I must say, this stuff is so lofty! It has a healthy sheen to it, which can only mean it came from happy and healthy goats!
Stephanie recently hosted a Spin-In at her store this past weekend! Did any of you go? It sounds like it was really fun!
Here is an excerpt from a lovely and friendly letter Stephanie wrote to me regarding WC Mercantile:
"It is a natural fiber spinning and knitting shop that is owned by a mother-daughter team. We carry spinning wheels, wool and other fibers for spinning and all sorts of natural yarns including some of our own handspun and hand dyed yarns. I work the store full time and take care of my baby girl, Ellie. My mom owns and lives on Flying Wright Farms where we raise Angora goats. The herd was 30 head but we just had a population explosion to42; it has to do with the birds and the bees!
It is our goal to share fiber happiness all over the world. We take Mohair from our kid and yearling goats (only) and with the help of some wonderful micro mills it turns into a soft and lofty roving. We dye it and spin it, and love it!! This is what my sample is this month, kettle dyed yearling mohair."
For those of you who get a taste of their farm fresh roving in their boxes this month, you'll understand when I say you can just tell it is awesome stuff. I started spinning my gift from Stephanie last night and the resulting yarn is already quite spongy, soft and lofty!
We're giving away 2 oz of this luxury fiber for you to spin! Visit WCMercantile and find something you like in the shop. Write about it below and we'll draw for a name on Friday! Remember that I count your extra social networking online as extra marks for you- just let me know you did it.
Thank you so much Stephanie, for your contribution to Phat Fiber. Please keep contributing to the sampler!