Thursday, May 7, 2009

Greenwood Fiber Works and *Giveaway*





I am delighted to tell you about a new member of the Phat Phamily today! Carolyn, from GreenwoodFiberWorks has sent in samples for April and May (yes you get a sneak peek at May's samples!) and I couldn't be more excited about it!
Carolyn is a Mom of 6! Again, I marvel at how these women do it! But between piano lessons and soccer games blossoms the beautiful flower of a shop, GreeenWoodFiberWorks! I think when you visit, you'll agree it is like sitting in a fibery garden full of rovings, batts and handspun!
I am very much in love with all of Carolyn's colorways-but something about the "Lavender Hedgerow" just sings to my soul!
I'm thrilled beyond measure to be able to offer up as a giveaway, 4 oz of Carolyn's "Watercolors" merino roving. Beatuiful, watery and mysterious! Please visit GreenwoodFiberWorks and find something that speaks to you! Write about it in the comments section below and be entered to win the roving late tomorrow. To help spread the word about this beautiful shop, please consider blogging or facebooking, twittering and plurking about this giveaway!
Thank you so much, Carolyn, for all you do- and for being wonderfully creative and inspirational! We look forward to your next box contributions!

137 comments:

JC said...

Blue eyes and crocus are absolutely georgeous!

JC said...

I tweeted the contest also.

Pumpkinmama said...

Holy gorgeous fiber. I think I'd try out her sample pack - I bet some of those would look lovely spun up together.

HanamiGallery said...

oooo~ it all is soo pretty. im going to have to say retro girl is my favorite!~ i love the inspiration for the colors!

Rebekah said...

Wow what a tough choice but if I have to pick one it would be the Moutain air colorway. The sampler is great too!

lilreb673 on rav

wildwoodflwr said...

Oooh, I love Copper Hills, Dragon Scales, Intense Retro Girl, and Blue Eyes!

These colors are amazing!

I definitely will be tweeting.

Mia said...

As a spinner, I like that she has a sampler. But the Dragon Scales screams out to me BUY ME! I also like Spring is in the Air since the colours are nice and cheerful on a overcast day here in the DC area.

idyll hands said...

They recently became one of my Etsy Fiber Faves. I ordered a couple of bits of roving from them and they are GORGEOUS! My next purchase from them is my 3rd favorite from their shop (I've already purchase my 1st and 2nd favorite). It's the Lavender Hedgegrove roving... however, their sampler would be awesome!

Minou14 said...

Ooo! I love the Copper Hills colorway and also the Desert Sunrise batts! Very pretty colors!

Cindy said...

Dragonscales was my favorite, and I was very tempted by the sampler.

Steven said...

These actually make me want to learn to spin - especially Copper Hills (thanks wildwoodflwr for tweeting)

Elaine said...

Everything speaks to me. My fav is ARCADE handspun.

I'll post this on my blog
elaine-knitting.blogspot.com

Monica said...

I love Spring is In the Air, but it's actually the sample box that I'm having a hard time resisting =)

Emilee said...

I've never spun before! So I LOVE
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24501016
and this is beautiful!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22568074
<3 Em

NoviceKnitter said...

What is there not to love in her shop! I've already bought some of her retro girl and crocus which I absolutly adore. I've got my eyes on some of her watercolor colorways right now; especially the one that is red/plum/orange in color. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all her fiber!!

Lady O said...

OH - wow, I LOVE the Northern Lights Batt.

The other batts are lovely too.

teejayhansen said...

I'm so excited about this shop, she makes beautiful braids. I actually got one with my box and have it sitting next to my spindle to start. I was going to do it last night but over did it at the gym and couldn't move my arms. lol
I desperately want lavender hedgerow.

Jacy said...

Carolyn is the first person I ever bought roving from and I will always be a loyal customer of hers. As a matter of fact, I have some "lavender hedgerow" on my spindle as we speak. I got some of it plyed and it looks awesome!

Since Earthen Hues seems to be sold (and she just recently put it up), I'm going to say my favourites are lavender hedgerow and gentle breeze (she has some spun, but it's one of her amazing colourways).

Posting to Facebook and Twitter as well.

Jacy
shortsleeves on Rav

PS Here's a little secret...Carolyn was the one that led me to Phat Fiber.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

As always, it's so hard to choose a fav, and this clever shop lets us avoid that with the Sample Box (where have I heard that before?).

IU"ve added it to my blog.

missus.mint said...

Adoring the PAINTED RAINBOW Handpainted Tussah Silk! Plurk, tweet, blog!

http://twitter.com/mamalefae
http://www.plurk.com/mamalefae
www.purl-wise.blogspot.com

Quilting Pansy said...

I love this :SPRING IN THE AIR Handpainted Merino Wool Roving 4 ounces
and this :
CROCUS Handpainted Merino Wool Roving 4 ounces

Gorgeous!!

Cindy

jeckabee said...

Can't decide which I like better the photos of the fiber or the fiber itself??? But I love the sample box and the copper hills roving, so vibrant!!!

One Sheep said...

The Copper Hills roving is so vibrant I'm considering moving to Utah.

lotusdesigns said...

ooh I love the purple ones :)

Bula said...

Bella!....fav colorways...Iris, watercolor and lavender hedgerow. In that order!

Michelle said...

Love the little pig tale sample pack! Going to order one...can't wait to spin that up. Weeee!

Turtle said...

gorgeous! love the handspun and sampler packs!

carrym said...

Wow, her colors are so vibrant!!! I would have to choose Watercolors :)

Retweeted :)

Snicklefritz said...

I first found out about Greenwood Fiber Works on a trip to Utah. While at a local shop (three wishes) I bought two braids and immediately spun them up. The roving spins up very easily which is great for a beginner like me. After finishing the first braid I decided to buy more roving and asked Carolyn if she could do something like "Blue eyes". We chatted about this one day and then the next day she had it dyed up! I also bought one of her sample boxes which I highly recommend. You get 8 mini-braids ("pigtails") which are so cute! I should have bought two boxes. :)

I'll be back later today to post a link to my blog where I'll have examples of the roving that I spun up. I bought one called "watercolor" which I understand are one of a kind rovings that are made from dye that is left over at the end of the session. There are so many nice colors that I can't wait to see how the finished yarn will look.

trh said...

I love the Copper Hills colorway. But I always like to go look at the sold items and I'm sure glad she sold the Calypso roving because I can't afford to buy it right now and if it was available, I would HAVE to!

Robin said...

IRIS Handspun Hand-dyed Merino Wool Yarn in Skinny Singles looks like my irises in the garden - what a great shawl it would make.

AnneMarie said...

I am a huge fan of Copper Hills! very Western loking!

RiverPoet said...

The Northern Lights batts would make beautiful corespun yarn!

burnt rain said...

amazing http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21809482
Seriously Amazing. Such beautiful colours.. and seeing it spun... well it's just gorgeous.
Leah
-raveid:burnt3rain

LilChickadee said...

Spring in the Air, definitely. I just love the colors!

LilChickadee on Ravelry

ZombieCat said...

Gorgeous colors! I really liked the Emily handspun and the Blue Eyes roving. Oh and the Desert Sunrise and Northern Lights batts. Hope to get a sample/box for May!

auntien said...

I love, love, love the Emily and the Painted Rainbow. Excellent sense of colour and some really beautiful stuff in this shop.

Abby said...

Copper Hills and Crocus are my favorite rovings. So pretty!!

ikkinlala said...

The Blue Eyes roving and yarn both really appeal to me (I wonder if I could get yarn as nice as that if I spun the roving - my skills might not be up to it).

HAY said...

Crocus, fur sure! Love x 1000!

jennifer said...

Immediately Crocus caught my eye. Then, I found Intense Retro Girl. What beautiful and unusual colorways!

desertgarden

dinahsaurus said...

Posies batts! (I almost typed "Ponies"-so yes, they're as good as ponies!)

Bumble said...

Since I love the colors of autumn, Copper Hills roving catches my eye.

Kaessa said...

Lovely! I'm absolutely in love with the "Copper Hills". I'm in Western Colorado, and just like in Utah, we have lovely mountains this color. Beautiful work!

PogKnits said...

Her colors amazing!
PASSIONFRUIT 4oz merino rovingDESSERT SUNRISE Battand my fave!
TUSSAH SILK 2oz Roving

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I love Northern Lights.Hugs Darcy
darcysknottyknitter[AT]gmail[DoT]com

Carlin said...

I love the retro girl colors!

Rois said...

That crocus colourway is amazing!! I love it!

SupaCindy3000 said...

Can I just say that I love everything? The Lavender Hedgerows keeps calling to me though...

cdaniele

Lauria @ Brackenbury Lane said...

EMILY Handspun Hand-dyed Merino Wool Yarn in Skinny Singles

Is so beautiful!! I'd love to see how these colorways worked up!

Debra said...

I would have to say my favorite is Spring is in the Air! It shows all the beautiful colors of the spring flowers all blossomed up into fiber-y goodness. I can't wait to get my hands on some!

helenlam said...

The painted rainbow silk roving is beautiful, though I'd love to get a sample pack too!

Erytanthes said...

My, my, my...I have to pick two. I love the Copper Hills handpainted merino and the Desert Sunrise spinning batts. B. E. A. utiful.

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Jean said...

These look so soft and yummy. Just get your hands on these!

Tami said...

Great colors in that shop!!!! I love the deep tones in her Arcade handspun!

Tami
designsbytami.com
designsbytami.etsy.com

Jags said...

gorgeous colors!

My hubby loves dragons, I might have to think about spinning some Dragon Scales for him!

Roma said...

I don't know what it is about it, but I love the Mountain Air. It's just got a calming quality to it.

Nightphoenix said...

The first thing that jumped off the page was the Copper Hills roving. As I read over the comments, I realize that this isn't all that original, but I still have to say that that is what I would buy!

Crystal said...

I love the Blue Eyes roving!

pixiefashions said...

Oh the Northern Lights hand blended batt. I love the glitz that is in it. Lovely.

Jude said...

ALL of them! Especially Mountain Air and Crocus...

pixiefashions said...

I just posted the contest on my blog http://pixiefashions.wordpress.com/2009/05/07/more-contests-at-phat-fiber-2/

ravid rebelhousewife

Snicklefritz said...

I spun up some "Watercolor" roving that I bought from Greenwood Fiber Arts and posted it on my blog:
http://snicklefritzyarns.wordpress.com

This roving spins up really nicely!

The Mully's said...

I absolutely loved what she had sent! Her shop is great! :)

Strike My Fancy said...

The tussah silk roving in "Painted Rainbow" is to die (dye) for! Also the Merino roving in "Crocus" is demanding that I buy it. Last but not least, since I will soon be making my own drum carded batts I was drawn to (and quite impressed with) the "Desert Sunrise" batt. An amazingly talented lady, that Carolyn!

Kristen said...

Lots of beautiful yarns and rovings but I think my favorite was GENTLE BREEZE Handspun Hand-dyed Merino Wool Yarn in Skinny Singles. You can never have too much springtime.

Maureen M said...

It's a toss-up between the Blue Eyes and the Dragon Scales...so hard to keep my hands out of my PayPal when I do this!

craftygal86 said...

EMILY Handspun Hand-dyed Merino Wool Yarn in Skinny Singles is absolutely gorgeous! I just LOVE the colors!

dragonmaille said...

Copper hills merino roving--I love the combination of colors in this one!

dragonmaille

cptSnoopy said...

Love the PASSION FRUIT Handpainted Merino Wool Roving 4 ounces! Great colors!
rav id: CptSnoopy

Martha said...

I love her handspun--arcade and blue eyes are gorgeous.

Terri said...

"Cinnamon Buns" is not speaking to me...it is screaming my name! I LOVE brown and this is delicious. "Blue eyes is crying out to me in the background.

cthulhulovesme said...

I really love the Crocus merino roving-- the colors are so beautiful, and I'm not normally into that range of the spectrum.

-cthulhulovesme on Rav

Tina said...

The Mountain Air roving is just lovely!

cnuland said...

I like Spring in the Air, Retro Girl and Watercolor. They're all very pretty!

Lara said...

The Spring in the Air roving is really pretty!

KatyaR said...

Absolutely gorgeous stuff! Love the vividiness of the colors--it really pops off the page.

kataish said...

ooOoohhhhh the Blue Eyes handspun and handdyed merino. So gorge.

Me please!

Shelley Voight said...

I love the colours in the Rainbow silk, but it was a hard decision because they are all so beautiful. I would be happy to have any of her colorways, awsome stuff.

Girl in Red Shoes said...

I love everything. And I mean it, I would buy anything from her shop!

I loved my sample from the Apirl box too!

tweeted @girlinredshoes

Bannahleigh said...

I'm in love with everything. But at the top of my list is the Passion Fruit Handpainted Merino Wool.

Bannahleigh on Ravelry.

Melanie said...

Wow - amazing shop! I have to say that I'm head-over-heels for the Northern Lights batts. They're stunning!

Rav ID - Melanie

suprstaticwoman said...

Oh so many! Sherwood Forest, Grapevine... I love the maroon/orange watercolor roving.

Susan said...

Ooh, that blue watercolor roving has all the colors of the Pacific around San Francisco! Anything knitted from this beautiful wool would make me so homesick if I ever left!

Rachel Suntop said...

I really like the Passion Fruit and Lavender roving colorways. I also really like the handspun yarn "Arcade." Very striking color combo.

Kim Evans said...

mmmm... i love passionfruit!!! i can see your partiality to lavender hedgerow, it is fabulous!

edina said...

Love the Gentle Breeze Skinny Singles yarn!

Lydia said...

Like many, I knew exactly what I want from her shop, almost without looking. Intese Retro Girl. Plus Crocus and Dragon Scales have both been on my faves in the past. Her stuff is amazing.

Heather said...

I love the colors of the Arcade handspun!

Kenyetta said...

I love Desert Sunrise and intense retro girl

Presents said...

Lavender Hedgerow is GORGEOUS

morgaine24 said...

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vickie said...

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vickie said...

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brownbear said...

I love how rich the watercolor roving is.

sciteacher said...

I've been trying to decide which is my favorite between the WATERCOLOR Handpainted Merino Wool Roving and the PASSION FRUIT Handpainted Merino Wool Roving, and I just can't decide. They are both so lovely.
~sciteacher @ Ravelry

EverImprovingMe said...

I love the cinnamon buns so neat looking!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22702472

PenelopeRose said...

Ooh, I'm loving the colors in the DESERT SUNRISE Handblended Spinning and Felting Batts!

Spazzy Yarns said...

Those are just stunning. Mountain Air has to be my favorite though. It's beautiful.

sara w said...

Caterpillar is my favorite! i love handspun that is not uniform!!!

Melissa @ Banana Migraine said...

There are some seriously gorgeous colors in this shop!! Wow!! I'm loving the intense retro...so beautiful.

I'm going to tweet this as well :)

lime juice said...

I'm a sucker for handspun and Blue Eyes is gorgeous!

Brat said...

The Desert Sunrise batt is gorgeous! The Retro Girl merino is also, tough call!

Kelley
aka BratKnits

Cathy said...

The first think I saw I fell in love with. The ARCADE is yummy.

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MacBug said...

Wow what beautiful colors. I especially am drawn to northern lights. It's soso pretty!

Toby said...

I bought 3 fibers from Carolyn just last week! I love the sampler, but they were all sold out when I ordered. It's hard to pick a favorite - mine is Tropical Sno right now.

gbryndi said...

SPRING IN THE AIR Handpainted Merino Wool Roving 4 ounces is so girly and wonderful. Im loving it to death.

Im on my way to tweet and facebook this contest

Spinnergirl said...

Love the SAMPLER, would be great to spin theos lovely colors.

Brody Knits said...

I would have to say I love the passion fruit. They are all lovely colors. Hard to decide.

Ravelry:Brody

k8 said...

I'm loving the "Mountain Air" roving! Beautiful!

Julianna said...

Wow! Everything Carolyn has in her shop looks amazing, thank you for pointing me to it! The colourway that spoke to me the most was "calypso"!

cksknitter said...

The colors of the GRAPEVINE Handpainted Merino Wool Roving are whispering "Buy Me" in my ear!
Chrissy at knittoday(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

WOW! What a find! I love the colors, so vibrant and pretty - Sherwood Forest is especially lovely. And the batts...yum.

Nancy - NStreicher@aol dot com

Anonymous said...

I am SO in love with pink and brown right now. Retro Girl just rings my chimes. Thank you for showing your beautiful fibers.

HODGEPODGESPV said...

this is soooo very hard!!! but lordy is that sherwood forest yummy. well, all of them are yummy. what a joy it would be to have a sample box to play with!

Knitmomma said...

Beautiful! My favorite is NORTHERN LIGHTS Handblended Spinning and Felting Batts

naomi said...

i love love love the posies batt........looks like you'd be spinning cotton cand

angelbelle said...

I love the desert sunrise batts

Autumn said...

Sherwood Forest is my favorite, I think. They are all gorgeous but that one just grabbed me. :)

wickedsharp said...

I really love both the Intense Retro Girl and Watercolor rovings!

wildthing1058 said...

I love the colors in "spring in the air"

Erin said...

Wow, beautiful stuff! Another etsy vendor added to my favorites list. I love the grapevine and sherwood forest colored rovings.

Lynn said...

Ohh, Carolyn's fibers are gorgeous. I have been able to fondle some in person and actually own some....

dmr said...

There was Emily handspun - already ready for me to start knitting with, but perhaps is the Northern Lights spinning batts. Then I could have the pleasure of spinning AND knitting. Too hard to choose.

wenchamok said...

Pretty stuff. I think I like the Copper Hills one!

Jen

CinderLisa said...

I've been watching her shop for some time! She has some really gorgeous stuff. I'm in love with her Desert Batt. Such gorgeous colors!

angella said...

lurve the grapevine...
makes me want to spread some luxurious gossip while nibbling on raisins :D

Natalie said...

I really like the Blue Eyes Roving. It's beautiful!

KPP said...

The EMILY Handspun Hand-dyed Merino Wool Yarn in Skinny Singles looks pretty amazing

UtahFishers said...

It's spring here in the mountains and I just want to dig my hands into POSIES!

Michelle said...

Just got my sample box yesterday and the colors are GORGEOUS! Total love, already spinning...WOO! Thank you, Carolyn. :)

kiva-fyrewulf said...

the sherwood forest goes well with several parts of my renfair garb!

Elizabeth said...

Love the watercolor rovings!

Nicole said...

I love the Sherwood Forest colorway, oh so pretty.

Katy said...

I am Carolyn's biggest fan! (And her lil sis). Many wonderful hours in her fiber studio - whether it is sipping tea in between knitting or (for me) hand-spinning on a spindle. Many hours on her front porch with the open Utah views, in the enclosed flower filled front garden. A beautiful life shows through in her wonderful fiber.