Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tactile Fiber Arts and *Giveaway*
It's raining again today. Sometimes it gets to me this time of year, all the rain and the clouds. I think it gets to other people too, folks don't seem to act right come springtime. This morning while prepping for this post, some half-wit drove his pickup through my side yard, rutting up all the grass. I find the older I get, the more I can't handle little disturbances like this. I marched outside and pointed my finger with my hand on my hips and told him he'd better move his truck out of my yard and he'd better hope I get a second cup of coffee before I come out to see what damage he's done.
Enter Tactile's beautiful site and gorgeous fiber. I felt calm wash over me and my mood has instantly changed. They have a beautiful slide show on their front page and everyone should book mark it for instances like mine, when you need a virtual fiber fix!
I'm going to admit, before I encountered Tactile Fiber Arts wonderful goods, I had misconceptions about naturally dyed yarns and fiber. My past experiences were of dull and faded looking yarns that were not colorfast. That is certainly not the case with Tactile's fiber and yarn! Everything that has been submitted for the sampler has looked rich, deeply saturated and just plain beautiful!
Maia and MissyB take extreme care in selecting quality materials that have low environmental impact. Their hand dye ingredients are sourced globally to ensure they are not only safe for the earth, but socially responsible as well. I am beguiled by the quality of their fibers, which truly live up to the name Tactile, as they are very squishable!
I'm overwhelmingly excited to be hosting a Tactile giveaway! 2oz of precious tussah silk in their "Dew" colorway!! This stuff is so soft and rich and creamy- delightful! Please visit Tactile Fiber Arts and find something you'd like to write about below here. I will draw for a winner on Friday. Get your friends to join the fun, by ravelating (ravelry), twittering, plurking or facebook! I'll count you extra times if you do.
Maia and MissyB you ladies are inspirational role models for those of us striving to lead a more natural way of life. Thank you for letting us choose your yarn and fiber as a small step toward that goal! We look forward to future submissions to the box!