Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Mama Jude's Plant Dyed Stuff and Giveaway





When I visit Mama Jude's Plant Dyed Stuff, my inner child comes out and I feel like I'm visiting a toy store. I guess, when I think about it, we are indulging in "play" time when we knit or felt or spin or crochet. Having two little ones myself, I know playing is how kids learn. It's how we learn too! How would you ever learn to spin or knit or any technique if you didn't play around with it?

Judy's shop is bursting with color derived from natural materials! It really amazes me, the brightness and spectrum these yarn and fiber alchemists (that is what I would like to now call indie dyers) can get from twigs, berries, leaves etc.

Pictured above, is Judy's July samples! You see there is one special gnome girl to be found in a July box! Judy is also giving away this gorgeous raspberry colored alpaca fingering weight yarn! It is a large hank and SO soft and huggable!

All you have to do, is visit Mama Jude's Plant Dyed Stuff, find something you like, and post about it in the comments section below. We'll count plurking, tweeting, facebook and blogposts as extra entries! Help us get the word out about Judy's amazing shop!
Drawing to be on Saturday.

Judy, we love having you in our group! We love your shop!

93 comments:

Bombshell made redundant. American misplaced. said...

Worsted Rainbow Mix!!!!! I couldn't pick just one, so that's perfect!! RTed @millarca

nifty crocheter said...

I like the van gogh bulky yarn it just kind of screams use me :)

I am about to post a link from my plurk also :)

jenheffer said...

ohh the summer fun sock yarn - love it!!

twittering! twitter.com/jaykayknits

gypsiesthread said...

I love this silk...

Large Sunburst Play Silk--Plant Dyed

Rhiannon said...

I'm loving "lemons and limes" yarn. The colors would be perfect for a young lady's project I'm working on. Very nice!

Quilting Pansy said...

I like all the colors, so of course the Worsted Rainbow Mix--Six Skeins--Plant Dyed, is great. The knitted pumpkin and ball are really cute too.
Cindy

Mama Rasheika said...

loved the rainbow rustic. what vibrant colors!! thanks~
lia

AnneMarie said...

Apparently, I am still hung up on the blues and greens of the June Box, because I love the variegated Blues and greens sock yarn: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26241284

Katharine said...

mmm Deep Summer grass is a gorgeous colorway!
RTed @ssailorss

Ľubaša said...

I like Leaves of Green (Silk and Rayon Velvet Scarf). But those dragons made of felt are very cute! Thanks.
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

CptSnoopy on Ravelry said...

love the springtime color -- reminds me of the buds coming out on my roses!

StephCat said...

the variegated Dark Green and Blue texas sock yarn -- very pretty ocean colors!

MissMoosey on Ravelry said...

I am in love with the Mermaid Trio!

Vanessa said...

I love all of her yarns - especially the summer grass colors in the worsted weight.

Jude said...

The Magical Dragon Friend is so cute!

Stacey said...

I adore the green & blue Texas sock yarn-- looks like a dream!

esther a.k.a. craftyvox said...

I just love the plant-dyed felt! Am a terrible knitter, but recently discovered needlefelting and love it!

purple-power said...

Oooh - I love the raspberry. It is so purplish. My favorite on the website is Variegated Dark Green and Blue--Plant Dyed

tom said...

I love the Variegated Dark Green and Blue--Plant Dyed

Carlin said...

All of the colors are absolutely amazing. I can't believe that they are dyed using natural plant dyes - wow. I like the deep summer grass, but really if I looked again in 5 minutes I'd pick a new favorite.

EJ said...

The Worsted Rainbow Mix is lovely.

Elaine said...

Variegated Dark Green and Blue looks great.

Off to blog

Kathy said...

I love the Magical Dragon Friends! And that springtime sock yarn in the variegated pink/green is outstanding.

Kathy (volkat on Rav)
Twitter: twitter.com/volkat04

Sally said...

I can't believe how bright the colors are! I would love to learn more about natural dyeing... Anyway, I really like the felt animals. I have a friend with two kids and they would really enjoy these!

Twitter: MuddyMooseAK (RT'ed)
RavID: MuddyMoose

Elaine said...

I've blogged about the contest at
http://elaine-knitting.blogspot.com/

Celena said...

rainbow pixie hats are adorable!! i love stripes!

purple-power said...

I want to win this one - please pick me! I love her yarns - the Wool Rainbow Bulky looks like real fun.

Carla said...

Too many pretty ones to choose from - I'll say the Variegated Blues and Greens--Plant Dyed is my fav

Rachel O said...

I'm love the rainbow mix.

TJJ said...

Everything in her shop is so bright and colorful. A few favorites are Maize, Summer Grass and Lemons & Limes.

Jersey said...

Another vote for the rainbow bulky.

laurachicken said...

I LOVE her stuff! The variegated Blue meets yellow worsted is lovely (and I get it would felt up deliciously!) RT'd and facebooked!

Sylvia said...

The colors are wonderful. I really like the Variegated Dark Green and Blue best.

Nightphoenix said...

The mermaid trio is a lovely subtle set of yarns.

Lizbert on Ravelry

ikkinlala said...

I love the Texas Sock Yarn--Variegated Shades of Blue.

bionic robinson said...

OK, Van Gogh is so adorable, it breaks my heart!

What a cute treat that would make for a little munchkin!

knitting fool said...

Variegated Shades of Blue--Plant Dyed
wonderful!

Max. H said...

What a fantastic shop! I just love the magical dragon friend made with plant dyed wool felt - just adorable!

mc.crafty.bunny at gmail dot com

Ann Ryan said...

Oooooo, I like the Summer Fun sock yarn, and the Van Gogh bulky. Yum!

wickedsharp said...

I love the Mermaid Trio and the Magical Dragon Friend is absolutely too cute!

tweeted: http://twitter.com/lachatdelarue/status/2636090533

Buckette said...

The Texas Sock Yarn in the verigated shades of blue that was inspired by July's Phat Box's Oceanic theme is quite lovely. I love that she knitted with her Fifth Grade class. I wish my teachers knitted with us when I was in school.

Silverstah said...

So hard to pick just one - they're ALL so beautiful! I adore the colors in Mermaid Trio - so pretty and summery. :)

silverstah at gmail! :)

cnuland said...

Wow - I love a lot of her plant dyes, including the charcoal gray, bosenberry, and summer blue, but I think my favorite is Springtime-Texas sock yarn

sunnie fairy said...

the dragon toy is really cute!

brfly3@yahoo.com said...

The gnomes are just adorable as are the toddler hats. And the alpaca yarn looks so yummy!

Angeliner Mediner said...

I love the lemons and limes colorway. Some of my favoritest colors!

Bejeweled said...

I love the Boyesenberry! Although I'd probably be more likely to wear something made of the Jacob Rustic Handspun :)

Daniella said...

the wool rainbow bulky... o the possiblities

Sharon Rose said...

I love the Van Gogh! Very Sunflowers. :) Thanks for a chance to win!

Amysatx said...

I really like the van gogh yarn!

Girl in Red Shoes said...

I love her Terra Cotta Rose Trio!

dmr said...

Love Mama Jude's bright colored yarns. Since she lives so near me, I need to take dying lessons from her!

trh said...

Oops! That's TRH that made that last post, not DMR (we're sisters!)

JuliaA said...

Very Fine Sock Yarn--Variegated Blues and Greens--Plant Dyed

YUMMY.

goodnessgraciousWV said...

Judy's stuff is SO pretty! I haven't had much patience for plant-dyeing yet, but I can appreciate hers. Even though there is no photo, I'm sure I want to have the blue variegated used-to-be-called Texas sock yarn. :)

I blogged, too
http://goodnessgraciouswv.wordpress.com/2009/07/14/mama-jude/

http://goodnessgraciouswv.etsy.com

knitterellapurl said...

I love the Terra Cotta Rose set! The three colors are beautiful alone, but mindblowing together!

Bumble said...

I love the boisenberry plant dyed yarn.

helenlam said...

Love the naturally dyed stuff! St. John's Fire for Midsummer--Texas Sock Yarn looks especially lovely.

Heather said...

I love all the colors, but am also in love with the Jacob handspun...

dinahsaurus said...

Of course I love yarn, but I think the felt gnome hat is just so cute!

HODGEPODGESPV said...

Limeade--Worsted 4 Ounce Skein...aw, something in a weight i like. and it's green!!!

mzpookie said...

Oh I luv the Mermaid trio every year I find these colors together and they just pull me in

Rav ID KAMAOR

SpringSplndr said...

I love the Rainbow Bulky. I've been trying to teach my 8 year old son to crochet. This might just be the answer.

Andrea aka SpringSplndr on Ravelry

modchococat said...

i like the sock yarns - lovely oceanic blues.

rav id modchococat

Kenyetta said...

Terra Cotta Rose is beautiful!

Dogmommy4 said...

I was going to tell you that your Dragon Friend (purple/green or green/purple) was my favorite. But, then I saw the Gnome hats.
O M G!! Are these cute!!!

Mama Jude said...

Thank you everyone for such kind and wonderful comments! Working with plant dyes brings me such joy and, sharing them brings me even more!

Judy
Mama Jude's Plant Dyed Stuff

superwoman_4002 said...

I LOVE the van gogh!! :D i love those colors together!! pretty! :D
Zaneta
superwoman_4002@yahoo.com

snitch said...

There is so much amazing yarn! And I love the little dolphin, soooo cute! The mermaid trio might be my favorite.

CindyD said...

Rocket Red is so pretty. I love the natural dyes.

mallorychapin said...

The bulky van gogh immediately caught my eye

Sarah said...

Definitely the Rainbow Rustic yarn...it's such fabulous colors!

monique said...

i love the magical dragon friend he looks cutes
monique

Creations By Hand said...

I really like the Springtime--Texas Sock Yarn--Variegated Pink, Yellow, White, and Green--Plant Dyed. The colors are beautiful.

The Mully's said...

LOVELY! Just gimmie a little of this and a little of that! :)

Snaps said...

I love the blues in your Texas line! The colors on all of the yarns are so beautiful and vibrant. I wouldn't mind trying some worsted or that alpaca.

skaro964 said...

I just love the Contest Sale--4 Ounce Size--Springtime--Texas Sock Yarn--Variegated Pink, Yellow, White, and Green--Plant Dyed the colors are so pretty.

Anna said...

I love the Maize yarn, and springtime. I love love love the worsted rainbow mix and the mermaid trio. Lovely :)

Eileen said...

Love the grape fingering alpaca. But the choice was hard, I love the rainbow sampler also.

adioskitty said...

I love the Grape Alpaca yarn! Such a beautiful variegated colour; all my favourites :)

Spinnergirl said...

LEMONS AND LIMES, PERFECT FOR A SUMMER DAY!

Campbell said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26140044

This is beautiful and I would love to get my hands on it to create something wonderfully soft to drape around my neck!

Anna
anna.pamprdchef@gmail.com

Dragomeira said...

Lovelovelove the Rowdy Girl Sock Yarn Dark Green and Blue!!! Sososo pretty; I don't knit socks, but this is calling to me anyway!

AJ said...

I love, Love, LOVE the van Gogh German yarn! I think I'm going to have to get some...

DG said...

I love any of her yarns dyed with indigo -- she gets such beautiful blues.

LeiLaniSue said...

I didn't have to go far - the Grape Alpaca fingering yarn grabbed me right away! The range of colors she achieves is incredible!

Roma said...

I love the baby whale and magical dragon!

Wendy said...

OMG I can't believe you get those colours from plants! Amazing! The worsted Van Gogh speaks to me especially!

Wendy

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I love the gradation in the Terra Cotta Rose--Three Shades, Three Skeins--Plant Dyed set.

PenelopeRose said...

I really, REALLY like the Terra Cotta Rose--Three Shades, Three Skeins--Plant Dyed. What a fun project that would make!

Cozy Knitting said...

I love the Rowdy Girl sock yarns, but I think I need a dragon friend more. They are so cute.

heather said...

I love the Rainbow Rustic and the Grape Alpaca fingerling weight. I love the vividness of all the colors.

heather said...

I love the Rainbow Rustic and the Grape Alpaca fingerling weight. I love the vividness of all the colors.