Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wilde Thyme Handspun Giveaway!




I am so excited to be giving away this yarn! It is just stunning! A bulky, textural single ply with gorgeous soothing colors and hints of fiery sparkle, this yarn is really a beautiful example of what you can expect from Artist, Laura Murphy of Wilde Thyme.

Laura is a full time mixed media artist, teacher and fine arts advocate! You may remember seeing her at the SLV folk fest as she helped create this fiber fun event!

Much of the items you'll find in Wilde Thyme, are botanically inspired. Laura has come up with spinning bulbs just in time for the fall weather approaching us! I think these are really clever and I hope you'll try them all and let me know if you love them.

As I mentioned previously, we're giving away a gorgeous 250 yd skein of this beautiful bulky single to a lucky commenter. Just visit Wilde Thyme, find something you like, and write about it in the comments section below. We'll be drawing for a name on Saturday, and remember that I always count those blogposts, tweets, plurks, and facebook comments as second entries!

Laura, thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us! It is inspirational.

85 comments:

Bombshell made redundant. American misplaced. said...

Kaleidoscope freeform art yarn, OMG!!! That is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen!!! RT'ed @millarca

lotusdesigns said...

I still love VERDANT FALLS My fav Laura work so far :)

idyll hands said...

I must have this yarn... MUST have it - so everyone else just back away slowly... slowly now, hey you, back away! :) Kidding. All's fair (sometimes).

I saw her little roving bulbs posted over in the Rav forum and fell in love with her marketing. How cute are they! My favorite thing in her shop, however, are the yarn bells. I TOTALLY need to keep my balls of yarn under control when knitting so I don't lose them under the couch and these are JUST what I need, and cute too!

Kerry Stafford said...

CARNIVAL Handspun, Handpainted yarn: Laura, you really have a gift for taking yarn to the next level. There's handspun yarn, and then there's this. It's stunning. The colour is so rich a red and the purple and gold add an element of opulence to makes it simply subline. The twists and kinks of the thick and thin spin just add to that. I simply LOVE this yarn. Wonderful work!!! <3

Dawn said...

Everything on this site is so yummy. But I love Batchelors Buttons.

Katharine said...

Zinnia is soooo pretty! Love those yarn ball holders, too!
RTed @ssailorss

wooly daisy said...

so many beautiful colorways. i especial like the zinnia mix hanspun yarn!u

trh said...

I so want one of each of her spinning bulbs! They are so cute and such great colors!

wooly daisy said...

i will twitter and facebook too!

Jennifer said...

First of all... Must. Have. Yarnbell! My dog has lately taken a liking to my yarn and he must be stopped!

Secondly, how would one choose just one yarn? Savory hand spun? Magic Beans hand spun? Pineapple Mint hand painted? Basil Opal hand painted? Love, love, love!

Oh, and idyll hands ~ your comment cracked me up :-)

RT'ed and fb'ed

Tucker said...

Ooh! That is Beautiful! Pick me! Pick me!

PogKnits said...

Those yarn bells are the coolest things!

Blueball Mountain Spindle and Needle Works said...

Everything is just gorgeous but I am speechless over the Verdant Falls freeform crochet wall hanging! Stunning, stunning stunning. I so wish I hadn't missed her workshop. I would TRAVEL for that.

Cozy Knitting said...

Wow! I love the flower colors. They are spot on the color of my flowers. I think the "bulbs" are cute. I wish she had some paper I could see. I like the beaded yarn too.

skaro964 said...
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Quilting Pansy said...

well, I liked this so much:
THYME MIX Roving Bulb, Merino Spinning Roving, Felting Fiber
I had to buy some :)
Cindy

skaro964 said...

All the yarn is so yummy and the colorways are wonderful, I wish I was not on such a tight budget. I want everything, I can't choose. The Shop has shopping spree written all over it.

I will also tweet this.

Julie said...

Hi from a new poster. I saw this blog from Laura's facebook page. You know, I don't know what it is about Laura's fiber, but each time I find one that I swear is my favorite, I find another. Currently, I am entranced by the WATERING CAN.

Vanessa said...

I love her color choices. WWatering Can handspun is my favorite.

TJJ said...

I love dusk to dawn.

Rachel Suntop said...

i just love the roving bulbs, what a great idea! My favorite is Iceland Poppy, as I love the colors. But even more so because I lived in Iceland for 2 months.

eleanor graham said...

Watering can and Desert sky II are gorgeous! I love the natural inspiration -- such beautiful work!

CindyD said...

I love the tulip colorway in the roving bulbs. Mohair and wool! Sweet!

FunkyFiberFarm said...

I LOVE the BATT CRAZY left-over batts you have listed! Why is it even when we card and spin our own, we always want another artist's stuff?? I continue to purchase yarn and batts from others... it just isn't the same as using my own sometimes! Beautiful yarns, too. And yes, the yarn bell is so creative and unique! Love it!

Ann-Marie said...

Johnny Jump Up Superwash Merino, reminds me of when my son John was little. He was thrilled to think they named a flower after him.
I must get my spinning wheel fixed, the flower colors of her roving bulbs are irresistible.

Jersey said...

wow! NEOPOLITAN ICE CREAM beaded handspun is amazing!

MissMoosey on Ravelry said...

I think that the Bachelor's Buttons yarn is sublime! I also love how the fiber is packaged up just like a delicious piece of candy! Yum!

Kristina said...

I like the pineapple mint yarn. scrumptious!
as always, a link and a post. :)

Carla said...

My favorite is the NEOPOLITAN ICE CREAM beaded handspun.

EJ said...

The WATERING CAN Handspun, Handpainted yarn takes my breath away.

Sylvia said...

I love the BACHELOR'S BUTTONS Handpainted best, but everything is wonderful.

purple-power said...

The starlight beaded yarn looks like it would make a great neckwarmer. I may need it.

Elaine said...

I love everything. This one is really too tough to pick just one. Maybe my favorite colorway is bachelor button. All my favorite colors in one.

Off to blog!

Elaine said...

I just blogged about the giveaway at:

http://elaine-knitting.blogspot.com/

so please pick me!

Rachel O said...

My vote is for Blooming SAGE Handspun, Handpainted yarn but all are lovely.

tom said...

The carnival handspun is really fun.

knitting fool said...

The WATERING CAN Handspun, Handpainted yarn is my favorite.

Lycanthrophile said...

The Salmon superwash is something that I wouldn't have expected to catch my eye, but it did.

Abby said...

I'd definitely love to have one of those yarn bells!

Kristen said...

Love the yarn bell!

Wendy said...

That bachelor's button DK yarn is GORGEOUS! And being superwash means it would make lovely baby items :)

Kenyetta said...

OMG! Too many to choose from. I love the many roving bulbs, daffodils handpainted, and summer handspun

Sally said...

I love all of the roving bulbs and the johnny jump up handpainted yarn. My garden was incredibly successful this year, so I have been really inspired by the colors. Beautiful!

Twitter: MuddyMooseAK (RT'ed)

Birdsong said...

Very pretty and subtle colorway... thanks for the giveaway! My favorite over at the Etsy shop was the Savory yarn... though Neapolitan Ice Cream was pretty yummy too.

bionic robinson said...

Magic Beans handspun... Me likey!!!!!

Carlin said...

The hand painted yarn really catches my eye. Especially the panted daisy!

kataish said...

February Thaw handspun. Its calling to me! as is THIS gorgeous yarn!!!

Sharon said...

There are so many things here that I covet and drool over. OK, if I have to narrow it down... I Love the Watering Can handspun, handpaint. It is beautiful and the inspiration makes me smile.

cnuland said...

I love the POPPY handpainted yarn!

Turtle said...

gorgeous goods! that savory yarn (amongst others) is fabulous, and i like the yarn bells!

JuliaA said...

i love the small yarn bell in gorgeous vivid blues. so pretty.

Grace said...

There are so many comments I almost feel like its nuts to try and enter but you never know (although my word verification is fooling)

I love the yarn bells and the Daffodil Handpaint and I have never worked with handspun so the yarn being given away is fantastic.

I am bookmarking Laura's site for times when money isn't tight, really nice items there

Sarah said...

Ooohh, I just love the kaleidoscope art yarn. Gorgeous!!

Amie F said...

I like the Watering Can handspun.

TheClayMuse said...

i'm in love with BASIL OPAL Handpainted, Superwash Merino, Sock Yarn. it's simply stunning!

Anna B said...

I love the Verdant Falls freeform knit!

Nightphoenix said...

I love the Savory hand spun yarn. I had a really difficult time picking just one thing...

Lizbert on Ravelry

wenchamok said...

The Daffodils colorway is gorgeous! (As is the giveaway item!)

Jen

SpringSplndr said...

The Pansy hand dyed yarn is gorgeous. And the beaded yarn is so pretty. Do I have to choose just one?

nosenabook said...

The Bark shrawl has a great story, and I love the declaration: "I am not a pattern knitter." The shrawl is a great idea.

Terri said...

The sherbet is yummy and the artyarns are amazing.

Bejeweled said...

Oh, the Pineapple Mint Handpainted is so yummy looking! That would look so cute for the shawl I am about to start working on!!

Ann Ryan said...

Verdant Falls is so inspiring!

K said...

The handspun is just lovely. So, too, is the Basil Opal yarn.

Laura said...

wow.. I started to post this morning but had a RARE attack of shyness after reading the first few comments. Now I see that it's only gotten harder,LOL!

You're all so generous in your praise-thank you for visiting. I wish had listed more yarn bells now. We have quite a few in stock.

Thanks Jesse and thank you all :)

Charlotte said...

Basil Opal is so late summer/early fall. What a great yarn to dream about.

theonlyevidence said...

Her roving bulbs are in such great colors. And the freeform art yarns...gorgeous!

MyaStone said...

Can't decide, must put down two: Neopolitan ice cream beaded handspun and daffodils worsted.

Heather said...

Everything in Laura's shop is absolutely gorgeous, but I have to say that the giveaway skein is my absolute favorite!

DENISE said...

I would love to have some Delphinium roving. Love how it is packaged.

Beesybee said...

I would like to have a couple of those fiber bulbs. I love the colors!

wickedsharp said...

I really love the Savory handspun/handpainted yarn!

RT @lachatdelarue

One Sheep said...

This VARIEGATED SAGE Handpainted, Superwash Merino, Sock Yarn is really lovely.

cthulhulovesme said...

The handspun you're giving away is gorgeous, and the SALVIA Roving Bulb kind of intrigues me.

cthulhulovesme on Rav

Tracy said...

That yarn (that you are giving away) is amazing!
Okay... now that I'm drooling...

The ECHINACEA Handspun drew my attention immediately. Purty colors... and it didn't hurt that it looks like an ice cream cone! I love ice cream! ; )

EverImprovingMe said...

I am in love with the spinning bulbs!! i think i need some!

tstept2 said...

I love the echinacea handspun... those colors are so gorgeous! Whomever wins this one is SOOOO lucky! Good luck everyone!

Tami
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Max. H said...

What a yummy shop!! My favorite has to be the BACHELOR'S BUTTONS Handpainted, SW merino yarn - the colors are amazing!

DG said...

I love the Painted Daisy handpainted -- really reminds me of the flower!

Anonymous said...

Bachelor's buttons yarn looks too yummy!!

Efiafair said...

I adore your Leaflet II Scarf, as well as your Rust handspun. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!

rebelhousewife said...

I love the spinning bulbs, so fun. ORIENTAL POPPY Roving Bulb, Merino Spinning Roving, Felting Fiber - this is by far my favorite though.

regina said...

oops, clicked too fast. iceland poppies roving balls. cute idea!

heather said...

The Savory handspun yarn is gorgeous.

Hege said...

Georgus colors!