Monday, September 28, 2009

WC Mercantile and Giveaway!




WC Mercantile sent in the most lovely dyed Wensleydale fiber for September! I hope you got a chance to read the story that was included with each sample. It was a tale of a lost lamb and found love- so cute!

If you are new to spinning, Wensleydale is a good choice to start with because of the long staple length. You don't have to draft really fast so you can work on coordinating your treadling and drafting. Having some Wensleydale dyed as nice as this is, couldn't hurt either!

WCMercantile really has everything that you might want in your spinning adventures. Dye stuffs, fiber, Wheels of all types and the fiber selection is amazing!

This week, we're giving away 4 oz dyed Wensleydale wool from WCMercantile! Just visit the shop, do some exploring, and find something you like! Post about it in the comments section below and we'll draw for a winner at the end of the week. Remember to plurk, twitter, facebook, ravelate and blog about this giveaway for extra entries!

Steph
, you've set a standard for yourself this month! I'll be waiting for a fibery good tale in future samples!

61 comments:

Bombshell made redundant. American misplaced. said...

EEE I love the Lemon Drop merino top! And omg it rhymes!!!! YAY! RTed @millarca

KT said...

As Steph well knows, I am totally addicted to her grab bags - got three more last week (of which my 5yo has claimed all the purple for her own spinning). My next purchase, however, may be the merino/tussah silk top - the colors are so lovely. I'm a sucker for blended coloring rather than stripes or solids...

RT'ed as KnitwithKT

Campbell said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30716255

Love this colorway...Midnight Garden...yummy!

Anna
www.annasplaceofholding.blogspot.com
anna.pamprdchef@gmail.com

Gnat said...

I like the Organic Dye Kit and her grab bags look like fun!

RT as Barknknit!

CptSnoopy on Ravelry said...

I love the merino and tussah silk in the Mackenzie tartan colorway!

Jane said...

Love the Bright Tropic Firestar and would love to try a grab bag.

Rachel Suntop said...

I've bought quite a few fibers from WC Mercantile in the past. I've bought some beautiful coral indyspun, 2 bags of undyed mohair locks, undyed bamboo, etc. She always ships really fast and plus it's free!

Quilting Pansy said...

So many things to like:
Ashford Kiwi
4 oz. Organic Cotton Sliver
1 POUND Merino Top - SuperSoft -
Cindy

TinkerTots said...

I'm in love with the baby camel down/tussah blend. Such a lovely warm color!

CindyD said...

WC is my favorite online shop. I have bought lots of superfine merino, and really love it. It's alwasy very well prepared.
I would love to try their aplaca, natural. I love to hand dye.

DangAndBlast! said...

Ok, that's absolutely gorgeous. Love that color. I love the Merino and Tussah Silk Top - Purple Passion -- well, purple does it for me! I need to buy myself a spinning wheel -- drop spindles may be entertaining, but they're sure a pain with all the unwinding and falling-off-the-end and all that... this shop inspires me. (And so cheap!)

Stockannette said...

I don't know how to spin (yet...) so I picked this yarn (not that I know how to dye, either): http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29002299

Lady O said...

I'm intrigued by the botanical dyeing kit.

I like the Deep Sea merino/tencel blend.

emwall24 said...

The Dark Garnet merino top looks lovely, as do the 2 oz portions of yearling mohair. Might just have to try some as I've never handled mohair...

JuliaA said...

i love the richness of the fenberry grove merino top. gorgeous.

CinderLisa said...

Just love WC Mercantile! Right now this Bright Green Firestar is catching my eye! :-D

Anne said...

Forever in Bluejeans!!!

I'm ordering it now!!!!!

Kim said...

The blue and red indie dyed milk top. Delicious!

HanamiGallery said...

so much goodness!~ but ive never spun cotton so i would try the organic cotton sliver - variety!

Beth (mamabeth on Ravelry) said...

They've got some much good stuff it's hard to pick!! I do like they're BFL roving.....been eyeing it for awhile now ;)

dixiemaiden said...

It is so hard to choose, she has so many lovely things in the shop! I would probably choose one of the white rovings, as I have dyes to play with and no roving.

Susan said...

Ooh, the merino-tussah in Mackenzie tartan... It's so pretty!

Egater said...

I'd love to try 2 oz Baby Camel Down and Tussah Silk Top - Free Shipping
egateris at gmail dot com

InJuneau said...

Ooo, so many pretty things... the teal Tartan Corriedale top, the gold and green yearling mohair roving, and the botanical dye kit. What a lovely shop!

Dawning Dreams said...

I puffy heart the "Texas Rose" roving! It scrumptious!

And all the majacraft are making my fingers twitch. To have so many to choose from. I just got a new wheel, and can't have another. Grr. . .

sciteacher said...

My head started spinning over all the fibers ~ they look so inviting. I have to say, though, the Baby Camel Down and Tussah Silk Top looks absolutely swoon-worthy!

~sciteacher @ Ravelry

lesliecooper said...

I LOVE this shop! I love their large selection of fibers and the customer service is excelent!

The bright green firestar is a must have! And I love the rainbow of colors in the 4 oz Dyed Yearling Mohair Rovings!

RT'ed as les_the_mess

Jen said...

Oooh...I love the Green Firestar!

Jen

wenchamok.livejournal.com (For some reason it's not taking my OpenID...)

Linda D said...

I'm loving the fawn alpaca!

Anna B said...

facebook,
blog,

I love the indie dyed milk roving. Very pretty!

dinahsaurus said...

The Mystery Bag of fiber is the most tempting to me, but I also love the blue and red indie-dyed milk fiber. I'd bet it's so soft!

Raymie said...

I love Hazy Horizon and Iceberg Blue!

sue said...

Lots of yummy fiber to choose from. Hemp? Ok, I'm reliving my childhood now;) That looks real interesting to spin. Think I'll have to get some of that.

Max. H said...

This store is one of my favorites!! 4 oz. Indie Dyed Milk Fiber Top is just GORGEOUS!

mc.crafty.bunny at gmail dot com

KellieBelle said...

I love the "Forever in Bluejeans" Merino!!

Angele said...

Is it possible to love everything?? I love it all!

Dawn said...

mmmm dark chocolate alpaca!

Turtle said...

purple passion roving!!

Eileen said...

I love the lilac fields merino top, the deep seas merino/tencil is lovely also.

sunnie fairy said...

oh, the hemp looks pretty cool!

Sharon Rose said...

OOoo that Midnight Garden Merino is luscious! Thanks for a chance to win!

Jess said...

I love the mystery bag. I'm working on one now, and I can't wait to see how it turns out!

Janice said...

I'd love to try the Botanicals Dye Kit. Would be a wonderful treat to myself.

Leisa said...

I really like the dye kit you have advertised and my favorite fiber would be the Bright green firestar! Yummy!!

Carlin said...

I love the Hazy Horizon Merino Top.

Marimba's Notes said...

I've bought some of her merino top before (I believe the last time you mentioned her) and it's beautiful and wonderful to spin! I definitely may have to go back and grab some that Bright Green Firestar though, gorgeous stuff!

Cathy said...

Felting Wool Artist's Pallet 3
Those colors could make some awesome stuff.

Robin said...

If I get Undyed Merino and Silk Yarn I can try dying it! More stuff to spend money on!

Breien in Lansingerland said...

The bright green is on my list for sure. Would love to spin that up

Gwyndlyn said...

I'm definitiely remembering WC Mercantile for undeyed goods! Especially for teaching beginning spinning! I love the merino top in Fenberry Grove and Midnight - yum!
(your comments don't seem to like Open ID today)

nikki said...

the undyed merino silk looks lucious!

jeckabee said...

Sheesh, I mean c'mon...I'd love to play with that Ashford Joy, and then all the copious amounts of fiber...is there anything I wouldn't want, UMmmm No?

Magan said...

I am really loving the Merino/Silk top! Especially the Hint of Lilac 70/30 blend. Mackenzie Tartan is also beautiful.

Ga said...

I definitely like Midnight Garden...

Trudi said...

There are lots of lovely things there, and I can feel an order coming on...

The mystery bag of rovings, tops and batts is great. I love a mystery! Who knows what you'd find?

trh said...

If I had tons of money, I could spend it all in that shop! I love so many things . . . I'd love to try the tussah/merino blend and her prices on undyed fiber are great! I also love the felters' sample packs - colorful bits are always great for the needle felters in this house!

PenelopeRose said...

I love WC Mercantile! I'm tempted by the 3 oz Mystery Bag of Rovings, Tops, and Batts in different Fibers. How fun!

Heather said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29114965

4 oz Merino Tencel Top, colorway "Deep Sea". GORGEOUS!

I've had my eye on this shop for a while now. Terrific!

Kenlynn said...

Everything in your shop is so pretty,
I really like the Blue Belle Corriedale top.

morgaine24 said...

i love the fenberry grove top gorgeous vbarton24 at gmail dot com

Ľubaša said...

I like shop with so many useful tools...I would choose 16 oz. Superwash Blue Face Leicester (BFL) Top. Thanks.
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