Tuesday, January 26, 2010

WC Mercantile Giveaway!


Stephanie, from the best little wool shop in Texas (WCMercantile) created beautiful kettle dyed silk noil samples for the January box. Her inspiration was one of humanity's earliest novel's The Tale of Genji.

I think I may have told you all before, but I'll say it again. I visit WCMercantile and stalk her majacraft wheels. I must have her listings memorized lol! Her store is very "stalkable", don't you know. Feeling like silk- it's there. Some sparkle? It's there too! A fiber daydreamer's delight!

Stephanie has offered to custom-dye a couple of oz of this silk noil for a lucky commenter here on the blog. Just visit WCMercantile, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below. We'll draw for the winner later in the week and you can arrange what color you would like to see your silk noil in.
Remember to use twitter, facebook, your blog or Ravelry and gain extra entries by helping us promote WCMercantile! Oh, and in case you win... make sure you leave a way for us to find you!

Thank you Steph, for being so generous and sharing your beautiful work with us!

70 comments:

cathy said...

The Bright Red Firestar is pretty awesome.

CptSnoopy on Ravelry said...

I really like the merino and tussah silk -- rhythm and blues. Bet it would be a fabulous yarn!

OttertopWorkshop said...

Marigold corridale for me, please! I love corriedale and the color is great!

Angie said...

I love WCMercantile and like you, visit often to see what she's got. Right now I'm loving her Merino and Tussah Silk Tops, especially Green Isle.

Stefania said...

Can I puhlease have the baby camel down / tussah silk top? Thank you!

yarnmagic on Ravelry said...

4 oz. of merino and tussah silk top in the Blueberry Blues colorway is all I need right now. I'd say I'm quite easy to please :-)

Stefania said...

also I RT'd (starslikejoe) AND blogged today! Yay!

jessecreations said...

I think it would be fun to play around with the curiosity kit.

Jess

jessicacook17@hotmail.com

Jane said...

I'm kind of fascinated by the Crystal Metallic Fibers, especially the Emerald. I like the idea of embedding into a felted material.

idyll hands said...

I just ordered some items for a swap from them and it came really fast - I can't wait to order more from them. Great customer service!

I've been wanting to get into dying silk noil so right now, I'm loving their natural silk noil for dying. I might have to pick some up next time I'm going on an Etsy shopping spree.

Donna said...

Go to WCMercantile. Will be purchasing ASHFORD JOY Double Treadle Spinning Wheel at a later date.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22052545

Glad to know I'm not alone in wheel stalking!


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Twisted in Texas said...

I am dying to visit WC down in Navasota. I have a friend there who loves the shop. The Green Isle Merino Tussah silk top has me drooling.
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26123686
Kay

Patience Ann said...

OMGOMGOMG Recycled Carded Sari Silk!!!!! I want to spin the CRAP out of that!!!!!!
RTed @millarca!

Quilting Pansy said...

I too love looking at the wheels.
This looks lovely:2 oz Baby Camel Down and Tussah Silk Top

LilChickadee said...

The Midnight Garden Superwash Merino Roving is amazing, and I'm not usually a fan of purple and pink!

LilChickadee said...

Oops... I'm LilChickadee on Ravelry, and my e-mail is LilChickadee122@gmail.com.

saskia said...

i love the sari silk

Judy said...

What a delicious feast for the eyes. I love all the colors of merino, and the camel down with tussah silk looks heavenly, but I am dying to play with some silk hankies. So if I have to choose only one, that would be it.

Chris said...

The Curiosity Kit is a *great* idea!

Annette said...

She has so many wondrous goodies! I had to fav her. Ok, if I could choose anything, it would be the Ashford Kiwi lacquered spinning wheel - I so want to learn to spin! For a fiber, the 4oz of Merino Top in Cappuccino. Mmmm. Love Merino!

gwyndlyn said...

I do like the Merino Top in Fenberry Grove and Olive Delight. The Dye-your-own-sock kit is clever and a great price!

Maria said...

Ok, I'm in. LOL I'm stalking the Merino and Tussah Silk Top - Elliott and in white, very nice. Of course I could use another wheel... Hmmm will my husband notice, is the question.

Kristen said...

I like the Merino top in Wine-Cup. Pretty pink!

PJS said...

I really love the Red Riddle Merino and Tussah Silk Top but I also love the carbonised bamboo, so pretty.

Magan said...

I love the Merino/Tussah blends, especially Rhythm & Blues and Muscadine Grape.

InJuneau said...

Although I'm usually not a super yellow person, I am thinking about needing yellow for a spinning project. The Lemon Drop and Canary tops are just about perfect for it, I think!

Max. H said...

I really like the baby camel down. I received some of this as a gift & I am thinking I should buy more - it's a joy to spin!

elendir said...

I love the merino and tussah silk "Rhythm and blues" (and I also fell for the Majacraft Millie, my spindles will be jealous!)

Heidi B said...

oh!!! It all looks sooo soft and beautiful. I can't pick anything I like more than another, I want it ALL!!!!

Anna B said...

Love everything! I swear.. if I won the lottery or something I'd buy out the entire shop!

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Susan said...

I would really love to try spinning the baby camel and tussah silk blend. That looks like it drafts like butter.

lesliecooper said...

This is one of my favorite stores! The girls there are absolutely wonderful! I love the 4 oz. Recycled Carded Sari Silk - Colorful and Fun.

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Xiane said...

I looooove WC Mercantile! If I had to pick something I'd never bought from them before but really want to try, it would be the Baby Camel Down and Tussah Silk Top. Mmmmm!

I'm tweeting this at xiane_org, too ;)

Kathleen said...

If wishes were......... My first wish is for an Ashford Joy. After that I would love some of the Muscadine Grape. Igrew up just north of Houston and I still think of the jelly and wine my mother and grandmother made from wild muscadine grapes.

Sarah said...

I just love the merino top in dark garnet. delightful!

CinderLisa said...

LOVE WC Mercantile! Right now I'm kind of craving their <a href="Rhythm and Blues</a> Merino & Tencel. Such pretty colors! :-D

Julie said...

The "Green Isle" Merino mix is my favorite - but oh, what a hard decision!

fracksmom said...

wow, i loved the site, someday i hope to be able to spin. Marigold seems to be the color my eyes went to, but there was so much wonderful stuff. I have also RT the info,

find me on twitter as fracksmom

Becca said...

I absolutely love the Bright Red Firestar and the Fenberry Grove. Add another stalker to your list, lol!

redzshadow said...

I have never spun camel! I like the
2 oz Baby Camel Down and Tussah Silk Top.

I also RT@redzshadow

doodlegirl85 said...

2 oz Dyed Yearling Mohair Rovings in blue orange and brown.

The colors are so different against one another it just stands out. Very awesome idea to mix them!


Tanya-usarmychick on Rav

heather said...

Everything looks wonderful.I love the Merino top Fenberry Grove.

Turtle said...

love the blueberrry blues!!

Ed said...

The carded, recycled sari silk. I would love to see what I could make with that. The Texas Fiber Club membership would also be a lot of fun; I love surprise colors and fibers. And maybe sneak a Majacraft Rose in there, one day...

knittingdancer said...

The 4 0z merino and Tussah Silk Top in Muscadine Grape colorway is beautiful.

Sarah said...

That baby camel and tussah silk top looks positively sinful.

brownbear said...

I have never even heard of carbonized bamboo. I've also never tried spinning milk fiber. There is so much on there that looks like it would be fun to try.

amysue said...

I really love the carbonized bamboo top-may just have to order that!

Emily said...

I like your Midnight Garden roving its really pretty.

Anonymous said...

i like the indie dyed merino silk midnight garden an awful lot. just trying to figure out what i could knit with that.

Shibaguyz said...

Baby Camel Down and Tussah Silk Top

to.die.for And free shipping?? *faint*

Shibaguyz said...

And tweeted here:

http://twitter.com/Shibaguyz/status/8285774179

Minou14 said...

I swoon over Majacraft Little Gems whenever I see them. I need to win the lottery.

The camel down and tussah silk top sounds like a perfect splurge, even just to pet.

I LOVED the dyed noil sample in this month's box, so this is an exciting giveaway.

Shibaguyz said...

And facebook!

http://www.facebook.com/Shibaguyz?v=feed&story_fbid=300683887703&ref=mf

Dorothy said...

The meriono and tussah silk in blueberry blues is beautiful!!

Carlin said...

I love the "Curiosity Kit" as I really am incredibly curious about trying new types of fiber.

Kim R. said...

The Undyed Superwash Merino and Tencel Sock Yarn is for me!
Thanks,
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Snaps said...

I'm super new to spinning but the colors of Purple passion merino/silk is so pretty! I love the vibrance of the colors of the fiber in this shop.

Kristen Harrison said...

I really want to learn to dye my own yarn, so their undyed sport weight yarn, I think it was 4 oz., would be the thing I'd most like to purchase. I don't have room to do it, but I'd MAKE room. Thanks!

Rachel Suntop said...

WC Mercantile is one of my favorite suppliers and I've ordered from her many times. I really like the laurel green merino roving.

Bohemia Fibers said...

I love, love love WC Mercantile.I have bought a few times, her silk hankies, and I adore them.

I am lusting over some firestar of hers. What a generous give away!

cthulhulovesme said...

I long for the Ashford Joy wheels every time I visit the shop. I still haven't gotten a wheel after 3 years of spinning, but I keep getting tempted...

cthulhulovesme@Rav

PenelopeRose said...

The "Curiosity Kit - 3 ounces each of Bamboo, Carbonized Bamboo and Milk Fiber" looks like it would make for a fun spin!

Campbell said...

Well, I'll be making a purchase soon, because I just gotta have some of that recycled sari silk!

Anna
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anna.pamprdchef@gmail.com

One Sheep said...

I think I would have to choose the 1 lb. Blue Face Leicester (BFL) Top. I could get a lot of spinning practice out of that!

Renee J said...

Bright Red Firestar is my favorite.

Anonymous said...

*giggles* silk hankies!
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Ann Ryan said...

I think the recycled sari silk looks really interesting!

Mama Jude said...

It is always so wonderful to see cotton in it's natural colors. I don't think folks realize how many beautiful colors there are for natural cotton. :D

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I think I'd like to take the Merino Top in Midnight, then add in the Indie Dyed Superwash Merino Roving in Midnight Garden as my choice on this vist to WCMerc. And I love the little notice - SHIPS FREE - that appears on everything. Free sipping is one of my top incentives when choosing where to purchase from the internet.