Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mama Jude's Plant Dyed Giveaway!





I'm a huge Mama Jude's Plant Dyed Stuff fan! I'm telling you, this stuff has a wonderful 'vibe' to it, when you handle it. Using Judy's yarns is like using good handmade soap, it has a rustic elegance to it, and can become addicting.

This month, Judy sent in some amazing plant dyed mohair locks- they were incredibly soft and lustrous and the colors were so vibrant, it's just hard to imagine those bright colors coming from plant dyes!

Last month for our favorite book theme, Judy dyed some beautiful yarn based on Laura Engalls Wilder books. We have a full sized "In the Big Woods" fingering weight yarn in "harvest green". Love those golden yellows! Just visit Mama Jude's Plant Dyed Stuff, find something you like, and write about it in the comments section below this post. We'll draw for a winner later in the week, but you should be sure and use twitter, facebook, rav etc to let everyone know about Judy's shop- and we'll count that as an extra entry.

Thanks so much for sharing with US Mama Judy!

101 comments:

Ponddrop said...

the Tiger Lily Worsted is gorgeous! I can see it now, on my needles...sigh. You're an enabler. :)

Sharon Rose said...

I love the Fire / Rowdy Girl shawl skein! Thanks for the chance to win!

yarnmagic on Ravelry said...

This is funny! I ordered a skein of Water Lily Pond less than two hours ago - the silk and wool light fingering yarn inspired by one of Claude Monet's "Water Lily Pond" paintings.

Diana, Fiber Fancy said...

I loved this when it went up and it is still sooo tempting now! BE MY VALENTINE--Hand Dyed Merino Twist--Sport-Double Knitting--Four Ounces--240 Plus Yards--Plant Dyed, really need to find something to use it for so I have an excuse to buy it!

Breien in Lansingerland said...

Winter sky medium blue is simply stunning!!!

Julie said...

Ooo, the child's woodland gnome hat is absolutely adorable! If only my toddler would leave a hat on, I would so buy it immediately!

saskia said...

this- Needle Felting--Rainbow Skinny Stack with Earth Tones--10 Sheets--4 by 8 Inches--Plant Dyed--Felt Applique

and auntboos mohair

fiberfrontlines said...

Her hat patterns are adorable! Not to mention the yarrrrrrrn......

Heather said...

I love that no matter how bleak and wintery it is outside, there's always a rainbow at Mama Jude's place!

What's my favorite at this moment? I think the Meadow Flowers handspun. So soft and springy.

Galia Lael said...

I just love the "be my valentine" colorway. And I can't believe all those vibrant colors came from plant dyes!

Chris said...

I keep telling myself I can resist all the bright, bulky yarns in the shop. Zinnia, particularly is calling my name. I feel my willpower weakening....

Cozy Knitting said...

I like the Valentine colorway. I have dyed with brazilwood, but mine comes out more brown colors than pinks. I guess it's the fiber. Interesting colorway.

skaro964 said...

I just love the .Pastel Rainbow--Single Ply Bulky Skein--100 Grams--90 Plus Yards--Finger Chain Knit--Plant Dyed

skaro964 said...

I will tweet this also.

Ronni Lynn said...

One Or Two Or A Few !
Each and every beautiful and colorful yarn calls to me whether it be the spring greens, the pinks, the purples,
well you get it, everything........
One word describes it all
FANTABULOUS !!!!
Thanks for introducing me to the world of Mama Jude
Happy Valentines Day.....
Ronni
who has fingers & toes crossed and cramped hoping and praying you choose me............

knittingdancer said...

The Frosted Cerise in 50% silk & 50% Merino wool in worsted caught my eyes. I also like the sunrise colorway. I was a big fan of all of Laura Ingalls Wilder books when I was a little girl even watched Little House on the Prairie series on tv.

amysue said...

I love the Zinnia Single-ply Bulky-the colors are so pretty and the single ply is one of my favorite ways to knit with a bulky yarn

Perry said...

Those locks... ALL of the colors... are gorgeous!

elendir said...

Loads of gorgeous yarn, but I fell in love with Yearling Mohair Locks--Claude Monet Colorway--4 Ounces--Plant Dyed

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Tamryne on Ravelry said...

I'm drooling over the Water Lily Pond skein! The colors work amazingly together!

Rachel Suntop said...

I really like the mohair locks inspired by the "Waterlilies" painting. I spun some yarn awhile back that was inspired by the same painting. Plus the Zebra felt is really cool. Reminds me of the days when I experimented with shibori on felt. Plus, Judy sent me a Valentine... she rocks!

Patience Ann said...

I'm a sucker for a beautiful single-ply. Zinnias *BEYOND* qualifies. Wow. It's amazing!!!

RTed @millarca!

Terri said...

Oh my!! Her colors are absolutely amazing!! I wish we could get some of those colors when natural dyeing at living history events!! LOL

One Sheep said...

I love this Sunset Variegated--Superwash Sport Weight Wool--4.2 Ounces--250 Plus Yards--Plant Dyed. The colors are wonderful.

CindyD said...

Lilly pond is my favorite color

RoamingKnitter said...

No matter how much I ooh and aah over all the lush colors, I love the Monet colors and kept coming back to Water Lilies. The silk/wool combination ought to feel like a dream, too.

Wendy said...

I LOVE the sky blue worsted. I just can't believe that's from a plant dye - just beautiful! Everything there is!

Aria said...

The Water Lilies Silk Wool blend looks absolutely gorgeous. I don't normally go for pastels, but these look so pretty!
--knitmit on rav

Aria said...

i also tweeted @knitmit
--knitmit on rav

Anne said...

Sunset Variegated is fab!

Quilting Pansy said...

Love these: Yearling Mohair Locks--Claude Monet Colorway--

TJJ said...

The giveaway yarn is lovely. From the Etsy site I guess Zinnias would be my favorite. Everything is gorgeous though.

Kristen said...

Handspun--Meadow Flowers--DK-Worsted--130 Yards--2.6 Plus Ounces--Plant Dyed Merino Plyed with Natural Merino-Silk-Bamboo-Milk Fiber and a Touch of Sparkle is very pretty!

quinn said...

I love the ones based on paintings by Monet - hard to resist!!

I'm doing my first plant-dyed experiments later this month, so it's exciting to see these multicolored and beautiful results! Mine are going to be mostly browns, from black walnut hulls :)

Susan said...

I'm intrigued and impressed at the Hair as Black as Ebony yarn. Wow, that came from a plant??? Awesome!

Lilm4105 said...

Water Lillies is my fave. I always enjoy seeing how people perceive that work and turn it into their own, whether it be dyeing yarn or some other medium.
Emily
Serendipity
www.lilm4105.etsy.com

wenchamok said...

The Fire! Oh how pretty!

Jen

InJuneau said...

Oh, I got one of her samples in a PhatFiber box a few months ago and loved it. The Water Lilies Yarn is gorgeous, as is anything she dyes with indigo.

Liz in Seattle said...

I love the Be My Valentine - the way the plies have different saturation of dye is so pretty!

KelleBelle said...

Oh my gosh, Monet is my favourite artist and the inspiration for me to take painting lessons. The waterlilies colourway would make a gorgeous art scarf. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Sarah said...

love this - Pastel Rainbow--Single Ply Bulky Skein--100 Grams--90 Plus Yards--Finger Chain Knit--Plant Dyed!!

Anna B said...

I love the water lily blend and water lilies! covet!

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Elaine said...

Love the Water Lily Pond--Shimmery Silk Wool Blend. Beautiful

Elaine said...

Blogged about the contest at
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Sara said...

First of all, I am amazed at the beautiful colors that Mama Jude gets from Plants...I was just flabergasted by the colors.

I could not decide whether I loved Water Lily Pond or Water Lilies more than the other.

Will be adding her shop to my favorites...

Sylvia said...

I love the tiger lily colorway.

EJ said...

How appropriate - Valentine is lovely

Jersey said...

Water Lilies--Shimmery Silk Wool Blend - gorgeous!

tom said...

BE MY VALENTINE--Hand Dyed Merino Twist is my favorite, but lots of pretty choices.

purple said...

BE MY VALENTINE--Hand Dyed Merino Twist

knitting fool said...

I love the colors in the Tiger Lily Pond colorway

Carla said...

So many pretty choices. I love the idea of plant-dyed yarns. When I was a kid, I did a girl-scout badge on that. What fun.

Rachel O said...

I love the the Water Lily Pond--Shimmery Silk Wool Blend.

Kim R. said...

Love the Water Lilies--Shimmery Silk Wool Blend--3.9 Ounces--450 Plus Yards--Light Fingering--Plant Dyed - so gorgeous!
Thanks,
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

heather said...

I love Monet's paintings. She captured those lovely colors and feel in the Waterlilies Shimmery Silk Wool love it.

Ann Ryan said...

I love how bright and colorful plant dyes can be! I would really like to play with the Monet yearling mohair locks, they're beautiful :)

Stephanie said...

I would love to get my hands on that indigo-dyed happy bulky blue yarn. Your bag o' gnome beards is so sweet! AND of course I am very excited that my Claude Monet mohair locks are on their way to my door right now!

vickyknits said...

I like the "Be My Valentine" merino yarn. Yummy colors!
Thanks,
Vickyknits on Ravelry

Heidi B said...

Juicy juicy, sweet sweet sweet. To pick just one would be defeat.

livin4fishin said...

love the water lillies colorway. The blue is beautiful.

dinahsaurus said...

I should look at her site more often; there are some wonderful things! I love the idea of the child-sized shawl skein of self-striping yarn, and I also love the Neon Salmon yarn.

Anonymous said...

I do love the Claude Monet inspired fiber, but especially pretty and textural is the Brick Red Shimmering Silk Wool....a fantastic colour from nature
KniLa on Ravelry

Sarah said...

Love the little sample packs of mohair! They must be a lot of fun to spin and play with! I like fun multicolored yarns to keep things interesting. Thanks for the contest!
*atthebreakofnoon (on Ravelry)

Sarah said...

I also left a message on facebook! Thanks again,
atthebreakofnoon

Missy said...

Loving the colors in

"BE MY VALENTINE--Hand Dyed Merino Twist--Sport-Double Knitting--Four Ounces--240 Plus Yards--Plant Dyed"

And the doll in her avatar and "Bubbly Mermaid Mohair Boucle--2.4 Ounces--80 Yards--Doll Hair--Plant Dyed"!

Nice shop !

Turtle said...

luv the rowdy girl shawl skein!!

Fran Langum / Blue Gal said...

I love the Rowdy Girl yarn too! But it's all so lovely. And I'd love to win this giveaway, thanks.

Sarah said...

Love the Sunset Varigated ! That's just gorgeous!!!!

nowhereslow said...

i love the one in the post! they are my college school colors!

Zombie Queen said...

I love organic Yellowstone Lake. The combo of colors is so pretty!

Jags said...

I love your Golden orange mohair boucle, it looks like it would be really awesome knitted up and its such a cheery color!

EVA SB said...

Oh what a choice!

I adore the Purple Purple--Rowdy Girl and with a name and in a colour like that it was designed for me!

But I also love the colour combinations of the Sunset Variegated.

EVA SB said...

And I tweeted
https://twitter.com/EVA_n_essence/status/9219195519

EVA SB said...

And I tweeted
https://twitter.com/EVA_n_essence/status/9219195519

ikkinlala said...

I love the St. John's Fire yarn.

Ruhammie said...

Oh, I HAD to go with the Bubble Mermaid Mohair Boucle...it's so mermaidy!!

dyetara said...

love the the Water Lily Pond--Shimmery Silk Wool Blend and the Water Lilies--Shimmery Silk Wool Blend, they are both gorgeous.

bumblebee said...

Wow - Meadow Flowers and Water Lily Pond make me appreciate pastels. Lovely work!

Mama Jude-- said...

I am so grateful for all of the wonderful comments! I am especially grateful for Phatfiber which has given me the opportunity to share my plant dyed stuff! Thank you so much Jessie for all that you do and all of the wonderful opportunities!

asteride said...

mixed berries, waterlily and cerise. All gorgeous. I love any combination of wool and silk too.
asteride(at)gmail.com

Emily said...

The At the Lake--Blues and Greens yarn is very pretty.

KT said...

I'm a total Monet fan - love the Water Lilies silky wool! Right now I'm working on a shawl using 100% alpaca dyed with indigo from Mama Jude. It's scrumptious and the color is fabulous!

KT (KTLV on Rav)

Amy said...

I love the At the Lake Blue colorwary. Yum!

PJS said...

I love the Be my valentine colourway. I had some yarn similar colours and they always appeal to me.

KellieBelle said...

Hands down, I need the Fire - Rowdy Girl, AWESOME!!!

Sue said...

I am really interested in the cross stitch yarn,I may have to buy that really soon. And the yarn colors, so nice, just beautiful. I could never pick just one, well, maybe one right after another!
Sue

Kinichi River Designs said...

I love the Bright Mixed Berries yarn! the color is so vibrant, its hard to beleive that its plant dyed. Gorgeous! And the Pixie Gnome hat is too cute!

Donna said...

I love this:

BE MY VALENTINE--Hand Dyed Merino Twist--Sport-Double Knitting--Four Ounces--240 Plus Yards--Plant Dyed

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Beesybee said...

My Favorite is her Meadow Flowers handspun!

CindyD said...

Mom Jude's is always wonderful. I like the Water Lily Pond. But they are all really nice!

Alaskan Nancy said...

I like the Handspun Meadow Flowers and want to spin some like that!

Melanie said...

I totally love the pixie hat.What a cute toddler hat.

Knitmomma said...

Yearling Mohair Locks--Claude Monet Colorway--Plant Dyed is my favorite. She has amazing colors!!!

Lilysunshine said...

Spring greens and Mixed Berries get my vote. Those look absolutely beautiful. And the kiddies hats are SO cute!

April Edwards said...

I like the happy bulky blue and the pixie hats!!!

Little Miss S. said...

The water lily pond would make a perfect girly accessory. I love it.

Jan L said...

The Yearling Mohair Locks--Claude Monet are just so beautiful. Would love these for blending some batts.

Connie said...

So hard to choose, but I have to say I could so see myself wearing the Water Lily Shimmering Silk Blend. Beautiful!

greyowl (ravelry id)

Natalie said...

I'm in love with the Merino-Silk in Frosted Cerise! It would make the perfect cowl :)

Max. H said...

I love that everything in this shop is plant dyed! The Handspun--Meadow Flowers--DK-Worsted--Plant Dyed Merino Plyed with Natural Merino-Silk-Bamboo-Milk Fiber and a Touch of Sparkle is so pretty!