Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Galia Spindle Designs and Giveaway!




I have been just itching to tell you all about a new Phattie we have this month! Galia hails from Israel and makes the most beautiful polymer clay spindles!

Galia's craftswomanship is in a word: exquisite. She's sent in a beautiful spindle for us to giveaway here on the blog and if I didn't already know it was made from polymer clay, I would have puzzled myself wondering how she carved a spindle out of stone!

In this month's box, I'm excited to be able to include some adorable polymer clay buttons, handcrafted by Galia, so you can get a taste of her amazing abilities.

As for the spindle itself, it has a delicate appearance, but has a substantialness (I think I just made that word up!) about it in hand- perfect for spinning on the go!

As mentioned before, we're giving away this gorgeous "Horizon" spindle from Spindle Designs. All you need do is visit Spindle Designs, find something you love, write about it in the comments section, and we'll draw for a winner later this week. Be sure and use twitter/facebook/plurk/ravelry to gain extra entries!

Thank you, Galia for sharing your beautiful work with us!

108 comments:

Ponddrop said...

I just took a spinning class last weekend and I'm looking for a first spindle...the kaleidoscope spindle is high on the list!!! Though I'd much rather win, of course.

They are all beautiful.

Diana, Fiber Fancy said...

LIZARDSKIN - Polymer clay top whorl spindle, 24gr/.85oz is gorgeous and although it has a flaw, I think NEBULA is way up there on the list too!

ashley0607 said...

These spindles are B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L! I am really liking Cathedral and Cotton Candy.

A. Hiscock said...

Oh, I love the Code spindle... but I would cheerfully use the Lapis or Cathedral or Smoke ones, too. This is really lovely work.

RTed too! @owldaughter

oonagh said...

the "cathedral" spindle is gorgeous......and i totally can't beleive that is all done with clay, some of that stuff looks an aweful lot like stone!! very talented!!!

-oonaghfibersmyth on ravelry

Cozy Knitting said...

How is this done? They are beautiful. I cannot believe that the lapis is really clay and not stone.

H.A.Y. said...

I love her spindle bags! I might just have to woosh one into my cart!

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Juna said...

I have been eyeing Galia's spindles for quite some time now, and I have favorited a lot of them in Etsy. Right now my favorites are Savannah, Smoke and Film Noir. I also work with polymer clay and I know all the work that must go in making those beautiful spindles.

RoamingKnitter said...

If the Lapis is polymer clay then I'll never worry about getting stone again! That is soooo beautiful.

saskia said...

wow, how pretty- i like the lapis one

Cristina said...

I love Nebula and Lizardskin. And, to be honest, all of them! They are incredible.

Lauren said...

Cathedral and lapis are both beautiful, deep sapphire blues. Love(100).

Elaine said...

Oh my, what an incentive to learn to spin!

My favorite is lapis, I think, or maybe lagoon, or maybe ...

knittingdancer said...

All of her spindles are pretty. My favorites would be the Lagoon and the Cathedral.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry

jessecreations said...

I really like her spindle project bags, especially the "violet stripes" one.

Jess

Stephanie said...

I'm loving smoke and film noir. Nebula is pretty too.

Nightphoenix said...

The Cathedral spindle instantly jumped out at me. But I also find her drawstring project bags both cute and a good idea.

Lizbert

redzshadow said...

What a beautiful spindle! I really like her work. My favorite spindle is the SONAR. It reminds me of old school computer colors.


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Aria said...

I like the Candy top whorl spindle. I love bright colors :)
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Aria said...

I also tweeted the contest!
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Tamryne on Ravelry said...

The Cotton Candy is amazing, are you sure its made of polymer clay?!

burnt rain said...

The cathedral spindle (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40682871) is gorgeous. I also think the horizon one you're giving away is the most beautiful spindle ever.

beautyredefined said...

Wow! How could one hope to choose from her spindles? They're incredible. I'd be awfully hard pressed to choose between Nebula and Code, and Kaleidoscope, and Sonar...

This might be enough to make a girl take up spinning!

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beautyredefined said...

Also tweeted (beautyredefined over there too...)

Seriously - incredible spindle. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Melanie said...

I really like all the spindles. What wonderful colors. But if I were to say one really caught my eye it would be Lagon.

KT said...

Mmm. Love these spindles! I'm busting out of my blue phase and going with the Sonar spindle. It's a beauty!

RT'ed as Knitwithkt

Kat said...

The Nebula and the Code spindles look way too cool! Imagine how hypnotizing they could be while spinning. Very nice.

Elaine said...

I just blogged about the contest at

http://elaine-knitting.blogspot.com

Rachel O said...

Love them all especially lapis

Rachel O said...

Love them all especially lapis

cthulhulovesme said...

Oooh, the Lizardskin is just phenomenal.

-cthulhulovesme @ Rav

A Rose said...

Nebula! How could that be not fun spinning? Z-twist S-twist I'm sure it's mesmerizing!

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

The Nebulae is my choice. Yes, I pluralised it. I'd love to have a couple!

teabird said...

Lagoon.... utterly beautiful. I can SO imagine spinning with that lovely.

teabird . ravelry

Terri said...

These are just beautiful. It would be an honor to own one of these pieces of art.

Sylvia said...

I love Cathedral and lapis. Both are gorgeous

tom said...

Lapis is my fav

Carla said...

Lagoon is gorgeous - actually they all are.

Karen said...

I'm in love withe the Nebula spindle! It's beautiful, and it must be really beautiful in motion.

eclecticitee said...

As the proud owner of a Kaleidoscope spindle, I can also attest that they spin like a dream!
chana

Bingers said...

love the lapis. very talented artisan!

Sticklingen said...

I want... no NEED a NEBULA - Polymer clay top whorl spindle! It's awesome.

Amy said...

I love the colors in her Lagoon spindle...Yum! I am always a sucker for project bags.

Blumzieluxuryyarns said...

want want want!!! Covet!
Love the Film Noir! Pretty!


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amysue said...

I love all of her spindles, but Candy looked like a lot of fun!!

helenlam said...

The spindles are all beautiful, though I really like the KALEIDOSCOPE - Polymer clay top whorl spindle, 26gr/.92oz

InJuneau said...

I love the Sonar, Code, and Cathdral spindles. Her work is amazing!

Kristen said...

I LOVE the Nebula spindle. I hope I'm the winner!

Jersey said...

I think lapis is my favorite, but I would love any of them - absolutely wonderful

purple said...

I just love them all. I had no idea you could do these sorts of things with polymer clay. Favorite? maybe lagoon or lapis but I love them all.

Susan said...

Oh wow. These are all so gorgeous. I had no idea polymer clay could do that! My favorite is the Lapis spindle.

Chantel said...

I think my favorite is the Cathedral top whorl spindle. I also love her project bags as they are the perfect height to tuck you spinning in progress away!

Sheep said...

I like Smoke, actually - I think it has a lovely simplicity to it that is really stunning.

Heidi B said...

Love the candy and lagoon!!! absolutely awesome!!!!

nubsmom said...

I like Woodstock, but they are all beautiful. The colors are so vibrant.

knitting fool said...

Cathedral is my favorite. Love them all though.

EJ said...

Lapis - definitely.

Lilm4105 said...

I love the Sonar and Code spindles!
So neat! I thought it was made of stone, too!
Emily
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CindyD said...

Oh my Gosh! How can one choose. I love the Cathedral, but they are all so COOL!

Julie said...

Nice! I love 'em! What a different set of skills to bring to the table. I'm going to say the Lapis spindle is my favorite!

Tobey said...

Beautiful spindles, and an amazing finish on the polymer clay. So sleek...my hands want to touch!

sonar is my fav, the electric green pattern with the black is stunning. Next favorite is Lagoon. blues with green and purple...wow!

Kathy Sue said...

I like the Savannah. They are all so shiny!

ikisti said...

ooo so pretty. I think i like the CATHEDRAL one best. The blues with the black outline is just like a stain glass window. Love it love it love it.

PogKnits said...

Finding something beautiful from Galia to post about here is so easy!! I think the Lizard Skin spindle is my favorite though!

smilely said...

I love the colors in the lagoon spindle, they look very tranquil.
Gorgeous.

dinahsaurus said...

Wow, those are pretty. My favorite is "Cotton Candy."

Zombie Queen said...

OMG, these spindles are gorgeous! I'm in love the with the nebula spindle.

fiberfrontlines said...

Wow - what gorgeous spindles!! I love Savannah. Thanks for this giveaway.

The Mailes said...

I like the Lapis spindle. I like the cathedral one too but lapis looks so real!

Max. H said...

I love ALL of these spindles - they are beautiful & look really well made! My favorite one is the NEBULA spindle - so pretty!

One Sheep said...

Ooohhhh, Savannah! Pretty pretty pretty pretty want want want! These are all lovely, but this one sings to me.

Becca said...

They're all so beautiful! I just got "Respect The Spindle" and I really, really want one. I'll be putting these on my "things I want for Mother's Day" list! My favorite is Kaleidoscope.

Turtle said...

loving lagoon! I have been playing with my wheel more lately and have been wanting to play with a spindle more, something to take backpacking this summer! Off to peek again at her goodies!

PerennialGirl said...

All the spindles are gorgeous, but my fav is Lagoon!

heather said...

How do you chose? Even the weights are perfect. I want, I want, I want, Nebula, Cathedral, and Code. I thank you for introducing me to this spindle creator.

Xiane said...

Oh! Funny that you're featuring her spindles, as I was *just* looking at them on Etsy and marveling at how beautiful they are! I can hardly believe that they're made from polymer clay. I particularly covet Sonar and Candy - the colors are so eye-catching!

katerina said...

I love the colors in savanah - beautiful!! They look like they'd be great spindles to learn on.

knitmomma said...

Her spindles are beautiful! My favorite at this moment (subject to change...) is LIZARDSKIN - Polymer clay top whorl spindle, 24gr/.85oz

brownbear said...

Those are so cool! I love the ones that look like stone. Savannah is my favorite.

Roberta said...

Love Galia's work :-)
I don't know how to spin, but I would like to learn.

Anett Kiefer said...

All the spindles are so beautiful and if I had to make a choice I would opt for Playground. I also like the spindle bags - great idea!

Little Miss S. said...

The Lapis spindle is beautiful. I have resently bought my first roving and would love to get started spinning.

Gail said...

How do you pick just one thing to like, everything is so lovely. I especially like Lagoon, Sonar and Savannah. I've been to this site before and have been greatly tempted.

gwyndlyn said...

They are ALL beautiful! I really like the colors in "Lagoon", though. I am very impressed with how well finished all of the spindles look.

Campbell said...

OMG-what beautiful spindles! How can I possibly choose: Cotton Candy, Lagoon, Nebula, Cathedral, Lizard Skin...I want them all!!

Anna
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ikkinlala said...

I love the Cathedral spindle and the Lapis spindle.

PenelopeRose said...

What amazing works of art! I really like the looks of the "NEBULA - Polymer clay top whorl"!

skudge said...

I think my favorite must be cotton candy - so beautiful! But I really like lizardskin too. The details in these spindles are exquisite!

Mandii said...

Oh all of them are so great but if I had to choose one I liked the Nebula is definitely high on the list, along with Lizardskin and Code!

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Ruhammie said...

I would love to learn how to use one of these. The cotton candy one is pretty neat and mosaic-y looking!

Carlin said...

This is such a difficult choice but I think my favorites are Cathedral and stained glass. They are all sooo beautiful!

Esther said...

Galia is a friend and I'm so pleased to see her beautiful spindles here.

I'm just arranging for someone to buy me one as a birthday present. Now the question is the Stained Glass or the Lapis? Decisions, decisions :0)

Quilting Pansy said...

Well, I like them all.

Raymie said...

Nebula is awesome!!

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I've posted about the contest at http://kitten-with-a-whiplash.blogspot.com/2010/03/you-learn-something-new-everyday.html

Snaps said...

I love the creative spindles! They're so beautiful, I'd really like one of the swirly designs.

rebelhousewife said...

Her spindles are AWESOME. WOW. I love the one called CODE - Polymer clay top whorl spindle, 25gr/.88oz.
The lime green and the black are just great.

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yarnmagic on Ravelry said...

I just love the NEBULA spindle, but all of them look great, really. And I imagine they must be a lot of fun to make!

Nancy N. said...

I especially love the "Cathedral" spindle...all of them are absolutely eye-catching and it would be so fun to have one of my own!

Lauren said...

Love all of them! but the cathedral spindle is a favorite! Even though it's not flashy it's simplicity makes it majestic. Love it. But then I love all beautifully made spindles. Just wish I had a good one myself. So I especially love this giveaway!!!

potentialandexpectations said...

Oh! That Candy spindle is just gorgeous!!!

twistedCT said...

I love all the spindles, but I must say the Nebula is my favorite. Very nice designs.

Nupur said...

I love the stained glass look of the "cathedral" drop spindle. What beautiful designs.

fiberfriend said...
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fiberfriend said...

The colors in the wood of the Savannah Spindle would be so
awesome to watch while spinning it.
It would be my dream to own one of these!

Carla - Sock Bandit said...

I really really love the Film Noir and Sonar spindles. And I'd love to win this one! I've been hunting new spindles recently, and actually tried to make my own polymer clay spindles. After my attempts, I can really appreciate how well crafted these ones are. Her mastery of her craft shows!

fuzzy-slipper said...

Your spindles are beautiful! I can't believe you made them. I'd have to say my favourite is "sand and sea", but they are all very impressive.