Wednesday, March 24, 2010

WC Mercantile Silky Giveaway!



Today is my birthday! We're gonna have a good time!

Stephanie from WC mercantile sent me a lovely few oz of this drum carded sari silk to spin. It's really bright, beautiful stuff! There are so many possibilities with spinning it, I find myself with deer-in-headlight stance when I start thinking about it. I could spin funky chunky singles, spin it really thin laceweight singles, I could ply it with another single, but then what color?!
I think this is part of the reason I like to spin, it's the thinking about spinning that's as much fun as doing it!

Another thought occurred.. perhaps I could just buy more and try it all different ways, LOL! One of the lovely things about WCMercantile, is you can spend some of your B-day money there and maybe have a little left over to buy a cupcake and a coffee.

We're giving away 4 oz of this beautiful drum carded sari silk to a lucky commenter! Just visit WCMercantile, find something you like, and write about it in the comments section below! We'll be drawing for a winner in a couple of days, so hurry! Make sure you use your facebook and twitter superpowers to help spread the word about WCMercantile- we'll count your extra efforts as second entries!

55 comments:

Zee said...

What beautiful colors! I would LOVE to spin this fiber. As a repeat customer of WCM I must say her product is pure bliss. Haven't had the pleasure of spinning a silky fiber like the one above, though!

Stockannette said...

Since I haven't learned to spin (yet...) I was drawn to the dye-your-own yarns http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41618461 Hey, wait a minute, I've never dyed anything, either! :-)

Stephanie said...

silk hankies! silk hankeeeeez!

btw very happy birthday Jess!

Campbell said...

I have been fortunate to have received a couple of samples of her merino/tussah silk tops in the boxes that I've ordered, and I just love them! Adding any of these to my stash would be great: Muscadine Grape, Purple Passion (Go Powercats!), Green Isle, Red Riddle, Blueberry Blues or Elliott!

Anna
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redzshadow said...

Happy Birthday!

I love WCM's shop! I am really interested in the Tussah Silk and Linen Top. It would be interesting to spin.

Great giveaway! This silk looks like so much fun to spin!

redzshadow said...

I RTed too! @redzshadow

jessecreations said...

What I REALLY love are the spinning wheels, but I also love her bright tropic colored firestar. It would be so fun to add some into anything I spin!

Jess

Stephanie said...

4 oz. Merino and Tussah Silk Top - Elliott is beautiful. Although I do need some more bobbins for my wheel.

nephnie at gmail

Nightphoenix said...

Happy Birthday!!

If I had birthday money, I'd spend it on the Blueberry Blues Merino mix. I'm a sucker for that blue/grey color.

lizbert

Angie S. said...

Happy Birthday!

It's impossible to choose one thing I like at WC Mercantile. I love everything! One of the many things that I love is the Merino Wool Top - Laurel; the color is gorgeous! I love how she has solid and semi solid roving.

Quilting Pansy said...

I've been wanting to try the sari silk-it looks so wonderful.
This is something I'd like to try too:
Wooly Wonder Kit - 8 ounces total of Falkland, Wensleydale, Shetland and Blue Face Leicester

Cristina said...

It has to be the Carbonized Bamboo Combed Top. I looks absolutely gorgeous.

Nupur said...

The spinning wheels are stunning! I can't take my eyes off the Ashford Elizabeth II.

nupur.kittur AT gmail DOT com

Donna said...

I am loving the 4 oz. Merino and Tussah Silk Top - Elliott. It is sooo soft!

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saskia said...

I want the drum carder!

CindyD said...

I love the Merino Top Fenberry Grove colorway. WC Mercantile is one of my favorite places to get fiber. Thanks for offering such a great product!

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Rachael said...

The Merino Tussuh Silk top looks absolutally delightful! The blueberry color just makes me want to go make blueberry and vanilla icecream for breakfast. Got some carded sari silk in my phatbox and I can't wait to start spinning it.

Kristen said...

I love the 4 oz. Merino Wool Top - New Deal Teal - Ships Free. Pretty!

A Rose said...

Happy birthday!!!

Um, Majacraft Rose spinning wheel. Since that "ain't happening",

The bronze tussah silk top looks nice.

Robin said...

would love to spin her Merino and Tussah Silk Top -- Rhythm and Blues

Blumzieluxuryyarns said...

Still want the little gem... mmm


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Urn said...

The Muscadine Grape merino and tussah silk is GORGEOUS. ::drools::

alittleweirdo said...

The farm fresh fiber kit looks like fun! I like variety :)

jennifer said...

I love WC Mercantile! I buy from them fairly regularly! The service is always excellent, the shipping fast and the products exactly as described or better!

desertgarden

Ed said...

Happy Birthday!

InJuneau said...

Although it's normally not a color I gravitate toward, the Pile of Peaches top is lovely. I also like the Lemongrass top. Also, any of her greens...lovely!

lilyunfolding said...

I love the curiosity kit. and the silk! oh and the needle felting stuff - i've been wanting to try a little needle felting.

sherry said...

Happy B-day to us March Babies!
Good plan on the spending...mine is coming up in a couple of days, so I will probably follow suit!
I'm constantly drawn to WC's site...particularly the merino/silk blends. Maybe combo that with the 'sari' silk for a funky-monkey-chunky look? Who knows? The colors certainly give one some inspiration and ideas, doesn't it?
Coolness.
Spring has sprung!

Bingers said...

I love this shop, I've ordered from her in the past! I love her varitey and I'm really interested in the silk hankies!

knittingdancer said...

I would like to try dye your own sock yarn.

EVA SB said...

I love the Ashford Traveller wheel. It is so pretty as well as practical.

I tweeted
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AnneMarie said...

ok i admit it - I want the Majacraft Rose. A lovely wheel that I'd be happy to take for a spin!

I received a sample of the sari silk in my box and I'm pondering what to do with it. hmmm...

Magan said...

On my "To Purchase" list: brushed kid mohair. *drool*

Happy Birthday Jess!!

Chrome64 said...

The Merino Top looks Yummy!

rebelhousewife said...

Happy Birthday! I love everything, the midnight top looks lovely.

knitmomma said...

4 oz. Indie Dyed Superwash Merino Roving - Midnight Garden

There is so much beautiful fiber there!

Knitmomma (at) gmail (dot) com

nowhereslow said...

hmmmm. what don't i like about wc mercantile! i have ordered from them recently and love my fiber. i love the carbonized bamboo. which i will add to my cart right now!

assila said...

oh, happy birthday!

Jags said...

Happy Birfdae Jessie!

I just finished spinning the sari silk sample I got in my box and it was AWESOME! I want some more to play with!

My favorite thing in the shop is her 3oz sampler pack, in fact I ordered one earlier today because it was inexpensive and I needed some bright colors to cheer me up today!

Kathleen said...

I'm pining for the Ashford Joy. After that I would love to try out the Curiosity Trio.

PenelopeRose said...

Happy Birthday Jess! It's so hard to choose just one item from their shop. I want 2 of everything! Having to choose, I'll pick the "Farm Fresh Fiber Kit - 4 ounces total of Alpaca, Yearling Mohair and Llama".

Heather said...

Well, I have a Schacht Ladybug on order from WC Merchantile right now, so I have to say that's my favorite thing! But the recycled silk looks like so much fun...

Anet Kiefer said...

I like the Delta River Run.

Andrea said...

The roving in the Leprechaun colorway is my absolute favorite!

Zombie Queen said...

I've been drooling over the carded sari silk from WC!

Rachel Suntop said...

I have ordered from her several times, as well as getting several of her samples and I just love everything I've gotten. I use a lot of this silk in my yarns, too, so this would be an awesome addition!

Kenlynn said...

I love the Merino Wool Top - Forever in Bluejeans I think all your roving is
gorgeous.

Be Grim said...

I like the organic cotton color-grown sampler. It would be fun to play with this fiber. Of course, I'm drooling over the drum carder!

dixiemaiden said...

I would love to try the cotton sliver.

Judy said...

I have been busy knitting up a purse made with a bulky yarn of sari silk. I love it. The colors are so gorgeous, and it feels fantastic. I would love to play with spinning some of this...perhaps play with a core spun fiber??

Heidi B said...

LOve Love love it alll!!!! I wants it AlLL!!!!!1

Raymie said...

Love the Laurel color merino wool top

Sue said...

Ooohhh, looks like so much fun. The colors on the web site are so nice. I just love the sari silk.