Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Gale's Art Tussah Silk Giveaway!


Ah the rain we had earlier in the week has cooled us off and things are so fresh and spring like around here again. I don't know which is prettier, the warm glow of a spring morning or the soft luminescence of this tussah silk from Gale's Art!

I always find great inspiration while looking at Gale's Art. I can't put my finger on it, but her colors have a certain "signature" that is unique to her. I consider this a very much desired feature when I buy hand dyes. I like to look through my stash and though the tag/label may be hidden I know immediately where this fiber/yarn came from.

I have so much fun using Gale's Art. I know whomever gets this beautiful 2 oz of tussah silk wrapped in a hand dyed silk kerchief, will also know the same joy! Please visit Gale's Art, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below. We'll be drawing for a winner on Friday, so please help yourself by letting everyone else know about how wonderful Gale is on twitter, facebook, ravelry etc.

80 comments:

Heather said...

Her crayon box sock yarn is amazingly bright. Those would be some awesome socks.

Donna said...

I like the Cocktail roving. Love those jewel tones!

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Heather said...

Oh, Gale knows how addicted I am to her gorgeous colors! I keep coming back for more...

Actually, my current favorite isn't listed in the shop right now: Moldy Pumpkin fiber. It's probably all for the best -- if she listed several I'm afraid I'd have to buy them. ;)

lauraelih said...

Oh wow, those are some glorious colors. I like the "Deep Blue Sea" roving

Connie said...

Her deep blue sea sock yarn would be my first choice. Great colors and great names for the colors!

AmyDe said...

Gale's work is SO beautiful. I have the good fortune of spinning with her locally (when she's not galavanting around shows). I'm looking forward to the next carding party and getting to see even more of her work.

You're right - her colors are quite distinctive and I LOVE the brights. Her silk hankies are one of my favorites.

Thanks for the opportunity!

Mandii said...

I've been coveting her crayon box colorway for some time now!

Lizbert said...

I love the cherry blossom sock yarn!

Liz in Seattle said...

I love the Deep blue Sea roving myself

Judy said...

What a gift she has with color. Her Opal rovings are amazing.

Galia Lael said...

The color box colorway is so cheerful and bright in both the roving and the sock yarn bases.

Angie S. said...

Wow, I love everything! I especially love her Opal roving. The colors are SO me, and so gorgeous!

Spinnergirl said...

Cherry Blossom roving looks simple delicious!

Merinitta said...

This made my day. I think I'd get Grapevine or Moldy Pumpkin.

Red said...

The opal roving is pretty. =)

loves2design said...

love opal (blue face swirl) roving - sooo pretty and love the great way the color blind together.

Melrose said...

The colors in Cocktail are gorgeous!

Kate said...

I think Cherry Blossom is my favorite, but I love it all. Her colors are beautiful and sophisticated!

Kari said...

I don't usually favor the rainbow-colored fibers but the Crayon Box is awesome! I love it! Love the Cherry Blossom too!

A Rose said...

Deep Blue Sea overdyed roving!

Zombie Queen said...

Crayon box colorway is awesome!

cathy said...

the grapevine roving is awesome.

Stacy said...

I've got to go with the roving - opal (blue face swirl). The colors are just too pretty. :)

Carlin said...

The Velvet Elvis roving would be so much fun to work with.

TinkerTots said...

Wow! The Polwarth in "dusty" really caught my eye. Pretty!!

elendir said...

I love her Moldy Pumpkin colorway (have a yummy braind in my stash), but, as now it isn't listed, I choose Velvet Elvis.

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jessecreations said...

Ooh, Velvet Elvis is singing my name right now! Must resist The King! :)

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PogKnits said...

I love the colors she puts together. My fave in her shop right now is Deep Blue Sea Roving

Rachael said...

I LOVE the Crayon Box Roving! beautiful bright colors!

Christine said...

The jewel tones in the Cocktail roving are great!

sam said...

mmm the cherry blossom sock yarn is lovely, they would make such cheery socks! I also love the crayon box roving!

fuzzy-slipper said...

I LOVE "Cherry Blossom Dark" What beautiful colours! Great job!

Kristen said...

Love the sock yarn - deep blue sea.

Anna B said...

I like the opal. I also loved the umpa lumpas you had awhile ago!


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Sticklingen said...

Pretty, pretty colours! I like Velvet Elvis BFL swirl and Cherry Blossom brown BFL.

redzshadow said...

I love Gale's Art! Her stuff is great. Soft, colorfast, and spins great. If I wasn't allergic to wool I would love to have the Velvet Elvis colorway.

InJuneau said...

The Velvet Elvis roving is fabulous!

SJS said...

Cherry Blossom and Deep Blue Sea are wonderful examples of overdyed brown roving. What a great way to take advantage of the natural warm undertones! I also really like the Dusty colorway.

sherry said...

I, too, love the Velvet Elvis. Yes, her colors are gorgeous! Though, I gotta say, I just adore anything where humor and whimsy are involved. How she came by the influence for the title of the colorway is very funny! Ya know, you could do a whole series of fibers based on Elvis' costumes alone?!
(Speaking of...today's word veri is "dizar"..doncha love it!)

yvonne said...

oh my that opal roving is absolutely beautiful

Elizabeth MacR said...

Deep sea blue roving is so spectacular ! I just love it.

c-rok said...

I'm loving Dusty. Just me feel all warm inside.

Misskatydid on Ravelry said...

oooo.. Can i just say that twist of silk? :( i've not yet tried silk... Ok, ok how about that opal braid!

stringsofpurls said...

Love, love the Scarab sock yarn. Beautiful colors!

Turtle said...

gorgeous, but i love the fiber batt featured, reminds me of a fall wooden box of apples! Or maybe even a rhubarb pie!

heather said...

her sock yarn Grape vine is beautiful.

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Cozy Knitting said...

Moldy Pumpkin. Don't you love that name. It is a beautiful colorway. I also like Velvet Elvis.

Katie said...

The opal roving is beautiful!

petitevache said...

i've had my eye on Gale's Art rovings since i got my first PF box in April. she had a blueface swirl in the colorway "Scarab" that i really wanted but someone came and snatched it before i save up enough to get it :<

in her shop currently though i adore the bf swirl in the "Opal" colorway. i just got my first braid of GA roving from a MamaJude destash and it is BUTTER soft. my next fibre purchase will probably be from Gale.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I love all of her colors in the sock yarn. My favorites would be Grapevine, Scarab, and of course Deep Blue Sea.

PenelopeRose said...

I'm really digging the BFLs. Great shop and great items!

Kathleen said...

Deep Blue Sea for me.

saskia said...

cherry blossom- such loveliness

Johanna said...

I love the crayon sock yarn!

Joseph said...

I love the colors in the deep blue sea roving!

ellen rule said...

I love Gale's use of purples! And I'm crazy about the Elvis colorway!

Kristin said...

I would love to spin some of the blue faced naked--Dark. I love the mix of browns. :)

Tera said...

Deep Blue Sea is absolutely gorgous!

Bogie said...

The cherry blossom roving is gorgeous. I can picture the yarn now....

knitwork said...

I fell in love with Moldy Pumpkin sock yarn. The colors are so refreshing.

Catherine said...

Whew! That's tough to choose just one. I spun a proud peacock a while back and loved it, but right now the cherry blossom roving is calling my name! :)

gabriellemarin said...

that cherry blossom sock yarn would be perfect for my red-loving son!

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I really like the roving - Dusty (polwarth). The colros are warm and earthy.

Shelley Voight said...

Oh I love the Opal roving :-)

Esther said...

I love the deep blue sea roving

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Jamie Longstreth Fritz said...

I think it's the color values, she is not afraid to overdye brown and grey fibers and that gives her stuff a characteristic look that other dyers don't have because she brings the concept of color values, not jus hues, into all her dyeing. I'm especially fond of the "deep blue" roving but I love silk and would love having that too.

yarnmagic on Ravelry said...

Years ago I used a lot of blue - that color would have attracted me whether I was looking for clothes, yarn or something else. Then I sort of took a break and explored a lot of other colors. But now I find myself noticing blues again and the Velvet Elvis roving catches my eye. But so does the Cherry Blossom sock yarn. I'd definitely like to get my hands on that!

NancyFancyPants said...

Beautiful shop! I had the pleasure of seeing Gale's products in person at the MDSW. I particularly like the Velvet Elvis.

MarciaViola said...

I love the Grape Vine sock yarn. Gorgeous colors.

Magan said...

I love all of Gale's work. The Velvet Elvis is just screaming to be mine.

All For Love Of Yarn! said...

I couldn't chose just one! Moldy pumpkin, grapevine, I have a hard time choosing, they are look scrumptious! Love the little bunny, too! Angela

dixiemaiden said...

The "Meadowland" roving is so pretty!

morgaine24 said...

I love the pippy roving

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brownbear said...

I love her roving. I have some handspun from it. My favorite colorways are the crayon box and poppy.

Diana, Fiber Fancy said...

I love polworth and roving - Dusty is different and looks like something I'd enjoy to mellow out with!

iddysticks said...

wow! I love the dark cherry blossom. But my favorite is the one in the giveaway!

Kat said...

The Sonnet roving is beautiful!!!! Gale always has premo fibers in terrific colors.

Snaps said...

The grapevine roving looks amazing! I love the rich color of this shop so much! Another fav to add to the etsy list!

Alison said...

Rainbow colorways aren't usually my favorite. But, the "crayon box" roving is beautiful! Lovely and natural.