Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Spinning a Yarn and Giveaway!



I've mentioned before that one of my most favorite things to do with Phat Fiber is introduce you all to a fresh face with lots of potential! Jessicah from Spinning a Yarn lives and creates in New Zealand and is just beginning her journey as a fiber enabler :)

I get really excited when I see fiber dyed the way Jessicah has done- this graduated colorway because your spinning options really open up! You could spin the whole thing up a one long single and then ply it back on itself so that the colors mesh together, or you could Navajo ply it and retain the color transition - it just makes spinning really fun!

Please visit Spinning a Yarn today and pick out something you like. I can't tell you how important it is for new fiber folks to hear what you think! We'll be giving away this gorgeous NZ Merino to a lucky commenter this week, so be sure and help Jessicah out by using twitter, facebook, ravelry etc and spread the word! Also don't be afraid to convo this sweet woman with dye requests most all of our Phatties love it when you do that!

Oh, if you have time, check out Jessicah's blog: http://spinningayarnblog.blogspot.com/ too.

73 comments:

Kathleen said...

I decided I could live without the Tuscan Sunset or the Forest in Tussah silk. Absolutely gorgeous.

Kathleen said...

Sorry, misspelling. I can't live without either colorway and immediately bought both.

loves2design said...

love the Tussah Silk Sliver - Forest that i saw in her Sold items. she as great color schemes :D

loves2design said...

post both her store and blog on twitter...

Angie said...

I really love the graduated fiber. That would be so fun to spin and watch the colors slowly transform!

Magan said...

I love the Tussah Silk Sliver - Forest. The colors are so vibrant.

heather said...

The Graduated fiber is great. I would love to try it out.


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fuzzy-slipper said...

LOVE graduated colouring!!! Autumn Sunshine is my pick.

TinkerTots said...

I like the Tuscan Silk hankies. They are a gorgeous color, plus I'd really like to try the whole "knitting with unspun mawata" idea.

Carlin said...

The Tussah Silk Sliver in Sweetpea that was sold is absolutely gorgeous.

butterflyears said...

It must be the purple and yellow!

Campbell said...

Wow-gotta remember to take a look early!! but I do so love this blend of purple and yellow: 100g of Graduated Merino Fibre

Anna
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Jags said...

I'm really loving the colors of the Orangeberry merino, I bet you could make some gorgeous yarn with really long color transitions!

cathy said...

The 100g of Graduated Merino Fibre is lovely!

iddysticks said...

Can't wait until she has more in her etsy shop. I ADORE the coulourway being given away.

Stacy said...

I love the graduated fiber, especially in the purple/yellow colorway!

living_dead_babe said...

well there was only 2 listings so i went and looked at the already sold and I like the 150g graduated merino sliver or the purple tooo

Jennifer said...

Wow, I love those graduated rovings too. I sure hope more gets listed soon because I want to buy some.

Anna B said...

oh pretty, i love the purple and yellow one


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jessecreations said...

Autumn Sunshine is subtle and elegant, I love it!

Jess

DangAndBlast! said...

ha, she's nearly out! I guess it's the autumn sunshine for me, then!

brownbear said...

It's almost all gone! I like the idea of having graduated roving. I love it when there is a long color change and I'd be able to do it easily with roving like this.

Turtle said...

tussah silk silver is gorgeous!

Judy said...

Good news for her that she seems to have sold out most of her store! I love the graduated colors that she does. I would love to see one in purple, blue and green. The silk she sold in green, and in purple were beautiful. Her colors are nice and deep and rich.

Galia Lael said...

By the time I went to drool over the shop, most of it was already sold out! I love love love the rangeberry graduated merino she once had...

Tweeting this too.

sam said...

wow, everyone cleaned out the shop! I did look at the sold items and the tussah silk sliver is gorgeous!

Zombie Queen said...

The shop had been cleaned out! lol But, I really loved the tussah silk forest

Tera said...

The merino sliver in autumn sunshine looks yummy!

SJS said...

Yeah, you guys totally cleaned out the shop! The only items remaining are Autumn Sunshine and the purple-to-yellow gradient merino, both of which I like!

Misskatydid on Ravelry said...

I'd love to try her graduated fibers. It would be so hard to pick a project to use it on!

InJuneau said...

I love the Tussah Silk Sliver in Forest and the Merino Sliver in Summer Elm that she's already sold.

Red said...

The merino sliver in autumn sunshine is lovely; nice and earthy. =)

PogKnits said...

Apparently Jessicah's stuff is so hot it's moving out of her store really fast!

My fave is from her sold items: 150g Graduated Merino Sliver in the brown and hot pink colors!

marianne said...

I love the orangeberry merino!
thanks for this giveaway!

elendir said...

I've already bought my Orangeberry fix some days ago :-)

(FB as well)

Joseph said...

I love the Tussah Silk Sliver Midnight! Reminds me of dusk.

Nupur said...

I love the Tussah Silk Sliver - Midnight- what a deep and mysterious colorway!

Beesybee said...

Honey on toast! One of my favorite colors and fibers!

saskia said...

merino sliver in autumn sunshine

A Rose said...

The purple yellow fiber! Yum!!!!!

Lisa said...

I love love love the Midnight Tussah!

Raymie said...

I love the for sale Tussah Silk Sliver in Midnight and (really love) the sold graduated merino sliver in orangeberry

Heidi B said...

love it all want it all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!

Lilm4105 said...

I like the tussah silk-Midnight! I've never spun silk before...hmmmmm....
Emily
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Kat said...

The Honey on Toast Tussah Silk is beautiful!

c-rok said...

I'm lovin the orangeberry merino. Those colors would be so purdy all spun up.

jeanius said...

I love her gradient spinning fibers for the reasons you listed..Her custom job (the yellow-green-blue) is beautiful! Just something I'd look for :)

Dawn said...

The gradient fibres are lovely, so full of lustre too. My fave would be the bloe tussah silks though, cool colours of blue always appeal to me.

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Jamie Longstreth Fritz said...

Obviously this shop is a winner because she's almost completely sold out. I may be responsible for some of that-I bought the last of the merino because I'm a total sucker for purple and yellow together. Gorgeous.

Melrose said...

Well seems I'm slow because she is nearly cleared out! Looked in the sold items and I like the summer elm colorway.

Donna said...

I like the Tussah Silk Sliver in Midnight. Just noticed I don't have very much blue fiber!

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MaryAnn said...

The colors that were left were so pretty! I scrolled through those that had been sold and made list of what I want!

limejuicy said...

The orangeberry fiber (on the sold page) is beautiful!

Mary LeMaster said...

Tussah Silk Sliver is sooo deep and absolutely beautiful!!

Carrie said...

Ack, the shop is nearly empty! Definitely a fan of her Orangeberry though, the gradient is lovely.

Garilynn said...

How can you choose? I do like the Midnight Tussah Silk.

Kari said...

Would love to see how the Midnight tussah silk spun up! Awesome colors!

Kristen said...

I LOVE the giveaway roving. strawberries and chocolate!

sherry said...

OK, so I'm a day late to the party and it seems that everyone here bought up her shop! Doesn't seem to be anything in there...well, 3 items in the tussah silk.
I do like those colors, though I think the wool being given away for this one has a very interesting colorway!
Hmmm, maybe she could adopt me so I can live in NZ and play with the fiber there?!

Heather said...

I'm almost too late -- only three items left in her shop! Congratulations on all the sales, I suspect you're busily dyeing right now...

All three items are lovely, but I have to say that the Midnight silk is absolutely gorgeous!

Heather
winemakerssister.etsy.com

Alison said...

Tussah silk is my new favorite thing! (Thank you phatfiber sampler box). I love the midnight colorway. It has wonderful depth of color, and would be useful for so many spinning applications!

petitevache said...

i'd have to say that her "Midnight" colorway of Tussah Silk is my fav. those colors are just calling to me.

Julie said...

Ooo, I'm going to have to say "Autumn Sunshine"! I love gray and yellow together.

Esther said...

Oooh I love the Tussah Silk Sliver Midnight.

Spinnergirl said...

Tussah Silk Midnight looks great!!

Knottiegirl said...

THE MEGHAN ~LOVE LOVE LOVE IT~

Merinitta said...

I love the merino sliver in autumn sunshine. Now I need to go and buy a spindle.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

The 150g graduated merino sliver - orangeberry from the sold items is my favorite. What beautifully blended shades.

Jan L said...

I went into the sold items and found the beautiful Tussah Silk Sliver- Forest. Beautiful color and sheen.

Andrea said...

The Autum Sunshine is my favorite.

Stephanie said...

I received the orangeberry graduated fiber in my fluff box this month. It is so soft and pretty and I want more.

nephnie

gabriellemarin said...

that beautiful midnight blue silk

Anonymous said...

I'm normally drawn to greens and blues, but for some reason I love the looks of her fire batts and tropical fruit roving. If I had more money this month I would have bought the fire batt to compliment the earth one I got in my box as a sample.