Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Birds Nest Yarns Luxe Fiber Giveaway!


Marcus and I were at an acquaintance's home recently and I discovered that she crochets. She crochets a lot and spends a lot of time on her creations and she uses acrylic yarn. Now, I have nothing against using a particular material if that is what you really would like. Marcus and I were discussing it on the drive home- why use inexpensive mass produced materials to create with?


We came to the conclusion that perhaps it is a matter of valuating one's work and time. If I think I am making an heirloom or a great masterpiece, I will chose materials that I think are worthy for the project. It's a safe bet for me to shop at Birds Nest Yarns! I think Liz has the same mindset when she sets out dyeing... use the best materials she can find to create her art!

If you have a little time to drool over all of the things in Liz' shop, we are giving away a Puck's Love potion smaller braid of Cashmere, Angora and Merino fiber for you to try! Please visit BirdsNestYarns, find something that sings to you, and write about it in the comments section below. We will be drawing later in the week, please remember to use twitter, facebook etc to gain extra entries and let everyone else know about this masterpiece of a shop!

65 comments:

K Park said...

I just bought this gorgeous linen yarn. I've been looking at it for ages, and I decided to splurge. I love the nearly-peacock colors. And, I look forward to wearing washable LINEN year around in dc's hot climate.

Kate said...

The "Jay" featured at the top of the page definitely sings (or rather, squawks) to me! The blue jay was my college mascot and also the theme of my wedding two months ago. And what a gorgeous color! I love how all of the yarns are named for different birds. I love the Loon and Magpie as well.

Magan said...

I think my favorite is the purple and gold BFL. Scrumptious colors!

Galia Lael said...

The merino/silk laceweight in purples has my name on it!

Sploops said...

My fave has to be
Hand Painted Combed Merino Wool Top in the blue and teal colors. So beautiful, and it looks so squishy!

Also re-tweeted as @Sploops

Amanda said...

I love the Wren in Tulip and Jay in Tidepool yarns! Just gorgeouS!

Angie S. said...

The colors of the BFL Top, Hand Painted in Purple and Gold are completely my colors, and it should be mine! ;-)

Jessey said...

I adore the Magpie yarn in squash blossom orange.

All For Love Of Yarn! said...

I've been eyeing the Magpie in deep ocean for quite some time now! I just might have to get me some before it's gone! ~ Angela

Anne-Line said...

The Merino/Silk Lace Yarn, Hand painted in Purples looks awesome!

Tara said...

I like the sock yarn dyed in jewel tones of blues and greens, so very pretty!

lauraelih said...

Oh wow, I love the Jay sock yarn in Tidepool; such beautiful colors!

jessecreations said...

I love the romney locks!

Karen said...

The mulberry silk sliver in red/orange/purple looks like my fingers after berry picking. How yummy is that?

Heather said...

I love everything Liz does -- she knows I'm a big fan! Right now the purple and gold BFL braid is calling to me....

Red said...

The Raven - Silk Bamboo Handpainted Yarn in Sky Blue is gorgeous!

ritsukurimono said...

Wow, that red-orange-purple mulberry silk is definitely my favorite. I can feel myself transitioning to a fall color palette already.

Abigail said...

SW Merino and Nylon Top, 4 oz braids, Hand Painted in Sea Blue Greens- doesn't that look like it would make the most awesome socks? I love how absolutely pristine the fibers look, despite being dyed and washed.

I will have to swing by later to check for linen yarn!

Also..about the acrylic...I use it often enough! Anything I'm donating is out of acrylic, and almost anything intended for children to play with will be a softer acrylic. I find with almost anything else parents say "Oh, that's TOO nice." and they don't let their sprouts play with it. :(

Knottiegirl said...

I love this..http://www.etsy.com/listing/50320779/bunting-merinosilk-lace-yarn-hand

Knottiegirl said...

I twittered about the Birds Nest shop too!

CraftyQsPlace ~ Pam said...

Well darn I can't pick I love it all lol

Karen(faeryl) said...

The chocolate baby alpaca top looks yummy! :-) But really - everything over there is gorgeous.

Kristen said...

Wow, it's really hard to choose. I love the colorway of the PHAT Jay - 80/20 SW Merino/Nylon Yarn in Tidepool.

A Rose said...

The Jay in Wine Reds would make lovely socks!

burnt rain said...

I love the Magpie sock yarn.. with the sparkles and dark coloured base, it's gorgeous..

Heidi B said...

love all the colors!!!

Aesox said...

I succumbed to the sparkly, forest-y colors and so while I was there I grabbed a Phat sample too :D

Jessie said...

I love the Peacock linen yarn, and I have bought several handpainted fibers. I know I'll be back for more, too. I spun all the June Box samples into a supercoil, and the fiber in this giveaway was, hands down, the most delightful to spin. :)

yarnmagic on Ravelry said...

I have now spent 15 minutes trying to choose. They were 15 wonderful minutes of color and at the same time 15 terrible minutes of trying to make an impossible decision! But OK, I'll pick one: JAY in Deep Ocean Blues

InJuneau said...

I love all the yarns and fibers with blue and green colors, esp. the Magpie, SW Merino/Silk/Silver Yarn, Hand Painted in Deep Ocean Blue-Greens (and the Jay in the same color).

SJS said...

These yarns and fibers are all so pretty! I really like the Kingfisher superwash merino in blues and purples, and the silk-merino top in Georgia O'Keefe's Petunia. Gorgeous!

jeanius said...

I love the color of the

http://www.etsy.com/listing/43088741/mulberry-silkmerino-top-2-oz-braids-hand

It so beautiful.

I'm also LOVING the intense colors here:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/44592985/on-sale-kingfisher-sw-merino-yarn-hand

It is glowing. She is goooooood. :D

Zombie Queen said...

I love the Mulberry Silk Sliver, Hand Painted in Red Orange Purples. I bet it would spin up beautifully!!

Kristin said...

I love the Angora Merino Top, Hand Painted in Saffron Gold, Lavender and Pink. Wish I could touch it! Can't afford to now. :(

Kristin

Also, AboutToDye on Twitter.

Cheshire Bunny Crafts said...

oh, i love the merino top in woodland greens! Soooo my colors! :)


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Barbara said...

How awesome is that shop?? Birds Nest Yarns has got it going on. It would be almost impossible to choose from all the colorways but I'm very particular to the 100% organic cotton.

Hugs XX
Barbara

Tera said...

LOON - SW Wool/Bamboo Yarn, Hand Painted in Orchid Purples and Gold is sooo pretty!

petitevache said...

her hand painted BFL in "Purple and Gold" looks just divine

Carlin said...

My favorite is the Woodland Browns Baby Alpaca-Merino Top. Gorgeous.

Forget-me-knot said...

I really like the "April PHAT - Baby Alpaca-Merino Top, Hand Painted Fiber in Woodland Browns and Greens, 4 oz per braid". So rich and beautiful.

SovereignCrux said...

Organic Wool Sport Weight Hand Painted Yarn - I was immediately drawn tot his. Though no name was given for the colorway, the majestic variation of vivid blues reminded me of how the ocean looks in watercolor. They blended beautifully and I could not take my eyes off it.

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zemestani said...

I love the "april phat" listing! So pretty.

sherry said...

The Kingfisher yarn (On Sale, BTW) made my eyeballs vibrate! I kid you not!
Very cool colorways!

sokeripupu said...

wow! seller favorited! it was hard to choose but i like the suri yarn in forest.

c-rok said...

Love the alpaca/merino blend in Woodland Brown. Gotta love those earthy colors.

Kim R said...

The Magpie yarn is about the most beautiful yarn I've ever seen.

Southern said...

Ooo, this BFL braid was my favorite! She does have some beautiful, very high quality fibers there! http://www.etsy.com/listing/38453221/bfl-top-hand-painted-spinning-fiber-4-oz

Allison said...

Loving the 2% Silver (Magpie). I see what you mean about fibers that matter -- most folks just go with synthetics for sparkle!

Posted a link to the item on Tumblr and Twitter.

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twitter.com/spindlespun

Katie said...

I want some of the alpaca!!

Turtle said...

adore the jay! beautiful colorways

Heather said...

I love the Pipit SW Merino sock yarn in pastel multicolor. All the colors are just gorgeous.

Alison said...

I love the "Tidepool" and the "purple and gold" colorways! Yum, yum, yum!!! (I see others agree with me too!)

DrChopSuey said...

It is all so lovely! But if I had to pick one I'd say the JAY - 80/20 SW Merino/Nylon Sock Yarn, Hand Painted in Deep Ocean Blues. So pretty!

Tia said...

The Purple and Gold BFL top is making me drool...

Jan L said...

Many lovely things to choose from, but the LARK - Hand Painted Alpaca Lace Yarn in Pastel Spring Flowers really called my name.

Misskatydid on Ravelry said...

I really like the Lark base in the spring pastel colors! its just so simply beautiful.

TinkerTots said...

Wow. That's some amazing stuff and so hard to choose! But the Eider Lace in Purple Hydrangea is really stunning!

RT@mytinkertots

brownbear said...

Ooooh mulberry silk sliver in red, orange, purples

Melrose said...

BFL in purple and gold is one of my faves for sure!

Diana, Fiber Fancy said...

How gorgeous is Bunting - Merino/Silk Lace Yarn, Hand Painted in Purples... my kind of yarn and purple!

Rachael said...

Love the Mulberry Silk Sliver, Hand Painted in Red Orange Purples!

Stacy said...

Definitely the BFL Top, Hand Painted in Purple and Gold.

galaxylk18 said...

The silk top is stunning!!

Rudy's Mom said...

It is really hard to pick what my favorite from Birds Nest might be. I want it all. But as I scrolled through all of the items, I was stunned by Raven. What a gorgeous yarn. And on sale!!!

LizzieK8 said...

Your stuff is gorgeous.

Why do I knit with acrylic? I can make a sweater for $10. If I had to buy "good" yarn I couldn't make the sweater. It has absolutely NOTHING to do with valuing work. For many it's totally a monetary issue. 'Nuff said.