Saturday, July 10, 2010

WC Mercantile here I come and Giveaway!





As you can see from the flyer here, I'll be doing a beginning marketing workshop on Aug 7th at WC Mercantile. If you've wanted to start an online fiber/yarn shop and need help getting off to the right start, please consider joining us that weekend. We'll be covering all the basics of setting up shop, creating community around your art and then end with how to kick it up a notch with bigger advertising. I'll be going into detail about several things as well as stepping back to plan for future growth. There will be time for a Q and A and Stephanie is catering it! And, if you're like me, you'll also be looking forward to some shopping time :) I am super excited about getting to help several people make that jump to online sales!

We're going to do a special weekend-long giveaway featuring WCMercantile and Stephanie's deliciously carded blue batts! Please visit WCMercantile on Etsy, find something you love and write about it in the comments section below. I will probably draw sometime on Monday, so there isn't a whole lot of time to get your comments in- remember to try using the 'anonymous' feature as I think blogger and google id are not on speaking terms right now. We'll count those extra tweets, facebook updates etc as entries!

66 comments:

mamalefae said...

The batts are beautiful but the Schacht Ladybug Spinning Wheel - Plus EXTRAS with LAZY KATE is beyond dreams! Looove it! I'm a new spinner and I think I just found Nirvana :) TFS!

burnt rain said...

everything in the shop is gorgeous. I think my favourite of the fibres is the 2 oz Mid Summer Night's Batt which happens to look very similar to the giveaway batts.

Zombie Queen said...

The seaweed batt is gorgeous!

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Anonymous said...

I love the NOLA batt!

kathy/serenebeginnings @ rav said...

i love the NOLA batt and the orange/rust-colored kettle-dyed mohair roving. next time i'm at my dad's (waco, tx), i'm gonna drag his wife along for the short trip down to navasota to play with the fuzz & wheels irl! ~serenebeginnings @ rav

Jan L said...

At first, I had picked the Seaweed batt which is lovely, but THEN I saw the Peacock Batt. Oh, those colors are so my favorites.

Galia Lael said...

How can you choose? There are so many categories too choose from! If I had to, I'd choose the NOLA batt as my favorite.

Lisa said...

Everything is beautiful! But my favorite is the Bright Green Firestar.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I'm picking the 4 oz. Merino Wool Top Delta River Run - love the combimation of colors.

Tara said...

There is so much pretty to choose from! I like shine in the seaweed batt

Kristen said...

I love the vivid blue of the 4 oz. Merino Wool Top - Sky Blue

Knottiegirl said...

I absolutely love the 2oz peacock batt!

Knottiegirl said...

I also twittered about WC Mercantile!

Deb at Merciful Hearts Farm said...

Love the colors of that Nola batt!

CraftyQsPlace ~ Pam said...

Loving the mystery bags because sometimes you just want a surprise :-)

Tia said...

Seaweed Batt, please! And the Majacraft lace kit. :g

Turtle said...

congrats and have fun!!

seaweed, gotta luv it!

Tera said...

Everything is so beautiful, but I really loved 4 oz. Merino Top Fenberry Grove and Forest Floor. They are both gorgous!

brownbear said...

Superwash panda is tempting. There are so many fibers I would love to try. Carbonized Bamboo?!

Cheshire Bunny Crafts said...

the nola batt is really pretty!


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Mandy said...

I love the NOLA and Peacock batts!

Misskatydid on Ravelry said...

Give me a big bag of oatmeal BFL and a bag of cashmere; id be good for the weekend! :D

InJuneau said...

I love the Arlo Batt and the Loden and Forever in Blue Jeans tops

jessecreations said...

I would love to try out her undyed BFL!

Jess

yarnmagic on Ravelry said...

Any of the merino and tussah silk tops would be nice. Almost all of what's listed under Artisian Fibers too, especially Peacock, Arlo and Seaweed.

Jags said...

I love the Seaweed batts! They are gorgeous!

Alison said...

You have silk hankies! I've always wanted to try those. They look so fun to spin!

Kathleen said...

I want to play in all their fibers, but I guess I'll settle for some milk for now.

Anonymous said...

I love the Nola batt! Also, if anyone wants to get me a carder, I would be eternally grateful. Kthanks!!

- Jacy

petitevache said...

that strawberry lemonade batt looks utterly delicious!

Southern said...

WC Mercantile is my go-to store when I need a pound or more of roving. Their BFL is awesome! I want to try it in the natural mixed color. In fact, that may be the next thing I stalk, attack and drag home!

See you guys in August - I'm so gonna be there!

Dawn said...

I had such a tough time choosing my favorite. WC Mercantile has some amazing colorways. Two of my favs were Peacock batt and Americus batt.

Kim R said...

Love the Ladybug, but also like the Muscadine roving.

A Rose said...

The Arlo batt is wonderful!

SovereignCrux said...

I really dug the spinning wheel.. I've only spun on a hand spindle so far and not had much luck. I would like to practice, though!

I think aside from that, my favorite item was the dye your own sock kit. I keep trying to think what to make for my mom which she can't make for herself.. And that's socks.

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Red said...

My favorite (and number one wish list item at the moment) isn't fiber... it's the Majacraft Little Gem Spinning Wheel. Oh gosh what I wouldn't give to have that wheel... it's perfect for me in so many ways!

Lilm4105 said...

Love the Forever in BlueJeans roving wool top.
Emily
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Kristin said...

Ok, maybe not so exciting to some, but I love the luscious natural wools in the Wooly Wonder Kit. But, I will say that the Arlo batt has some sort of mysterious beckoning.

Kristin

redzshadow said...

I really like the dye your own silk caps kit. It is something I have wanted to try.
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Anonymous said...

NOLA and Peacock are my new favorite combinations of color EVER. Seriously. I wish I wasn't so broke right now so I could buy them this instant. Will post them on FB so that someone I know will get them and I can at least touch them.

Tina Melvin on FB

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One Sheep said...

The 4 oz. Merino Wool Top Prussian Blue is such a deep, glorious blue.

Linda said...

I like the sock yarn kit to be dyed. There are only 2 left, I've got to decide.......... And the peacock batt. Only 1 of those left, I've got to decide...........

Heather said...

I love everything at WC Mercantile! But the beginning of my wish list looks like:

1) Nola batts
2) extra spindles for my Ladybug (purchased from Steph!)
3) Sari silk

:D

Heather said...

I love the 4 oz of dyed superfine Merino in Canyon Lake. Otherwise it is very hard to decide everything looks wonderful.

Forget-me-knot said...

oooh... I want the peacock batt so badly! Also, I'm down with most of their undyed fiber.

Heidi B said...

love all the bright colors!!!!!

Angie S. said...

What's not to love about WC Mercantile? My favorite thing at the moment would be her silk hankies, because I really want to try spinning some :)

Nicholette said...

I like the merino in 'lovely'. Very pretty!

sokeripupu said...

well that was easy! i instantly fell for the NOLA batt.

Melrose said...

Love the Wooly Wonder Kit!

ikkinlala said...

I love the 4 oz. Merino Wool Top - Forever in Bluejeans.

Snaps said...

I've been wanting to get some of their silk hankies. I've never tried spinning them before.

vickie said...

I absolutely adore the NOLA batt vbarton24 at gmail dot com

vickie said...

twittered http://twitter.com/morgaine24/status/18327479976

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Sploops said...

Midnight Merino is beautiful.
I re-tweeted @Sploops

Spinnergirl said...

Would love to try the Dye your own Sock kit!!

All For Love Of Yarn! said...

I want a spinning wheel, so the Ashford Kiwi looks wonderful to me! ~ Angela

Magan said...

I really must have a Peacock batt. Or 2. They are simply divine!

Stacy said...

This might not be what you mean, but (sigh) I've got to go with the Ashford Country Spinner. Always wanted one of those. :)

Jessie said...

I like so much in their shop! I've had my eye on the baby camel/silk blend fiber for a while.

c-rok said...

The seaweed batt is fabulous. Love the color.

SJS said...

This whole shop is quite the time-sink! I like the Wooly Wonder kit, the Alpaca-Silk top in Dark Chocolate and the merino top in Midnight.

Rudy's Mom said...

OOOOOhhhh. I love the Strawberry Lemonade batt. I think it must be mine. : )

Dagny said...

I've had my eye on the beautiful colored orange and blue corriedale for a while now! http://www.etsy.com/listing/44784337/6-oz-corriedale-wool-top-ships-free

Heather P said...

I love the seaweed batt. the talent of the people you find is amazing! the batts are art themselves.

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