Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Handspun Thread Club membership giveaway!


We've got another brand new Phattie contributor this month- Liz from Dragonflylotusdesigns!
You know, this could be the beginning of a wonderful new fibery addiction (cough) ahem, passion for some of you! Embroidery using handspun thread produces some amazing and distinctive results!

One of the things I love about embroidery is that it is simple to learn, but the projects you can do are only limited to your imagination. Liz turned us all on to Biscornu in the rav group, and I can totally see myself stitching a few of these up!

Please visit Liz's beautiful artfire shop and let us all know what you think of her threads. Your feedback here will net you an entry to win a one month thread club membership for October. As always, we'll reward those of you who twitter, facebook, plurk or blog about the giveaway too!

51 comments:

theluckielizard said...

There are so many beautiful threads in her shop, but the ones that called to me where: summer nights, teal and amethyst Lotus.

Southern Mystic said...

Wow! Some really cool stuff in there! I may have to pick up a skein for my friend who does thread stuff ... Oooooor I could embroider dragon scales on one of my scant pieces of quilting ... I think my favorite will have to be Lavender Hedgerow! Though Epping Forest and Rosebud in the Snow were close contenders.

Cozy Knitting said...

I love the way she places them in the wooden bowl for the photo. It is a nice way to absorb light. I cannot imagine using these lovely yarns for such fine work, but Hey! people did this long before the Industrial Revolution. It makes one appreciate what people had to do to get those lovely needlework pieces that are in museums now.

Red said...

Those are all lovely but I think Rosebud in the Snow is my favorite. For now. I may change my mind in a few minutes. :p

Kim said...

Handspun Thread Amethyst Lotus Threads merino/bamboo blend 10 yards

Nuri said...

I love the idea of doing some couching or embroidery with variegated thread like the Sunflower Sampler or Spice Trade. Couching would be a great way to show off the colors!

Jennifer said...

Wow! Those are really gorgeous enough I may have to take up embroidery. I especially love Blossoms and Lavender Hedgerow. What a great idea!

butterflyears said...

Oooh....the amethyst!

saskia said...

Oh I love purple, and I like the blossom one, so pretty!

oonagh said...

such gorgeous colors......i totally can't pick a favorite!!!
i don't embroider, but we do a little weaving for trim, adn these would be gorgeous for that also.....

-oonaghfibersmyth on ravelry

Anne said...

Fantastic Idea. Really beautiful threads. Loved the mango

Sheralynn said...

Omgosh! This would be soooo perfect for my Sashiko! Freshwater Pearls is just so amazing. I'm going to have to bookmark this so I can get some for when I have a new Sashiko project. :)

Tara said...

What a neat idea! It's hard to choose a favorite, but I do like the Blossoms colorway since I seem to be leaning towards pinks recently.

Yarnmagic on Ravelry said...

Ok, I'll come clean, I admit that I have a past that involves some serious embroidery projects. And these threads? They are just incredible! Especially Lavender Hedgerow. Wow!

Forget-me-knot said...

Your threads are really lovely. I have not done embroidery in years, but I picture in my head what beautiful, interesting pieces you could make with the multi colored threads or even just the subtle variations in your hand dyed solids! There is always room for improvement with photography, but I love how in each photo you catch a little bit of that silken sheen. Each skein seems to glow. I especially love the "Emeralds and a little black dress" thread. Sassy!

PogKnits said...

I think the Blackberry Milkshake thread is gorgeous!

livin4fishin said...

Wow- They are all so beautiful. I can just imagine embroidering a family heirloom with these beautiful threads.

AbcHobby.it said...

all the colors are wonderful, but the Handspun Thread Sunflower Sampler Merino Silk is my favorite ^_^

Angelina said...

Handspun Thread Blossoms alpaca merino mohair silk bamboo 10 yards

http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&op=listing&product_id=1818303

is soooo beautiful!!!!

I posted on facebook and twitter too!!!

PenelopeRose said...

I can't choose just one so I'm going with the 3 months Handspun Thread Club Regular Dose. Most delightful!!! That's enough to spur me to get my crazy quilt out and start working on it again. I know what I'm asking for for Christmas...

vickie said...

i love the black berry milkshake thread

vbarton24 at gmail dot com

vickie said...

twittered http://twitter.com/morgaine24/status/24488029465

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InJuneau said...

Wow, those are gorgeous! I love the Spice Trade and the Epping Forest threads.

Kathleen said...

The rustic threads would look beautiful on my latest florentine bargello design.

Kimberly R. said...

Love the Cherry Tree 100% merino wool!
Thanks :)

Petra said...

This is a great idea! I love Lavender Hedgerow and Barred Owl.

Anonymous said...

blackberry milkshake!!!! I did a lot of embroidery when I was in high school---used to have people draw a picture on my jeans and then I would embroidery it. It was fun....hmmm, maybe time to revive the hobby and what a cool way to do it. . . .

3monstermama from etsy

Zombie Queen said...

How cool!! I love to embroider! The Amethyst Lotus thread is gorgeous!

Turtle said...

so gorgeous! freshwater pearls speaks to me though, maybe it's just my frame of mind!

SP said...

OMG! That is beautiful!!! I've never been much into embroidery, but with fiber like that, I'm sure it would be my new favorite hobby.

Nuime said...

LOVE it! All of them are just beautiful and the concept of handspun THREAD that looks this even and beautiful is just mind boggling. The little line she has there of "Once you try handspun, you'll never go back!" I can see being completely true!

rosaka said...

So many beautiful colors. This actually has me really wanting to go back to needlework/cross-stitching.

Thanks for the link, I will definitely have to check it out from time to time.

Katie said...

I love all the darker colored yarns!

Alison said...

WOW! I may need to get serious about embroidery again! I love the Lavender Hedgerow.

SovereignCrux said...

I wish she did yarn too! Those are really spectacular colorways I just want to knit up into shawls. Though, I could see some fantastic embroidery coming out of there, as well. I was drawn to so many, but the Handspun Thread Barred Owl stood out the most to me. So rich looking!
Sheri
unhallowedashes@comcast.net

ilina said...

Those threads are so beautiful, and the way they are photographed, they look like some delicious and mysterious dessert... I love the Cherry Cream Soda and the Amethyst colourways particularly.
Ilina (on ravelry)

Heather P said...

As a needle worker I love this one! Bookmarked for sure. Spice Trade is beautiful. I may have to sign up for a month and see if I can make a Christmas idea of this.

Jessie said...

I've had my eye on the Buttah Mintz Blissful Threads. :)

Kristen said...

I love the colors in the Handspun Thread Cherry Tree 100% merino wool 10 yds.

Anna B said...

I love the emeralds and a little black dress!

ashley0607 said...

WOW!!! All the thread is AMAZING! Do I REALLY have to chose? One of each please... lol. I haven't gotten into embroidery yet but have been wanting to for sometime. "Spice Trade" really caught my eye... Though I really like the monthly club option. I like surprises. I grow up in a family with generations of cross-stitchers, hummmm these threads would make nice christmas gifts!

Yarn Envy said...

I love the sunflower thread. It is amazing how fine the thread looks.

sherry said...

The color Princess merino/silk would stitch up some wonder flower on hats and mittens:)

Snaps said...

I love the Lavender Hedgerow thread.

Ann Ryan said...

Spice Trade is beautiful. I don't do any needlework, but I would love to try with some handspun!

Allison said...

I'm so excited to see handspun thread, since I'm taking up smocking again! It will be just perfect for those wee Bishop gowns!

Allison said...

I'm so excited to see handspun thread, since I'm taking up smocking again! It will be just perfect for those wee Bishop gowns!

EVA SB said...

I love the Blackberry Milkshake - gorgeous!!

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/EVA_n_essence/status/24733290884

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petitevache said...

her thread is absolutely amazing! i was particularly smitten with the sunflower merino/silk thread

Lisa said...

Beautiful threads! Cherry Tree is my favorite. Great incentive to start to stitch more!

mugginskate said...

The Iris Panda thread is absolutely stunning. I totally love that colour!!