Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Booknerd Handspun Giveaway!


If you haven't visited Bookworm's Etsy shop, I think you're in for a treat! I had this whole idea planned out to tell you how cool it was that Allison is a Librarian, but then I happened to read her profile page and thought I would just share that with you. It's much better written than what I would have come up with!

Book Nerd's Handmade is the sum arts & crafts output of a professional librarian and book historian.

The shop is full of geekery, but also purpose driven: wanting to know more about the history of book production and textile design, Librarian Allison endeavors to just do it herself – and learn from experience.

Spinning yarn, making paper from rags, binding journals, printing broadsides... these activities help to inform an understanding of the challenges and techniques involved in historical methods, as well as an appreciation for the universal principles of design.

The end result is a set of finished objects and supplies created with a retrospective outlook on contemporary art.

We're giving away these TWO spindle spun skeins!! Just visit Booknerd, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below. Remember to retweet/facebook for extra entries!

80 comments:

Mary said...

Oh my! The Cupcake yarn is so pretty that I may just have to ask if I can use the photo as the background on my computer!

alittleweirdo said...

Loving the Cupcake art yarn! And, as a new spinner, I am impressed with all of the lovely spindle spun yarn :)

craftchick said...

I love the little girl's eco wool dress - it's so cute, and the leaf detailing really makes the garment.

Anonymous said...

Loving the Ouranos handspun and Royal spindle spun! Such great work!

(MissMelissaZ on Ravelry)

gabriellemarin said...

the rust alpaca spindle spun with its little bits of turquoise, what a luxury

Chris said...

Of course the coolest thing is Booknerd being a librarian, but after that, I'd vote for the handmade sabai paper!

Inspiration Fibers said...

Well . . . besides being totally jealous of her awesome name, I love the Starlight Slouch hat pattern!

Ruhammie said...

Woah! Did you see the felted soap?? SO COOL!! I just might have to get me some. :)

skaro964 said...

I like the green chrochet basket.

livin4fishin said...

Love the Beatrice vest pattern! I also find the felted soap very interesting!

knittaroo said...

Love her profile and the interest in historical techniques! Also love the December yarn. (The Saintpaulia has an even better colour, but I don't do well with mohair. Otherwise that'd be my favourite.)

Tara said...

I like the Rust yarn, the flecks of color are very pretty

garilynn said...

The Eyes closed sweater is saying to me "Yes, you can knit 5 of me by Christmas!"

Perrin said...

the felted soap is really great

Amanda said...

I would have to agree with everyone else that said that the felted soap was awesome. What a unique and cool idea! I bet you could make a whole store around that idea and do a good amount of sales.

jessecreations said...

The eco wool dress is adorable!!!

Becca said...

I really like the Starlight Slouch hat pattern, as well as the spindle spun yarns.

Annette said...

beautiful yarn. I really like Victorian Lace in the spindle spun line.

Have to fav on Etsy.

Kathleen said...

I love her fiber clouds!

kristyh1981 said...

The Abaca Journal is pretty awesome.

Rav ID: kristyh1981

FlyKytten said...

So very many things I love! I especially like the Abaca Journal, the Victorian Lace spindlespun, the Black Death spindlespun, and the Black n White batt. I'm a newbie spinner, and I would LOVE that batt!

Anonymous said...

Im lovin the Carnival! MYates

Jessica said...

the girls eco wool dress is adorable!

Jessica said...

Oh, it's all beautiful!

I'm particularly taken with the Eco Wool Dress, and the Royal and Saintpaulia yarns. Wow.

Paulette said...

WOW, the Peridot handspun is so luscious! It looks so soft and silky. Yumm!

bindmywandering said...

I shared on Facebook!
facebook.com/thatkatiegirl

bindmywandering said...

The Abaca Journal is really neat and the Cupcake yarn is gorgeous!

Modestshay said...

The Felted Soap - Almond Scented LOOKS AMAZING! I have always wanted to try something like it, but I keep forgetting it exists.

bindmywandering said...

I tweeted!
thecrochetninja

Diana, Fiber Fancy said...

I love this lovely Fiber Cloud, perfect for corespinning, mohair, silk, merino, bamboo

Jessica said...

Booknerd Rocks!

I found three yarns I simply adore - each would make beautiful high-impact cowls that anyone would beg for!

Envy... yes, I Envy
Mayonaise... Man, they-is a lot of awesome stuff here
Crayon Box... Oh I want to Create!

elendir said...

I love the Ouranos handspun
and the Envy handspun
and the Mayonaise handspun...

FB as well

InJuneau said...

I love the Rust // Spindle-Spun Yarn // Alpaca, Sari Silk, 140 yds

Denise Cole said...

I love the crayon and african violet yarn!

Anna B said...

Abaca journal, way cool! Also love the avacado yarn!

Heather said...

I love the moody blue yarn.i

Natalie Servant said...

Mmm, avocado yarn. I'm a sucker for green.

Germany Mom said...

Oh,definitely the Envy!

*Sarah said...

Soo many great choices! Purple is my thing lately, so saintpaulia is the prettiest :)
saraholson@live.com

One Sheep said...

I love this Rust // Spindle-Spun Yarn // Alpaca, Sari Silk, 140 yds // BookNerd. It's perfect for Fall knitting.

Anonymous said...

I really like the rust color... so many beautiful things on her site!

winterwrens at gmail dot com

Turtle said...

gorgeous! love the cupcake!!

Zombie Queen said...

I love the cupcake yarn!

Chandra said...

Everything is wonderful but the felted soap is a great idea!

oonagh said...

so many pretties.....and i love the name booknerd!!
i think my favorite is the fire colorway, with the ouranos as a runner-up!!

beautiful stuff......

-oonaghfibersmyth on ravelry

oonagh said...

oh yeah, and i remembered to facebook the giveaway this time too!!

--oonaghfibersmyth

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I like the Moody Blue Handspun yarn.

patsy said...

I like the Victorian Lace yarn sparky136 on ralvery

bekknitsandco said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/55000072/mixed-berries-fiber-cloud-sari-silk
I LOVE this fiber!

PixelatedMushroom said...

yay for crafty more librarians :) the December handsput is my absolute fave :)

Kristen said...

I love the Victorian Lace // spindle spun yarn, 300 yds, merino, silk // BookNerd.

Tommie said...

Merino Bamboo Bikini! To die for! And on sale! Look at that colorway and look at that texture. That is amazing.

Loving your giveaways :-)

neferatowen said...

Loving the Black n White Alpaca, Angora, Merino, Silk batt!

wpintx said...

I'm a new spindle spinner and really like the various fibers that Booknerd used in Miss Scarlet.

Melanie said...

I love the black and white batt. Although there are so many neat looking yarns I think I like the batts the best.

AnneMarie said...

Hard to decide Moody Blues yarn or eyes closed sweater pattern? I got it - the eyes closed sweater made from Moody Blues yarn!

TuttleDB said...

Love December Handspun wool yarn.

@TuttleDB

FB

Anonymous said...

My favorite would be the Black Death yarn. It looks like it deserves to be lace.

KJo on Ravelry

Kimmy said...

I'm on a purple kick, so absolutely loving the Royal - Spindle Spun Art Yarn.

Kimmy said...

I tweeted this giveaway. I am kimmyxoxo on twitter. You can view my tweet at this url: http://twitter.com/#!/kimmyxoxo/status/5291505434497024
thanks :D

Dawn said...

I was in love with Peridot when she posted it on the board http://www.etsy.com/listing/61784241/peridot-handspun-yarn-silk-merino-bamboo

Amanda said...

December handspun yarn = DROOOOOL! Beautiful!

Kat said...

Fiber Cloud, perfect for corespinning, mohair, silk, merino, bamboo // Glorioso // BookNerd


THIS IS MY FAVORITE!!! YUM!

Yarn Envy said...

I just love the unicorn fiber and the December yarn.

EVA SB said...

I'm a librarian too so this is a combination of my two favourite things books & knitting!!!

I love the Moody Blue handspun - silk, wool, bamboo

I tweeted
https://twitter.com/#!/EVA_n_essence/status/5486104446771200

Kitsune said...

Ok, I adore that felted soap, but the Rust spindle spun yarn is yummy.

Heather P said...

I'm liking her
December Handspun Yarn. Such nice blues.

saskia said...

Saintpaulia (African Violet) // Spindle Spun Yarn, mohair, 100 yds // BookNerd

love the color

Kimberly R. said...

Love the Mayonaise // Handspun Yarn, merino, wools, silk, firestar - so pretty :)
Thanks!

Wendy said...

Ooh, I like the "fire" one! :)

maggiefangmann said...

Book Nerd is on vacation... but luckily I have a favorite of hers and it is "Black Death" spindle spun yarn. YUM!

Anonymous said...

I really like the rust spindle spun yarn - beautiful!
Lynn
cbruff8624@aol.com

Sploops said...

love love love the Black Death, it looks so squishy

Lil Bean said...

The December handspun is gorgeous! I can't believe that's spindle spun!

Lil Bean said...

I tweeted!

twins2005 said...

the cupcake yarn is very pretty, wish I had more time to use all of them....

sensistar said...

I love the Miss Scarlet yarn! Spindle yarn is so pretty!

Anonymous said...

Khat (from Ravelry)
I have a very hard time deciding, but probably my favorite is the bikini yarn. I love that color combo.

vickie said...

i love the unicorn batt gorgeous

DG said...

Already have succumbed to her yarns - recently bought Early Sunset handspun. So I hope I win more!