Sunday, March 6, 2011

WCMercantile Opal Essence Batt Giveaway!


Oooooh Aaaaaah! The sparkle! I just really loved WCMercantile's February box submission! The Opal Essence Batts were just so beautiful! If you have ever spun a batt from WCmercantile, you'll know they have a magical drum carder that makes things extra extra smooth to spin ;)
Just take one peek at WCMercantile, and you'll be overwhelmed at the fibery wonderfulness they have to offer! Everything from dyes, to firestar to super soft merino and spinning wheels- free shipping makes it even easier for you to buy!
We would love for you to take some time today to visit WCMercantile, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below. We'll be drawing for the winner of this 2 oz Opal Essence batt later in the week, so be sure and help get the word out on Facebook and twitter for extra entries!

95 comments:

lauraelih said...

The weather is depressing, therefore...I seek colorful fiber! I love the looks of the 3 oz mystery bag of rovings and batts!

Rebecca said...

The mystery batts look fun. I love a good mystery!

Turtle said...

i also like the mystery, some mystery in life is a good thing!

Mirfain said...

I like that brown BFL top.

skaro964 said...

I like the .8 oz. MIXED Blue Face Leicester and Tussah Silk Top - Ships Free

Rebecca said...

There's so much in this shop that I love! Right now, I'm really in the mood for Crystal Metallic Fibers, and I love all the color choices WC Mercantile has. Can't wait to order some!

Lanswyfte said...

Oh, heavens! I've bought so much from WCMercantile, I don't need to look to see what they have right now! I've never bought anything I didn't like from her, and I'll continue to keep her on my "favorite shops" list on Etsy! Everything is so easy to spin, even for a beginning spinner like myself. Don't hesitate to try her stuff, trust me!! :D

cafe-eclectic.net said...

Wooo I like the pink merino bamboo silk one!

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tadgsb said...

I agree wholeheartedly!! The mystery's the thing!!

Linda said...

I love both colorways of the Falkland Top. They'd look great spun separately and knitted together.

Laurel said...

I love all their fiber! Too hard to choose just one. I really want some of this opal batt it is just gorgeous!

Alison said...

I think my favorite is actually the give away batt! So simple, but so pretty. I also noticed some Ashford double drive bobbins. I've been thinking of increasing my supply to support my multiple project habit...

InJuneau said...

I love the Merino Top in Loden.

♥ Meg ♥ said...

I always purchase my tops in 1LB increments, and they have some really great choices in BFL and Merino. I'm definitely going to be putting in an order for some of their undyed fibers soon. Really great sellers. :D

Yarnmagic on Ravelry said...

If I go to the Artisian Fibers section, I could really just close my eyes and pick a random item. Everything is tempting there.

burnt rain said...

The lovett batt currently in their shop looks gorgeous. I appreciate the combination of neutrals done in such a lovely way.

moonsister said...

I love that one! I got a sample in my pf box :)

I do like that the merino comes in subtle shades- that would really work great for selfstriping yarn.

elendir said...

Mystery batt 'cause I know that all WCMercantile batts are just gorgeous :-)
(And I try not to look at that very dangerous Schacht Cricket Loom 'cause I don't need a new obsession)

Posted on FB as well

Susan said...

Like all the natural bats, and the undyed silk hankies. I really want to try these!

Tera said...

What a great shop! Wonderful variety of fibers and equipment! I want 4 oz. Merino and Tussah Silk Top - Muscadine Grape!

Joanna said...

I actually spun up some of the Opal Bat and it's absolutely YUMMY. The Lovett batt looks so tempting. Even though we love bright colors, there is something alluring about subtle neutrals. I constantly haunt your Etsy site!

Susan F. said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/41618461/dye-your-own-yarn-kit-baby-llama-yarn
I'd love to try to dye some llama dk yarn and any of the colorful batts would be a delight to spin. Plus, a drum carder would be fabulous--I can dream, right?

A. Hiscock said...

That purple, yellow, and green handpainted Falkland top from Rosie Lane Farm is stunning; it looks like a bouquet of irises transformed into fibre form! I don't know whether it's a good thing I didn't look through the rest of WCM's offerings before I placed an order with them for Wensleydale yesterday or not.

RTed, too! @owldaughter

jessecreations said...

I love the 2oz mystery batts, b/c I love surprises!

Jessecreations

Deb at Merciful Hearts Farm said...

I think the mystery batt might get me out of the rut of leaning toward certain colorways. Nice idea!

Diana, Fiber Fancy said...

4 oz. Merino and Tussah Silk Top - Muscadine Grape - Ships Free is awesome!

Melrose said...

The farm fresh kid mohair would probably be a delight to spin!

Diane said...

I love the merino and tussah silk top in Elliott! Those are SO my colors.

Campbell or @FELTit or Designs by Anna said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/56982161/4-oz-merino-wool-top-violets-are-blue

Violets are just what this Monday needs!

Anna
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Celestya22 said...

I love Rhythm and Blues in Merino and Tussah Silk Top, but I'd like the Opal Essence batt even more! Wish the gorgeous batts were in the shop too!

chevyrell said...

oh my goodness!!! i will be purchasing the merino lemongrass this afternoon!!!

cthulhulovesme said...

I wish I could afford one of the Ashford Traveller wheels right now. :/

knittaroo said...

Oh my... the Burmese Ruby merino wool top is amazing!

Reivenna said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/62276549/4-oz-merino-wool-bamboo-and-tussah-silk
The pink and blue pastel is just so eye-catching for some reason.

Michelle said...

WCMercantile has such a wonderful color selection. But, as we are nearing spring, I loved the Hollyhock purple wool top.

Karla said...

May I have one of each please? I am a new spinner and I keep coming back to WCMercantile's website to look at all of the beautiful things. I have three silk cacoons I got in Beijing and would love more. If I had to pick just one thing, today it would be the grape muscadine merino and tussah silk top.

Corwinna said...

I look at their items and come across the 4 oz. Fine Alpaca/Tussah top... Like the one right before me now! I received it last week and it feels so delicious and soft! Will try to spin some tonight :-)

bekknitsandco said...

The procion mx dyes are on my list. I also love their milk fiber; the price is fantastic!

Dovile said...

I really like the 2 oz Skein of Undyed Silky Cashmere DK Yarn.

Allison O. said...

WCM has *everything*! And that is what makes this shop awesome.

Zombie Queen said...

the two oz. mystery batt looks like fun!

Rachael said...

I like the handpainted Merino Wool, Bamboo and Tussah Silk Top.

alittleweirdo said...

So many lovely colors! The merino top in Hazy Horizon is pretty, and the merino in Lovely is perfectly named :)

karri said...

Well... I love this shop, she is a very helpful seller with lovely stuff. I do love the mystery batts, I bought 2 but they accidently put mohair in one so she sent another free of charge.
So I highly recommend this shop

Kimberly R. said...

Love the Undyed Merino and Silk Yarn :)

Silja said...

I liked this falklandstop http://www.etsy.com/listing/62384933/4-oz-falkland-wool-top-hand-painted

dmr said...

Love the dyed farm fresh!

Teresa said...

I love WC Mercntile - everything about them! I want some of the angora top and some of the merino angora top. I also want more of the mohair and maybe some silk hankies.

Janette said...

I love the sparkle and shine of this opal batt. It's gorgeous! As for having to pick what I like in the store... The loom is killing me!!!

Anne-Line said...

Wow I think I fell in love with the Merino and Tussah Silk Top in Texas Rose colorway!

Tara said...

I like the Merino Wool Top - Julep, so minty green

ania65 on Ravelry said...

What a huge selection. I'm in a pink phase right now...so teh Corriedale top in Cupcake is speaking to me.....

Flower Child said...

The bright green firestar sucked me in. Since I can't stop looking at the picture I just had to place the order. Can't wait for it to arrive.

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Karen said...

Aaaaaahhh, they've got the adorable little Cricket loom! When I'm ready for my next expensive fiber obsession, weaving will probably be it. In the meantime, I'd love to spin with the silk caps they offer. (and the person who can help me dye them is gonna be in the next mystery box!)

garilynn said...

I want to drive there now and love on this fiber! My favorite of their stock is merino wool & tencel fingering weight dye your own and the enormous wall of exciting fiber, dyed, undyed, everything you can imagine.

Jennifer said...

The Nautical Blue Merino Wool Top is gorgeous. Well, all of them are lovely and look so soft!

Kristin said...

Green Isle merino and tussa silk top is lovely and reminds me that Spring will indeed arrive eventually to this Minnesota Winterland.

Lil Bean said...

the New Deal Teal is gorgeous. Blue always satisfies me!

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jess c. said...

i get overwhelmed in this shop LOL there is just so much that i want hahaha but i think the top of my list right now is the ruby slipper metallic fiber!

sensistar said...

I love everything about WC Mercantile! I've bought angelina from them and I plan to buy some Recycled Carded Sari Silk. Can't beat free shipping!

Shoeless Jane said...

Oh, I love the sunset colors of the Merino, Bamboo and Tussah Top. I think that one's my favorite!

Cathy said...

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ZombieCat said...

I love WC Mercantile! Everything there is gorgeous. That being said, I like the mystery bag of roving. You couldn't possibly be disappointed with anything you get in it!

maggiefangmann said...

I just love the blueberries!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/58310613/4-oz-merino-and-tussah-silk-top

Johanna said...

Such a great shop full of so many wonderful items. Right now I am debating getting the recycled sari silk fiber.

Perrin said...

the colors are wonderful. I was drawn to the Foxy merino top.

theonlyevidence said...

That mystery batt looks like a really fun surprise!

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Paulette said...

The Rhythm and Blues merino and silk is beautiful. The colors are so dreamy..

Natalie Servant said...

I'd love to try spinning the Baby Suri Alpaca.

Stacy said...

I like the 4 oz Corriedale in turquoise. The color looks incredibly vibrant.

Caroline said...

The natural black BFL top looks like a blast to overdye and spin!

VeloCC said...

I found this http://www.etsy.com/listing/64709612/2-oz-lovett-batt-merino-wool-and-silk and just fell in love with it. I love the more natural colors. Ir reminds me of the source it came from. Gorgeous indeed!

Tia said...

The subtlety of the Lovett Batt is delicious!

rose said...

Mystery sounds like fun!

Gynx said...

I like the look of the Lovett batt!

Nola said...

ooh, I looove the colors in the Merino and Tussah Silk -- and a free spinning wheel would be great too, LOL! Beautiful stuff!

Katie said...

I would get some alpaca fiber - its so soft!

Kristen said...

I love the 4 oz. Merino Wool Top - Loden. Beautiful color!

Ms. Houk said...

All of a sudden I think I need a carder. Somehow, until now, I never thought about the fact that people sell them. I like the drum carders!

phoenix_anew said...

I just started spinning with a drop spindle and I have to say I am loving all the fibery goodness here!! But my favorite-est shade, I think, is the Raspberry ... YUMMY! :)

Cathy said...

Merino Wool Top - Black Plum

jmrkar said...

I like 16 oz. Superwash Blue Face Leicester (BFL) Top. I am a new to spinning,, and would like to have this much fiber to learn on!

Kenlynn said...

How am I supposed to pick 1 thing I like from WCMercantile? I like everything!
But if I must, I do like the,
4 oz. Merino Wool Top - New Deal Teal

Susan said...

The recycled sari silk fiber looks like it would be great fun to spin. Think I'll have to get me some!

The Byrd's Nest said...

I love the sparkle in the featured fiber.

dmr said...

the 2 oz rainbow yearling mohair - probably not the best choice for a beginner spinner but it is so lovely

Rochelle said...

Wow, they have so much great stuff. I'm liking the merino/silk in masculine grape, I'm also very intrigued with the silk cocoons, I wonder how hard those are to use.

cafe-eclectic.net said...

OOOOO I've been eyeing her shop for quite awhile now! I'm new to spinning so I've been stalking etsy. I love the merino top dyed in cardinal, but I also love the alpaca silk blend or the angora top. Something I haven't tried before.

vickie said...

I love the majacraft mini comb system

Mel said...

3 oz Mystery Bag of Rovings, Tops, and Batts in different Fibers .... oh the joy of a suprise!! wonderful idea!!

Shannon said...

I love the merino top in "Foxy". I live in an area of the country that has lots of red foxes, so I get to hear them calling to each other in the evening and night. That colorway could make a neat "fake fox" stole or fox stuffed toy. I also pinned this on pinterest.