Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Dancing Goats Giveaway!


Robin over at The Dancing Goats has generously sent in several spindles for us. While, we will be dropping some some of these lovlies in unsuspecting November box recipients,this one is up for grabs as a giveaway!

This is handmade with love from antique furniture. He says that they're a little heavy but they will be great for plying.

The giveaway starts today 11/17/2015 and goes to Sunday 11/22/2015 at 10am MST.

To enter, input your email and name below (this helps me I know who you are if you win).
  • For your first entry you must go to The Dancing Goats shop, find your favorite item, then comment about here. 
  • You can gain additional entries by going to his Retreat Website and checking out his retreats and then commenting about those as well. 
  • You can get another entry for favoriting his shop. 
  • You can also get another entry for tweeting about the giveaway. 
The giveaway app will count all of your entries automatically!

Let's send Robin some love for sending in such beautiful work for us to enjoy!

66 comments:

Silja Devine said...

I really would love to have a Persimmon talking bowl!

Silja Devine said...

And about the retreats, I would really love to be able to take a spindle making class! If only I lived closer!

Ann said...

I absolutely love the Buffalo Nickel spindles... I check them out all the time :)

Ann said...

The glass fusing retreat sounds like so much fun!!!

SHILL said...

I love the Russian spindles. Would love to learn to spin.

Grammy H. said...

I think my favorite item is the turned oak and cherry top whorl drop spindles ... LOVE that they are made from old, broken furniture! What a way to recycle :)

Grammy H. said...

The retreats ... OMG ... I would love to attend a retreat to learn about dyeing, wool fiber prep and spinning on spindles/wheels.

jessica reeves said...

The cherry and cedar spindle with the bells on it seems like so much fun

Lindr said...

Oh my goodness! Such loveliness! I really like all of the spindle bowls, especially the inlaid ones. And in particular, the Orion...Osiris...The Winter Maker...Menelvagor...Spindle Bowl in German Silver Inlay.

Lindr said...

The retreats look amazing! I don't have enough fiber-y friends to set on up myself, but I love the topics covered.

CarrieM said...

Love the Turned Buffalo Nickel Maple and Walnut top whorl spindle! And I almost drooled when I saw the pistol case....

Pam C. said...

The hand carved and burned jewel cases are gorgeous!

CarrieM said...

Oh, also I would love to take the Colonial Trades Overview class...or Spindles of the World. I only use top whorl and would like to learn the Southwest.

Anonymous said...

I am a big fan of The Dancing Goats!! My first success with a drop spindle was one he made from an old cabinet leg:). If any one gets a chance to take his Spindles around the world class or broom making class you will not be disappointed. I scrolled through all his lovelies in shop and I love the walnut spindle bowl that has the constellation of Draco !!
Thanks for the oppertunity to win the spindle!!
KarenB

Lisa Davidson said...

I love the spindles and jewel boxes!

Lisa Davidson said...

The Basket Making on the Nantucket Basket Mold sounds fun!

Chris said...

I like the hedge apple nostepinne, but what the heck is hedge apple?!?

Chris said...

And set as a favorite on Etsy!

Claudia Wilson said...

Oh gosh, the spindles with the Celtic stone whorls! Like spinning with a piece of actual history. I also love the spindles made from old bits of furniture. I love that he's taking things someone else might have thrown out and making beautiful tools for spinners to use.

Claudia Wilson said...

I just looked at the retreat page and realized they're in my home state. Most retreat places are too far away for me to even think about! I don't know which class I would like best (maybe dyeing?), but I definitely need to save up for one.

Sarah Scott said...

I would love that class on wool fiber prep about picking, washing, carding, etc. I could stand to learn the basics better.

Sarah Scott said...

I love the nostepinne.

HeidiAussie on Rav said...

I have never been able to go past the Tibetan Spindles of the Dead that Dancing Goats produces, who could knock twirling skulls on your spindle? The "Holly and Walnut / Tibetan Spindle of the Dead / Support Spindle and Matching Bowl" currently listed is a really nice looking matched combo.

HeidiAussie on Rav said...

The retreat looks like somewhere I'd just like to spindle spin while out walking or while talking in good company :). Of the classes the spindle making & then the how to Tibetan spin or the dying class are most attractive to me.

craftyone said...

i like the turned maple and walnut top whorl drop spindle.

kraftyiam said...

This is is much fun!

Dovile said...

My favorite item is the 12 inch Celtic Pictish Knotwork Panel in Linden Wood.

Lisa Macdonald said...

I love the "Restored Celtic Form Bottom Whorl Spindle...Stone Whorl Found in Roman Context 21g" I'm a huge fan of not only historical items, but also of copper and brass! The is nothing like know your item has a story, wondering who used it before, and what they used it for. It's a chance to see and connect with the past

Tonkahey said...

I love the walnut and celtic drop spindle! Our wedding rings are Claddaghs, so celtic is perfect.

Laura R. said...

The Winland Jewel Case is positively stunning. It would match everything of mine perfectly.

Tonkahey said...

I would love to take the color and design for beginners.

mybrainhurtsugh said...

I would love to use the Holly and Walnut / Tibetan Spindle of the Dead / Support Spindle and Matching Bowl.

purplepenguin said...

I really had a hard time deciding. I finally decided my favorite item is Spalted Persimmon Roman Talking Bowl. Very pretty, useful and I know a friend who would love it!

Tina M said...

My favorite item is the Complete Tibetan Spinning Kit, Tibetan Spindle, Nostpinne, Bowl and 2 ounces of Macs Fleece.
Tina

shelfreadinglife said...

I think that the Rug Hooking kits are my favorite, but the spindles are really pretty!

Waddoup and whats going down said...

THay jewel box.. Winland.. that is beauty beyond compare

Waddoup and whats going down said...

When are you coming to the festivals in houston?

Gina Power said...

I love the Talking Holly Whorl Tibetan Compromise Support Spindle :-)

Rebecca said...

Wow--the talking spindle bowls are just gorgeous! I love the Persimmon Talking Bowl with the blue enamel center.

InJuneau said...

The Jewel Case...Winland is gorgeous!

InJuneau said...

ALL The Dancing Goats Retreats look wonderful, but I'd love to learn to turn a wood bowl most I think.

Meglette said...

Translucent Utah Alabaster Pipestone Wedding Ring Bowl...Turquoise and Lapis Inlay. I'm from Utah, and this is one of the most exquisite things I've ever seen from one of my favorite places in the state. I look forward to seeing more from this shop. Thank you for the head's up!

Meglette said...

Shepherding: Keeping a hand spinners flock (1 Session)

Here's my pick for a Retreat Class. Equally relevant for all of us crafters would be Ecommerce for the Cottage Craft House: Take Advantage of the Global Marketplace for Hand Made Goods : Beginner (2 Session)

And would there be fireflies? The only thing I remember about my childhood visit to Illinois was the fireflies. A Re-Treat at Dancing Goats would be a Real-Treat!

Michele said...

Lovely and amazing work. The alabaster bowls are gorgeous and the one with the Pipestone wedding ring detail is on my Christmas list :-)

Michele said...

The retreat looks enticing. Great place for a vacation and uninterrupted time to create. Thanks for making us aware.

For the Love of Boxes! said...

Celtic Pictish Knotwork Panel is beautiful!

For the Love of Boxes! said...

Frank Lloyd Wright stained glass window is amazing. I am a FLW fan and would looove to be able to make something so beautiful.

Barewoods Design said...

The hand made knitting needles look amazing, I may need to get some.

Nicole O, said...

The Dancing Goat retreat looks like there would be way too much for me to get into.

Elariel said...

Easy decision! The Winland Jewel Case! It's stunning.

Elariel said...

Love the retreat page. I want to try the wood carving a tree spirit and the reed dying for baskets. Could they come over to the UK for a bit? Or invent a teleporter?

Brianna said...

I really like the cheese bowl

deb dipetro said...

I love the jewel box !!

Breanna said...

The steampunk clockwork drop spindle is amazing. That is my favorite.

Breanna said...

I would absolutely love to go to the Folk Ways Retreat. It is pretty much all of my interests together. Too bad it is far away.

LesleyAnn said...

How can anyone pick ONE item? Wow. Amazing craftsmanship. I do love the jewelry box and spindles and bowls and ...

LesleyAnn said...

I'd have to spend the entire season taking all those classes. I didn't see any that I wouldn't have an interest in. That would be great to get a group of friends together for the week to go.

sanchee said...

I don't know how to use half of them! Nevertheless, think that Turned Antique Oak and Celtic Walnut Top Whorl Drop Spindle is my favourite :)

LisaT said...

The rustic cedar root spinning bowl takes my breath away. Actually, the entire site takes my breath away, but there's something about that piece more than the others. I'm just learning to spin (just ordered a Honeybee wheel) and I think I'd learn spindle spinning just to use that bowl.

LisaT said...

Okay, so I just looked at the retreats. It's hard to say which interests me the most. Juggling definitely caught my eye, as did all the spinning sessions. I couldn't figure out where they are, but I think I'd like very much to go next time I do a non-family vacation.

Jessica Jo said...

I just posted on the wrong post, sorry.
"Oh wow, he even has kitchen tools! Cherry Whorl Southwest Compromise Support Spindle is I think what I like the best." was supposed to be here, not on the previous post!

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Right on the first page I saw the Winland Jewelry Box, which, being jewel-less I loved, but felt I didn't need. Then I realized all the lovely spindles and spindle bowls were like jewels, so that's what I'd put in the box! KittenWhiplash on Rav.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

The reatreats are only about 50 - 60 miles from where Mom grew up in the 1920s and 30s. A place like this would be have been another wonderful reason to travel back to the area with her, but at her age and health I'm afraid it's out of the question. KittenWhiplash on Rav

Lisa Stockebrand said...

Ok - the spindles are lovely, BUT I am rather partial to the little gnomes/tree spirit guys! The one with the thrums in the cap is hilarious! They are pretty great - would love a couple tucked into the christmas green!

Lisa Stockebrand said...

and oh - woodcarving - so wonderful, a beautiful place, then I can make my own little gnome guys! (though block printing may just edge woodcarving out!)

corina said...

Well, it was hard to pick one, but I really like the drop spindles!