Thursday, March 31, 2011

Silver Sun Alpacas Strawberry Chocolate Cupcake Fiber Giveaway!


Have I got a delicious giveaway for you! This amazing "Strawberry Chocolate Cupcake" fiber from Silver Sun Alpacas is absolutely delicious. So soft. So, So, So incredibly soft. And the pink and the brown together? Mouth watering!

I think if this fiber was food, I would eat it. Actually, I'm having a hard time NOT eating it now.
It's just like everything else in Ricky's shop- amazingly beautiful and almost edible.

We're giving away this amazing fiber today, and this is the last day of our Bonanza! Visit Silver Sun Alpacas today, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below. We'll be drawing for winners of all the lovely giveaways very soon, so please take a moment to twitter, facebook etc about them.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

NorthStar Alpacas Rose Gray Alpaca giveaway!

I love bright colors, bold colors, sparklies and shine as much as the next fiber artist... but I also really love natural fibers. Fibers in the Buff so to speak. Northstar Alpacas has a shop chock full of au naturale alpaca!

There really is something about creating projects from undyed fibers straight from the farm. When combined in larger projects, they can be stunning, but even with small ones, there is an element of connectedness one feels with the animal that grew the fiber. Maple from Northstar Alpacas is careful to include which animal the fiber comes from with every purchase, so you will feel that connection when your fiber arrives.

Today we're giving away a stunning 4 oz of Rose Gray alpaca from "Rhodey" a blue ribbon champ! Please visit NorthStarAlpacas today, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below. Check back for more giveaways this week!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Pickin and Spinning Laceweight Yarn Giveaway!

How about some laceweight yarn on your lovely morning? Pickin and Spinnin dyed up some gorgeous "silver springs" laceweight (and fiber!) Last month. I love it.. moody and mysterious! It'd be perfect for a shawl... and we all know how much I love those!

Much of what is inside Kim's shop is Music inspired! Take a gander at those "Been through the Desert" stitch markers!

Whether it be wrist distaff's or lace yarn, Pickin and Spinnin has a lovely variety to choose from. To enter this laceweight giveaway, please visit the shop, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below. Check back for more giveaways this week!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Spin Fusion Vegan Spinning Batt Giveaway!

I'm so very excited to be offering up for a giveaway, this gorgeous VEGAN spinning batt from Spin Fusion! Often it's easier to get non-animal fibers in top or braid form and it's less popular to offer them in batt form. I think because the fibers are usually quite fine and don't lend themselves to "floofing" well. Some of us (raises hand) love to spin batts and this is just a fantastic one.

Visiting Spin Fusion is like landing on some ethereal soft cloud... so much fiber and handspun... so little time!! Oh No! Look! There is a Spring Cleaning section!!!

We're giving away this gorgeous "Frosting" Batt from Spin Fusion. Just visit the shop, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below. We're giving away lots more awesome stuff this week! Please keep checking back!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Wild Hare Progression Dyed Fiber Giveaway!

This progression dyed fiber from Wild Hare gets me so excited! I love thinking about how these can be spun and then knit into an amazing color-shifting piece of art! The fact that the fiber base is a squooshy superwash wool top just makes it even more appealing!

This is Wild Hare's "Promise" colorway, which looks like a pale version of her "Grateful Dyed" colorway only with less blue. So yummy I could eat it!

There are just too many amazing things at Wild Hare to experience! Visit today, find something that strikes your fancy, and write about it in the comments section below. You'll be thrown in the pot to win this beautiful fiber and please check back all week for more exciting giveaways!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Funhouse Fibers Art Batt Giveaway!

This picture does NOT do this batt justice. "Sherwood Forest" from Funhouse Fibers is a highly textural blend of locks, and sparkles and woolies and it's just mouth watering- especially for a green freak like me!

This month, our fiber sleuths Shearlock the Sheep and Sonata the Alpaca have visited sunny California and are inspecting Funhouse Fibers to see exactly how much FUN Miki puts into her fibers. Inquiring minds want to know what the fun quota *really* is!

I made a couple of quick purchases before posting this giveaway- I always feel bad about doing that, but hey, I need fiber too. *wink* We're giving away this wonderful Sherwood Forest art batt today (how I wish I could keep it!). Just visit Funhouse Fibers today, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below. We're giving away fibery stuff every day as part of our bonanza of giveaways- check back often!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Neurotic Knitterz Merino Tencel Giveaway!

I can't tell you how excited I am to see Maggie from Neurotic Knitterz grow into dyeing yarn and fiber! Yay! More ways to get a Maggie fix.... ;) I love all of the whimsical colorways she has in her shop right now... we've got stuff for Harry Potter Fans to Lord of the Rings even Steampunk.

I have to tell you though, I think the Happy Hydrangeas have my name on it- unless someone gets it first ;) And her patterns.... ahhh!

We're giving away this beautiful "Grape Pucker" Merino/Tencel braid which is a lovely purple that is almost blue and incredibly soft! Visit Neurotic Knitterz today, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below. This is part of our Giveaway Bonanza, so please check back this weekend for more awesome swag!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Winemakerssister Oreo Stitch Marker Set Giveaway!

Inside this delectable package is the most adorable Oreo look a like stitch marker set you've ever seen. We expect nothing less from Heather at Winemakerssister, where cuteness meets functionality!

Winemakersister is full of stuff you need. Stuff you didn't even know you needed but you do- like a customized ceramic mug in Heather's beautiful handwriting. Now that inside joke around the office can be immortalized on porcelain!

We're giving away this Cookie box, package of cookies, and set of awesome stitch markers away today! Just visit Winemakerssister, find something you love, and come back and write about it in the comments section below. This is part of our big giveaway bonanza, so keep checking back every day for awesome giveaways!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

WCMercantile Marzipan Bamboo Giveaway!

I apologize for the lateness of this post! It was supposed to go up yesterday, but my sister gave birth Monday night and I made an impromptu trip to hold my new niece- so sweet!

You know what else is sweet? WCMercantile's "Marzipan" bamboo fiber! Young Katie of Rosie Lane Farm dyed this gorgeous colorway, and threw bits of firestar into the dyepots just for added sparkel. This marzipan gleams and shines better than any I've seen before!

WCMercantile is a fiber lover's one-stop-shop. Dyes, fiber, spinning wheels, clubs, she's got it all! The free shipping throughout the store makes it hard to pass up!

We're giving away this gorgeous "Marzipan" Bamboo today! Just visit WCMercantile, find something you love (I'm asking a lot, I know ;) ) and write about it in the comments section below. This giveaway is a part of our giveaway bonanza, check back every day for more!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Last Week's Winners!!

So things got a little busy and we only had 2 giveaways. BUT they are awesome and I'm going to make it up to you and do another giveaway BONANZA!
Keep checking back every day for new giveaways!

Nola- You won the Hippie Penguin batts!!

Cathy- You won the Desert Garden batts!!

Please email me (phatfiber) at the (yahoo) address!

More giveaways coming very soon!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Desert Garden Angora Giveaway!

We're getting very close to the March "Sweet Shop" box, but last month, Jennifer from Desert Garden sent in this amazing set for a giveaway. 2 oz of homegrown angora! "Slate" is a divine gray German Angora and "Granite" is an amazingly silky French Angora.

Jennifer a.k.a. The Theme Queen, has been inspired by the recent events in Japan, to donate a portion of her "I am Woman" SAL sales toward the relief effort. Desert Garden is also a March box participant, so this purchase will also put you in the pot for the big March Superbox Giveaway!

Hop on over to Desert Garden, tell us what your favorites are, and you'll be entered to win this luxurious Angora! Facebook and twitter pings will count as extra entries! Make sure you spread the word about Desert Garden!

Hippie Penguin Batt Giveaway!

There are a few of our Phatties who are rallying support for the aftermath of the Quake-Tsunami that has devastated northern Japan. One of these amazing entrepreneurs is Hilary of Hippie Penguin. Hilary has two shops: and . From now through Wednesday March 16th, Hilary is donating 100% of her proceeds to relief efforts.

Having spent a weekend with Hilary in October, I can testify that she is as sweet in person as she appears online and this generous act came as no surprise to me.

Help your fiber habit, and Japan- shop Hippie Penguin today!

We're giving away this beautiful batt set created with supersoft merino and Easter Grass (OMG Cute!) Just visit HippiePenguin on either Etsy or Artfire, and let us know what your favorites are! We'll be drawing for a winner later in the week, please be sure and help get the word out about what an amazing Phattie Hilary is on Facebook and twitter! We'll count those as extra entries!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Giveaway Winners this week!

Wow did we have some goregous giveaways this week or what?!
Winners, please email me at phatfiber at (yahoo) with your addresses!

Kristen (MN)- you won the WCMercantile Batt!!!

Meg- you won the A Dyeing Wish Spinning kit!!!

Tia- You won the Kama Suutra Sock yarn !!!

Judi A. - You won the Garilynn spin to knit kit!!!

Congratulations everyone and thank you all for commenting. More giveaways coming up!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Garilynn Heartfelt reminder pattern kit Giveaway!

February as you may know, is women's heart health month. Garilynn sent in a very cute "heartfelt reminder" pattern kit with instructions on how to make your own little heart pin. As Gari says, these can be given as small gifts to remind women to take care of themselves! How sweet!

Garilynn has provided a lovely spin to knit kit featuring beautiful silk from Plum Crazy Ranch and Fiber Arts for a giveaway! We'd love for you to visit Garilynn, find something you love and write about it in the comments section below. We'll be drawing for a winner very soon, and we appreciate your facebook and twitter updates so much, we'll count those as extra entries!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Kama Suutra Sock Yarn giveaway!

Yes, this yarn is really as amazing as it looks!! Kama Suutra created a gorgeous "Watermelon Tourmaline" colorway in their magnificent Maya self-striping sock yarn (avaze base pictured). This stuff will blow you away. When you knit in the round at about 55-66 sts you'll get amazing 2 rows of stripes! Magic!
Kama Suutra's colorways and bases will send a shiver of joy down your spine. You don't have to take my word for it.. try some!
We're giving away this gorgeous sock yarn- but we're going to do things a little differently. We would like to know what you would create with it! Rue, the Kama Suutra dye goddess, has included a note in this package saying "Trust the way you express yourself." Tell us what you would create with this sock yarn or any other Kama Suutra yarn. Winners will be announced later this week- tell your friends on FB and twitter about this contest too!

Monday, March 7, 2011

A Dyeing Wish Fiber and Spindle Giveaway!

For our beautiful February box, Angelique of A Dyeing Wish created a gorgeous colorway inspired by the birthstones of her own family members. She lovingly calls this "Family Jewels". It's really gorgeous, beautifully prepared with hints of nylon firestar for strength.
I keep picturing this spun up... a beautiful gemstone barberpoled yarn... yum!

Speaking of spinning! Did I mention we're also giving away this beautiful handcrafted spindle? Angelique is a woman of many talents!!!

We're giving away this beautiful fiber and spindle set! Please visit A Dyeing Wish today, find something you love, and come back here to the blog and write about it. We'll be counting your facebook and twitter updates about this as extra entries, so be sure and do your part before the end of the week!

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!

Friday, March 4, 2011

This Week's Giveaways!

Congratulations, winners!!!
I want to remind you to email me at the phatfiber at yahoo address with your mailing info!

Melissa (NY) You won the Bitsy Knits Yarn !!

TheOnlyEvidence- you won the Funhouse Fibers beaded spinning kit!!

Dovile- You won the Inspiration Fibers Hat Kit!

Amy (avennett)- You won the Fiber Charmer Sock yarn!

More giveaways coming up soon!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Fiber Chamer Sock Yarn Giveaway!

I'm always so excited to give sock yarn away on the blog. I'm extra excited because it's Fiber Charmer sock yarn!!!
I think Eve did an amazing job with her "Bornite" colorway for the February Phat Fiber box! It's so beautiful... deep purples, turquoises, hints of magentas ans coppery browns. These would make for an exciting knitting project. In fact, I think someone could be very inspired to design some "Bornite" socks (yum!).

We're giving away this gorgeous "Bornite" Colorway in Fiber Chamer's deliciously sqooshy Vallhalla base (so soft!). Please visit Fiber Charmer today, find something you love, and come back and write about it here in the comments section. We'll be drawing for winners very soon, so please help let everyone know about it via facebook/twitter- we'll count those as extra entries.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Inspiration Fibers Hat Kit Giveaway!

What a cute project! Amanda from Inspiration Fibers has sent in this adorable hat kit for a giveaway! The yarn is a beautiful, squishable worsted weight BFL in "Amethyst".

At the time of my writing, both of these items are available for purchase at Inspiration Fibers! I think when you visit, you'll be pleased with the selection of gorgeous hand dyed fibers, art batts, and handspun Amanda is offering. I know I have a few favorites!

Please visit Inspiration Fibers today, find something you love, and come back and write about it in the comments section below. We'll be drawing for a winner later in the week, so please don't forget to facebook and twitter about this!