July 29, 2011

Tour de Fleece: Skein 7 & Batt 5

OK, so I didn't get as much done during the Tour de Fleece as I wanted to but hey there is always next year.  I actually carded 8 fiber art batts a few days after the TDF was over with and I have been keeping up with my spinning as well.  Well here are the last of the TDF photos and I hope you enjoy!

Thick and Thin Yarn Single

Batt for our 100 Facebook Fans Giveaway

July 22, 2011

Tour de Fleece: Skein 6 & Batt 4

I carded a fiber art batt then core-spun it and plied it with mohair yarn.  Enjoy!

Corriedale, Merino, Border Leicester, Tencel, Recycled Sari Silk and Angelina

July 20, 2011

We Have A Winner & A Sale

The random number generator has selected Adele as our giveaway winner!  Yay Adele!

Another example of some fiber fun!

Also today my little guy turns 1.  So happy birthday to my buddy bear and we are going to celebrate with free shipping for today only!  Just enter coupon code BDAYSHIPFREE for free shipping all domestic orders in our Etsy shop.

July 18, 2011

Craft Show!

On Sunday we were at the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum Art Festival in Neenah Wisconsin and it was hot.  Heat index of 103!  Our booth was located in a nice shady spot in the morning and there was a cool breeze so that was nice.  This was Jessie and my first real craft show together and it went pretty good.  We sold some fun fibers and brought our wheel to demonstrate our skills.  I was just amazed at the number of people that had not seen someone spin before.  I am glad I got to share that with the festival guests.  I don't remember if I ever saw a sinning demonstration when I was younger but last year for mothers day I saw a spinner at an Angora goat farm and thought I want to do that.  So I did.  Now I am wondering have you seen a spinning demonstration before and if so when?

Our booth,

Some of our fibers.

July 14, 2011

100 Fan Giveaway!

Corespun Yarn (not what you will receive for the giveaway just an sample of our work).

I am so excited to announce that we have reached 100 fans on Facebook!  To celebrate we are having a giveaway.  Jessie and I are giving away 3 ounces of fiber.  You get to chose the type: yarn, combed-top or art batt but we get to choose what it looks like.  Don't worry you'll love it!

There are 3 chances for entry in the 100 fan giveaway, you have until July 19, 2011 & you must be our Facebook fan to enter:

1) Just check out our shop and let us know (make a comment below) what your favorite item is.
2) Let all of your friends on Facebook know that we are having a giveaway and don't forget to tag us so we know and post a comment saying you shared.
3) Follow our blog.  Post a separate comment once you follow our blog, already a follower? then just remind us in the comments below.

*Bonus entry: Make a purchase in our Etsy shop from now (July 14, 2011) until the giveaway ends (July 19, 2011) and you'll get a bonus entry.

July 12, 2011

Tour de Fleece: Skein 5 & Batt 3

I'm not spinning as much as I want to.  Instead I am getting ready for a craft show on Sunday, boy is it a lot of work to get everything ready.  I wish I could just spin and spin all day long.  Here is what I got done so far...

Art batt carded.

The inside of the art batt,

Core-spun yarn from the art batt that I carded above.

Close up of the core-spun yarn.

July 11, 2011

Give away at Neauveau fiber arts

Just sharing that there is a give away at Neauveau fiber arts today!  Go and check it out and enter to win a lovely art batt and spinning technique tutorial.  Ashley of Neauveau makes really pretty batts.  I spun one of my first art yarns with one of her art batts.

July 7, 2011

Tour de Fleece: Skein 3 & 4

Skein 3: tornado spun

Skein 4: core-spun, auto-wrapped & plied with pearls.

Close up of skein 4

July 4, 2011

Tour de Fleece: Goals and Skein 1

So the Tour de Fleece has begun!  I will be taking a break from my normal post routine to post all of the things I am doing for the Tour de Fleece.  Beside spinning for the Tour I will also be creating batts.  So I hope you will enjoy all of the fiber fun.

My goals for the Tour de Fleece are simple spin for at least 15 minutes a day and complete as many "art yarns" from the Sit and Spin video by Jacey Boggs (insubordiknit).  As far as the Tour de Batt part I plan on carding a dozen batts over the course of the Tour.

Corespun Yarn (spun from the batt below)

Sparkly pink batt I carded.
And don't forget if you need some fiber visit our Etsy shop and use coupon code: SPINTDF11 for 10% off any fiber!