Tuesday, January 14, 2014

a giveaway - UPDATED!

I was supposed to be doing paperwork this morning, but instead I dumped out my thread basket on the pretense of making some direly needed order.

I did a bit of hand dyeing thread last season and find that I just don't like working with perle cotton.
This bunch was hand dyed with Procion MX dyes. That pale blue on the upper left is Tencel.

 So, leave a comment and Friday tomorrow night I'll see if I can't persuade Sweetie to pick a winner for the lot of them.  International participants are welcome! The package won't weigh much.

UPDATE!!  Holy Cow. Who knew so many people liked Perle cotton??
 I'm cutting off the giveaway tomorrow night to give all you early adopters a fighting shot at winning.  And I guess I'll be dyeing more, but it will have to wait until it warms up outside..the only way I could figure how to dry it was stringing it wet around the deck canopy. 


Below are the DMC six strand cottons that came from the same dyefest.
I really love these and have used most of them up in recent work. This is all that's left, but in a week or so I'll be offering 13 yard hanks as a regular item in the shop.

Store bought hanks are 8.7 yards and one never seems to be enough. Since these will each be one of a kind (I hand paint the hanks) 13 yards seemed to be a more user friendly amount and a lovely kinky number.            Stay tuned.


39 comments:

Kit Lang said...

Oh, those are yummy and delicious!

Thanks for the chance!

P.S. Would you like me to share this giveaway, or do you prefer it goes to one of your regular readers?

monika@mysweetprairie.ca said...

So glad I stopped by! I haven't been to your blog in such a long time. Those threads caught my eye. : ) Lovely! I shall return more often : )

~Monika in Canada

Meg Fowler said...

Ooooooh! Lushness!!! And I love your comment about 13 being kinky!

Gill said...

Gorgeous colours!
Count me in please!

Wolf said...

Those would be lovely as a woven piece! }:P I'd be happy to give it a try. Heh.

Gerrie said...

I loooooove hand-dyed perle cotton. Would love to win this.

Andy said...

I've just started to use hand embroidery on my art quilts and I particularly love the multiple-color cottons. Yours are beautiful! Good luck with all your projects!

Artful Life said...

I LOVE them. I hope Sweetie picks me, as I would use them to doll up some ornaments.

Jorin said...

I love your handdyed threads, they are so wonderful. Thank you for the chance to win this giveaway!
Jorin from Germany

Pretty Ragged Threads said...

So pretty, I would love a chance to win. I love the colors you use in your work. Beautiful.

Vicky aka Stichr said...

funny...perle/pearl cottons are my favorite threads. probably because i like working with a loooong thread. don't have to find that damn needle eye as often....i swear it shrinks on me as i try threading it.

btw...did your pool survive the freeze? you had mentioned something about it last week.

Michele T said...

These look amazing and I love perle cotton!! Thanks for the chance!

susan said...

I just love pearle cotton...well, i love most thread, ha ha. But...wouldnt it be wonderful to win these lucsious threads for my birthday on the 18th...the not so big 64 :-) xo

barbara woods said...

would love to win, thanks

Beth M said...

I'd love a chance to win your hand-dyed perle cotton. So pretty.

queenbBecky said...

Ooooo. Pick me, pick me! I love hand work above all else!

that black girl artist said...

International ok? Really? I'm as far away as you can get :). Handsewing everyday on the subway to and from studio... Keep going, Deb. You are a marvel.

Sue Andrus said...

I'd love a chance to win the yummy perle cotton! I definitely will have to check out your new threads when they are ready, too :)

Michele said...

Well, I guess it really is different strokes for different folks - I LOVE perle cotton. It's my I-don't-need-any-more-fabric-but-I-can-justify-thread purchase :)

LynDee Lombardo said...

Even though I am a quilter, I would love to crochet some rows of hand dyes into crocheted hats. Varying the tints and shades and textures in a small object makes the working and the wearing fun.

Pam Harris said...

Looks like a great opportunity to play! Thanks for sharing with someone.

Susan said...

Very pretty! I love hand dyed threads and I do like to work with pearl cotton. Thank you for the chance to win.

Susan Parker jdprkr@pacbell.net

Peggi Yac said...

Beautiful threads! I would love to have them to go with my hand dyed fabrics.

Kathy said...

Ooooo, so good looking! I haven't worked with perle cotton but sure would love to give them a try. The would work well with hand dyes, wouldn't they?

Madalene Axford Murphy said...

I love working with perle cotton and these are beautiful.

LoLo said...

Beautiful.... I am in fiber creation mode for Grandbaby Boy entering our world in March... would LOVE to add some of this fiber to his dear wardrobe... (and sorry about your pool!)

patacky said...

I'm sorry not to have spent more time on your blog. Such wonderful work--and with your hand dyed fabrics, and hand embroidered quilts and quilted articles, why would you want to give away such fab thread? I mean what paperwork are you talking about? Okay, paperwork does suck. I'd be ever so glad to win, if I'm not too late.

Pat

Rita in Kansas said...

Love the colors, just perfect for Crazy Quilting Embroidery !

Linda Kennedy said...

I love perle cotton and would love to win these! They are beautiful!

jyafiberarts.blogspot.com said...

Your hand dyed petrel cotton is beautiful. I am a beginning weaver and I am taking a workshop on Nuno Felting in about three weeks. I would love to have these threads. My best to whoever wins. Thank you for sharing.

Nancy said...

These are beautiful..and you're so generous! Thanks Deb.

Nightstitcher. said...

I love perle cotton! Pick me! Pick me!

Julia said...

How exciting, Deborah! I'm in New Zealand..and would love to be in for a chance to win some dyed cotton!

ElaineM said...

Thanks for the chance to win these dyed threads. the colors are stunning. I look forward to using them should I win them. Best!

Holly Brackmann said...

The colors are wonderful and I love handstitching. Please add my name to the basket for a chance to win. Holly Brackmann

LA Paylor said...

Oh I want them!! My collection of perle cotton hand dyes is , well nonexistent! Me Me Me over here, waving hands!
LeeAnna Paylor

leeannaquilts@gmail.com

Stephanie said...

What beautiful colors! Please count me in. Thanks for sharing.

liniecat said...

You must surely have magic eye and finger coordination - you achieve such delish shades!

Bookhandler said...

I love perle cotton, and would like a chance to win these spunky colors.