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It’s a Giveaway!

color 2 full size
color 2 full size

Remember a few weeks ago when I talked about how things were going to change around here?

Then remember a couple of weeks ago when I talked about the spin and weave along

Well, things are moving along at a very nice speed. Lots of changes are coming and time is flying by so we just keep working and having new ideas and making more exciting work for ourselves.

Today I want to talk about the Spin and Weave Along, how it’s going to work, and then a little contest. This can work for people with floor looms, table looms or rigid heddle looms so everybody!

Have you signed up for the Weaving Newsletter yet? The first issue will go out on Friday November 24th. In that newsletter will be an opportunity to buy the kit for the Spin and Weave Along before everyone else can get it. The thing about that is there will be a limited number of kits available so having a subscription to the weaving newsletter may be advantageous.

The following week the kits will be available on my website. I will be taking orders for the kits and all kits will go in the mail on December 20th.

On January 1 we will begin the weekly newsletter that will go on for 4 weeks. Each week will include hints and tips and links. We will be using commercial yarn for the warp in this scarf project and we will be spinning the weft. You can either do exactly what I say or I can give a few ideas about how you can change things a little. Some little tips will be on the blog but the majority of the information will be found in the newsletter. Even if you aren’t interested in a kit, sign up for the newsletter and you can follow along with your own materials.

Together we will warp our looms, spin the weft, weave the scarf and talk about finishing. The yarn being used in Colorway 1 will be Spunky Eclectic Glimmer which is a Superwash Merino with a tiny bit of Lurex glimmer blended in. Colorway 2 and 3 are Spunky Eclectic Panda Sock which is a blend of Superwash Merino with about 35% Bamboo. The fiber we will be spinning is a very lovely Polwarth top.

Now for the contest. I am giving away one kit to a lucky winner. Here’s how you can enter; comment on this blog post!

But, if you would like to earn three additional chances to win you can share this post on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter – you just have to make sure you use the hashtag #SpinAndWeaveAlongWithBeth so that I can keep track of all the shares! Each share gives you another opportunity to win! You can will get to pick your favorite from the three available colorways. The winner will be drawn on Monday, November 27th and announced here!

 

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82 thoughts on “It’s a Giveaway!”

  1. Pingback: Unraveled Wednesday, November 15 | As Kat Knits

    1. Betsy Greener

      I think I might have figured it out?

    2. Brenda Nicholas

      This sounds like something I could accomplish!

  2. Mary jo

    hi Beth, this comes at a good time for me I am a spinner-wanna be weaver.
    I just signed up for the Weaving Newsletter and am eager to play along.

  3. Kris

    Ohhh. I need this to get me out of the holiday megrims! What a great idea! Thank you for making it available to rigid heddle folks too. Yum!

  4. Kristen Elkington

    This looks so fun! Can’t wait to see how it goes! Maybe I’ll win a kit and participate. 🙂

  5. I have been telling Kat that I want to try weaving or spinning so maybe now it the time!

  6. EILEEN MILLER

    This sounds wonderful!

  7. karen

    I need to dust off my wheel AND my loom. Maybe this is what I need?!?!?

  8. Leah Metzger

    I spin, I knit, and whenever I’m asked if I weave my response is, “Not yet”. If I am lucky enough to win I’ll make the leap. I’ve already signed up for the newsletter so I am halfway there.

  9. Lisa Loftis

    Heck yes, what a great giveaway! Count me in, lady!

  10. Carolyn

    Sounds like fun!
    Can I use a drop spindle for the spinning part?

    1. Beth

      Absolutely! Use whatever spinning tool you like!

  11. April

    I am really excited to combine my spinning and weaving!

  12. Katie Suttles

    This is awesome. A good reason to practice both my spinning and weaving. Thanks!

  13. Denna Harmon

    I’m excited about this!! I so want to combine my spinning and weaving more!!

  14. I’ve only combined my handspun and weaving once and I’m anxious to learn mroe!

  15. Kim Whincup

    Thanks Beth! This is just what I need to jump start my weaving mojo again. It’s going to be exciting. Colourways look awesome!!

  16. Sue

    Hello, I am new to this but would like to enter please 🙂

  17. Nancy de Caprariis

    This sounds truly inspirational!

  18. This sounds right up my street 🙂
    I shall go and sign up for the newsletter!
    … are Tiaras an optional extra?
    😛

    S xXx

    1. Beth

      Tiaras are optional but recommended!

  19. Laura S

    Beautiful colors, beautiful fibers!

  20. Dee

    I have a small table loom and am anxious to learn. Sounds like another rabbit hole to me:)

  21. This is great timing! I just tried making the warp for a scarf on my @new-to-me 4 shaft table loom, & I have already forgotten what to do! I don’t think I have tried spinning Polwarth yet… you have such an excellent sense of color, Beth! These are beautiful’

    1. Beth

      The color is all Amy King at Spunky Eclectic. She gave me many choices and I narrowed it down to these three.

    2. THERESA HILL

      Let’s do this Diane!!!

  22. Amie Ritchie

    this sounds and looks wonderful, but not signing up directly for anything in Jan if I don’t have my Syllabus for school yet (grad school sucks on my fiber arts time, but I’m still getting some things done).

    1. Beth

      You can always sign up for the weaving newsletter and just save them and work on it later…..

  23. Sunshine

    Ohhh, I love colors 2 & 3 especially!

  24. Annette Devitt

    This sounds like fun. I retire from the real job on January 1, so this would give me a fun project to work on in the new year.

    1. THERESA HILL

      Let’s do this Annette!

  25. Jan Danielson

    Beth, I love this giveaway and the weaving newsletter. This sound like a lot of fun and an area I am interested spinning tomweave. Thanks for putting this together.

  26. Betsy

    Hi Beth
    I’m a weaver and a beginner spinner. This a the perfect hand holding to take the leap to spin to weave. It will be a great activity for this winter. Can’t wait.

  27. christine

    I love the blues and the yellows how pretty!

  28. Vanessa L.

    How fun! This sounds wonderful 💚

  29. I am a spinster, and I have a rigid heddle I’d like to learn to use better.

  30. Rhonda Brodbeck

    I am a newish spinner and weaver and am loving both, even when I get it wrong!

  31. Judy Donovan

    What a fun idea! Using the pre-made yarn for warp and getting to have fun designing a weft! Can’t wait to give this a try.

  32. Suzanne Turgeon

    This sounds like fun! And perfect timing. I really want to use my handspun–even the stuff I made early on but need direction and group inspiration!

  33. (Mary) Jane Penny

    This sounds like a lot of fun. I am new to weaving and am using a Schacht Flip Loom. I have been spinning since the 90s.

  34. Michelle McCrillis

    This sounds like the impetus I need to take the rigid heddle loom I have and actually learn to use it.

  35. Suzy Swann

    This is a fantastic idea! I am doing a breed study on Polwarth and love the fiber!

  36. Bonnie Lease

    This sounds like fun. I just found your website on Mielke’s Fiber Arts Newsletter.

  37. Sally Vourlojianis

    Looks like a great idea. Fresh way to start 2018.

  38. Rachel

    I just saw your post on Mielke’s newsletter too! I’ve been wanting to learn to weave and this might just do the trick!

  39. Teresa

    Looks like fun! Great colors.

  40. Rayleen Grim

    I’m a new spinner so this sounds like so much fun!

  41. grace

    I spin, knit, weave, sew but seem to be only knitting lately. This will give me the kick in the seat of the pants to get back to other loves! Newsletter subscription completed!!

  42. Denise Katz

    I’m so excited! This looks like fun. Hopefully I can play along (work gets busy).

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  44. I’ve been spending most of my time weaving – rigid heddle, floor, and tape looms. Spinning skills are a bit rusty but in progress of bringing them back up to speed. I don’t knit at all, barely crochet and need to do figure out something with the hand spun yarns. This sounds like a great jumping point.

  45. Pam

    This sounds like fun. I’ve never done one of these. Looking forward to it.

  46. Cynthia

    I love this idea! I’m an adequate weaver, but a beginning spinner. This should help progress with both. What beautiful kits!

  47. Michelle Simon

    What a great way to start the Winter…..so nice to spin and weave with cold rain outside!

  48. Holly DeBaeke

    I signed up for the weaving newsletter and look forward to exploring more in the fiber world! Thanks for doing this!

  49. Melly

    Woot! Giveaways rock, and this is some really rad stuff! 🙂 I tend to spin more in the winter, and crochet more in the summer? Trying to get my warp-weighted loom set up for some fun low-tech weavin with my kid this winter, too!

  50. Toni

    This sounds like fun! Thanks for having a weave-along and giveaway! I need to go sign up for the newsletter next. ❤️

  51. Jennifer Pelikan

    My local arts council sponsors a “Fun A Day” activity in January as a way to work on projects after the frenzy of the holidays. This would be great for me as my Fun A Day project.

  52. Cherie Self

    This would be a fun way to kick off a new year! Thank you for offering the giveaway!

  53. Heidi Kim

    so fun, I doe spin but have never learned to weave yet 😉

  54. Trish Marickovich

    On behalf of my nearly 9 year old, who’s the weaver in the house. She thinks it’s neat to have her own stash. (though right now it fits into a large shoe box) And thinks weaving WITH people would be “awesome”

  55. Carol S Desrochers

    I’d love to win! good luck to all!

  56. Carole Pelot

    I’m a novice spinner and weaver but a true lover of yarn and wool and color would LOVE to win!

  57. LA Bestor

    What fun – a combination of my (current) 2 favorite ways to play with fiber! I’m looking forward to seeing the scarves that bloom from this.

  58. Elise

    I weave, spin, and do just about anything that involves fiber arts.

  59. stephanie

    what fun! i’ve never spun but have started weaving and would love to try this

  60. Bex Hopkins

    This sounds like a great way to start the new weavinf year.

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  62. Susan

    this sounds like awesome good fun!

  63. Delia Doino

    I have followed you since you had The Loft website. Thank you for all the inspiration and sharing your love for all things beautiful. I always look forward to your posts on Instagram.

    1. Beth

      That’s so nice to hear! Thank you!

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