We have some winners!!

We have a winner! Because of Tabitha Eddington, TRAE BOHLEN won the Fiber Art Lovechild Art Yarn!! Tabitha convo me at the Etsy shop with your address, I'm going to send you some yarn for helping out Trae.

Thanks to everyone for participating! I'll be having another giveaway when I reach 300 fans. This next one will be a little less complicated!


200 Fan Giveway!

200 Fan Giveaway Yarn

"The hour has come."

(to quote Mr. Badger from The Wind in the Willows when he was going to 'take Toad in hand')

But this isn't about Toad or Mr. Badger in truth. *This* hour is to celebrate 200 Fans on Facebook with a super special skein of art yarn!

This delicious bunch of fiber and color was spun from an art batt I received from  Ashley Martineau at Neauveau Fiber Arts.

Refer-a-friend Entry: Your friend must:

1. Like me on Facebook

2. Make a status update on their facebook page that says:

"Awesome Giveaway for fiber lovers! Go check out @windingtheskein - She is giving away a one-of-a-kind skein of super bulky art yarn! Post a comment on Winding The Skein's blog, (not facebook) saying (your name here) sent you, along with your facebook link. Enter giveaway here: http://www.windingtheskein.com/2011/06/200-fan-giveway.html

Make sure to put the @ sign in front of my name so it tags me. Feel free to post this on your blog, twitter, forums, or any other source you’d like to get all your friends to join in! 

Every time someone comments here on the blog and posts YOUR NAME saying YOU referred them, along with their facebook link, and “LIKES” me on facebook, you will receive one entry into the drawing.

They *must* complete both steps in order to give you an entry. All your friends can also enter and refer their friends to do the same, to keep it rolling. The more friends you refer, the more entries you will earn. Every time your name is posted here, you get an entry.

You may comment here with your own name *ONE* time. In the comment section say: "BONUS ENTRY - (your name and contact into)"


The winner will be chosen Saturday, July 2 at random using Random.org. I will post the winner here and on Facebook. Good luck!!

Lincoln locks

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The other day my daughter and I drove out to a local farm and purchased a raw lincoln fleece. Lincoln sheep have a long, curly fleece.

This farm had 2 Great Pyrenees dogs that lived in the fields with the sheep to protect them from coyotes.

I bought this gorgeous silvery fleece with yellowish white tips.

It was very dirty. I washed it up over 2 days. Then let the sun dry it over time. Wool is amazing, it's light and fluffy, it repels water but it's so insulating that it needs to be spread out to let the air get to it.

I spun up some super bulky yarn and loved the end result. While I was spinning them I had a big, fluffy pile in my lap as my family sat around the living room visiting. We all played with them. I threw a clump to my husband and he put some under his shirt collar to look like he had a super hairy chest! Then my sons pretended to have a mustache and beard, or a funny clump of hair on top of their heads.

The other day I couldn't resist embellishing our weimaraner, Jack. He didn't like the fuzziness and pawed at it some to get it away but in the end he couldn't stay awake to fight it any longer.

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He was my pawn to dress up and take humiliating pictures as I liked. :)  As a thank you to those who follow and read my blog I have put up a 10% off coupon in the Etsy shop good this week. Ends June 24th. Use "WTS10".