11 December, 2011

Giveaway

Your chance to win this fantastic book...
It's the Handweavers, Spinners & Dyers Guild of Tasmania book called Textile Journeys.
The book is a limited edition & not easily available in stores. I received a copy of this book for my birthday & thought that it was such a great resource, I hunted one out (took me 6 stores to find it!!) & purchased one for you. 
It has the history of the Tasmanian guild, stories, hints, tips, techniques & patterns.
It shows you all you need to know about fleece, spinning, weaving, dying, knitting etc etc.  
It's like having your own instructor in your book shelf!   
All you have to do is leave a comment, remembering to leave a way for me to contact you in case you are the winner!    
What to comment on??  You can comment on anything, maybe you'd like to comment on the Universal Craft Blog Directory - have you added your blog to it - yes no? Maybe you'd like to tell me about the weather? Or maybe you'd just like to tell me about your lunch!
Entries close 16th December 2011.
International entries welcome.
Good luck!
I'm joining in with the Giveaway Day with Sew Mama Sew!

67 comments so far. CLICK HERE to leave your comment.:

Mommarock said...

Oh that looks really awesome.. things in there I've always wanted to know.. it would be great to win.

melsdaisypatch said...

This book looks like a must read and a must see. As in I must see it and read it please.
Thanks for the chance and good luck all.

skaro964 said...

I am not sure if you consider my blog crafty enough for the directory. Please let me know.

By the way the book looks really cool...

Thanks,

http://www.handmadebysheri.blogspot.com

WhingingNinja said...

The weather? hmmm at the moment Melbourne is having silly weather hot yesterday, cold and raining today. But that's a boring comment! haven't had lunch yet lol and no haven't added myself to the directory but will. What else to comment? I'm having a coffee! yay lol

Vesuviusmama said...

Sounds like a fascinating book! How's your weekend been? My hubby is out of town and I'm caught upmwith work, so I've found myself with some time to spend however I'd like for the first time in a while, and it has got me quite tied up in knots. There are so many things that I'd like to do that I don't know where to begin! Do I nap, sew, read, catch up on McLeod's Daughters? Decisions, decisions!

trudi@maudeandme said...

Oh I so want this book!!

Charlotte said...

I just wanted to say that I hope you're loving your new house. The book looks great - thanks for your generosity.

Christina said...

Ooh, someone buys you great birthday presents! Would love to share in their good taste and learn more about yarn and spinning while I'm at it.

Have once tried my hand at spinning at a demonstration. I was in a room full of older ladies and when we were asked if anyone would like a go my hand shot up, despite having a baby with me! The ladies were lovely, most of them were Grandmothers, and played with Cohen while I tried spinning with their encouragement. :)

baukje said...

Hi Rie, a beautiful book, We went out for one night and had dinner in a village about 80 km from here. A real French dinner, we could hardly walk after....... It was delicious,. I also participate in the Sew-mama-sew giveaway

lorraine said...

the book looks fantastic!..im a new spinner and this looks like a great resource on making yarn from start to finish..id also love to try my hand at weaving.. :) raineoc@yahoo.com

gill said...

This looks such a great book!
My loom is still in storage - I really must dig it out!
BTW the weather here is awful - torrential rain!

SusanD1408 Crochet Addict said...

The book looks fantastic. It would be really good to win.

CloseAcademy said...

That looks like a very helpful book for a new spinner/dyer. You can contact me at closeacademyatyahoodotcom.

redzshadow said...

I am a spinner so I would love a look at that book! Hmm...my lunch...it was vegan jambalaya that my husband made. It is really tasty!

Underground Crafter said...

The book looks awesome! Thanks for offering the chance to win!

storiedyarns said...

Ooh, what a great book! I'd love to read it!

Jess

jessicacook17 AT hotmail DOT com

Sarah said...

What a great looking book! Yes I'm on the universal craft blog directory and I didn't have lunch today :(

Thanks for the giveaway
Sarah @ http://kiwigetscrafty.blogspot.com

Jessica Jo said...

I've been making pinecone balls today, though when I posted them on Craftster.org someone told me they look like artichoke balls! They are amusing and easy and I have yet to make a scrappy one for some reason. What is wrong with me?

ElfRenee said...

This looks like an amazing book!!

reneelasater(at)hotmail(dot)com

Tawny said...

That's a terrific prize. I just recently went a hunting for a book that was published in the 70s about fingerweaving. I finally found it! Score! Isn't it awesome when you go hunting for just the right book and are able to find it?

Kristi said...

Great giveaway, thanks! Today was grey and cloudy, but I had some awesome potato leek soup and chocolate chip cookies for lunch, so that made up for the icky weather!
mindfulhome at gmail dot com

The Hungry Crafter said...

What an interesting looking book -- and I guarantee it would be even harder for me to find here in the US! I'd love to have the reference AND a little taste of the Tasmanian fiber scene! Thanks for joining in the fun!

elflyn said...

Awesome book.
I have been looking to get into dying my own yarn for a while now!

ikkinlala said...

This looks like a fascinating book!

I can't even tell you what the weather's like lately - my office has no windows. I was told it was a nice day, although a bit chilly.

Anonymous said...

Great book, I really want to get into fiber dying. I pretty much slept all day. And I really slept soundly, the phone was not a foot away from my ear and it rang 4 times and I never heard it!!

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Katina
kjkoukla(athotmail...

camelama said...

I choose to tell you about lunch. I just started a new job at a university, managing a learning center. And today the dept head took us all out to lunch at a wonderful noodle house. I got to have tasty hot Pho while surrounded by great team members, interesting people, all hard workers who respect my work! What a great feeling that was.

Debra said...

Ha Ha . Luch was Chili and Hotdogs, Perfect weather for it!

Njeri said...

It's hot hot hot over here. I wish I didn't have to work then i could spend time at the pool.

Anonymous said...

WOW!
Thank you for the wonderful gift you give to us.
Kind regards from Germany
Claudia
frauknopf@gmx.de

Hana - Marmota said...

Oh my, that must be an awesome book! I can't remember when or how my interest in these things started, but I've long been fascinated by the fact that a bunch of yarns/threads combined in such and such way actually hold together... :-)

marmota.b (at) hotmail. com

Marie said...

Oooo, I love the book. I love textile, love sheep, love patterns...

In TX said...

That's a great book! I want to win it because I really want to learn how to do weaving, dyeing..

thanks for the giveaway.

ps. I just left a comment but it didn't show up. I hope I didn't make multiple entries.

Robyn said...

I minored in Textile, Apparel, and Merchandising when I was in college. If I could go back I would have majored in textile science! I would absolutely love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the giveaway! robyn(dot)geddes(at)gmail(dot)com

Lindsay (The Craftafarian) said...

This book looks very interesting and would be an awesome addition to my personal library (bookshelf). I'm a veterinary technician and a strong advocate for No Kill Animal shelters :)

craftafarian at gmail d c

Tina said...

This book looks FAAAAAABULOUS! I'm going to random comment:

I have a next door neighbor (or maybe downstairs neighbor) who cooks food with way too much onion in it. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. The smell seeps into my apartment and permeates every single nook and cranny in my living space. It makes me want to vomit. Upside: Lack of appetite is an awesome way to lose weight (insert sarcasm here).

Bossymamma said...

Wow the book looks fantastic - what a generous giveaway.

The weather at the moment is windy and I went out to lunch today with friends - and that wasn't windy.

jessie4ann said...

That book looks fantastic! Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

I had leftover almond crusted chicken - it was actual quite tasty!

jessie4ann(at)gmail(dot)com

Renee G said...

The book looks awesome. This is something I've always wanted to try.
And one of my favorite things to do over the holidays is attending the grade school Christmas program. I especially love watching the younger kids as they share their excitement about Christmas.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Jeannie D said...

It's 11:10 pm here in TN and Hubby WILL NOT go to bed so I can finish knitting his Christmas scarf! Hope he toddles off soon as my eyes are starting to close! Lovely looking book, BTW. Cheers!

mynadala(at)gmail(dot)com

Wendy said...

Looks like a fab book! I have joined the directory, and publicised it on my blog! I haven't been round to check everyone out yet though as I have a ton of blogs bookmarked already that I have to get through first!

Erica-Jane said...

What an amazing looking book. I like to dye yarn but I'm really looking forward to dyeing fleece, and to spinning when my littles are big enough to leave the wheel alone.

Marion said...

Thanks for your generous giveaway Rie. Isn't it great when you find a treasure that you have been searching for everywhere... I'm a great book person, but can't really appreciate ebooks. Having been a self-taught spinner for many years I think this book might just have some secrets to share! The images are certainly inviting.

http://aussieknittingthreads.blogspot.com/

pipian handmade said...

What a great book!
I'd love to read it!

The blog is great! and I already added my blog and I'm going talk about this blog in my facebook page (www.facebook.com/pipianhandmade)

MJ/Sweetwater Cloth said...

That looks like a Fun Book!!

I'm excited that Christmas is so close, but sad that today is the last Library Storytime until mid-January. My kids love the songs, crafts & stories and mommy loves the adult interaction!!

SewNurse said...

This book looks exactly like what I was looking for. I have wanted to learn more about fibres, dying and spinning. I really want to learn to spin.

All Things Beautiful said...

This book looks like a good read

Angie said...

That book looks super useful! Thanks for hosting the giveaway - SMS giveaway day is fun :)

javede said...

This looks like a great book that I would love to win.

strandkorbtraum said...

lunch was a desaster, my banana got smasehd in the backpack, the honey soaked through the sandwich and dropped on my shirt, I bruned my tongue on the tea ... well yeah my chcoalte bar afterwards was great though.

Thanks for the give away and offering a topic for the comment...

SewLindaAnn said...

That book looks fascinating. I'm so impressed reading on these blog giveaways about people who actually spin yarn from their own animals. So beyond me. I'd love to learn about it though.

wooLynn said...

As a spinner, that looks like a great book for my library! Thanks for the chance. The weather in the northeast USA was cold today with some possible snow flurries coming overnight.

wipgirl said...

This looks like a really beautiful book, and super detailed!

So you want to know about my lunch? My lunch was dull as sticks - I had a salad today, with roasted corn and black beans. But yesterday, yesterday I had roasted beets! And they were delicious. Yum.

(clumsy.chord(at)gmail.com)

Beth said...

I am a yarnie as well. I taught myself how to crochet during Labor Day weekend this year. I have made scarves blankets, mittens, slippers, and hats since then. This book looks fantastic!

Bethany

bbecker83@live.com

DangAndBlast! said...

Ooh, I spin, but not well yet; I have materials for dyeing, but haven't tried it; and my mother weaves a lot (I do a little, but she just loves it). We could use that! :)

LauraH said...

That looks like a great book to have. I like to knit and crochet and I'm sure it would be very helpful!
laurahughes at charter dot net

Kimberly R. said...

I would really love to learn to spin and dye my yarn! Thanks for the wonderful book giveaway :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Jody said...

I would absolutely love to win a copy of this great book! I love to knit and have been interested in learning about spinning and dying....I was thinking of putting a drop spindle on my Xmas wish list for my husband! Thanks for a great giveaway:)
jodym7atyahoo.com

Crissy said...

what an awesome book, thanks for the great giveaway!

Jeanne said...

How about I thank you for offering this gorgeous book to one of us. How about I tell you that it doesn't matter if I win or not, but it does matter to get out here and meet people via blogs. How about I simply say "I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous and healthy New Year."

ariadne said...

I hadn't seen the Blog Directory, I will have a look, thanks for telling us.
AriadnefromGreece!
ariadnesky@hotmail.com

Laurie said...

What an amazing book! Thank you for searching far and wide to find it! I'd love to win.

kimmysue said...

Whoa! I would love to win your giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win what looks like an amazing book. But the directory of blogs that you linked to? I had never heard of it. I bookmarked it and just learning of its existence makes me feel like I won already! Thanks so much!

T said...

Whoa, this book seems amazing. I've just recently been introduced to the wider world of textile art and am administrator of a college art club so this sounds so useful!

nikkipeachy said...

This looks like a great book.
nikkipeachy AT yahoo DOT com

3 Gatos Miaus said...

lovely

Serena said...

The book looks amazing! The weather today here is cold but clear. Nice and sunny!

Doobee64 said...

Six stores to find another copy!!! That's how you tell a book is worth reading. And I am sure you enjoyed prowling through those book stores as well - admit it. My cousin lives up The Blue Mountains and use to have her own Alpacas and the local craft ladies use to spin it up for making brilliant one-off designs. Too hot up here in Sunny Qld for that - all we have are toads!!! Very generous give-away indeed. Merry Christmas from the hot, humid, north...