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Monday, 30 July 2012

Uncommon Supplies

So, have you heard?  Meinke Toy is recently reopened, under new management.  "Meinke Toy - Uncommon Supplies for Fiber & Mixed Media Artists" to be specific.  I had just discovered this online fibre art supply store as they appeared to be closing out last fall.  I was pretty sad about that - but look!  Here they are with new owner Eleanor Love!  I just got my little package in the mail, and full of sweetness it was!!!


Bark (those 3 sheets in the top left corner), silk cocoons (bottom centre), sparkly embellishing threads, hand dyed scrim, Stef Francis texture yarns... oh it is delicious to say the least!  I'm loving this!  I couldn't help myself.  I had to stitch.


I loved stitching into the bark fibres (that olive stuff is dyed bark!).  I am definitely doing more.  I used a big darning needle to pull the chunky yarns & fibres through.  It was delightful.  I love to work with variegated anything.  It's always so serendipitous where the colors end up.  Stay tuned... I'll be hosting a Meinke Toy giveaway in a month's time.  For now, you can go check them out.  They are having a Lapel Stick product challenge contest with mid August as the deadline.  : )

Have a great week!


7 comments:

Christie DescribeHappy said...

What a fun shop... seriously craving something fiber related now. And really like what you created!! Hope you are having a fantastic summer!

Vicki W said...

That's great to know! I'm glad they are open again.

Anonymous said...

naughty naughty monika! i really didn't need any more 'inspiration' or 'possibilities'....but what fun the website is! and what a nice little list of lovelies i am making up for my first order! hee hee!
cheers
molly

Caroline Heinrichs said...

No kidding, I've been looking for one source like this that is Canadian. Thanks so much, waiting to see the finished field of dreams.
Carli

Wendy said...

That is really pretty! Thanks for sharing :)

Mary Ann said...

Oh dear...now I must go take a look:)

Tammy Burks said...

How yummy is all of that?! Just think how much you would have spent if you had been there in PERSON! Have to check out their website! Thanks!

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