* * * This contest is now over. Congrats to the winner! * * *
A while back, I posted about the re-opening of MeinkeToy. Under new management, they are an online fibre art supply store based in Florida, USA. I approached Eleanor about a give-away to celebrate, and she said yes! In the mean time, they've sent me some supplies to play around with. I told Eleanor I would make some art first to show off their products, however, time keeps on slipping away from me and I've been so busy with other things. I did begin a little landscape, and I have plans to stitch up some more pretties. However, in the mean time, I happened win $25 from their site through a little contest they held in conjunction with Lapel Stick. Isn't that cool!? So I happily ordered more and more pretties. They just arrived. Come see what I have!
|: ) They say fiber, we say fibre. They say gray, we say grey.|
Oooh the gorgeous autumn colors!!! I could eat that for breakfast, lunch and supper. Hand dyed scrim/cheese cloth, assorted yarns & fibres for stitching, and all that recycled silk sari ribbon! Oh I want to stitch fall leaves with those. What a great idea to recycle this! It's very inexpensive.
Look at this...
Isn't that pretty!? I could mount it on my wall as is I think! I love the layers of fibres. Incredibly gorgeous. I also finally came accross some silk resist. I want to try painting my own backgrounds to do stitch some local plants onto.
Finally, here's a closer shot at those yummy yarns. These will be great for couching onto postcards.
MeinkeToy can be found online HERE if you want to go look at more. Let's do this now. I have a $25 gift voucher up for grabs for one lucky commenter! I know... more contests. (Is that problem?) There are no hoops to jump. Just give my some ideas as to your favorite fibre art supplies. Any materials, dyes, or strange and wonderful things you love to use? The winner will be drawn at random and announced on Friday. One entry/comment per person please, and YES - anyone from anywhere can enter.
p.s. the Meinke Toy facebook page is here. It's a good way to keep in touch. Thank you MeinkeToy! Happy almost-autumn everyone and happy stitching.