Monday, August 9, 2010
August Contest- Win a Beret Pattern!! Or the Beret if you don't knit
I am in a Natural mood. I will be opening a new Etsy shop called Bamboo Springs which will include only clothing made from natural fibers. The fibers will be wool, cotton, angora, alpaca, and bamboo or a combination of them. And not just knitted things, but sewn clothing too!! No synthetics at all! Whoo, lets go green! All renewable, all natural, all good!
So that leads me to this month's contest! My inspiration is Shepherd's Cross. They employ 100% natural sustainable techniques for maintaining the flock, and the wool is washed and prepared in a chemical-free manner! Wrap your mind around that! Then check out this:
It is a sheep's pelt, but it is felt! The sheep was not harmed from this process. It was simply sheared by hand, and the wool was gathered, washed, and pressed into this piece. It is just like a sheep's pelt. More economical, and makes a great seat cushion, mat, or what ever else you can think of. It is flame resistant, organic, chemical free, humane and lovely!
If you spin, they have a dreamy alpaca-llama blend batt, and if you knit that batt is turned into really nice yarn. They have a sport weight, and a lopi style yarn that is made from this fiber. There is a dark, and a light version of both. I have some of each!! I couldn't resist. Please check out their shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/shepherdscross and comment back here to be entered to win a beret pattern that I came up with. And if you don't knit, well I will whip one up for you!! Just tell me the color! The pattern will be emailed in PDF format, or I can just email it to you.
Have A Great Day!Eileen