If you love homegrown, hand spun, hand dyed, to die for yarns, I’ve got a new site for you! My friend, Mandy Pedigo, has just launched her new site – and she’s got a Giveaway going on there in addition to free domestic shipping on orders from her Etsy shop. I met Mandy at the St. Louis Crochet Club. At every meeting, she has brought in yarn that she has dyed or spun or, more recently, processed from raw fleece to shawl. Her color sense is fantastic and she is a meticulous knitter and crocheter. I was thrilled when I learned of her decision to return to school to pursue a degree in textiles. I know this will bring her a lot of joy since she so clearly loves every aspect of the fiber arts.
Before seeing Mandy’s blog and Etsy shop, I was not aware that she and I also shared a love of lampwork and beads in general. I’ve made a ton of bracelets, necklaces, and earrings and have very carefully avoided taking any classes in glass making for fear that I’ll be sucked into another crafting vortex! But, Mandy fearlessly pursues a wide variety of arts and crafts – and masters them all.
If you’re really lucky, you can win a skein of her yarn or a sample of her bookmaking. Visit her blog to get the details about entering her Launch Contest. If you just can’t wait to see if you win one of the four prizes Mandy’s offering, you can visit her Etsy shop and pick out your own from her stock.
By jd wolfe