Squished between tales of Africa we are having a fleece giveaway! The fleece I have chosen for the giveaway is from Paris, a sweet brown baby girl with one of the nicest baby fleeces this year. There will undoubtedly be some vegetation, but at this point she has one of the cleanest fleeces of all the babies. This is Paris!
You can see from the size of her neck in this photo that she has a very nice staple length and you might notice there is not much vegetation on her either.
Why am I doing this? To get more traffic to my Etsy site! I am starting to create alpaca batts with my new Big Tom electric drum carder. I am blending alpaca with silk, bamboo and merino to create one of a kind batts. I’m using organic dyes, blending colors and fibers to create batts that I personally would love to spin. (and sometimes I do!) I decided the best way to attract spinners would be to give away something that a spinner would love! The only problem with my grand plan is that I have not had as much time as I need to create more batts, but the contest goes on and I’ll get the store filled up as I can!
But what if you don’t spin? No problem! Several options. You might want to learn to spin! It is an ancient art that is relaxing as well as productive and there are classes offered in most areas. Or you can send it to a processor to have roving or yarn made. Our favorite processor is Spinderellas. Read more about them here. Fleeces do not have expiration dates if stored properly, so you can take your time to decide what to do if you win the fleece.
OK, so How do I enter? You can enter as many times*or ways as you like. Each method of entry = 1 entry into the contest. Here’s how:
1. Visit our Etsy shop, then come back to this blog page and leave a comment telling me about something you like in the shop.
2. Leave a tweet on Twitter about this giveaway. You must however link to this blog. Leave a comment that you tweeted with a direct link to your tweet. *Limit of 4 tweets per day.
3. Write a post on your own blog about our giveaway. You can write whatever you want, just link back to this post. Leave a comment that you did this with a direct link to your post.
Use the “leave a comment” box at the bottom of this page. Each comment gets an entry number. You may enter as many ways or times as you like!
When and how will you choose a winner? Winner will be chosen at random as we put all the numbers in a hat on May 1, 2010 and will be announced on our web site. Last entry accepted on April 30 at midnight MST. The more times you enter, the more chances you have to win. Shearing is scheduled for June 7 ,2010 , you will be sent your fleece within a week of shearing.
Entries welcome from outside the USA, but we will ask you to pay shipping only.
a pretty darn cute alpaca I 'd say
Have fun, play nice and enter often!
Now I better go card some more batts.