Apr 21, 2014

Dyed Fiber Embroidery Thread (and Bubblegum Sampler) Giveaway!

One of my favorite things about the subscription programs, is that every so often, I am lucky enough to partner with other small companies to offer subscribers samples of beautiful threads.  Last year, when the first subscription program was just starting, I reached out to Kathy Leever, the maker behind the beautiful threads at Dyed Fiber, and asked if she would be interested in including a small sample of her hand dyed tencel threads at some point in the first year.  Not only did she, but she reached out again to me this year to include threads in March's envelopes.
I can tell you from first hand experience that these threads are a joy to work with.  I love variegated threads so much,  if for no other reason than the fact that their changing colors keep me motivated to stitch longer.  I've long been stitching with Perle Cotton, particularly DMC, but  until I found Kathy's shop, I had never heard of Tencel Perle.  In Kathy's words, it is as soft as silk, but as strong as polyester.  Her threads are hand dyed in her Texas studio, and no two skeins are alike.

I used a combination of Kathy's threads and solid colored DMC threads in my version of the Bubblegum Sampler (which is the first in the Colorburst Subscription), and I love the way the two combined.
Along with the samples that Kathy sent along for subscribers, Kathy sent me eight full sized skeins of Tencel Perle to give away!  I'm sweeting the deal with a copy of Bubblegum (pictured above).    There are a few ways to enter to win- feel free to enter one or all ways to up your chances!  

  • Leave a comment.
  • Visit the Dyedfiber Shop and tell me what color you'd pick.
  • Post one of the photos in this post to pinterest and leave a link.
  • Post a photo of one of your samplers in progress (esepcially if you used Kathy's threads- we want to see!) to the Flickr group.
I'll pick two winners at Random next Monday, April 28th.  Winners will receive four hand dyed skins of Dyedfiber Tencel Perle and one Bubblegum Sampler.  Please make sure to include your e-mail address so I can get in touch with you!   


 *This giveaway is now CLOSED*

113 comments:

  1. The colors are so rich and I love the fact that they are variegated. I'm off to put in an order!

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  2. I really love the Secret Garden! Those greens!!!!

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  3. Hi, I love your samplers. They're beautiful and such a clever idea. I'm unemployed right now so I can't make craft purchases at the moment, but I fully intend to one day. Checked out Dyedfiber's shop and I love secret. I would love to win this giveaway but either way, keep up the beautiful work!

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  4. Oops, I think I'm supposed to leave an email: chenniferjen @ gmail . com

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  5. Hibiscus is lovely.

    (My email - hartleby@gmail.com)

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  6. I follow you on ig and have been looking at all the pretties!! I haven't done embroidery since 8th grade home ec class. Your designs are inspiring me to start stitching again!

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  7. ooo I like Adventure and Summer Holiday-so fun and bright.

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  8. Another ig follower here. I'dpick the green-tea colourway, gorgeous! Thank you!

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  9. Heather Meyer BoothbyApril 21, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    Ahhhh! I adore your samplers, consider me entered!! Perfect color project for spring!! I'm inspired!! email: hmeyerboothby@yahoo.com

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  10. I love your samplers and I'm right there with you on the variegates! Kathy's colors are gorgeous!

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  11. I just checked out Kathy's Etsy shop and I love the Bangles colorway! I think I might just have to place an order soon!

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  12. I just received my first Drop Cloth sampler--the CreativeBug kit--on Saturday. Now I'm amassing thread while watching the tutorial online.After I get the basics down, I'm hoping to indulge in a subscription. All of the colors are so exciting!

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  13. So hard to pick one colorway: so Melt or Daring...

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  14. Love your class and your samplers. Thank you for being such an inspiration.

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  15. I just received your sampler and am so excited about this giveaway! Megan at frasers dot org

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  16. love the SASSY color. very fun. megan at frasers dog org

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  17. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/153403931032364221/

    megan at frasers dot org

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  18. I love these colors, and I'm super grateful for the chance to win, but my most pressing concern: where did you get those beautiful scissors in the last photo? OMG!

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    1. Evianlake- they are my favorite pair, a gift from a student of mine.

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  19. Thank you for this very generous giveaway.

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  20. It was difficult choosing a favorite color. Since I'm a huge fan of blue, I've chosen "Adventure Hand Dyed Tencel Thread Size 8." I have "pinned" your picture with the fabulous scissors. Thank you for a chance to win. Pam
    twogirlsandtea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. What a great giveaway! I'll have to make a few entries this week.

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  23. Tencel is fabulous for spring! Ncl.ryan@gmail.com

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  24. Those threads look so yummy! thanks for the chance to win some. djanelle(at)austin(dot)rr(dot)com

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  25. Your color burst subscription is brilliant, can't wait to see some completed.

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  26. the threads are so beautiful...secret garden!!!

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  27. Pinned!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/38351034301767351/

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  28. Hmmm - I'm loving Bangles - so shiny!

    The shine is gorgeous on this - is it easy to work with? Maybe more like silk than synthetic fibers?

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    1. It is as easy to work with as perle cotton!

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  29. I love the sampler and those variegated threads are just sumptuous; I think my favourite is Tree House. Pinned here.

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  30. I love the Daffodils happy yellow! my sampler just arrived in today's mail (pretty snail mail is the best!)

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  31. Thank you for introducing me to a new thread. The texture looks great. I look forward to trying it some day.

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  32. I'm crazy about all things green for the spring. i love the pale green!

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  33. Such lovely colors. What a fab giveaway!

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  34. I love these! The snowflake color is my favorite!

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  35. Also I just got my first sampler from you today and am so excited to start tonight!

    Not sure if you can see my email when I comment from Google. It's camisa.michelle@gmail.com!

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  36. I love the tree house color! I love your work!

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  37. Gorgeous threads!! I love the "snow day" color. Your sampler is adorable too!!

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  38. Oh wow!!! I would love to try those beautiful threads out!

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  39. here is my Pin: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/60517188717531619/
    (love those gold scissors, btw)

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  40. And last of my entries:
    I checked out the etsy shop, and my favourite colour is treetop!
    also, if I was supposed to include my e-mail it is lianne.m.scott@gmail.com

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  41. My link to pinterest. Hopefully I copied the correct URL.
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/106538347409811809/

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  42. here is my pin link: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/114419646757871329/
    thank you for the giveaway chance and for the sampler! xx

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  43. So many lovely colors to choose from my favorites are Bahama and Blue Blizzard

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  44. Love the colors! Want them all!

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  45. Love Secret Garden Colourway !! beautiful!

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  46. Glorious thread from Dyed Fiber. Just lovely. And a sampler? Bliss. Thank you for a chance to work with these gorgeous materials.

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  47. Melt. I'd choose Melt from DyedFiber. Lovely.

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  48. On my "Stitch This" board...http://www.pinterest.com/pin/103442122665851769/

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  49. Secret Garden is my favorite. I started the class you host on "creativebug" and have been stitching nonstop for the last 2 days. I'll post soon on my blog ans share the sampler I'm working on. Tomorrow is my birthday and I would love to win!

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  50. Thank you for the contest. I love Secret Garden.

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  51. Ooh what a sweet giveaway - I love your samplers.

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  52. I like everything in the dyed fibres store although snow day is definitely a stand out.

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  53. Gorgeous and beautiful color Threads..Very hard to pick one..i like them all. And the Bubblegum sampler is so cute.
    Thankyou for the giveaway!!
    Aish Shenoy

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  54. My first pin...http://www.pinterest.com/pin/392516923745828420/

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  55. My pin:
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/258394097345284844/

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  56. My favorite color is Jade Hand Dyed Tencel Size 8

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  57. These are so tempting!!! Your work is so fun and beautiful.

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  58. Oooh...I'm all about the Daring...

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  59. Pinned! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/6755468165676799/

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  60. All gorgeous... Love, Daring & Mesmerize!!

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  61. Wahoo! I never win anything but I have my fingers and toes crossed. Your work is amazing.

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  62. Beautiful-and Mesmerize-
    tobie.lurie@gmail.com

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  63. I would pick the purples pinks and peach. Though they are all beautiful!
    Dyermartinlcomcast.net

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  64. i am literally drooling over the colors!!!!!!!

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  65. i shared
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/103301385177432080/

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  66. I would definitely love to try the Impatience Hand Dyed Tencel Thread from her Etsy shop - favorited!

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  67. Daffodil and Summer Holiday are so bright and pretty. Thanks for the chance to win!
    atgbooks@q.com

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  68. I too love variegated threads -- Daring is one of my favorites from Handyed fibers

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  69. The turquoise and navy is lovely. Would love to try out some new thread. axelrodmartin (at) gmail.com

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  70. I love photos of sewing/embroidery notions i've pinned it here
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/1688918585086491/

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  71. I would love to win this! What beautiful colors, can almost feel those threads in my hand - thanks!

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  72. I would love a chance to finally do one of your samplers. Your etsy feature was what got me started embroidering. And also it turned me on to Creativebug. I'm kind of addicted now.

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  73. THANKS for the chance to win! Would love to win this giveaway!!! Thank you so much!

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    1. Oops. forgot my email address - lharvey81@gmail . com

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  74. Just visited the DyedFiber shop! WOW! I have to say, Melt caught my eye first off! Love all of them though! https://www.etsy.com/listing/122565993/melt-hand-dyed-tencel-size-8?ref=shop_home_active_7

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  75. Here is my pin! :) http://www.pinterest.com/pin/41095415324526813/

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  76. I love variegated yarn -- I had no idea there was variegated thread, too!

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  77. My favorite is Secret Garden. Lovely!

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  78. oh my gosh its all so scrummy so can't choot a favourite.
    I hopt I get a chance to win oh what could I make with the gorgeous prize!
    spoons1971@gmail.com

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  79. I just found your lovely blog and have followed you.. the dyed floss are amazing and I love how bright the colours are...
    my favourite from the shop is :Impatience Hand Dyed Tencel Thread Size 8
    not sure why the name of impatience.. but i love pastel colours.. and these are just my kind of colours.

    my email is tingting_a (at) yahoo dot com
    would like to show you my sampler.. but i'm currently working on a blackwork on.. so all threads are black.. (LOL.. not sure if you want to see them).. :(

    okie dokie.. i hope to get more updates from your lovely blog.. :D

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  80. Please please I need those green for "my secret garden" project some color for flower will be very appreciated too!!!

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  81. I would pick the orange and pink. So lovely

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  82. Ooo I hope I win. This is fabulous. I started my sampler last night and can't put it down!!! Bean7174@ gmail.com

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  83. What beautiful threads and a wonderful complement to the sampler. I would love to win!

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  84. Thank you for the giveaway. Love the happy colors.

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  85. I love the secret garden! Thanks!
    jdgough@hotmail.com

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  86. Over the moon inspired by your work. Thank you!
    robyn@studiolila.com

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  87. I would buy the lilac variegated thread - oh my goodness it looks yummy! Mary in Texas

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  88. I just did your first sampler and loved it! Cannot wait for more :-)
    Marcia.Zieglmeier@t-online.de

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  89. I just finished your first sampler and had so much fun! I've never used any variegated thread, so I would love this!

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  90. I especially love the greens, but daffodil stuck out to me even more.

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  91. Love them all....but Tangy is certainly a favorite!! And the Sampler..OMG I Love it!! Just looking at it makes my heart happy :-) What a truely Fun stitch!

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  92. All these colors look amazing, but I really love Tangy and think it would look stellar on the Bubblegum Sampler!

    Pinned, as well! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/511440101406100765/

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  93. I think I'd pick Snowflake as my color from the shop, but all the options are lovely!

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  94. And the pinterest (didn't really have a good themed board to put it in so I just pinned it to my sewing tutorials board):
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/409053578627728467/

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  95. Pinned at 331929435009026001 - projects to try, love the french mustard, but daffodil and daring are also beautiful... btw, where do you get those scissors??!

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    1. Hi there- not sure where to get a pair, they were a gift from a student of mine. I think they are an antique souvenir pair from Toledo Spain. You might find a pair on e-bay.

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  96. The thread is gorgeous, as is your design.

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  97. I'm crazy about that variegated blue! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/270990102552785803/

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  98. Wow lovely threads and designes.....

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  99. I'm too late, but what a beautiful and generous giveaway. Thank you just the same!

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