June 16, 2011

Crafty Friday 6/17 - Phat Fiber

What is Phat Fiber? (Borrowed from the Phat Fiber home page)

Phat Fiber is a sampler box geared toward fiber and yarn enthusiasts with an emphasis on indie yarnies, spinners, dyers and other small businesses. Each box will have a minimum of 20 samples which may or may not be limited to yarn, roving, batts, stitch markers, fiber related note cards, original patterns, discount coupons, teas, felting kits, project bags and more! The idea is to try before you buy and to support indie artisans, small businesses and fiber farms.

Basically a Phat Fiber box is a fun, not so little sampler box that you can buy every month. It's absolutely crazy trying to get a box. Remember those news stories about that famous (sorry can't remember the name) wedding dress sale? All those brides trampling over eachother? Trying to get a Phat sampler box is kind of a virtual version of that.

The box is so worth it though. Fiber people are touchy feely kinds of people. We need to feel and connect with fiber before we spend boat loads of cash on it. This box brings samples of several shops and artists right to your door. The anticipation of opening that box is almost too much to handle. It needs be savored, then documented, photographed, discussed on ravelry, played with, petted and then eventually spun or knit. Some samples are so wonderful that before the box is even emptied you're in their online shop searching for the full sized version of the sample to buy.

Yes, the box is really that awesome.

The reason I'm telling you this is that I sent in my very first samples to be included in this fiber artist Holy Grail. At the moment I am somewhere between completely giddy that my samples are going out and absolutely terrified that people won't like them. The butterflies will settle eventually I'm sure.

The theme this month was Sci-fi (every month has a different theme). I included 2 different alpaca batts based on our favorite TV show - Star Trek Voyager.

This one is called Voyager

And this one is called Borg Sphere

I am so happy to be contributing to the Phat Fiber box!! If you'd like to get your hands on your own phat fiber box this month you can find all the info you need here.

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  1. that stuff looks awesome! thanks for hosting the link up!

  2. Thank you for hosting.
    I have a page on my site that lists more than 250 hops, memes, and photo challenges… some for each day of the week. Yours is listed there, too! Check under the header for the link to that page. I’ve also started a BlogFrog community that focuses on hops, carnivals, memes, and photo challenges. Go to http://theblogfrog.com/1504201 to visit & participate.

  3. That is some gorgeous, gorgeous fiber. I'm in love.

  4. Wow, what beautiful fibre. I'm watching Voyager on DVD at the moment, and its awesome

  5. Beautiful fiber! It makes me want to branch out from my all natural palate of brown wool, white wool, black alpaca, and off-white cashmere. I've been all about non-dyed roving recently. Glad to see some spinner's goodies.



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