Saturday, December 5, 2009

Posting time!!

Hey all!
Just to let you all know that they are all packed up and ready to go! I'll be heading to the post office tomorrow armed with washing baskets full of packages... full of fibre and yarn! (Oops and other goodies too!)
Hope you get yours soon! :)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Buying time!!!

Hey all!!
Prebuys are out, so here are the details for those who missed out who want to pounce for one on Etsy.

Details are…
Friday 4th December
10am Sydney/ 7am Perth

Saturday 5th December
11am Sydney/ 8am Perth

At least 12 samples $25 incl postage for Australians, extra $5 for NZ

Good luck to all the pouncers out there!!! :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Eco Yarns' Samples

Hello all,

Here are the last samples for our Christmas box and we are finishing it off with a bang! :)
These are from Eco Yarns and are incredible! These are gorgeous little samples of a merino and carbon blend, sounds strange but the result is wonderfully soft 19.5 micron fibre that even non-spinners will be tempted by.

To explain what carbon is a bit better, this is what I have found on their website-

"According to the American Chemical Society, in 1879, Thomas Edison invented the first incandescent light bulb. It used electricity to heat a thin strip of material, called a filament, until it glowed. Edison may also have created the first commercial carbon fiber. Early filaments, were made from bamboo slivers which were formed into the proper size and shape then baked them at high temperatures. Since bamboo consists mostly of cellulose, a natural linear polymer made of repeating units of glucose, the filament was “carbonized,” when heated. It became a true carbon copy of the starting material — an all-carbon fiber with the same exact shape. Tungsten wire soon displaced these carbon filaments, but they were still used on U.S. Navy ships as late as 1960 because they withstood ship vibrations better than tungsten. "

These are really amazing samples of fibre that I am sure you will all be very impressed with.

Make sure you check out their other eco friendly products at
Thanks Ecoyarns for introducing us to an unusual and luscious fibre!!

Milk and Honey Fibres

Hi all,
These are the samples from a brand new (or almost new) company 'Milk and Honey Fibres' which is not quite open yet, but wanted Ewe Beauters to be the first to try them out. They have provided some gorgeous 21 micron merino handspun mini skeins and mini rovings. The rovings are in the colourway 'Plum Pudding' and are a beautiful concoction of cream, burgundy, olives and rich caramels. (Sounds tasty now that I am writing it!) They are very soft and beautifully dyed. Great intro to Milk and Honey Fibres for the spinners out there! :)

Milk and Honey Fibres have also contributed some simply brilliant handspun samples of their colourway 'Cranberry Christmas' which has cranberry, gold and cream through it. I would love to see this knitted up! Could make some very cute little projects.
Danielle from Milk and Honey fibres is launching her business with some huge discounts-
Everything on opening day - 1st of February- is buy one get one half price!!
Not only that but every purchaser on the day is entered into the draw to win a prize basket to the value of $150!! Wow!! I'll be there for sure.
You can contact Danielle at
if you would like to make any colourway suggestions, but don't forget to jump on her website on the 1st of February to bag yourself some bargains!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Celia's samples

Here are Celia's wonderful samples of her new range of yarn called 'Warmth 8'. It is a very cozy 8ply of 21.5 micron merino wool.
These are a very snugly range of yarn that would be great for both those who want to venture into dying their own colourways or those who like a more natural tone to their knitting. Just gorgeous either way!
Celia has sent in some good sized mini skeins that would certainly give you a feel for the beautiful way in which this yarn handles.
She has also sent in 2 extra big 50g samples for two lucky buyers!! Very generous Celia, thank you!!

What a wonderful contribution to this sampler that will keep a wide range of people very happy I am sure :)
Don't forget to check out Celia's other products at-
and keep up to date on her blog-
Thanks Celia for joining in again! I know many look forward to your contribution :)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Wooltopia's samples

Doesn't this picture just make you drool? :) All of these wonderful Christmassy samples were sent in by Wooltopia who also loved them so much that we just had to show you the piccies that she sent in with them.

First is the colourway 'It's Christmas' which is a 10ply cotton/bamboo blend (such an awesome blend!). This is more on the Earthy side of the collection that Wooltopia sent in.
Next is 'Semi Forest Green' which is a beautiful blend of different shades of green-

Then we have 'Xmas' which is slightly more on the brighter side of 'It's Christmas'.

Then lastly this is 'Semi Red' which is a lovely bright and fun red- perfect for Christmas!

These are all 10 ply cotton/bamboo blends and can be bought from Wooltopia's shop where you can find plenty of other tempting colourways!
Thanks to Wooltopia for such an amazing Christmas collection!!
Remember to check out the shop-

Ms Gusset's Samples

Hi Everyone!

Sorry it's taken so long, but here are Ms Gusset's samples. What an exciting package to open! They look as beautiful as these pictures- maybe even more so :)

The yarn is all Australian grown, spun and dyed. It is Aussie merino machine wash wool with a dash of nylon to make those socks extra hard wearing.

The colours are perfect for the traditional Christmas with a generous amount given in the sample. It knits up beautifully too! Have a look-

Ms Gusset has also thought of the spinner out there with her super squidgy, super soft hand dyed optim top. They are in gorgeous greens and ravising reds and are a good sized sample to get a feel for Ms Gusset's quality work.

These really are fantastic Christmas samples and I think we will be seeing Ms Gusset's work more and more as her website gets up and running ;)
Don't forget to check out her website and even sign up to the mailing list at-
Thanks Ms Gusset for your awesome samples!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Jungle's samples

Hey (again!)
It is with great excitement that Jungle has rejoined the sampler with some awesome samples!! She has made up some great mini batts and some funky merino tops for us this time.

These mini batts are just gorgeous!! They are made from creamy Aussie merino and a touch of nylon sparkle, making them shimmer beautifully. The red one is called 'Mulled Wine' which is just a brilliant shade of red with hints of dark purply-red just peaking through and a sparkly gold shine to it. I'm loving this one!
The blue one is called layer cake and has more aqua and purple than is showing up in the picture. It is just divine too!!
The mini tops are very cute with top left being called 'Disco Kiss' (love that name!), centre is called 'Misty Forest' and top right is 'Tutti Frutti'. These are incredibly soft and are all Australian merino that have been hand dyed.
Jungle always has a good eye for colour and a great sense of fun in her colourways! Plus she has a special offer for any Ewe Beaut customers! Very tempting!!
Don't forget to check out her other colourways at
Thanks for your awesome samples Jungle!!

Zanz Thingz

Here are Zanz Thingz samples. These are particularly lovely as they have four different aspects of Christmas represented in their colours.

First there are the colours of the Christmas Tree with a variety of shades of green in "The Tree" on 10 ply cotton (above right)
Then decorate your tree with the lovely bright reds, golds and blues of "Jellybean " on lovely squishy soft 22 micron merino tops (below left).
Add a Christmas night - the white of the bright star to guide you against the deep blues of the night sky in "Night Star" on 22 micron merino (above right).
And finally some gorgeous presents stacked under the tree, perfect for any excited little girl in "Candy Dream " a lovely mix of pinks, aquas and blues on 10 ply cotton (next to the tree, top left).

I really love the Christmas story that Zan has gone to so much effort to achieve in her samples. There are also some generous coupons for 5 lucky people for a massive 30% off at Zanz Thingz. How exciting!!! :)
Don't forget to check out all the other lovely colourways at Zanz Thingz
Thanks Zan for your amazing contributions!!!

Shiloh Wool and Fleece

Hi again,

We have all been very spoilt by Shiloh Wool this sampler!! They have generously contributed 8ply skeins of Silk Dream, both undyed and handdyed varieties.

Apparently these are seconds but there I have yet to work out why! They are beautiful yarns that are incredibly soft and true to their name of 'Silk Dreams'. These really are lovely colourways and buttery soft yarns. They appear to have taken up the dye beautifully so would be wonderful base yarn to work with for those who dye their own yarns.
Shiloh Wool have also contributed some incredible fleeces this time round as well. They are gorgeous samples that would have anyone who works with fleeces drooling just a little ;) These would be beautiful for spinning and felting or dying your own.
You can contact Shiloh Wool for their brochure via-
phone- 03 5251 2497
A copy of their brochure and price list (very reasonable) will be included with their lovely samples.
Thanks to Shiloh Wool for their amazing contributions!!!

Susanne's House of Wool

Hello again,
Here are the samples from the talented Susanne from Susanne's House of Wool who has contributed some very bright and beautiful (and tempting) tops and yarns. She has dyed up some incredibly vibrant colourways this time and they are just so perfect for a fun summer project. Here are the yarns that Susanne's House of Wool have contributed. Both are 8 ply and the brighter of the two is made from pure New Zealand wool. The softer one has the most pretty purples, mauve, pinks and blues through it and the brighter one is very fun and playful with lovely bright blues, yellows, greens, purples and a great dark pink.

The tops I must admit, I have fallen a little bit in love with this month :) They are a generous 20 grams of 22micron merino tops in awesome bright colours. I am just loving the combinations of colours here! Very funky and playful!
Don't forget to check out the other colourways that Susanne has brought together in her shop
Thanks Susanne for your beautiful contributions!! We are very spoilt :)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Kathy's Fibres

Hi Everyone,
Once again we have been very spoilt with Kathy's Fibres' contributions! She has made up a delightful Christmas roving "Christmas Holly" that is almost in jewelled tones leaning towards a deep red and almost jade green. Just a gorgeous combination!!

The other colourway that Kathy's Fibres' has contributed is 'Carnival' with such bright and cheerful colours that really sets the tone for the fun holidays ahead of us. Kathy has a way of making her colour combinations almost seem to dance playfully together and I think this one shows it best!
These colourways would spin or felt up beautifully and are of the high quality that we have come to expect from Kathy's Fibres. Don't forget to check out her other colourways (each as lovely as the next) and her new limited edition rovings too on her website though be warned, they are very tempting! :)
Thanks again Kathy for your gorgeous contributions!

Knits and Pretties

Hi all,
Here are the amazing and delicate stitch markers that Dovey has contributed from her shop Knits and Pretties. Such an appropriate name when you see how pretty and elegant these stitch markers are! There are some very beautiful Christmassy ones, diamond looking ones and some pearly ones, (which I think might be my favourite!). Not only this, but her very talented and clever husband has made a drop spindle for one very, very lucky Ewe Beaut buyer! How generous!! For those who miss out out on what is such fine and special spindle, there will be some available soon at her shop I know I can't wait for that! :)

Thanks to Doveyyyyyyyyyyy and her hubby for their amazing contributions this month!
Don't forget to check out their store for other great finds-

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Hawthorne Cottage Fleece

Hi everyone,
Here are the fleeces that Hawthorne Cottage have sent in.
They are in such brilliant and vibrant colourways this time and would be an amazing addition to any project. I've taken a shot of one without the packaging just to show the depth of colour as it really is dyed beautifully.

As you can see, Hawthorne Cottage has sent in a great variety of colours that are each as rich and as vibrant as the next. They aren't just pretty to look at- they are also quite soft with great crimp. I know I will be remembering these next felting project!

You can find Hawthorne Cottage at these places-
along with the the Arts Centre Market in Melbourne on Sundays.
Thanks again to Hawthorne Cottage for their beautiful contributions. I am sure the lucky box buyers this month will be very impressed with your eye for colour!

Sthrnx's handmade glass buttons

Hello again everyone,
Here are the absolutely stunning buttons from Sthrnx who has contributed some classy Christmas designs on her buttons for this sampler.
As always, these are of such quality and beauty that they would make a fantastic addition to any soon-to-be-Christmas present or maybe just a spoiling for yourself! :) I know that's what I have in mind....
These needn't be just for Christmas though, they are so beautiful that they add a little bit of intrigue to whatever project is lucky enough to feature them.
Sthrnx has just started up a blog which would be worth following along with, maybe even getting a sneaky peak at her lovely creations.

Thanks again to Sthrnx for her gorgeous contribution to our very special Christmas sampler!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


And then the order returns! (well, temporarily anyway!)


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Needle food's Samples

Mmmm...... Needle food...... How could I not be excited when I opened up Needle food's box? :) Not only do they make incredible yarns, but they also hand out free chocolates with their orders!!! Whittakers no less :)
Ok, enough drooling over the cute little packages (yeah, I know, I'm a sucker for any promo!), have a look at the yarn close up-

This awesome colourway is called 'Spring, thy name is colour' (Libbie Fudim) and I can tell you this yarn full encapsulates the quote. It is so rich with all shades of green that I can't help but dream up what I would make with it, a cute Spring hat (for me this time!) comes to mind, along with a luxurious cowl, hmm, to many choices!

Needle Food have done a fantastic job packaging all of these up to make very exciting samples for this box! Have a look at their other tempting yarns at or keep up with Michelle's blog at Thanks Needle Food!!

The Yarn Cafe's Samples

Here are the samples from The Yarn Cafe in the incredible colourway of 'Fern'. They are so bright, yet soft and very inviting. The 'Fern' colourway is one of those rare ones that could be perfect for either a stylish gentleman or a creative woman. It is great to see some more colours that could suit just about anyone!
These ones are Bluefaced Leicester 4 ply Superwash Sock Yarn and are kettle dyed using professional acid dyes. With brilliantly coordinated colours, 'Fern' sock yarn has grass greens, forest greens, and a slight hint of light brown, effectively evoking the sight of the rainforest floor.

The lovely soft tops are also in the 'Fern' colourway and are just slightly lighter than the yarn, but just as beautiful! These are made from 100% Bluefaced Leicester.
It is well worth having a look at The Yarn Cafe's store at which has heaps of other exciting products too- plus some great tea and coffee! :)