Week 2: We Are Makers Sweepstakes
|Sponsored| Over the last 5 years, Makers’ Mercantile® has grown to be a favorite of South Seattle fiber enthusiasts and creative makers across the USA. The community-based shop in Kent, Washington, provides ample space for yarns, fabrics, raw fibers and supporting tools – as well as plentiful teaching spaces and a large community area for crafters to spend their days or evenings. The same spirit you will find in the shop is parlayed into the website for a fun and entertaining shopping experience. The creative team at Makers’ takes pride in developing products and ideas that challenge the imagination and fill the world with color.
Each Week in October, You Have a Chance to Win!
Enter to Win Between Monday,
October 8 – Sunday October 14
Winners Chosen on October 15
(Two Winners Will Be Chosen Weekly, One Winner Per Prize)
Week 2 Prizes from Makers’ Mercantile®
Prize 1: Zitron Herbstwind
Four balls of the winner’s color choice, along with our Never Get Bored cowl pattern
Do you know where your wool comes from? We do! It’s that time of year when the wind blows and the leaves are falling. It is with that vision that Zitron developed their newest yarn, Herbstwind (translated from German, it means Fall Wind). We call it “Herbie” for short! What makes this pure Merino yarn stand out is that it is from Tasmanian Merino sheep from the Hallett Family of Tasmania. They’ve been herding sheep on the island for centuries, consistently in the same manner.
The Merino Sheep are allowed to graze on high protein grasses that grow on ground that has never seen pesticides or toxins. These happy sheep roam all year round and are herded only once a year for shearing. The result is a long staple that is spun in Germany into a perfectly luscious, springy, butter-soft wool. Of course, the story doesn’t end there. The yarn is then dyed into 24 amazingly rich colors (in Germany as well), all up to Oeko-Tex 100 standards. If you don’t know much about Oeko-Tex, we recommend you Google it! Herbie is definitely in a league of its own, literally – it is the only Tasmanian Merino Wool currently produced for the hand-knitting market!
Prize 2: A pair of Sheep Hangers
All beautiful hand-made items need something beautiful to hang them from. Our Sheep Hangers are just that. Handmade in the USA, these hangers add a whimsical touch to your closet. Although we doubt you’ll keep your sheep hangers in the closet, as you’ll want to look at them all the time; they are just so cute!