It’s time to announce the Spin City UK giveaway that I’ve been sitting on for a couple of months! When I helped out on the Spin City UK stand at iKnit Fandango, I came away with some goodies for myself as well as a couple of things to share with Plutonium Muffins fans. Get ready to get excited…

Spin City UK

Run by the gorgeous Louise, this amazing company celebrates the sparkly, colourful, whimsy, textured (insert a whole thesaurus’ worth of adjectives here) nature of fibre in the most unapologetically fabulous way! Louise studied textile design at uni in London, got into spinning and never looked back. Every time I meet up with her, she has got into a new craft – the latest is weaving, a fact demonstrated by this photo that she recently posted on Instagram.

Louise weaving - photo take from the Spin City UK Instagram.
Louise weaving – photo take from the Spin City UK Instagram.

Living in the wilderness that is the outskirts of Cambridge, Louise creates the most beautiful range of fibre batts, roving, handspun yarns, dye kits, dyed yarns and dyed fibres – not to mention her handmade drop spindles.

Using her own special talent for colour and flair, flowers from her garden and the countryside around her are picked and pressed, then inserted into resin whorls and assembled into the drop spindles. With a liking for glitter, sugar sprinkles, the vintage and the sentimental, flowers are often combined with pictures from old magazines, stickers, random bits and pieces that Louise takes a shine to, as well as left out altogether to create, for example, a spindle with a favourite photograph inside. Here’s a selection of some of my favourite products, fibre and spindles included.

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Louise herself is super stylish, with an amazing range of vintage dresses that suit her down to the ground. It is so inspiring to meet someone doing so well for herself at the green age of 26. (I’m allowed to say that because I’m 26 too, hehe.) Almost as awesome is the pink spinning wheel that she uses…

Amazing dresses at iKnit Fandango.
Amazing dresses at iKnit Fandango.
Louise in a beautiful blue dress, teaching my friend Jo how to spin at iKnit Fandango.
Louise in a beautiful blue dress, teaching my friend Jo how to spin at iKnit Fandango.
A gorgeous pink spinning wheel, with a smiling Louise in her throne.
A gorgeous pink spinning wheel, with a smiling Louise in her throne.

I’m not the only one who thinks Louise’s work is fabulous, either. Kristen of Voolenvine Yarns is a fan of her spindles, as is Sara of Crafts from the Cwtch, and a number of other people – just check out the reviews on Etsy to see how happy people are with these gorgeous items.

With that bit of background out of the way, on to the good stuff.

Spin City UK giveaway

Up for grabs from Louise is a one-of-a-kind spindle, as well as a batt of luxury fibre in colours chosen by the maker to match the colouring on the whorl of the drop spindle. I can’t find a batt similar to this in the shop at the moment to give you a better idea of fibre content and colours. This photo was taken in our lounge with slightly poor lighting, and the actual fibre is slightly less yellowy than this. I will be sad when someone wins it and gets to take it off my hands, as it has been adorning the mantelpiece for the last two months while I sort myself out and get ready to part with it!

Up for grabs in the Spin City giveaway!
Up for grabs in the Spin City giveaway!
Close-up of the spindle, with pressed flowers from Louise's garden.
Close-up of the spindle, with pressed flowers from Louise’s garden.
The giveaway fibre from the top.
The giveaway fibre from the top.
Fibre in this giveaway from the side.
Fibre in this giveaway from the side.

To enter the giveaway, please head over to Etsy and leave a comment on this blog post, telling me what your favourite product in Louise’s shop is, and why. Up to three bonus entries can be gained by sharing this post on social media and letting me know you have done so in another comment on the post.

The giveaway is open worldwide, and will close on Tuesday the 1st of September, 2015. In order to be eligible for the prize, you must leave a way for me to contact you; email preferred. If I do not hear back from the winner by the 14th of September, 2015, I will redraw for a new winner.

Best of luck to you!

Much love,

Corrie xx

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49 Responses to [GIVEAWAY] Spin City UK CLOSED

  1. CathieJ says:

    Oh my goodness, how can you have a favorite on that site. It is all beautiful! I think the sugar plum fairy fiber is my favorite. I love the colorway.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Paint fight! Since I simply cannot decide between any of the spindles, and the bright contrasts of the colors woo me. I’ve always had a thing for bright pink, deep blue, light green and white…

  3. Diane F says:

    So many beautiful spindles and fibers it’s impossible to pick only one, I really love her “Real English Flowers” it is simply stunning the most beautiful I have seen so far. Thanks for chance to win at this great giveaway.

  4. hannah says:

    I’m actually waiting on a solar dying kit for a birthday to come through from Spin City! I was very good and didn’t get myself anything while I was there but love the Dolly Mixtures fibre.

  5. Beth Jillette says:

    Ooh it’s like shiny y them alll

  6. Beth Jillette says:

    I tweeted ?

  7. Nicky Roo says:

    I think my favourite is the learn to spin kit. A beautiful drop spindle and a lovely selection of fibre. What more could you ask for? So many great things to choose from.

  8. I love to spin and have been intrigued by Spin City’s spindles. I would love to win!

  9. I have shared to giveaway post on FB, Twitter and G+.

  10. Iris says:

    The fibres and the drop spindles are all gorgeous, but I particularly like the Meteor gradient fibre. Really like the colours!

    contact email for the unlikely event that I win is: merkuria_lyn@yahoo.co.uk

  11. bekki says:

    I like the nebular fibre. Its all beautiful though. I love the dye kits too, I can imagine they would be alot of fun.

  12. Sally G says:

    I too would say Sugar Plum Fairy … is my _current_ favourite. I’ve got a braid in my stash right now too. Love the purple/grey combo, very soothing. I’ve been a massive fan of Louise & Spin City since Fibre East two years back, and it’s from her that I heard about your blog. Love the fibre community :)

    I shall reshare this on Facebook.

  13. phie says:

    I met louise at a fair in cambz and she showed me how to spin…

    now i’m spinning and knitting! WOW

    I tottally love her Nebular batt! <3 because its so bright like the colours of my hair!

    also i have shared this on facebook!


  14. Sally Farr says:

    Oh how I cant choose just one single item❓ Maybe I can choose one product and that would have to be any of the spinal sets with the fiber. I saw these first when I went to Wonderwool in Wales for the first time this year and fell in love with them. Oh and I’ve never tried one before ? ?

  15. Charlotte says:

    I think the drop spindle kits are a great idea, especially for someone like me who has never tried spinning, a good way to get started.

    Thanks to Louise and yourself for a great giveaway, I can see why you would find that spindle and fibre difficult to part with!

  16. Charlotte says:

    Also shared on Twitter…

  17. Chrissy Bristow says:

    It’s very hard to pick a favourite as everything is so pretty and yummy, but my favourite is the drop spindle kit ” cupcake”

  18. Kim CG says:

    I absolutely LOVE the colors! They are so vibrant. I like the natural dye kits – very sustainable while offering gorgeous colors. I still can’t pick a favorite though! I think I’m definitely taking a much closer look at the Shop :).

  19. Sara says:

    The pressed flower spindles are AMAZING! I’d love to learn to spin with one of those!

  20. Carmen N says:

    I love the Meteor – Gradient spinning and felting fibre

  21. knittingdancer on Raverly says:

    I like the Blossom fiber.

  22. Sally Farr says:

    Oh and i have shared it on twitter and facebook ?

  23. Aileen D-A says:

    I love the “Handspun Yarn – Lace yarn – Blue yarn – Hand Spun Yarn – SEA SHANTY” – such a gorgeous colourway!

  24. Roxy64 on Ravelry says:

    Oh my! The colors are amazing! My favorite though is the Fresh Buds – Spinning and Felting Fibre .I’m sharing on FB.

  25. Rose Scott says:

    I love all the lovely colors but especially the Very Berry Spinning Fibre.

    Thank you for such an awesome giveaway. The spindles are so beautiful with the real pressed flowers.

  26. Mel says:

    I don’t know if I could really just choose one favorite on her Etsy. I guess I’d say the fibre dying kit is the interesting to me at the moment. I like that it uses natural ingredients and that it comes with a mix of fibres.

  27. Tagati says:

    Too many lovely choices. But, going outside my comfort level of neutrals, I’d have to say that the Bombay fibre caught my eye. Reminds me of the Holi festival that I’ve seen in Bollywood movies.

  28. Eileen D says:

    I love the cupcake learn to spin kits. I’m very much a beginner and think the fiber and spindle in the kit are beautiful.

  29. Megan says:

    Oh my! Those spindles with the real flowers are just gorgeous!! And I love the Unicorn fiber. So pretty. <3

  30. Heather says:

    I LOVE her Cinderella’s Slippers fiber! I’ve had my eye on it for a long time now :D

  31. Heather says:

    I also shared on Pinterest and Facebook! Tried to share on Tumblr but it wouldn’t work for some reason :(

  32. Martine101 on Ravelry says:

    Starry Starry Night spinning fiber is my favourite. It’s very hard to choose though. Everything is lovely!

  33. Kasey says:

    The drop spindle cupcake kits are to die for! What fabulous fibers and spindles!!!!!!!

  34. Coline T. says:

    I love “Paintbox – Spinning fiber and Felting Fiber – blended roving – Baby Alpaca – BFL- Merino 100g – 3.5oz turquoise, coral UK -roving”. Colors are are so pretty :-)

  35. Oh count me in! I love the Starry STarry Night fiber! So pretty!!!

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  37. Kara says:

    Gorgeous fiber and spindle, and super cute shop! I love the Spin City yarn-wrapped sign and flag bunting – I hope someday I’ll be able to visit in person!

  38. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    Love Very Berry- Spinning fibre – Fiber Batt – Roving UK – Soya Silk – Sparkle – the colours are just so beautiful :)

    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

  39. I love the snow cloud- Spinning fiber and Felting Fiber but it was difficult to choose everything is lovely. Have shared on Facebook and Twitter

  40. Feltiefox says:

    I just adore pansies and the spindles are so beautiful and unique. The fibres are very wonderful too and I can’t wait to see them at your next show.

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