Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Olde Angora (& Giveaway}

Here is a special post for all the homemakers out there who appreciate items that are handmade.


Victorian Lace Bookmark ($3)


Olde Angora is an Etsy shop started by a godly, homeschool daughter who loves to knit and crochet, and now she has started a shop to sell her wares. Miss Miriam, owner of the shop, has a nice variety of quality hand-knitted items--she sells shawls, baby blankets, mini-quilts, hand crocheted bookmarks, scarves, slippers, hand spun yarn and headbands at very affordable prices. Many are hand-cleaned, hand-carded and hand-spun.

In the picture above is a soft, single ply yarn that is hand spun and measured on an old "click reel". It is sock/fingering weight: perfect for socks, mittens, gloves, or even a small lace collar! There are 164 yards in this skein of cream colored Alpaca yarn. ($10) Here are a few more goodies she also offers:



This ball of yarn is single ply (one strand); hand spun from very fine and soft sheep's wool. It was hand sheared, hand cleaned, and hand carded as well. There are 316 yards of lace weight yarn, slightly uneven by a bit of "thick and thin" spinning. This would knit or crochet a beautiful shawl or scarf in its natural shades of off-white, cream and light yellow; or it can be dyed any color!


Here is a beautiful little cowl or collar for a doll to keep warm in! It is hand knit from hand spun angora yarn that was plied with hand spun fine sheep's wool yarn. The cowl is 12" long and 3" wide, and it buttons snugly around the neck of an 18" doll. It is a creamy yellow color, with a silver gray shade from the angora. Keep your doll warm in this very soft, pretty cowl! ($20)


Made from hand spun and hand knit angora lace, this accessory can be used for decorating a lady's wrist or as a doll collar! It is silver in color with hints of brown. The inside circle or neckline measures approx. 11", but it can stretch a couple inches if necessary. For easy use, the lace has a button and loop on its ends.($15)

The Giveaway

Miss Miriam would like to generously give away one of her angora lace headbands (a value of $13) to one of my special readers! All you need to do to enter is leave your name and email---simple!


Extra Entries

  • Blog about this giveaway (3 entries, leave 3 comments each)
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  • Tell us what you like most at Olde Angora (2 entries, leave 2 comments each)
  • Buy something at Olde Angora (10 entries, leave 10 comments)
    Hope you win!
    Thank you Miriam from Olde Angora!



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    20 comments:

    1. I subscribed to the blog!

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    3. My favorite product in her Etsy shop is the spun yarn. I'd love to make something out of it!

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    4. I would love this headband for one of my girls!

      TaMara
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    5. I would love this headband for one of my girls!

      TaMara
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    6. I would love to win the Headband for my Granddaughter's, Lena's, Birthday. Love to read this Blog.

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    7. I would love to win the Headband for my Granddaughter's, Lena's, Birthday. Love to read this Blog.

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    8. I'm not sure if this is how to do it, but I would love to enter for the giveaway!

      Name: Ana Belen Elliott
      Email: anabelenelliott@hotmail.com

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    9. I love anything angora and have for many years. The headband she is giving away is just beautiful and I would be so happy to add that to my wardrobe. It will look amazing with Fall sweaters!
      jill24295@yahoo.com

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    10. I shared your giveaway on facebook
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    14. I love the Alpaca Short Scarf
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    15. I love the Alpaca Short Scarf
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