Thursday, September 26, 2013

Vote the Art That Will Inspire the Yarn!

We work with a fabulous shop in Massachusetts called Colorful Stitches. Mary and Bonnie are always coming up with great new ideas. We lucky enough to be part of their latest scheme. I'll let them tell you about it. This is from their Ravelry page. 

We're teaming up with Lorna's Laces to create three exclusive colorways in their Shepherd Sock and Shepherd Worsted yarns. We’re looking to our original illustrations by graphic designer Jim Carroll for the inspiration for these exclusive colorways. Jim Carroll’s illustrations for Colorful Stitches have appeared for the past twelve years in Vogue Knitting Magazine’s fall issue.

First, we’ll need you to vote for three out of five proposed illustrations you see here that will be ones used to inspire new colorways. Voting is from now until Saturday, Sept. 28. 
Once you have voted the winning three, they’ll be sent to Lorna’s Laces where Lorna’s dyers will work their magic creating three prototype colorways per illustration. Then we’ll turn the decision back to you to vote on which colorway best captures the illustration that inspired it. Lastly, we’ll need your help to name each of the three new colors.

There’s a prize to be won (3 prizes in fact) at the end of this voting and naming. The three participants who suggest the winning names will each receive skeins of the new colorways in both Shepherd Sock and Shepherd Worsted - 6 skeins per prize.
We’ll remind you in upcoming Colorful Stitches e-newsletters (not a subscriber, then click here to become one) when to vote and on what, plus announce voting results. You can jump into the voting at any phase you wish. You do not have to be a member of our Ravelry Group to participate or to win.

So, there are a couple of ways to vote. You can go to the Ravelry page or you can do it on Facebook too. 

I just voted, but I'm not telling which ones I picked. I honestly think they're all pretty fab. 

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