Spindle case raffle

My 50th birthday is coming up at the end of next month. Just like Pippi Longstocking gives gifts to her best friends I have decided to give a gift to one of you in this spindle case raffle. In return, you will give a gift to someone else.

In last week’s blog post I wrote a poem about an embroidery. Some of you might have guessed that a giveaway of some sort was coming up, and you were right. The richly embroidered spindle case is the prize in a raffle. There is only the one spindle case and only one happy winner.

Påsöm embroidery on needle punch felt and a hand woven band from my handspun yarn.

How to take part in the spindle case raffle

The raffle is over and the winner will be announced in an upcoming post.

Deadline for entering is March 16th at 4 pm CET (World clock here).

I will donate all the ticket payments to the Centro de textiles tradicionales del Cusco, the CTTC in Peru when the raffle is over. The CTTC is a group of talented textile artists in Cusco, Peru who dedicate their work to the empowerment of weavers through the revitalization and sustainable practice of Peruvian ancestral textiles in the Cusco region. You are more than welcome to donate more than the ticket cost to support their causes, but you will still only get one ticket to the raffle. If you win you may need to pay an import tax or something similar.

Påsöm extravaganza for a sweet spindle case.

The spindle case

A few years ago I designed a spindle case that I now make (without the embroidery) and sell to students on my in-person courses . I do not sell these online. I did have a giveaway of three cases back in 2019, where the lucky winners lived in Sweden, Canada ant the U.S. This time I have only one spindle case, but it’s a pretty one.

Here are the details:

  • The design of the spindle case is my own.
  • You can put one or two spindles in the case, perhaps some wool. In the bottom of the case is a loose circular piece of needle punch felt. You can remove this, put a spinning bowl (for supported spindle spinning) in the bottom and place the circular piece on top of it to protect spindle tip and bowl from scratches.
  • The needle punch felt comes from Ullkontoret and is made of Swedish wool.
  • The seams to assemble the spindle case are hand sewn by me with my handspun yarn from outercoat Rya wool.
  • The lining is a 1950’s vintage hand printed linen fabric by Swedish/Finnish designer Viola Gråsten.
  • The button comes from a cardigan that one of my Austrian grandmothers knit for me back in the -70’s.
  • The button loop is my handspun yarn from a skein I won a silver medal for in the Swedish spinning championships back in 2017.
  • I have woven the strap and lid band on a backstrap loom with an Andean style pick-up technique. I have spun the band yarn from hand teased Norwegian NKS wool on a Peruvian Pushka spindle and dyed it.
  • I bought the påsöm embroidery yarn at Flodaros.
  • I planned and embroidered the spindle case, the lid and the lid brim, stitch by stitch.
A sweet dahlia at the base of the spindle case.

Please enter to support the CTTC in Peru and good luck in the spindle case raffle! Hopefully I will be able to announce the winner in next week’s blog post.

Happy spinning!

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  • I support Centro de textiles tradicionales del Cusco, a group of talented textile artists in Cusco, Peru who dedicate their work to the empowerment of weavers through the revitalization and sustainable practice of Peruvian ancestral textiles in the Cusco region. Please consider supporting their work by donating to their causes.
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11 Replies to “Spindle case raffle”

  1. What a lovely thing to do for your birthday. I forgot that Pippi did the same thing. Thanks for listing all the materials and where they came from. This was truly a labor of love.

  2. Love the embroidery you have done on the spindle case. I won the other one a couple of years ago. I use it . I should embroider something on it….
    Thanks again

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