Monday, May 28, 2012

WEST Summer Promotion: Prairie Threads

In the coming weeks, I will be introducing you to some awesome Winnipeg Etsy Street Team (WEST) shops that are participating in the WEST Summer Promotion that we're currently having!

I'm so excited to introduce you to Prairie Threads today.

Prairie Threads specializes in eco-friendly quilted, stitched and knit items, all made by hand.

Laura is the owner of Prairie Threads and explains what her shop is all about:

"Welcome to PrairieThreads, coming from my humble home on the Canadian Prairies. Everything in my shop is individually handmade by me. I have always been driven to create, and I have a passion for reclaiming and repurposing materials, including yarn and fabrics. I love transforming something that might otherwise end up in a landfill into something beautiful, functional, and one-of-a-kind. As William Morris said it best: "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."

My coiled mats are each one of a kind, unique designs made individually with love and an attention to detail. "


Speaking of coiled mats - check this one out:

These eco-friendly coiled mats use up bits and pieces of leftover fabric--this one uses a light aqua fabric with sweet tiny white flowers. To make each one, I wrap strips of fabric around cording, then coil it and stitch it together. Each one is unique and fun!

You can use them:
• under a hot dish
• as a mug rug
• under a candle
• with a flower arrangement
• under a plant
• for teacher or hostess gifts
• as a hat (my daughter's idea!)

Finished size: approximately 20 cm (7.75") diameter


If you would like to keep up with Laura and Prairie Threads, please visit the links below:
Prairie Threads on Etsy
Laura on Twitter
Prairie Threads/ Prairie Peasant on Facebook
Prairie Threads/ Prairie Peasant Blog


And if you'd like a chance to win the item featured above along with 15 other fabulous WEST creations, please visit this treasury link and leave a thoughtful comment on the treasury page.  Simple!

**** Only comments placed on the treasury itself will be counted for the giveaway, but you're more than welcome to introduce yourself, ask Laura a question or tell her how awesome she is in the comment section below****

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