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Announcing a Contest!

We’ve been talking about having a contest and here it is!

The contest runs from right now until 3pm Friday, July 22, when 3 winners will be chosen at random, with the Random Number Generator.

Then (randomly again) we will choose who out of the three wins the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes.

3rd Prize–a gift pack of 4 oz bottles of all 3 Unicorn Fibre Products:  Unicorn Power Scour, Fibre Wash, and Fibre Rinse!

2nd Prize–a gift pack of 4 oz Unicorn Fibre Products (as above,) PLUS a 6 oz bag of skirted Championship Alpaca Fleece!

1st Prize–a gift pack of 4 oz Unicorn Fibre Products, 10 oz of skirted Championship Alpaca Fleece, and a copy of  The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook by Deborah Robson and Carol Ekarius!

Wow!

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment to this post telling us about your use of any Unicorn Fibre product, or if you haven’t used it yet, what makes you want to try it.

Good Luck, everyone!

 

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About YarnSuperhero

I am Andrea Marquis, a manufacturer's rep in the fine handknitting yarn industry. I carry several high-end, boutique lines and I partner with the best yarn shops in Western PA, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky and Maryland. I am a lazy gardener and I love snorty little dogs

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  1. I recently used Unicorn Fiber scour to wash my first fleece and it worked great! Love that stuff!

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  2. I haven’t used it yet but I do have a big bag of raw baby alpaca that needs washing! This is a great giveaway.

    monkalicious on Ravelry / munkiknits at yahoo.com

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    • And the prize alpaca fleece is so clean, it barely looks like it needs to be washed. So shiny and wonderful crimp. Some of the ones I saw at the farm were very merino-like.

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  3. I have some Unicorn Fiber products ready to use when I have the umph to pull out the dirty fleeces and tackle them. I’m hoping to have results as awesome as I’ve read about other people having!

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  4. I already have some Unicorn Fibre Products that I won in another drawing, and I’m very excited to try them out as soon as I get some raw fleece to try them out on! I feel awfully greedy entering this drawing too, but the extras in the 1st and 2nd prize are just too much of a lure not to try for them! Maybe if I won I could gift my extra bottles to another lucky RNG winner.

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  5. Well, *don’t* put me in the drawing because I’ve got my supply of Unicorn products here, and I wrote the book, so the point is to share the joy, but I had to write a comment to say that Power Scour saved my sanity (and lowered my utility bills) when I was washing fibers for the book, and now I’m also using Fibre Wash and Fibre Rinse and finding that they’re similarly amazing in their own ways.

    Have fun, folks!

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  6. I haven’t used any Unicorn products – yet – as I am strictly a knitter at the moment. I am seriously contemplating taking the plunge to learn spinning, however, and this prize package would certainly provide a powerful incentive to start! There’s so much to learn.

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    • Don’t forget Unicorn Fibre Wash and Rinse for your finished pieces, for blocking and washing. Also, they work with all of your fine washables. Melanie in the Unicorn office got a red wine stain out of white clothing with the Power Scour, and I can vouch that it gets greasy food stains out of clothing–I eat (and spill) in the car a lot when I’m on yarn sales trips!

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  7. I have the samples to try, but my pile of greasy Lincoln-Merino (Lincarino?) fleece will use that up in a minute! I need the giant economy sizes………………..

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    • It just takes a little bit to work…you can use less than the bottle recommends and experiment. Just like you don’t have to use as much laundry detergent as the directions say to get your clothes clean most of the time. Now, who told me that? Oh yeah, my mom! Anyway, if you win you can at least get a start on the fleeces with a 4 oz Power Scour, and later you can get the 16 oz or gallon size. 🙂

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  8. Alice Glassen

    I haven’t used it yet. I’ve just begun to spin and am trying hard to make some yarn that looks like yarn lol. I
    I guess seeing that baby alpca makes me want to spin & knit a sweater for him in the winter, he is just to cute 🙂

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    • I know, can you believe how cute baby alpacas are? Using the Fibre Wash and Rinse to finish your handspun skeins will help them to behave more yarnlike! Also, practice, practice, practice.

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  9. I use Unicorn Power Scour for cleaning fleece, I am pleased at how clean and soft the fiber comes and my hands stay soft and irritant free!

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    • I never thought about the hand irritation factor, but it’s true that the products are effective yet gentle. I even clean my sleeping mask with Fibre Wash and rinse, and then it goes right back on my face.

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  10. I have never used Unicorn products but I am hearing good things so I would love to try them.I haven’t purchased unprocessed fiber because I didn’t know what to use on it. I am in the process of spinning a friend’s Siberian Husky undercoat “in the grease”. Would it work on it? With 4 kids I could certainly use something to remove stains on clothing.

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    • Depending how dirty the Husky is, you might benefit from the Power Scour for that, and it is a nice all-purpose degreaser!

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    • True that Power Scour might be appropriate, but I’m guessing you could get away with Fibre Wash on that husky undercoat. Whichever is handiest. Power Scour is definitely called for when grease is involved. They’re both gentle on the fibers, so that’s not a concern.

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  11. I haven’t used any of the products yet, but I just sheared my alpacas and will be washing, carding, and spinning for the first time. I’m so excited to get started!

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  12. I have tried power scour on alpaca and sheep and am very happy with the results

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  13. This is the first I’ve heard about Unicorn products, but they sound like just what I need to finish processing the last of the raw mohair I have from my angora goats. What a cool giveaway!

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  14. Hi! Landed here from the link in the “We Love North American Alpaca” group on Ravelry and wanted to say that I’ve not heard of Unicorn products, but will be sure to look for them now. I work with a good deal of raw alpaca and all of the products…the Unicorn Power Scour, Fibre Wash, and Fibre Rinse sound like they are worth trying! Thanks for the heads up!

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  15. Nicole Parker

    I used Unicorn Fibre wash the first time I ever dyed yarn, and I love it! The yarn is clean and smells really lovely!

    HermioneWeasley on ravelry

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  16. Alexis Hayman

    I’ve never used any of these products before, but I am just starting to learn how to block my knit items. I also purchased a drop spindle to teach myself how to hand spin, but I have yet to fully accomplish the art of it! Such a wonderful giveaway!

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  17. I’ve never tried any Unicorn products, but would be ecstatic to finally find a product that would save me much wasted time and effort in trying to get my fleeces clean, degreased and bright!

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    • All of the products perform great, and they are specifically formulated for animal fibers.

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    • I didn’t mention how my shift to these cleansers also saved my back. Because they work in lower temperatures, I didn’t have to heat water on the stove and haul it to the washing tub (i.e., bathtub) to bump the temperatures up. I now use straight tap water, and I’ve even lowered the temp on the water heater.

      Do make sure that you don’t let the grease dissolve and then settle back onto the fiber (because the water cools off too much). There’s a chemical change that takes place when the grease is dissolved off (regardless of cleaning aid) and the redeposited stuff is stickier than the original grease was. I usually soak 15 to 20 minutes in each bath, and the water is still pleasantly warm when I change to the next bath.

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  18. I haven’t used Unicorn Fibre products yet, but the Power Scour sounds like it would be great for my household. I also do a lot of blocking for crocheting and knitting.

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  19. I recently purchased 3 alpaca fleece, I used some shampoo to wash half of a cria fleece, and while it worked and was nice and gentle. Forever it took to rinse out, I have been checking out washes and rinces specifically with fleece in mind, and it looks like Unicorn Fibers is a pretty good product. So I have been saving again for my next fiber budget, and actually have planned on purchasing some, to try out.

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    • Maybe you’ll win some! Shampoos and other detergents that are not made specifically to be rinsed out of animal fiber are going to be way too sudsy, making your effort, time, and water and energy usage more than what they could be.

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  20. This would be a wonderful way to try the Unicorn products! I just started processing my own fleece, so far I’ve washed two using Dawn. And who doesn’t love Alpaca!

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  21. I recently became a believer in Unicorn Power Scour! I ordered the free samples and after once use I knew this was the way I wanted to wash all my fleeces from now on. Great product, thanks for making one of my least favorite tasks quick, simple, and VERY effective!

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  22. I’m a new spinner and just getting into processing raw fleeces (alpaca!) and I love it. Haven’t tried the products yet but definitely looking forward to checking them out since I hear a lot about ’em.

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  23. I used a packet of the scour soap on a knitted item which was particularly itchy (an alpaca/cotton blend, with a lot of the alpaca guardhairs) and it worked great!

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  24. I have not used any of the washes yet but I did receive a trail pack. Once I get more fleece that needs to be washed I can try it out! I can’t wait!

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  25. I just ordered the sample pack of your products. I’m looking forward to trying them out on my alpaca fleece. I process and spin by hand and sometimes need a cleanser that is stronger than what I am currently using. Have a great day!

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  26. very cool im just starting to get interested in different types of fiber soaks and your products look awesome and i cant wait to try them

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  27. I’ve only recently heard about Unicorn products, and would love to try them. I’m a little hesitant about washing my handknits because I”ve never liked the results, so I let them go too long. I need to find a product I can be confident in.

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  28. What a generous giveaway. I will have to try out your fibre soaks.

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  29. That’s such a sweet photo. I’ve never used Unicorn products, but I’ve heard they’re the best. I just started spinning, so I’d love the book, and I’m curious to start a project from scratch, so winning fiber and wash would be awesome. Alpaca is one of my favorites.

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  30. I’ve never tried any of the products, but I am currently on the market looking for a good wash for my finished knitwear and I’m eager to try it now!

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  31. We raise alpacas and I am now teaching myself how to process the fleece myself. I’ve heard many good things about your product and would love to try it. Thanks! ~ Mona

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  32. I have been hearing about this product from other alpaca people and would love to try it. I will keep my fingers crossed!!!!

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  33. Never tried the product but look forward to it.

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  34. I forgot to add it’s great for cleaning golf club handles, so hubby will always buy me more!

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    • Really? Golf club handles? Interesting to hear what cleaning needs there out there that Unicorn Fibre products can help with. We’ll pass the word around. Thanks:)

      FYI, professional oriental rug cleaning people are using Fibre Wash & Fibre Rinse “with astounding results” on wool and silk rugs. They tell us that they save Power Scour for the rugs that haven’t been cleaned in twenty years!

      Then there are the new Mom’s out there that have discovered the easiest and safest way to wash baby knits and soakers (the knitted covering for diapers). It figures that, since the products are formulated to rid odors and protein-based urine, etc. and dirt from animal fiber, the same thing will hold true for a dirty diaper/soaker. To accomplish this effectively — and care for the delicate fiber cuticle, is what we’re all about.

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  35. Just used my samples for the first time and have to say WOW…thank you for a superior product!

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  36. Is it possible to still get a small sample. I have alpacas and would use it to wash there fleece when I prep it to spin
    Sue

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