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Tuesday, 7 January 2014
We are working towards an exciting new project here at Beneath the Rowan Tree
and we want you, as our community, to join in the excitement as we get ready!

We are so grateful to all who have supported our small, family business over the last 7 years as customers, contributors, cheerleaders and companions on this journey as we all seek to find ways to connect and create a gentle, creative and compassionate childhood for our little ones.

This month, as we ramp up for our new project 
(sit tight... details are coming over the next few weeks!) 
we want you to be involved in directing its course. 

Follow the blog (left hand column) 
and join the Facebook page to stay in the loop as things develop!

The first thing we need to do is choose our very best colorways  
(a silk colour combination of two or more colours) for the project. 
Best is, of course, subjective! 
So we have tallied up our bestsellers, along with a few personal favourites of mine (dyer's privilege!) 
that are newer but showing promise.

•••The challenge this week is to reduce this list of 18 contenders down to 12.•••

And then the heat is really on~ to pick the 8 very best colorways!
For that stage of the process we have some wonderful guest 'Colorway Ambassadors' 
coming on board to rally support for their personal picks from the top 12. 
Pretty cool, huh?


Know what else is cool?
We have prizes! 
Lots of silk and other natural goodies to give away
and rewards for the supporters of the winning colours as we go!

What to do?
♥ Vote ONCE in the poll below.
♥♥ In order to win a prize, please leave a comment on this post, sharing your choice and why you chose it.
♥♥♥ Get a friend to vote, leave a second comment! And then do it again for more chances to win!


For more playsilk pictures & information click HERE.
{{Winners will be drawn randomly from all comments.}}
Prizes will be at the choice of BTRT~ something handmade and wonder full!
Winners will be announced here and on Facebook. 
Worldwide participation welcome. 
~•~♥~•~ 

The Top 18 Contestants

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 ~•~♥~•~
And now you have to pick just one! 
(and leave a comment to win!)

VOTING is now closed! Thanks to all who participated... next round voting coming on Monday!


74 comments:

Amanda @RusticRemnants said...

Heart of the Rainbow was my choice from this list. It is the colorway of my beautiful scarf and I love that it can go with absolutely anything and as a silk could transform into any play scenario imaginable.

Tia McFarlane said...

Looking through your shop I chose Sunflowers as my favorite but since it is not listed here I have chosen Good Earth as it has the same earthy understated loveliness as Sunflowers did.

Melissa said...

Heart of the Sunrise has the most gorgeous yellows and golds mixed with bright pink. I may be partial because yellow is my favorite color and pink is my daughter's so this is a beautiful combination of our favorites! However, it seems to be popular with many of our visitors as well who ask where we got such a gorgeous scarf.

Quintessential Mama said...

I don't think you could ever go wrong with Starry Night. Stunning!

Jasha said...

Heart of the Mermaid is my choice. It is the favorite of my two little girls, and I love how they shimmer in its greens, aquas, turquoises and deepest violets. It is the sea in all its glorious colors, or a mermaid's whimsical tail flashing in the the ocean's lights and shadows. Sometimes it is a magical river, winding through a deep wood, reflecting the verdant green of trees, the violets of shadows, or a flashing whir of fabulous color revealing itself anew with each twist and turn of an exotic dance. This is how my children transform Heart of the Mermaid in their many forms of wonderful imaginative play with Beneath the Rowan Tree's beautiful play silks.

Gina said...

I love Autumn Maple, every time my boys are playing with it I almost want to hide it for only our nature table :)

Paty said...

I picked Heart of the Fire because it reminds me of the fires we lit outside in the summer eating marshmallows and sausages with the kids :)

MommyLark said...

I chose Autumn Maple as I was drawn to it, my daughter is Autumn Lark. Since the birth of Autumn I have really seen the beauty in the season and realized it is one of my favourite times of year. I love how warm the colours are.

MommyLark said...

jennifer@sgr.ca found her way here as I posted on Facebook

MommyLark said...

Gina saw that I posted and tagged her on Facebook.

CaraTak said...

I chose Heart of the Ocean. So many wonderful choices, but at heart I am a blue and water girl <3 Cara

Gina said...

My friend voted heart of the rainbow but her comment didn't post.

Peter Leitermann said...

My vote is for Good Earth. My favorite place to be is in the forest, surrounded by all the beautiful shades of green and brown. I love to visit the forest by myself, and I also love to visit it with my family. And in the deepest cold of winter, here in Wisconsin, seeing that lovely silk colorway takes me to my favorite place :)

Lee.w said...

I chose mixed greens, I find it very simple and calming, and lends itself to a variety of play themes.

Michelle said...

While I love the ocean colorway, Heart of the Rainbow would have the most opportunities for varied, creative play scenarios, I think! They are all so gorgeous!

Benny said...

So.Many.Choices!
I'm going with Galaxy.. this one just tugs at the creative heartstrings!
Those colours are just begging to be lush grass, babbling brook, summer flowers, deep pool.. maybe even river rock?! The possibilities are endless and oh so gorgeous.
Running around with this colourway as a cape could also transform you into a trout! (quite popular 'round here)

Rachel~At the Butterfly Ball said...

As soon as I saw Garden at Giverny I knew that would be my choice. It reminds me of the beautiful gardens were my children love to play and explore. Early last summer there were flower petals just that lovey rosy shade that had fallen onto the deep green grass and moss below. My children were enchanted, as was I!

Debra said...

Heart of the Rainbow... Love a beautiful rainbow any day of the week!

Rebecca said...

I love Heart of the Fey - the colours are so delicate - calming with a hint of magic.

mekjsk2000 said...

I chose Good Earth as it can be used in so many ways for play (on nature tables, as a pretend forest, etc)

Jim Griswold said...

I see all the ones we've chosen for our play--ocean, good earth, and heart of the sunrise--but my favorite is Heart of the Mermaid. Such a beautiful combination!

Kate Heffer said...

Was a close thing between 7 and 4 for my vote, but all the colour combos are great

Joleen Thomas said...

Ocean was my choice. We have a play silk here in that for our mermaids and the colours are fantastic! The Good Earth would be a close second!

Tia McFarlane said...

One entry for a friend vote (Rebecca)

Amanda said...

Heart of the Galaxy always makes me feel so peaceful!

cheryl said...

The Good Earth was my vote as I just love nature and being outdoors.

amanda clare said...

Hi! <3 I chose #12 Heart of the Autumn Maple because it's just so golden and bright and warm looking. ::sigh:: Just perfect, considering the weather right now! It's Lovely!

MamieCole said...

Ice Cap just gives me a feeling of serenity. Love it!

Tricia said...

I do love them all so much,but am puled towards heart of the feythe most. So lovely! :)

LynaJ said...

It's so hard to choose! We have several of them, and my daughter loves them all! I choose Summer Berries, because it's my favorite colors in one playsilk! <3

Jane Savage said...

I chose Heart of the rainbow! All the colors are there so I know whatever mood I was in, I would find something I liked!

Carla Lo Coco said...

It's so hard to choose! I just placed an order for several of the colors last week, but finally decided against Heart of the Mermaid after choosing Ocean and Grass ones. So that's why I'm choosing it now. In the meantime, we are waiting with baited breath for ours to arrive!

Cherlyn Moffet said...

I chose Autumn Maple as oranges, golds, etc are such a beautiful colourway to me. It reminds me of a beautiful fall forest.

Anonymous said...

I love so many, but chose Galaxy because there would be no 'gender' type goofy issue. I have no problem with giving my son 'girl color' things, but some do, unfortunately. Galaxy is really lovely and I can't see anyone having issue with it!

Stacy Hancock
hancoci_s at msn dot com

Victoria Richards said...

I chose Heart of the Mermaid because I love the beautiful blue and purple colors-gorgeous and I love the ocean and this color just reminds me of a peaceful day oceanside :)

June said...

I love garden at Giverny because I love the way the green plays off the pink and purple. I have always loved this color combo!

Emma Elliott said...

Hearts of sunrise but I secretly love them all. I have saron in.these colours and reminds me of happy times :+)

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Doris Romero said...

Chose Heart of The Rainbow. It is absolutely stunning!

Twila O. said...

I thought that heart of the rainbow was my favorite, as it is the most played with here. But looking at all the choices I picked starry night. I think that will be our next purchase! Your silks and silk products are all beautiful!

Justine said...

My favorite is heart of rainbow,but they are all beautiful!!!

Sherri said...

This is a wonderful contest and we would be thrilled to win any of the silks. Thanks so much!

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Unknown said...

#6, Heart of the Sunrise, was my choice. It reminds me of a Tropicana rose, which I've always loved.

vl said...

Fairy Tale has "my" colors - it's wonderful. :)

Lynn N said...

Starry Night is my choice because I love the rich colors and the combination of warmth and stillness they evoke

Katrina Collins said...

Same here it's gorgeous.

Ruby Kyte Smith said...

Fairy tale, but I seem to be a rare choice ;)

srgoddess said...

what gorgeous combinations! and photography! Heart of the Fey is my fav,, but it was difficult choosing one. Dana xx

Our Splendid Adventure said...

Fairy Tale was a close second, but I love Starry Night the best.

AnnieEG said...

I love the Heart of the Fire colorway. Maybe it's because it's so warming on a cold winter morning!

K Barb said...

ocean! simply amazing. so much depth. soothing colors.

Kate Jones said...

Heart of Galaxy! Love the earth colours, so many ways to use the shades in play!

Jennifer M. said...

heart of the ocean is such a beautiful blue...can be used for water or ice or sky, or just a big blue cape!
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The Mindful Home said...

I HAD to pick Mermaid because it is all of my favorite colors. But it was a tough decision! So many beauties!

Brandi Taylor said...

Starry Night is simply magical!

Quintessential Papa said...

Starry Night for my wife

Modern Fair said...

I love seeing the gold and pinks and purples swirl together in Fairy Tale, my 3yr olds favourite colours, and not often seen together.

Diana Z said...

I love the Summer Berries. I love the freshness of the color combo.

KB said...

I couldn't decide because I love them ALL!!!! So I voted for summer berries because its closest to what I am wearing today.

Erin Pratley said...

I chose heart of fire. Passionate and intense!

Simone said...

I love them all! My current favourite is Garden at Giverny. It's perfect for playing fairy dress-up, or fairy tea party, or fairy houses, or fairy gardens, or... well, you get the picture. My daughter is mad about fairies at the moment, and would love it!

Jessy B. said...

I voted for Heart of Fire. It was hard for me to pick between that and Heart of the Ocean, because I adore them both. The deciding factor was my kids. They adore the Heart of Fire piece they have. I love that it is so vibrant, and a color that everybody adores.

Katie said...

I love Starry Night!

MommyLark said...

My friend Ruby saw my post on Facebook and came to vote Fairy Tale.

Sara said...

I am such a sucker for Heart of the Rainbow. It was our first playsilk.

Anonymous said...

Heart of the forest is my favorite but Heart of the Galaxy looks like it would be better for Play. Mixed greens is also beautiful but needs a new fanciful name ;)

Tamara said...

I picked Mermaid because both my daughters are obsessed with them.

kittyn said...

I went with Galaxy. I have a thing for greens with some blue and the colors are amazing.

Kati said...

I chose the rainbow because we love rainbows around here!

Liz Ruepp said...

Ocean, because blue is the favorite color of my son AND my daughter and we have many, many blue things :)

Kate said...

I voted Heart of the Fey. It's so light and delicate and reminds me of dried flower petals.

Jennifer said...

Oh my, so many lovely choices, it took me a while to choose. I picked garden of giverny, I loved the greens and purples, earthy yet fanciful :)

Tamera said...

Oh my the choices are too many and colors too pretty. Heart of the Rose really reached out and grabbed me but there were several I reall liked.

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