Friday, October 18, 2019

It's all about Bling !

Persistence of Memory parody by the Simpsons
( the original artwork Persistence of memory by Salvador Dali
 is the October inspiration of the clubs btw ! )

Days here have been filled with blending, carding and dyeing all the October clubs. It has been so totally full on I am absolutely and hopelessly behind doin the INKTOBER challenge of drawing and inking everyt day since last weekend…. I will catch up ! I am determined to catch up before the end of October1 Wish me luck ! lol.

Doing the fibre, yarn and batt clubs involves a lot of effort: for one you have to do it consistently every month (I have been doing mine since 2008! That just gives me shivers because that means that I have not messed up, or missed one, even when I was going through some major issues like cancer and heart failure stuff, which just goes to show how absolutely determinably stupid I am; second: I want to have every club member have an absolutely amazing time every month, opening their parcel and seeing something new, surprising, informative and all in all nice. Coming up with that each and every single month for ten years has been amazing and invigorating. Some would say exhausting but I am determined to keep that word out of my vocabulary as much as I possibly can.
Next Monday all the October Clubs will be ready to ship and teasers will be posted soon after. This month it’s all about the Persistence of memory a work by Dali, painted in 1931 : I am sure the imagery of melted clocks and time sounds very familiar. It is so much fun delving into all the amazing paintings out there and their imagery and finding ways to translate the imagery on the canvas to the colours on fibre.

It is going to be a long weekend trying to get all the Batt Clubs finished and then it is immediately on to getting all the November and December clubs ready ! with all the blog updates and the Christmas surprises I am planning in between. I cannot believe we have already entered into the last three months of 2019! Talk about a fast moving year !!!!!

I also hope to get a lot of rare sheep breed adventures lined up again for next year, so keep an eye out for news on that front ! Lots to be done so I better get back to it !

For tonight's update I have a very sparkly blend I love: Rapunzel with gold bling and super softness.

Here are some new colourways of the super soft merino silk tops for you to play with: they spin up beautifully and laying them out for felting is so easy and magical !

Please don't hesitate to contact me at any time if you have any questions okay? Always happy to enable. All my contact details are to be found at the end of this week’s blog entry. Have fun !!!

Rapunzel Tops

17 micron merino, Mulberry Silk, Cashmere, Gold Stellina

100+gram top AU$25


Gem Corn Magic-2left-

Whoa ! (Dyed with woad)-2left-



Gothic Purple-sold-

Unicorn Rainbows-sold-

Rainforest Magic-2left-

Raspberry Beret-sold-

Pumpkin Spice-1left-

Zombie Barbie-1left-




Rose (Dyes with Madder Root Exhaust dye bath)-1left-

Starry Night-1left-


Kelp Forest-1left-

IxCHeL Tweed fingering weight yarn

Super soft lambswool 70% and Kid Mohair 30%

Spun singles, fingering or sock weight yarn

+/- 200meters/218yards

50grams      1.76oz


More colours will be available soon, including a Princess Bride colour range AND a naturally dyed and eco printed and Summery BRIGHT colour range !

(A beautiful sunshine yellow that goes so well with the kookaburra the silver grey)

Kata Tjuta
(an intense pure red that goes well with the Kookaburra and the Wattle and the Amethyst colourway and soooooomany others)

(a bright purple colourway with bright red flecks)

(a beautiful silver grey with ochre accents that complement the dingo colourway)

( A beautiful warm honey ochre with pops of royal bluebell, kingfisher and kangaroo paw)

(a gorgeous raspberry base with pops of royal bluebell, flowering gum, grey and daintree)

Flowering Gum
( a gorgeous medieval warm red with bright red, kookaburra and fern forest accents)

Fern Forest
( a deep forest green with accents of bright red, dusky purple and daintree) )

( a fabulous deep purple with accents of royal bluebell, daintree, grevillea and kingfisher )

( a fabulous deep walnut brown with accents of dingo and kookaburra)

Kangaroo Paw 
( a fabulous warm orange with accents of fern forest, royal bluebell and grevillea and dingo )

isn’t it gorgeous how the Kangaroo paw knits up?! )

Royal Bluebell 
( a deep blue with accents of flowering gum, kookaburra and fern forest )

( a warm light brown with accents of soft blue and kookaburra)

Daintree ( a soft green with accents of fern forest and dingo)

( a fabulous Turquoise blue with accents of fern forest, kangaroo paw, Jacaranda and Grevillea)

Pm me if you would like to give some of these amazing new IxCHeL Tweed yarns or the Buddhas tears tea a good home or if you want to sign up for the IxCHeL Clubs ! Enjoy looking and have a fun weekend !

Please don't hesitate to contact me at any time if you have any questions okay? Always happy to enable. All my contact details are to be found at the end of this week’s blog entry. 

IxCHeL Buddhas tears tea

carefully packed and presented in a special organza gift bag

50g/ AU$19

Two organically grown superior green tea leaves and a jasmine bud are plucked from the best quality tea bushes and mixed with delicately smelling jasmine blossoms, then sieved and hand rolled on bamboo trays, into small balls while the leaves are not quite dry. 

The leaf captures the fine jasmine aroma and releases it during brewing, giving a champagne coloured cup. 

 Brewing: 1-3 minutes 75-80degC , 

 4 pearls/cup, 

you can reinfuse 3-4 times so those 4 pearls last a looong time

Carefully handrolled tea

Enjoy the tea over and over again, by adding hot water again and again

All my contact details are here:

Please don't hesitate to contact me at any time if you have any questions okay? Always happy to enable. All my contact details are to be found at the end of this week’s blog entry. 
Have a fun weekend !!!

How To Order:
1. You can email me on ixchel at rabbit dot com dot au or ixchelbunny at yahoo dot com dot au
2. Message me on facebook or 
3. Message me on  where I am ixchelbunny.
4. message me on Instagram where I am @ixchelbunny

I will email you right back with all your order details and payment methods.

Any questions? Any custom orders for yarn or dyeing fibre? : Please don’t hesitate to ask! Always happy to enable.

Dates to put in your Calendar

Grandvalley Spin In March 2020

More details to follow