Friday, November 16, 2018

Smile!


baby Bunny Pirate needs an appropriate hat

It’s been another busy week. Especially the club dyeing took a bit longer than I counted on with all the natural pigments, glazing and overdyeing. This months artist and painting focus is on the Dutch Painter from the 15th centure Jan van Eyck with his famous Arnolfini portrait and I wanted to not only incorporate the colours in it but also elements that you can see in the painting and it’s symbolism but also something part of the country that Jan van Eyck grew up in and a very ancient breed and I “stumbled” across the Mergelland sheep. An old Dutch heath sheep breed. Anyway, more on that in next week’s update once I can tell you more and show you more about the November club parcels after they have been shipped next Monday. Here is the teaser label :



I was asked to do a custom order of a yarn based on the Starry Night by van Gogh. I did this on fibre before but not really on a yarn base. I wanted to incorporate the swirls and the movement in the dyeing on the yarn instead of going for a self striping yarn or a speckled yarn, so, again, I did some experimenting and came up with a multi layering or glazing effect in two stages. First I dyed the black swirls..which I actually painted on and secured that layer by heat and setting it. Then it was a matter of painting the other colours on the yarn to reflect the magical painting by van Gogh. I am taking orders for this colourway on both my standard sock base (merino/nylon/silk, 100g/410meters/AU$29) and my silver star sock base (Merino/cashmere/nylon/silver Angelina, 100g/423meters/AU$32). More on that Starry Night yarn later in this blog with all the photos of the yarns. If you would like me to dye this colourway on fibre just email or message me with your wishes.

Then I started thinking this week that Christmas and Hanukkah are practically on our doorstep ! I know! Where has this year gone! Normally I do Xmas giftvouchers (more on that option later in the blog) but I thought that to make this year extra special I am also going to offer you a fantastic Xmas Surprise Giftpack to make you or your fibre and yarn friend happy over the upcoming holidays. All the options are below, later in this blog.
Have a fun time browsing through all the different Xmas options and the starry night yarns; looking at all the new goodies on offer! Oh ! and don't forget to sign up for the IxCHeL Fibre, Yarn or Batt club! you can read all the details below! 

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.



van Gogh’s Starry Night Hand dyed inspired Yarn 

IxCHeL merino/silk/nylon 100 grams 410meters AU$29 
 OR 
 IxCHeL Silver Star Yarn merino/cashmere/nylon/silver Angelina 100grams 423meters $32







painting and glazing in progress





the finished yarn



CHRISTMAS / HANUKKAH SURPRISE FIBRE OFFER (valid until Saturday 24th of November and will be shipped out last week of November so you will have it in time for the holidays)  

 3 surprise tops for $60

This is a rare opportunity to get a fabulous array of fibre at an amazing HOLIDAY price ! Here is the offer:


THREE CHRISTMAS / HANNUKAH Surprise Special IxCHeL Blended FIBRE TOPS for $60 (That’s a saving of around $15 !) Your parcel will be wrapped in special Holiday giftwrap, ready to either put under the tree for yourself or gift to a friend 😊 and each parcel will have an additional gift added to it to thank you for your awesome support of our little fibre farm. The handdyed tops will be surprises, but they will definitely put a smile on your face.









CHRISTMAS / HANUKKAH SURPRISE SOCK WEIGHT/4PLY YARN OFFER  3 Yarns    $70


(valid until Saturday 24th of November and will be shipped out last week of November so you will have it in time for the holidays)
This is a rare opportunity to get a fabulous array of 4 PLY yarn at an amazing Holiday price !

THREE  Surprise Special IxCHeL hand dyed 4 ply yarns (either a merino/silk/nylon or a merino/cashmere/nylon/silver Angelina yarn) for $70 (That’s a saving of around $17-$26 !) !) Your parcel will be wrapped in special Holiday giftwrap, ready to either put under the tree for yourself or gift to a friend 😊 and each parcel will have an additional gift added to it to thank you for your awesome support of our little fibre farm. The handdyed tops will be surprises, but they will definitely put a smile on your face.
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CHRISTMAS / HANUKKAH SURPRISE LACE WEIGHT/2PLY YARN OFFER (valid until Saturday 24th of November and will be shipped out last week of November so you will have it in time for the holidays)       3 lace yarns $70

This is a rare opportunity to get a fabulous 2PLY LACE WEIGHT OF SUPERFINE MERINO yarn at an amazing HOLIDAY price ! Here is the offer:




THREE  Surprise Special IxCHeL hand dyed LACE WEIGHT PURE SUPERFINE MERINO YARNS (100G / 710M X 3) for $70 (That’s a saving of $20 Your parcel will be wrapped in special Holiday giftwrap, ready to either put under the tree for yourself or gift to a friend 😊 and each parcel will have an additional gift added to it to thank you for your awesome support of our little fibre farm. The handdyed tops will be surprises, but they will definitely put a smile on your face.


CHRISTMAS / HANUKKAH SURPRISE COBWEB WEIGHT/1PLY YARN OFFER (valid until Saturday 24th of November and will be shipped out last week of November so you will have it in time for the holidays)    3 1ply yarns  $70

This is a rare opportunity to get a fabulous array of CASHMERINO cobweb weight yarn at an amazing Halloween price ! This yarn is excellent to ply your handspun with too ! and to knit with of course ! Here is the offer:

THREE Surprise Special IxCHeL hand dyed cobweb weight 1ply cashmerino YARN (100G / 1200M X 3) for $70 (That’s a saving of $26 !) Your parcel will be wrapped in special Holiday giftwrap, ready to either put under the tree for yourself or gift to a friend 😊 and each parcel will have an additional gift added to it to thank you for your awesome support of our little fibre farm. The handdyed tops will be surprises, but they will definitely put a smile on your face.



Special IxCHeL Gift Vouchers 



Want to give somebody something special and still let them pick out their fav colour or fibre blend? Well, search no more: I offer an IxCHeL gift voucher package that is so hard to resist you even want to buy one for yourself ..lol   The Giftvoucher will be emailed to you or your friend with a unique number to quote when buying from my updates or at any of my markets. The Vouchers are valid for 1 year.     Here’s the deal:

AU$50 Personalised Christmas giftvoucher Pack
A personalised Christmas giftvoucher, free post for the receivers first order in Australia (for overseas customers you can deduct AU$9 off your shipping cost!) and a badge

AU$100 Personalised Christmas giftvoucher Pack
Comes with a personalised Christmas giftvoucher, free post for the receiver's first order in Australia(for overseas customers you can deduct AU&9 off your shipping cost!) , a badge, a bunny $photo and last but not least some amazing fluffy stuff in a gift pack

AU$150 Personalised Christmas giftvoucher Pack
Comes with a personalised Christmas giftvoucher, free post for the receivers first order in Australia (for overseas customers you can deduct AU$9 off your shipping cost!), a badge, a bunny photo and last but not least some amazing fluffy stuff and yarn in a gift pack!

Just let me know what giftvoucher pack you would like to gift to a friend or yourself! And I will send you all the details.




Spinner’s Control, Yarn Gauge and Ply angle card


a great way to gauge the thickness of your yarn and plying. A nice tool with an info sheet to hang on your spinning wheel or carry wit you anywhere you go.


$5







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 !!!





IxCHeL Club Sign ups for 2019 are now open !


Here is a photo compilation of the previous club  months January to October to give you an idea what the "Art Journey" Theme of this years clubs has been all about : The interpretation of art into fibre.






















IxCHeL Fibre Club January, February and March 2019  


The subscription is for a period of three months and you will receive one special hand dyed top/roving per month to the value of AU$24 or more. 
All the tops will be hand dyed and will be especially made for the members of IxCHeL Fibre Club ! Price to join the IxCHeL Fibre Club #38 and receive your special hand dyed top :)) for three months (January, February and March 2019) is AU$72 + postage (parcel post or airmail). AND there are good value double serves available !!! 

 For Australia : single serve $72+$29 postage (parcel post), double serve $136+$29 (save $8) or triple serves $204 (save $12!) + postage 

For USA + Canada: single serve AU$72+AU$57 (Airmail) double serve AU$136+AU$57 

 For UK,Europe, rest of the world: Single serve AU$72+AU$69 (airmail) Double serve AU$136+AU$69 

 For Asia: Single serve AU$72+AU$50 (airmail) Double serve AU$136+AU$50 

If you want to receive a fibre surprise every month then join the IXCHEL FIBRE CLUB #38 now. Numbers are strictly limited ! The January 2019 Club is going to be shipped out end of January, the February club mid February and the March club Early March. Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me your details. 

 The IxCHeL Sock Yarn Clubs January, February and March 2019


 Every month for three months (January, February and March 2019) you will receive: enough hand dyed luscious yummy yarn to make a pair of socks or a lush shawl or scarf of course! (the hand dyed yarn will be exclusive for the Ixchelbunny SOCK-IT-TO-ME Yarn CLUB and will range from a sockweight yarn (a 4ply/fingering weight yarn) or an 8ply / DK weight enough to make a pair of socks ; Every month a sock pattern, tips and instructions ! Now is that GOOD or is that GOOD ??! 
 I will even offer a double serve for those of you who like their socks extra long ! 

For Australia : single serve $87+$29 postage (parcel post) double serve $146(= one skein FREE!!!) +$29 For USA + Canada: single serve AU$87+AU$57 (Airmail) double serve $146 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$57 

For UK,Europe, rest of the world: Single serve AU$87+AU$69 (airmail) Double serve $145 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$69 

For Asia: Single serve AU$87+AU$50 (airmail) Double serve $145 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$50 

Numbers are strictly limited ! Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal . Just PM or email me your details By the way: you don’t HAVE to knit socks if you don’t want to.. the hand dyed yarn is amazingly nice for scarves, cowls, beanies and even tops ! Anything goes . The January 2019 Club is going to be shipped out end of January, the February club mid February and the March club Early March.

 IxCHeL Funky Bunny Batt Clubs January, February and March 2019


Here are all the details and just pm me when you have any questions or want to be part of the funky bunny batt club Movement ;-) Welcome to the blingy dark side ;-D The subscription is for a period of three months and you will receive one special hand dyed funky bunny batt per month to the value of AU$40 or more . The batts will range in weight from 140grams to 170grams with luxury fibres like camel , angora, cashmere, silk, yak, llama even wallaby and bison and rare sheep breeds !!!! All the batts will be hand dyed and will be especially made for the members of IxCHeL funky bunny Club ! Every month you will receive a HUGE luxury funky bunny batt ! 

Sign up now and you will receive an IxCHeL Hand dyed , super luxurious funky bunny batt for July, August and September 2018. 

Price to join the IxCHeL Funky bunny for three months is : 

 For Australia : $114+$29 postage (parcel post) For USA + Canada: AU$114+AU$57 (Airmail) 

 For UK,Europe, rest of the world: AU$114+AU$69 (airmail) 

 For Asia: AU$114+AU$50 (airmail) 

 If you want to receive a fibre surprise every month then join the IXCHEL FUNKY BUNNY BATT CLUB now. Numbers are strictly limited ! 

The January 2019 Club is going to be shipped out end of January, the February club mid February and the March club Early March. Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me 

 Have a fun week Creating your Dreams!




All my contact details are here:



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 www.ravelry.com  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.







 RABBIT ON !
((hugs))
Charly
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Friday, November 9, 2018

Fantastical Beasts in fluff


A bunny with roses to make you smile (water colour)


Another week has flown by with lots of dyeing and spinning and preparing the IxCHeL Clubs (teasers coming soon so watch my Facebook and Instagram pages). It has been non stop and I was totally grateful Paul whisked me away for a night to enjoy a very nice Japanese dinner. It was great to be out of the house and not to have to cook. Don’t get me wrong I love cooking but it’s great to be off duty so to speak. Back to it immediately after we got back though, taking orders and preparing custom dye orders and the clubs.

I am very much looking forward to seeing the new Fantastical Beast sequal coming out next week, so I thought I’d put a few fantastical beasts in focus on this update on a freshly blended batch of Blossom bunny tops. These tops are so soft and ultra luscious, they are amazing to spin and felt. The drape of the fibres together is fantastic. So without letting you wait much longer: here they are !


Have a fun time browsing through all the colourways and looking at all the new goodies on offer.  Oh ! and don't forget to sign up for the IxCHeL Fibre, Yarn or Batt club! you can read all the details below! 

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 Blossom Bunny Tops 

100 grams AU$25

17 micron super fine Merino, Angora bunny, Cashmere, Mulberry Silk, Rose Fibres (Cellulose fibres made from rose bushes stalks and all, sourced from environmentally friendly, green eco, sustainable production facilities)







Zombies and Mermaids





Vampire Party





Kirin
A Japanese Unicorn




Afanc
(Welsh) Lake Monster -sold-




BetoBeto-San -SOLD-
(Japan) Invisible Spirit who follows you at night , making the sound of foot steps following you….




Gargouille
(France) Water Dragon




Pegasus   -SOLD-
(Greece) Winged Horse




Pollo Maligno -SOLD-
(Colombia) A man eating Chicken !







Sansiku (Hinduism) A Bird Spirit




Sagari (Japan) Sagari is a strange apparition from West Japan and Kyushu, particularly Okayama and Kumamoto prefectures. It takes the form of a grotesque horse’s head, which drops down from hackberry trees to startle travelers on the road.-




Tsurara Onna (Japan) Icicle Woman -sold-






Moon Calves (yes from Fantastical Beasts the movie coz they are so cute..)






Isonade (Japan) Sea Monster





Ghillie Dhu (Scotland) Tree Guardian -SOLD-



Baba Yaga (Slavic) Forest Spirit)


Boggert (A harry Potter movie creature that shift shapes to what you fear most)-SOLD-



Viruna (Colombia) Handsome Demon -Sold-


Warlock (male witch)




Waldgeist (Germany) A forest spirit


Draugr (Norway) the Undead   -SOLD-



Dirawong (Australia) Goanna Spirit -SOLD-


Daphnaie (Greece) Laurel Tree Nymph


IxCHeL Sock Yarn blend 


100+ grams 
 AU$29 
 +/- 410meters which is enough for gorgeous pair of socks or a shawlette!

Super fine Merino, Silk and Nylon (75/5/20) Spun in Victoria and hand dyed by yours truly at the IxCHeL Fibre Farm in the Yarra Valley










Fun Side of Venus 
 Hey, why not combine the fun side of Venus with the Dark side of the moon ?! They look awesome together and have the same brilliant pooling possibilities !





Dark Side of the Moon Yarn -SOLD_






This is just one of the awesome pooling variations you can create with this yarn! The Sky-or should I say THE MOON- is the limit !!!!






Spinner’s Control, Yarn Gauge and Ply angle card


a great way to gauge the thickness of your yarn and plying. A nice tool with an info sheet to hang on your spinning wheel or carry wit you anywhere you go.


$5







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 !!!





IxCHeL Club Sign ups for 2019 are now open !


Here is a photo compilation of the previous club  months January to October to give you an idea what the "Art Journey" Theme of this years clubs has been all about : The interpretation of art into fibre.




















IxCHeL Fibre Club January, February and March 2019  


The subscription is for a period of three months and you will receive one special hand dyed top/roving per month to the value of AU$24 or more. 
All the tops will be hand dyed and will be especially made for the members of IxCHeL Fibre Club ! Price to join the IxCHeL Fibre Club #38 and receive your special hand dyed top :)) for three months (January, February and March 2019) is AU$72 + postage (parcel post or airmail). AND there are good value double serves available !!! 

 For Australia : single serve $72+$29 postage (parcel post), double serve $136+$29 (save $8) or triple serves $204 (save $12!) + postage 

For USA + Canada: single serve AU$72+AU$57 (Airmail) double serve AU$136+AU$57 

 For UK,Europe, rest of the world: Single serve AU$72+AU$69 (airmail) Double serve AU$136+AU$69 

 For Asia: Single serve AU$72+AU$50 (airmail) Double serve AU$136+AU$50 

If you want to receive a fibre surprise every month then join the IXCHEL FIBRE CLUB #38 now. Numbers are strictly limited ! The January 2019 Club is going to be shipped out end of January, the February club mid February and the March club Early March. Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me your details. 

 The IxCHeL Sock Yarn Clubs January, February and March 2019


 Every month for three months (January, February and March 2019) you will receive: enough hand dyed luscious yummy yarn to make a pair of socks or a lush shawl or scarf of course! (the hand dyed yarn will be exclusive for the Ixchelbunny SOCK-IT-TO-ME Yarn CLUB and will range from a sockweight yarn (a 4ply/fingering weight yarn) or an 8ply / DK weight enough to make a pair of socks ; Every month a sock pattern, tips and instructions ! Now is that GOOD or is that GOOD ??! 
 I will even offer a double serve for those of you who like their socks extra long ! 

For Australia : single serve $87+$29 postage (parcel post) double serve $146(= one skein FREE!!!) +$29 For USA + Canada: single serve AU$87+AU$57 (Airmail) double serve $146 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$57 

For UK,Europe, rest of the world: Single serve AU$87+AU$69 (airmail) Double serve $145 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$69 

For Asia: Single serve AU$87+AU$50 (airmail) Double serve $145 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$50 

Numbers are strictly limited ! Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal . Just PM or email me your details By the way: you don’t HAVE to knit socks if you don’t want to.. the hand dyed yarn is amazingly nice for scarves, cowls, beanies and even tops ! Anything goes . The January 2019 Club is going to be shipped out end of January, the February club mid February and the March club Early March.

 IxCHeL Funky Bunny Batt Clubs January, February and March 2019


Here are all the details and just pm me when you have any questions or want to be part of the funky bunny batt club Movement ;-) Welcome to the blingy dark side ;-D The subscription is for a period of three months and you will receive one special hand dyed funky bunny batt per month to the value of AU$40 or more . The batts will range in weight from 140grams to 170grams with luxury fibres like camel , angora, cashmere, silk, yak, llama even wallaby and bison and rare sheep breeds !!!! All the batts will be hand dyed and will be especially made for the members of IxCHeL funky bunny Club ! Every month you will receive a HUGE luxury funky bunny batt ! 

Sign up now and you will receive an IxCHeL Hand dyed , super luxurious funky bunny batt for July, August and September 2018. 

Price to join the IxCHeL Funky bunny for three months is : 

 For Australia : $114+$29 postage (parcel post) For USA + Canada: AU$114+AU$57 (Airmail) 

 For UK,Europe, rest of the world: AU$114+AU$69 (airmail) 

 For Asia: AU$114+AU$50 (airmail) 

 If you want to receive a fibre surprise every month then join the IXCHEL FUNKY BUNNY BATT CLUB now. Numbers are strictly limited ! 

The January 2019 Club is going to be shipped out end of January, the February club mid February and the March club Early March. Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me 

 Have a fun week Creating your Dreams!



All my contact details are here:



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 www.ravelry.com  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.







 RABBIT ON !
((hugs))
Charly
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