Friday, September 21, 2018

Magical Fibres


White Bison photo by Hans Watson
Every once in a while magical things happen. Obviously this does not happen often, otherwise magic would just be everyday occurrences and not mean anything special. Tonight, I am offering you an amazing blend that I have only ever was able to offer a long long time ago: my pure luxury no5 Tops. You ask me why this blend is super special? Well, apart from the fact that it has 5 totally sensual fibres in the mix, one of those is magical: white bison.

Here’s the story:
White buffalo are not only rare (according to the National Bison Association, just one out of every 10 million buffalo born are white), but they are considered sacred amongst many Native tribes.

To Native Americans, the Bison or American Buffalo was a symbol of sacred life and abundance. This importance and symbolism was created from legend:

One summer a long time ago, the seven sacred council fires of the Lakota Sioux came together and camped. The sun was strong and the people were starving for there was no game. Two young men went out to hunt in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
 Along the way, a beautiful young woman dressed in white appeared to the warriors and said, "Return to your people and tell them I am coming."
This holy woman presented the Lakota people with the sacred pipe which showed how all things were connected. She taught the Lakota people the mysteries of the earth. She taught them to follow the proper path while on earth.
As the woman left the tribe, she rolled upon the earth four times, changing color each time, and finally turning into a white buffalo calf. Then she disappeared.

Almost at the same time as her leaving, great herds of buffalo could be seen surrounding the camps. It is said that after that day, the Lakota honoured their pipe, and buffalo were plentiful. This story of the White Buffalo Calf Woman has immense importance to the Lakota and many other tribes.
As John Lame Deer, a spiritual leader says, "A white buffalo is the most sacred living thing you could ever encounter." The changing colors—like some white buffalo do as they age—have significance, too, which must be interpreted by a holy man.




The American Buffalo or Bison is a symbol of abundance and manifestation. The lesson learned by the Lakota is that one does not have to struggle to survive. 
This is especially true if the right action is joined by the right actions and the right path.  The Native Americans see the birth of a white buffalo calf as the most significant of prophetic signs : new beginnings. It will bring about purity of mind, body, and spirit and unify all nations—black, red, yellow, and white. The birth of a white calf is an omen because they happen in the most unexpected places and often among the poorest people in the nation. 
The birth of the sacred white buffalo provides those within the Native American community with a sense of hope and an indication that good times are to come. 

The telling of a story from one culture to another is complex; without living in the culture, we miss much of the story's significance. However, it can still have meaning for us if we take the time to learn about the philosophy of the culture from which it came, perhaps meditating or reflecting on its place in our own lives. 
The blend I offer you today is exactly like that: a beautiful fibre meditation and story you can add to your own.



Club sign ups for the next round are still open; especially the batt club and the sock yarn clubs are filling up very fast, so do not wait to re-sign if you are a current member or if you are thinking of joining for the first time! Lots of fantastic art is waiting to be “translated” into fibre colours again ! Have a fun week creating and cuddling some fluffy yarns and fibres !

To order: email or message me on facebook or Instagram, quoting the colourway and the quantity you would like, together with your postal address and I will get right back to you with all the payment details.

Angora Bunny Tops or Fibres

Tops of pure white angora 25g $15

Angora bunny Fibre raw 25grams $12



English Angora Bunny tops 25grams $15




Pure white English Angora Bunny
our bunnies are groomed every two days
and are given a haircut every 3 months




English Angora Bunny Fibre 25grams $12




IxCHeL Pure Luxury No5 Tops

A blend of 5 Sensual Fibres: White Bison, Angora Bunny, Yak, Cashmere and Tencel


50grams         AU$23




Autumn Leaves




Indigo Light to Dark




Shibori Indigo




Gothic Purple Bliss




Musical Chairs





Natural





Peacock







Rose





Purple Spring






Scottish Weather Forecast





Sexy and Savvy





Sexy Weatherman




Velvet






Zen





Unicorn Rainbow




IxCHeL  Club Sign ups are still open until September 30th !

Here is a photo compilation of the previous club  months January to July 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 October, November, December 2018 


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 #37 and receive your special hand dyed top :)) for three months (October, November, December 2018) 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 #37 now. Numbers are strictly limited ! The October 2018 Club is going to be shipped out end of October, the November club mid November and the December club Early December. Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me your details. 

 The IxCHeL Sock Yarn Clubs October, November, December 2018


 Every month for three months (October, November, December 2018) 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 October 2018 Club is going to be shipped out end of October, the November club mid November and the December club Early December. 

 IxCHeL Funky Bunny Batt Clubs October, November, December 2018 


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 October 2018 Club is going to be shipped out end of October, the November club mid November and the December club Early December. 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.



Dates to put in your Calendar





Sunday September 30th


Sheep and Woolcraft Field day
Pakenham Hall
Corner Henry and John Street , Pakenham
9.30 - 3.00pm

This awesome event is hosted by the Black & Coloured Sheep Breeders of South East Victoria
There will be craft demos, wonderful fleeces, a petting farm from the Elisabeth Murdoch College, Raffle prizes and of course a huge amount of stall holders offering fantastic fluffy fibres and yarns.

I will be there again as well of course (would not miss it for the world) and I will have some new products again that could not be ready for the Bendigo Show like, natural dyes, plant seeds to grow your own dye garden, natural dye kits, new yarns and tops as well as my usual range of super fluffy yarns and blends.




 RABBIT ON !
((hugs))
Charly
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Friday, September 14, 2018

Starry Yarn !


Bunny our Ragdoll cat always knows that Friday is Photo shoot day, so she planted herself near the yarn and meowed “I am ready for my close up now!” What a Diva ! lol
Spring is definitely here: the Sun has started shining lots more and there is a distinctive buzz of bees in the air. The September clubs have been shipped out so I have a bit of reprieve until the next round of clubs have to be blended and dyed starting in October. Saying that, things are in full swing to get as much as possible ready for the 2nd biggest yarn and fibre event in Victoria on September 30th! There will be lots of yarns and top and more 😊 and it’s a lot of fun. If you happen to be close to Pakenham in Victoria, please come and visit and fondle all the fluffiness. I am working on some new exciting and fun fluff at the moment for that event too !

For this update I wanted to offer you all some pretty awesome Superfine Merino, Cashmere, Silver and a bit of nylon Sock yarn, because you van never have enough BLING ! to knit with !

Club sign ups for the next round are still open; especially the batt club and the sock yarn clubs are filling up very fast, so do not wait to re-sign if you are a current member or if you are thinking of joining for the first time! Lots of fantastic art is waiting to be “translated” into fibre colours again ! Have a fun week creating and cuddling some fluffy yarns and fibres !

To order: email or message me on facebook or Instagram, quoting the colourway and the quantity you would like, together with your postal address and I will get right back to you with all the payment details.

Angora Bunny Tops or Fibres

Tops of pure white angora 25g $15

Angora bunny Fibre raw 25grams $12



English Angora Bunny tops 25grams $15




Pure white English Angora Bunny
our bunnies are groomed every two days
and are given a haircut every 3 months




English Angora Bunny Fibre 25grams $12




IxCHeL Superfine Silver Star Sock Yarn

Hand dyed right here at the IxCHeL Fibre Farm  SW merino, Cashmere, Silver Angelina and nylon



+/- 431 meters/470yards       100grams/3.53oz      AU$32




Zombies in Springtime -sold-




Velvet




T-Rex Romance




The Salmon of Doubt




Sake Bomb





Rose



Polar Bear




Moss Forest




Milkshake Duck




Magic White Unicorn




Lumbersexual





Light Heather





Indigo







Indigo Light to Dark -sold-





Indigo Speckle





Indigo trio combo





Grasshopper





Orange Pumpkin





Flirtini





SILVER STAR MINI SKEINS: 25g each available colours Black and Indigo $9






SEXY WEATHERMAN (100g skeins)





SEXY BUSHFIRE SCIENTIST (100g skeins)





SEXY BOTANIST (100 g skeins)



SEXY ASTRONOMER (100g skeins)





IxCHeL  Club Sign ups are open now !

Here is a photo compilation of the previous club  months January to July 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 October, November, December 2018 


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 #37 and receive your special hand dyed top :)) for three months (October, November, December 2018) 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 #37 now. Numbers are strictly limited ! The October 2018 Club is going to be shipped out end of October, the November club mid November and the December club Early December. Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me your details. 

 The IxCHeL Sock Yarn Clubs October, November, December 2018


 Every month for three months (October, November, December 2018) 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 October 2018 Club is going to be shipped out end of October, the November club mid November and the December club Early December. 

 IxCHeL Funky Bunny Batt Clubs October, November, December 2018 


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 October 2018 Club is going to be shipped out end of October, the November club mid November and the December club Early December. 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.



Dates to put in your Calendar


Sunday September 30th


Sheep and Woolcraft Field day
Pakenham Hall
Corner Henry and John Street , Pakenham
9.30 - 3.00pm

This awesome event is hosted by the Black & Coloured Sheep Breeders of South East Victoria
There will be craft demos, wonderful fleeces, a petting farm from the Elisabeth Murdoch College, Raffle prizes and of course a huge amount of stall holders offering fantastic fluffy fibres and yarns.

I will be there again as well of course (would not miss it for the world) and I will have some new products again that could not be ready for the Bendigo Show like, natural dyes, plant seeds to grow your own dye garden, natural dye kits, new yarn and design kits as well as my usual range of super fluffy yarns and blends.

I will give you a nice overview closer to the date to help you prepare your shopping list  ;-)



 RABBIT ON !
((hugs))
Charly
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