Friday, March 30, 2012

Easter Bunny Plans

Bear contemplating his Easter plans: Sitting on an Easter Egg


One more week to go til Easter and it is getting more hectic everyday for this easterbunny ! I still have so much custom spin and dye jobs to do AND spin and dye some more Bunny art yarns, dye more tops for the Royal Sydney Show and trying to keep sane at the same time….not happening ..lol
On the up side: my knee has finally managed to feel much happier. At least my knee doesn’t wake me up tens of times in the middle of the night when I roll over in bed….you know, it’s only when you have some kind of injury or had an operation that you get this sudden awareness how muscles or bones that we normally take for granted and expect to work fluently at all times, can stuff our very normal day to day functionality up.
I still remember after the total hysterectomy I had a couple of years ago to rid my body of the unwelcome guests (read: cancer), that even breathing , coughing, getting up, sitting down, going to the toilet or laughing was accompanied by a HUGE amount of pain or discomfort. How soon we forget. How soon we take things for granted again. How soon we go on thinking some things will just work forever…it’s reality check alright!
I finally figured out how I dislocated my knee btw: don’t laugh! Repeatedly getting up from my office chair, twisting my knee the wrong way! and thinking I was made of rubber . By doing this all the time, I became accustomed to it, not thinking at all how stupid it was . and you know what? I think that’s where a lot of things go wrong. Not even just with the physical, mechanical body things, but also with the mental, communicative, brain things. Most of the time we just do and talk without thinking, without even contemplating about the consequences or what it means to us or others. In these last few weeks with the knee issue I have been put back on , what I call “mindfulness”: mindful walking (meaning not leaping and tripping over doing a million things an hour ) , mindful talking (thinking what you say and how you say it), mindful doing anything ! It is amazing how this concentration and compassionate mindful action can impact on your world and it is easier to do than you think. All you need to do is get accustomed to doing it so it becomes natural to you.
Anyway, I digress, as usual, I was talking about the Easter Show and all that it will bring with it . It is going to be super busy with the wonderful Emma Brien judging Angora bunny fleece for the very bery first time in Australia! Bunnies have ofcousre been judged and prized but never the fleece they produce, which I thought was a bit odd since the sheep and the goats get their fleeces judged all the time! So, Emma as a judge extraordinaire will not only help us out with the judging of the fleeces, but also will be a valuable team member in our back to back bunny Record Attempt at the Sydney Royall show! : clip, spin and knit a garment in the shortest possible time. All of this is going to happen on Monday the 9th of April at te Wynne Pavillion at the Sydney Royal Showgrounds! It all starts at 9am , with the Back to back bunny record starting at 11am ! It is all very exciting! And there is still so much to organise, so I’d better get going again! In the meantime for this weeks update I thought it would be appropriate to offer you some pure angora tops that are just to die for ! spin like butter and are super soft 9micron !!!!! also some lush super mulberry silk hand dyed tops for you and to top it off some 3ply pure angora yarn with a whopping 400meters oer 50grams yardage !!!! wow!


Anyway, without keeping you too long: here is this weeks update! Enjoy!


How To Order:
You can email me on ixchel at rabbit dot com dot au or message me on facebook or ravelry where I am Ixchelbunny. I will email you right back with all your order details and payment methods. Any questions? Please don’t hesitate to ask! Always happy to enable.

Thank you so much for your help and support !
(((HUGS)))
Charly


IxCHeL English Angora Tops 50+grams AU$20
Excellent for spinning the most luscious yarns and felts beautifully!

Koochie Koochie


Naked ride home

2 kool 2 be 4gotten

hole in the ice

in the still of the night


IxCHeL angora 3 ply , 50+grams +/- 400meters !!! AU$22
An amazing hand dyed yarn with a huge amount of meterage!
1 skein will do a a scarf ! There are more than one skeins per colour available !

Mad hatter

down the rabbit hole

Alice

IxCHeL Mulberry silk , 50+grams AU$23
Amazingly lush, soft , lustrous hand dyed tops!
Great for spinning and felting ! even sik paper making and embellishing ofcourse !


Tango

Blue valentines

Road to Peace

El Pajaro (the bird in Spanish )

everyone says Hi

Liquid Moon

Renegade

Respectable

Just Dance

the Mission

IxCHeL Club Sign ups for April, May and June 2012 are still Open! Do not miss out and join the fun!

IxCHeL FIBRE CLUB April, May and June 2012


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$20 , and as all of you past members know you get tops that are usually around $24 ! so it is a great deal!
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 #13 and receive your special hand dyed top :)) for three months is AU$60 + postage (parcel post or airmail). AND double and triple serves are available !!! So in short:
For Australia :
single serve $60+$21 postage (parcel post)
double serve $120+$24
triple serve $160+$33
For USA + Canada:
single serve AU$60+AU$35 (Airmail)
double serve AU$120+AU$60
For UK,Europe, rest of the world:
Single serve AU$60+AU$38 (airmail)
Double serve AU$120+AU$58
For Asia:
Single serve AU$60+AU$28 (airmail)
Double serve AU$120+AU$39
If you want to receive a fibre surprise every month then join the IXCHEL FIBRE CLUB #13 now. Numbers are strictly limited ! the first installment is going to be shipped out end of April:)
Payment via direct deposit or credit card. Just PM or email me your details :))


IxCHeL Funky Bunny Batt Club
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$32 or more . The batts will range in weight from 100grams to 150grams with luxury fibres like camel , angora, cashmere, silk, yak, llama even Yak this time !
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 April, May and June 2012 !
Price to join the Ixchel Funky bunny #13 :)) for three months is :
For Australia : $96+$21 postage (parcel post)
For USA + Canada: AU$96+AU$35 (Airmail)
For UK,Europe, rest of the world: AU$96+AU$38 (airmail)
For Asia: AU$96+AU$28 (airmail)
If you want to receive a fibre surprise every month then join the IXCHEL FUNKY BUNNY Batt CLUB#12 now.
Numbers are strictly limited !
the first installment is going to be shipped out end of april 2012:)
Payment via direct deposit or credit card. Just PM or email me


IxCHeL Yarn Club

What is the deal? hmmm it is sooo good and fun and sockaliscious you just will HAVE to join :)
Here are the details:
Every month for three months (april-may and june 2012) you will receive:
enough hand dyed luscious yummy yarn to make a pair of socks; (the hand dyed yarn will be exclusive for the Ixchelbunny SOCK-IT-TO-ME Yarn CLUB and will range from a sockweight yarn or a 3ply or a 4 ply);
Every month a new 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 :)
Here is the nitty gritty:
For Australia : single serve $78+$21 postage (parcel post)
double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +$24
For USA + Canada: single serve AU$78+AU$35 (Airmail)
double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$49
For UK,Europe, rest of the world:
Single serve AU$78+AU$38 (airmail)
Double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$57
For Asia: Single serve AU$78+AU$28 (airmail)
Double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$42
Numbers are strictly limited !
Payment via direct deposit or credit card. 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 :)


IxCHeL Mini skein Club
Every month I will be offering a monthly exclusive IxCHeL mini skein selection for Club members. In that monthly selection there are 10 hand dyed miniskeins that are hand dyed and or hand spun not available anywhere else and awesome to add to your mini skein projects. Once the Monthly mini skein collecction is announced anybody can order as many as there are available and they will receive a nice colourful pack of FOURTEEN miniskeins for $23+post. That is 14 miniskeins for the price of 10 ! Now how can you say no to that??
Here are all the details for the sign ups for the IxCHeL Mini Skein Club:
Here is the nitty gritty:
For Australia : single serve $69+$21 postage (parcel post)
double serve $130 (=even a better deal!) +$24
For USA + Canada: single serve AU$69+AU$35 (Airmail)
double serve $130 (even a better deal!) +AU$49
For UK,Europe, rest of the world:
Single serve AU$69+AU$38 (airmail)
Double serve $130 (even a better deal!)+AU$57
For Asia: Single serve AU$69+AU$28 (airmail)
Double serve $130 (even a better deal!)+AU$42
Numbers are strictly limited ! Payment via direct deposit or credit card. Just PM or email me your details :))


Wokshops in May and June :

MAY Classes

Beginner Spinner classes Tuesday May 8th, 15th and 22nd 10am-4pm $150
Learn how to spin in a day ! You will receive a bag filled with fluffy goodies to learn with and the use of a wheel! Different types of fibres will be covered from merino, to Shetland, to rare sheep breeds , angora , mohair, yak and alpaca !
Enjoy the relaxing environment of our little fibre farm and cuddle a bunny on your breaks from spinning. Lunch and drinks provided. Brochures on techniques etc will be handed out as well. Limited places available !

Art Yarns Saturday May 26th and Tuesday May 29th 10am-4pm $150
Make art yarns, dive into the world of creative yarns! Learn how to make the nip n tuck, coils, slubs, core spinning and adding fancy extras!
Lunch and drinks provided. Bring your own fluff or additions or dive into our shop to get your supply. Every student will receive a bag of surprise goodies to work with aas well.

JUNE CLASSES

Wire Core Spinning Saturday June 2nd 10am-4pm $150
Learn how to use jewellery wire in your spinning to make fibre sculptures , baskets, wearable art and more. !
Its an amazingly nice way to make adventurous, multi functional yarn !
Handouts , lunch and drinks will be provided a dn a bag of goodies, wire core and fluff to play with !

Plying Adventures Tuesday June 5th 10-3pm $100
Learn how to ply a balanced yarn, Navajo ply, flower power ply or do fancy boucle! Lots of new adventurous yarns !
Every student will be given a bag of goodies and lunch and drinks will be provided as well.

Tailspinning yarn Saturday 9th of June 10am-4pm $150
Learn the spinning technique in a day. You can create your own tailspun super soft mohair curls (fibre provided!) or even angora ! anything goes! It’s exciting to create yarn like this ! aand now is your chance to learn!
Every student will be given a bag of goodies and lunch and drinks will be provided as well.

Flower Power Art Yarns and Fancy Additions Tuesday June 19th 10-4pm $150
Learn how to make art yarns with your handspun that look like little flowers or beehives ! and how to add little bits and pieces, feathers, bling and more to your yarn to make it extra special !
Your imagination is the limit !
Every student will be given a bag of goodies and lunch and drinks will be provided as well.

To reserve a spot in any of these classes, email me or message me on Ravelry. I will send you all the details. It’s going to be FUN !

Dates to Remember:
Bunny Spin in at the Ixchel Fibre Farm (11am-4pm)
Every Third Saturday and every fourth Thursday of the month!

Saturday April 21st, 11am-4pm
Bring a plate to share your wheel or spindle, knitting or crochet, yourself and a smile and have a fun day out amongst bunnies and friends ! Please contact me to secure a spot ! Bunny food like cabbage, bok choi or broccoli is always welcome as well ! : the bunnies will cuddle you more for it ;D

Thursday April 26th, 11am – 4pm

April 9th, Sydney Royal Show THE PLACE TO BE AT EASTER ! EASTER BUNNY CENTRAL!
THE Angora Bunny Event of the year!!
Back to Back Bunny World Record

Join the fun and what better way to do it than visit all the Easter bunnies at the Royal Easter Show! Promoting the angora rabbits in Australia for the very first time ! and how ! More information on the Royal Sydney show website ! and there will be heaps and heaps of IxcHeL angora and angora blend fibres and yarns!!

April 16th
Flower Power Spin in

Grand Valley Spinner & Weavers
Tapscott-Milbourne centre, Cambridge road, Motrose (melways ref 52 C5)
10am-4pm
It is going to be heaps of fun with lots of new fibres and yarns !!! and lot sof spinning

April 28th
Mini Wool Show of the Hand knitters Guild

Time and place to be confirmed later.
I am preparing heaps of new yarns for that event that will be amazing !!!!!

The Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show 2012
Friday 20th-Sunday 22nd of July

I will be in the Flower (bunny) shed again this year with heaps of new fluffy stuff and in full bunny regalia
This year it is even going to BIGGER and more HUGE than ever !!!
Join me in the fun !
The woolcraft schedule is published and the IxCHeL Fibre farm is sponsoring a catergory this year in the handspun yarn classes in Natural Animal Fibres class 23 and 24 !!! We feel it is very important to get the word out . Angora fibre and cashmere and mohair and alpaca and baby camel is amazing to spin, felt, weave, embellish and crochet with! Start planning and working on your entry for the show and get your art work out there for everybody tot admire and win prizes !! yeah ! What could be better eh?
Check out the website here for more details : www.sheepshow.com and for questions relating to the woolcraft schedule and ore contact Dot Vallence at Dotv5 at optusnet dot com dot au

Contact me on Ravelry where I am Ixchelbunny, message me on facebook or email me on Ixchelbunny@yahoo.com.au or ixchel@rabbit.com.au


RABBIT ON !
((hugs))
Charly

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1 comment:

Textile Tragic said...

All the best for the big Royal Easter (Bunny)Show.