Friday, July 4, 2014

Grey is Gorgeous



Remember the Norwegian Gra Troender sheep from a while back? The tops I offered that sold out in a blink of an eye? Well, I was lucky enough to get my hands on some more !!! I am part of it for Bendigo and it is in the dyepot as we speak, but I do have some extremely nice natural grey on offer this week! Not only is it out of this world gorgeous in colour just as is, but it is also very lofty and soft !

The sheep are called the Grå trøndersau or the Norwegian Grey Troendersheep. The Norwegian Grey Troender is a very rare breed of domesticated sheep that originated from crossbreeding native landrace sheep with the now extinct Tautra sheep in the late 19th century. Yes, they are super cute as well :

    



The fibre is very lofty and resembles the Shetland wool but with a bit more weight to it. It has a wonderful spring and vibrancy and luster to it and it spins up beautifully. I only have a very limited supply of the natural greys blended up so please if you want some do not hesitate and pounce ! (btw the lace pattern on the top of the blog can be found on Ravelry: it's called Upstairs 2.0 and it looks amazing in my loooong repeat rainbow lace yarns as well ! There is also a free ravelry download to a rectangular shawl in the upstairs lace pattern as well here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/upstairs )

The pouncing also goes for the signing up for the clubs! Deadline for the sign ups for all IxCHeL clubs is July 8th. I have had to cap the Funky bunny batt club already so that one is totally full since I only have so much of rare fibres that go in them to go around: the july club will be a Wolf batt , you see !..

I have been extremely busy preparing everything for the Bendigo Sheep and wool show that is only two weeks away. It is super busy, hectic and non stop dyeing, preparing and packing. What you are about to see is just a top of the woolly iceberg so to speak..lol     Up to a point that I think I could disappear in a woolly fluffy avalanche….aaaaargh! Here are the photos to prove it :
 
Happy tiger bunny tops drying

DIVA tops waiting to be braided and labelled ..

A big mountain of magic bunny tops already braided but not labelled yet...
Fibre and tops already packed and labelled ready to go to the show !
(this is only half of what needs to go into my "tardis"..lol)
 
AAaaargh! the wool avalanche got me !!!!!



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 weeks blog entry. Have fun !!!

Grå Trøndersau Sheep Wool Tops
A lofty, medium soft, very very rare sheeps wool and lovely to spin! Support a rare sheeps breed by buying these tops.

100+grams (+/-3.5Oz) AU$20
 
Natural blend of greys


Eco Grey Merino, smoke grey angora bunny and mulberry silk tops
Super soft 18micron eco merino blended with 5% smoke grey angora bunny and 30% luscious shiny silk

100+grams (+/-3.5Oz) AU$23
 
 

IxCHeL Club sign ups starting in July 2014 are Open !!

The IxCHeL clubs sign ups are now open!! for the fibre, yarn, mini skein and batt clubs for July, August and September 2014!!
For all our international  club fans there is a possibility to ship all three clubs together to save on postage if you want :-) Just pm me to enquire about  the options.

 IxCHeL Fibre Club July, August and September 2014

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$22 , 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 #21 and receive your special hand dyed top :)) for three months (July, August and September 2014) is AU$66 + postage (parcel post or airmail). AND there are good value double serves available !!!
 
For Australia : single serve $66+$27 postage (parcel post), double serve $120+$27
For USA + Canada: single serve AU$66+AU$51 (Airmail) double serve AU$120+AU$51
For UK,Europe, rest of the world: Single serve AU$66+AU$60 (airmail) Double serve AU$120+AU$60
For Asia: Single serve AU$66+AU$45 (airmail) Double serve AU$120+AU$45
If you want to receive a fibre surprise every month then join the IXCHEL FIBRE CLUB #21 now. Numbers are strictly limited ! Deadline for signing up for fibre club #21 is July 8th! And the first instalment is going to be shipped out end of July. Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me your details
 

The IxCHeL Sock Yarn Club July , August and September 2014

Every month for three months (July, August and September 2014) you will receive: enough hand dyed luscious yummy yarn to make a pair of socks or a lush shawl or scarf ofcourse! (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
 
For Australia : single serve $78+$27 postage (parcel post) double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +$27
For USA + Canada: single serve AU$78+AU$51 (Airmail) double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$51
For UK,Europe, rest of the world: Single serve AU$78+AU$60 (airmail) Double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$60
For Asia: Single serve AU$78+AU$45 (airmail) Double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$45
 
Numbers are strictly limited ! Deadline for signing up for the Ixchelbunny SOCK-IT-TO-ME Yarn CLUB! is July 8th.
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 .
 

IxCHeL Mini skein Club July, August and September 2014

Every month I will be offering a monthly exclusive IxCHeL mini skein selection for Club members. In that monthly selection there are 12 hand dyed miniskeins that are hand dyed and or even hand spun and awesome to add to your mini skein projects.
Here are all the details for the sign ups for the IxCHeL Mini Skein Club:
For Australia : single serve $69+$27 postage (parcel post) double serve $130 (=even a better deal!) +$27
For USA + Canada: single serve AU$69+AU$51 (Airmail) double serve $130 (even a better deal!) +AU$51
For UK,Europe, rest of the world: Single serve AU$69+AU$60 (airmail) Double serve $130 (even a better deal!)+AU$60
For Asia: Single serve AU$69+AU$42 (airmail) Double serve $130 (even a better deal!)+AU$45
 
Numbers are strictly limited ! Deadline for signing up for the IxCHeL Mini Skein Club is July 8th. The first Club mini skeins will be sent out end of July. Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me your details
 

IxCHeL Funky Bunny Batt Club July, August and September 2014..

FULL ALREADY …SORRY !!!

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$36 or more .
The batts will range in weight from 130grams to 180grams with luxury fibres like camel , angora, cashmere, silk, yak, llama even wolf and bison! 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 2014!
Price to join the Ixchel Funky bunny for three months is :
For Australia : $96+$27 postage (parcel post)
For USA + Canada: AU$96+AU$51 (Airmail)
For UK,Europe, rest of the world: AU$96+AU$60 (airmail)
For Asia: AU$96+AU$45 (airmail)
If you want to receive a fibre surprise every month then join the IXCHEL FUNKY BUNNY Batt CLUB now. Numbers are strictly limited !

IxCHeL Events to put in your Calendar!

Friday 18th July-Sunday 20th of July

Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show
Bendigo Show Grounds
Flower Power Bunny Shed
THE event of the year with heaps of fun and super special fibre happenings!!
Exciting news !!!!!! more info on that later next month !!!
BUT...it is going to be HUGE !!!!!!!

 

Friday 15th of August-Sunday 17th of August
39th Annual Country Conference
Camp Manyung Sunnyside Rd,
Mount Eliza
Im doing a talk there about the Navajo Churro Sheep project, Navajo Rug making, Navajo style spinning and more !
Lots of extremely special and hard to find fibres and yarns and SPINDLES will be available there !
Not to be missed!
There will also be a Special Navajo rug display and I will also have a stall there with lots of fluffy stuff to hug..enabling galore!!
To participate in the Country Conference please contact : Dot Vallence , email: dotv5@optusnet.com.au


 

Sunday September 29th, 9:30-3pm
Sheep and Woolcraft Day (with bunnies as well ofcourse !)
Cranbourne Public Hal;l (near KFC) in Cranbourne
I will have a big stall there filled to the brim with luscious fibery goodness and NEW fluffy exciting stuff !
Not to be missed!


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 ravelry 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.
 
Thank you so much for your help and support !


 

 RABBIT ON !


((hugs))


Charly



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1 comment:

Gayle Cooper said...

grey IS gorgeous. Love it.