Still pushing myself to get as much ready for the handknitters guild show next week Sunday! While dyeing I have been hunkering forf magical things to happen like : my dye room becoming like the tardis and being bigger on the inside, yarns and tops getting magically dyed in minutes insteaqd of hours and days, the miraculous appearance of ten dobbies to help me out…to conjure up some magic while standing at the dyepot and making my “dye potions” I have been listening to Stephen Fry reading all the Harry Potter books.
It helps, however, it did not make elves magically appear. I have to say, I am making great progress with the dyeing and I am proud to say that all the yarns I wanted to get done are spun and dyed and at the moment drying in front of the fire and in I should say, almost every room of the house. No, there is no such thing as containing “crafty work” confined in the studio or dyeroom, fluff tends to spill into every part of the house no matter how hard you try. I guess that is the magic of fluffy stuff !
Did I say all the yarn is dyed and spun for the Handknitters guild next week? Yes ! That does not mean I can put my feet up though, there are still lots of fibres that need to get finished and still dyed! The excitement never stops and I guess it stems from the fact that I cannot contain (there’s that word again..lol) the need to share all the exciting yarn and fibre . Yes, I blame the yarn and fibre ..lol
Anyhoo, You may have guessed there is the handknitters guild show on the 29th , that is NEXT Week!!! So in case you were wondering what I have been working on to get ready :
All kinds of Sock yarns (Ewe bunny (merino/angora, Silver Star luxury sock yarn merino cashmere and silver, merino Nylon) : Solid dyed, semi solids, variegated and …SPECKLED !!
Art Yarns: with handstitched bunnies and slubby yarns
Super luxury and super soft: bunny mink handspun and handdyed Pure English angora bunny 8 ply yarns
Angora/Wallaby handspun handdyed yarns
Cashmerino lace yarns
Long repeat rainbow yarns
North Ronaldsay Rare sheep breed (sea weed eating sheep) 3ply yarn
handdyed Camelbunny yarns
handspun and dyed Pure mink handspun yarns
Bamboo bunny sock weight yarn
Lace weight handdyed long repeat yarns
And more !
Then for the fibres and tops on show are: I almost wanted to say too many to mention but I guess I better let you know a bit of what I will be bringing ! :
Bunny bison bliss with bison of course
Luxury nr 5 tops (yak, bison, cashmere and bunny)
TuNDRA with qiviut !!!!
A new blend called VIVA FRIDA with ,yes, AGAVE CACTUS
Cashmere Fling tops !
Gaga bunny (bfl with glitz and angora)
Magic Bunny (brilliant to spin and really really magic to look at
A new blend with angora and ..hemp !
Rare sheep breeds Batts And much much more !
and then there are ofcourse lits of support spindles, drop spindles with beautiful stone inlays, Tardis spindles, Turkinsh spindles in all shapes and sizes (mini, medium and maxi with cute cut outs of your fav fibre animals !) and more !!!
Which brings me to the offer of today to get you salivating for the show coming up in 9 days ! Oh AND sign up for the new clubs starting in July are also still open .
Have a fun weekend and snaffle ! All the “ how to order details” are shown at the bottom of this blog. You can always contact me on facebook or ravelry and even if you do not see something here , ask me: I am always happy to enable !
New IxCHeL Club sign ups are now open!
for the months : July, August and September 2016
(til quotas are reached or until June 30th)
IxCHeL Fibre Club July, August and September 2016
The IxCHeL Sock Yarn Clubs July, August, September 2016
IxCHeL Funky Bunny Batt Clubs July, August and September 2016
Blue Faced Leicester Tri Colour tops
Awesome to spin with 3 gorgeous colours of caramel, chocolate and vanilla! Beautiful to spin ! 100grams $23
North Ronaldsay Hand dyed 3 ply Yarn
This rare sheep breed yarn is one of a kind and very hard to come by. It is strong yarn excellent for socks and shawls and has an amazing meterage of about 560meters per 100g) 100g skeins $26
Dyed with wild mushroom pigments
Sock Yarn 4 ply handdyed
This merino / Nylon sock yarn is spun in Victoria and hand dyed right here on the IxCHeL farm. A fabulous yarn to knit your socks ! or lots of other fun things ! It has a meterage of around 380 meters per 100g. 100g skeins $26
Dates to put in your Calendar !!
Sunday May 29th 10am-3pm
Victorian Hand Knitters Guild Show Coburg Town Hall
I will be there with lots of hand dyed tops for spinning and felting and happy rainbow yarn and sock yarn, some extra special art yarns and much much more!!!!
As well as some amazing Lair of the Bearded Dragon spindles and bowls that are pure magic to spin with !
Friday July 15th- Sunday 17th, 9am-5pm
2nd of October
Black n Coloured Sheep FIELD DAY in Cranbourne!
Just contact me with the name of the colour you are after and I will get right back to you.
How To Order:
2. Message me on facebook or
3. Message me on www.ravelry.com 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.