Friday, May 20, 2016

Expecto ..BUNNY!

Yep.. no..Still haven’t left the dye studio in case you are
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 the need to share all the exciting yarn and fibre . Yes, I blame the yarn and fibre

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)

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 and enquire about the options available.

IxCHeL Fibre Club July, August and September  2016

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 #29 and receive your special hand dyed top :)) for three months (July, August, September) 2016) is AU$72 + postage (parcel post or airmail). AND there are good value double serves available !!!

For Australia : single serve $72+$28 postage (parcel post), double serve $136+$28 (save $8) or triple serves $204 (save $12!) + postage
For USA + Canada: single serve AU$72+AU$55 (Airmail) double serve AU$136+AU$55
For UK,Europe, rest of the world: Single serve AU$72+AU$60 (airmail) Double serve AU$136+AU$60
For Asia: Single serve AU$72+AU$45 (airmail) Double serve AU$136+AU$45
If you want to receive a fibre surprise every month then join the IXCHEL FIBRE CLUB #29 now. Numbers are strictly limited ! The July 2016 Club 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 Clubs July, August, September 2016

Every month for three months (July, August and September  2016) 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+$28 postage (parcel post) double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +$28

For USA + Canada: single serve AU$78+AU$55 (Airmail) double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$55

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 ! 
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 Funky Bunny Batt Clubs July, August and September 2016

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 180grams with luxury fibres like camel , angora, cashmere, silk, yak, llama even wolf 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 2016.

Price to join the Ixchel Funky bunny for three months is :
For Australia : $108+$28 postage (parcel post)
For USA + Canada: AU$108+AU$55 (Airmail)
For UK,Europe, rest of the world: AU$108+AU$60 (airmail)
For Asia: AU$108+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 ! The first installment is going to be shipped out end of July  :) Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me

Blue Faced Leicester Tri Colour tops   

Awesome to spin with 3 gorgeous colours of caramel, chocolate and vanilla! Beautiful to spin ! 100grams $23

Blue Faced Leicester Tri Colour Tops

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



Wild Sea

Woad (dyed with woad)  SOLD

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

1 left


Polyjuice Potion

Sleeping Dragon

The new Ministry of Magic


Mermaids and ZOmbies

Diagon Alley

Pumpkin Juice

Dates to put in your Calendar !!


Sunday May 29th  10am-3pm

Victorian Hand Knitters Guild Show Coburg Town Hall

THE extra ordinary super fluffy yarny event in Melbourne !!!
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

Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show
THE event of the year !!!! Not to be missed!! I will be there in the Flower (Power Bunny) Shed again with heaps of new goodies, hand dyed and hand spun, IxCHeL new blends and rare sheep breed adventures and much much more ! Including a world first of something AMAZING AND FUN!!!!! Shhh not telling ! but it is AWESOME !!!!


2nd of October
Black n Coloured Sheep FIELD DAY  in Cranbourne!

Landscape dyes 

 100g tubs   AU$11 

Want to dye your own with easy to use acid dyes? I have been selling these Landscape dyes at my workshops and shows for a long time :  They are extremely easy to use and come in great shades.
Just contact me with the name of the colour you are after and I will get right back to you.

Have a creative week!
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 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  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 !


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