I have been extra extra busy to give you an amazing update tonight filled with NEW IxCHeL Sock yarn colour combinations, Handspun super special Angora Bunny with Wallaby yarn AND last but not least: the announcement of another awesome fibery adventure , waiting for you to sign up!
Last time it was the Valais Blacknose Sheep adventure which was shipped out last week…this time I am offering you something amazing and super special : The world famous rare sheep from North Ronaldsay or as I like to call them the Seaweed Eating Sheep and what an adventure blend it is!!!!
There will however be silver in each and every one! Yes, you heard it right: Silver!!! The blend has seaweed fibre in it and the seaweed has been infused in a silver solution to make it extra beneficial.
Seaweed has beautiful qualities also as a fibre: it has skin protective and healing qualities; The brown algae (ascophyllum nodosum or knotted wrack) of SeaCell® fiber come from the cold, pure fjords of Iceland. The slopes of these sea arms are sparsely settled, and their untouched nature is a paradise for wildlife. The seaweed are full of minerals that they draw from the geothermal sea water – enriched with vital substances, free of contaminants and of the highest quality.
Among other things, these brown algae offer a large quantity of vitamins and minerals, such as magnesium and calcium as well as the active ingredient fucoidan, which constrains the growth of tumor cells.
It is effective against influenza viruses and high cholesterol levels, relieves skin diseases, and contributes to the skin’s healing process.
Antioxidants are also a defense against free radicals, protecting against skin damage. Your skin needs nutrients to stay healthy and beautiful. Mineral substances and trace elements are important, for example, since they invigorate your metabolism and have an impact on cell renewal, water balance, the healing of wounds, and protection from the sun. On the other hand, amino acids have a smoothing effect, while vitamins support the natural protective role of the skin and protect it from free radicals.
All these nutrients are present in the select brown algae in SeaCell® to a high degree. Your skin benefits from their health-promoting effects: Due to the natural moisture of the skin, the vital substances in the seaweed are set free when the fibers are worn.
The main nutrients in this special Seaweed fibre that is part of the new Fiber adventure blend I am very proud to offer you are:
• Minerals: e.g. magnesium, calcium, potassium and phosphorus
• Trace elements: mainly iron and iodine
• Amino acids: e.g. glutamic acid, histidine and alanine
• Vitamin: B, A, and E
Their beneficial effect can be absorbed in your skin over time while wearing your magical Seaweed blend– even after many washing cycles!
IxCHeL Fibre Adventure Sign up
Seamonster Batts and matching Seamonster Tops! -SOLD OUT !-
Sign in to receive your Seamonster batts and tops, Shipping date: end of May !! This is a very special super limited release !
North Ronaldsay!(seaweed sheep)
Silver infused Seaweed Fibre!!!!!!
English Angora Bunny
Sign in for the Seamonster batts and tops will close
Only the ones who sign up for the Sea Monster Adventure will have these exclusive IxCHeL Seamonster Batts and tops!
the batts will each weigh appr 150grams each! AU$36
the tops are a 100g + each ! AU$25
There will only be a very very VERY limited supply!!
You will have to sign in before April 28! Pm on Ravelry or facebook or email me :-)
Single double or combined serves will be available ! and please make sure you mention if you want Angelina bling or no bling option for the batts.
All the batts and the tops have the silver infused seaweed fibre.
All the tops and batts will be in the same colourway inspired by the environment the North Ronaldsay sheep live in.
I have added “inspiration photos” below. Enjoy !
|North Ronaldsay Sheep enjoying magical seaweed|
If you are not a spinner of yarns but would love to participate in this new fiber adventure, please let me know and I can spin the yarn for you ! Also: if you like to have your tops or batts dyed in a specific colour or colour combination: please ask! You know I like to enable ;-)
The launch Party of the IxCHeL sock yarn blend two weeks ago and the update of last week went so astronomically well that I sold out and had to dye more for custom orders! Again, I did not stop and have some more for you all to snaffle. I love working with this yarn: it is smoochy, super soft and is very colour hungry. Dyeing the speckled yarns and coming up with the colour combinations is the most invigorating thing ever: Colour does make you happy. I am starting to feel like Jackson Pollock ( but hopefully without his traumatised mental state...)
Happy snaffling !!
IxCHeL Angora bunny and Wallaby Yarn
from our English angora bunnies who are given a haircut every 3 months and wallaby fibre (70% angora, 30% Wallaby)
Handspun, natural, super fluffy,
appr 90-100meters per 50 grams
IxCHeL Merino Silk Nylon Sock yarn 4 ply Fingering Weight
Great yarn with fab stitch definition and drape. All Spun in Victoria and hand dyed on the IxCHeL Fibre farm with Love by me right here in the Yarra Valley !
+/- 410 meters per 100g
why not combine semi solids, solids, variegated and speckle together?
Dates to put in your Calendar !!
Saturday May 6th 10am-3pm
Healesville Spinners and Weavers Guild AGM and talk and shop (it is a general meeting and after 12am I will give a talk and there will be fluff for sale. It will be just me there though: not a spin in as such. So Please contact the Healesville spinners and bring a plate to celebrate !)
I will be doing a talk about the IxCHeLbunny farm, fibres and yarns and lots more !!! There will be fibres to cuddle (and buy) and also spindles of all shapes and sizes.
The event is open to all but everybody is asked to bring a plate of food to share with the others to make it even more fun. The Hall opens at 11am with a group meeting and my talk will start around 12. After the talk there will be ample opportunity to browse, shop and mingle.
V.C. Mullett Hall (Badger Creek Hall), 358 Badger Creek Road, Badger Creek.
The hall is located next to the Badger Creek C.F.A. Station and opposite the Badger Creek Primary School. There is off road parking.
Sunday May 21st 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 14th- Sunday 16th, 9am-5pm
date and venue info to follow soon.
Black n Coloured Sheep FIELD DAY in Pakenham!
250 g tubs AU$26
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.