Friday, April 28, 2017

Sparkles and a Bunny Star

Sparkle bright TicTac

What a week !!!! dyeing, carding and skeining, labeling all the truckload of clubs and custom orders and also on palliative care duty for our beloved TicTac. TicTac left us yesterday after being an absolute Star in our lives for 9 years. She will be sorely missed. I hope she keeps sparkling up there with all the other bunnies at the Rainbow bridge.

 So ....apart from being totally overworked and in the scheme of things totally minor issues like , dealing with some (fill in expletives here) *?/!@#$  , my week ended in devastation losing TicTAc. So I cried lots last night, everything just piling up one on top of the other , making me feel like I was on teh brink of a nervous breakdown.
The choice was mine: Cave in and get totally uncontrollably sad and depressed about just about everything OR work my behind off and get my **s into gear for tonights' blog update. I had already prepared a new product line for tonight but a lot of work like photographing, skeining, labelling and naming the yarns still needed to be done. I chose option number two. I always seem to choose option two: i still remember my mother in law at the time checking up on me after my first miscarriage: "why are you spinning and working?" and I replied " it's better that way. Yarn makes everything better". So tonight I have something special for you : not only yarn but Sparkly yarn to top it all off ! Bling and Yarn! I mean: how can it not mnake you feel better !!!!???

The New IxCHeL Sock yarn base is new to my base dyeing yarns and it makes me happy just touching and knitting with it! it has sparkles, it has super fine merino and it has super soft cashmere to make it even more awesome! I wish you could have a feel of it and see the sparkles glimmer all over the place. I took a video of the yarn earlier today and out it on my instagram and IxCeL fibres and yarns facebook page if you would like to check it out !

So for todays update I have the new Silver Star IxCHeL Sock yarn and a fabulous launch price to boot ! treat yourself to some Sparkles !

IxCHeL Silver Star Sock yarn 4 ply Fingering Weight

Super soft sparkly yarn with a high twist: great for socks a swell as shawls or hey, a sparkly jumper! Great yarn with fab stitch definition and drape. 

All hand dyed on the IxCHeL Fibre farm with Love by me right here in the Yarra Valley !

+/- 431 meters / 470 yards per 100g

Merino 75% Cashmere 5% Nylon 15% Silver Angelina 5%
100+gram skeins     
AU$26 (Instead of the RRP $30 !! that's 15% discount !!!)

Art Pop Silver Star yarn being knitted up (photo by Liz Langford Knits) 
Isn't it awesome how it looks ?!
Combine this Art Pop Speckle with the Unicorn variegated silver star yarn for extra POP!



Punk Angel


Rose Velvet-sold-

Star Struck

Hey Girl!

Show me your Teeth!

Harley Quinn

Little Monsters

Faded Denim

Gothic Pink

Bang Bang-sold-

Black Star-sold-

Art Pop !



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 !)

Please join me with the Healesville Spinners and Weavers on Saturday for their annual meeting and celebration.
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

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 14th- Sunday 16th, 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 !!!!


date and venue info to follow soon.

Black n Coloured Sheep FIELD DAY  in Pakenham!

Landscape dyes 

 100g tubs   AU$11 
250 g tubs AU$26

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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