Friday, July 21, 2017

Bendigo Bash 2017

follow the bunny footprints ;-)

Only 364 days to go til Bendigo 2018! LOL

Yes, Bendigo show 2017 is over and it was amazing : total heaven for any animal and fibre and craft lover: three days of absolute bliss surrounded by colour, fluff and happy like minded people. What more can you ask for ? Party Time !!!! So after all te preparations, setting up, talking lots and having a great time with everybody showing their support and enthusiasm, it is time to do it all again! Well, it never stopped really, because I do already have some seriously new adventures lined up for next year! Nope, not saying a thing yet !

For those of you who did not have the opportunity to make it to the Bendigo Show here are some photos I took just after I finished setting up with the help of the Awesome Fiona Canavan, on Thursday night before the organisers “kicked” me out of the shed because they wanted to lock up (yes, that’s me: first in, last out…) : Enjoy !

The new blends like Vampire Deer, Gothic bunny and Black bunny sold out; the new blends of rare sheep like the Pixie blend with the Irish Kerry Hill sheep and the Outlander blend with Soay sheep almost sold out (new blending awaits later in the year) and almost all the sock yarns and handspun yarns almost sold out as well, with the marmot bunny yarn selling out faster than I could yell “BUNNY!”, the Dark Side of the Moon colourway was gone just as fast (more info on that later ! hint!).

I am absolutely humbled and energized at the same time by your generosity, your enthusiasm and amazing creativity. Next year the Bendigo show is scheduled to start on Friday 20th of July til Sunday the 22nd of July. Whatever you do, put it in your calendar !! It is going to be FUN !

 Now, Every year I have a competition at Bendigo for those who spend over a certain amount at our stall and now is the time the winner is picked to receive a wonderful $200 giftvoucher to spend on what the blog updates have on offer or custom dye or spinning services.

 Here it goes…are you ready???

 The winner of the Bendigo Show 2017 IxCHeL Prize is……

 Number 60 !!!!!

Congratulations Corinne !!! I will be sending you an email tonight with all the information but you can already start celebrating tonight !!!!!!

 To all the fantastic people who have shown their support at the show as well by stopping by at our stall : I will be sending you all a surprise as well.

Thank you all so very very much ! Paul, all the fluffy bunnies   and myself are immensely grateful by your support!

On this blog I offer you Special Tundra Tops , a Qiviut blend that is amazing to spin and cuddle up to ! Have fun and thank you so so much for your support and being there for our little fibre farm! You are AWESOME !

Happy Hoppy Weekend to all !! Please message me with your wishes and your postal address on facebook, Instagram or ravelry or you can also email me on ixchelbunny at yahoo dot com dot au and I will get straight back to you with all the payment details.

Tundra Tops
50 +grams/ +/- 1.75 oz  AU$25

Organic Merino, Qiviut , Angora, Tencel, Cashmere, Silk

Winds of Winter-3 left-




Queen’s Justice

Jon Snow


High Sparrow


Dragon Stone

Blood of my Blood

Dark Side of the Moon Yarn Sign up
100 +grams/3.53 oz  AU$28

Sock yarn, super wash super fine merino, silk and nylon. 410 meters  

This is just one of the awesome pooling variations you can create with this yarn! The Sky-or should I say THE MOON- is the limit !!!!

This yarn will be hand dyed to order this time. Sign in and order as many skeins as you like and it will be sent out to you next week !

Dates to put in your Calendar !!


Sunday 24th of September

Pakenham Hall
Corner Henry & John Streets , Pakenham 
Enquiries: Steph: 0418 590 333

Black n Coloured Sheep FIELD DAY  in Pakenham! Missing out on Bendigo? THIS is the event to visit !  

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 !


1 comment:

Sharmayne said...

Really missed not making it to Bendi this year and wearing the Bunny Ears into your shed, so thanks for the wonderful photos! You do amazing work and I'm so excited to finally be learning how to spin - so looking forward to being able to pick up fibre in the future!