I think I will have to stop saying that I’ve been busy or the week has been a full on one, because you know by now that it is a given no matter what…LOL
I did have a wonderful relaxing day last Sunday, my mini holiday, knitting some hexipuffs (only 3.999 to go..lol) and making up some swatches, while reading and watching a bit of Outlander. I am so happy I did a lot of foraging and collecting of plants early in the week because it has been getting colder and colder here in the Yarra Valley hills ! Winter definitely is not over yet and judging by the temperatures there could even be some snow!? Anyway, it was too cold to get my indigo dyebaths started up and lucky for me the eco printing and natural dyeing was done before the cold snap.
On todays blog I have prepared an array of different naturally dyed fibres and yarns for you, including some mini skeins that are awesome to work with either for some hexi puffs, sock blankets or even add them to your stripy socks or scarves as a contrast.
one a more uniformly marled DK (8ply weight) weight yarn and the other
a slubby single showing off the imprints
Also, I am already working on some very special yarn/fibre and projects for next week …no…not saying a thing , but it will be exciting and fun.
On this blog you can find some IxCHeL botanical dye range tops (superfine merino, silk and cashmere) together with mini sock skeins and the eco printed IxCHeL sock yarn !
Natural dyeing and eco printing take a lot of time so please know I do not have a huge amount of stock of these available.
Also, every tops and skein are of course slightly different even when the same leaves or plants have been used: they are beautiful to combine and will create a sense of uniformity and natural beauty when combined as with all things that have been dyed using natural dyes. That is just the thing what I love about dyeing with plants: Nature always has a tendency to have everything live in harmony together. Have fun and thank you so so much for your support and being there for our little fibre farm! You are AMAZING !
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.
IxCHeL Botanical Dye Range Tops
superfine Merino 18micron(65%), Mulberry Silk (30%), Cashmere (5%)
100 +grams AU$25
( eucalyptus cinberea, eucalyptus cremulata,
iron modifier, oak galls, woad leaves)
(Eucalyptus cinerea, eucalyptus cremulata, iron modifier, oak galls)
(Elderberries -dried-, woad leaves, eucalyptus cinerea,
walnut husks, dyers’ chamomile-leaves and stalks-)
(Ivy leaves, dyers’ chamomile, walnut husks,
woad leaves,eucalyptus cinerea, madder root)
IxcHeL Botanical Dye Range Mini Skeins
+/- 6 – 9 grams per mini skein,
5 mini skeins per pack, IxCHeL Sock yarn
(hand dyed in the Yarra Valley and spun in Victoria, Australia)
AU$15one mini skein is enough for 1.5 hexi puffs using needles 3.25mm
IxCHeL Sock Minis Madder light to dark
IxCHeL Sock minis Indigo light to dark with one eco printed mini
IxCHeL Sock Minis Woad light and dark, walnut husks, eco printed x2
IxCHeL Sock Minis Madder, pear Bark, Walnut and 2 eco printed minis
IxCHeL Botanical Dye Range Sock Yarn
100grams/3.53oz (Superwash merino, Silk, Nylon -75/5/20)
fingering weight, 410 meters/448 yards
eco printed (hand dyed in the Yarra Valley and spun in Victoria, Australia)
AU$28one skein is enough for one pair of socks or you can make a wonderful scarf or shawl as well. Your imagination is the only limit
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They have been dyed with the same plants but there will always be differences.
Plants used are: Eucalyptus cinerea, Madder root, Walnut husks, Apple bark; iron modifier.
New IxCHeL Club sign ups are starting !
for the months : October, November, December 2017
IxCHeL Fibre Club October, November and December 2017
The IxCHeL Sock Yarn Clubs October, November and December 2017
IxCHeL Funky Bunny Batt Clubs October, November and December 2017
Dark Side of the Moon Yarn Sign up
100 +grams/3.53 oz AU$28
Dates to put in your Calendar !!
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.