Friday, October 20, 2017

Magic and more

Last week has flashed by..not flown…it was gone in the blink of an eye. At least that’s what it felt like for me…I managed to dye about 30 kilos just for all the clubs and the adventures and then , for good measure, an added couple for custom orders and this update. My timing was excellent becauyse the sun was out, we had no rain and the conditions were perfect for getting my dyepots going with woad and indigo and other natural dye pigments. It was magic. At the same time though my days quickly turned into nights and the nights quickly turned into dawn…I had a week of 4am let’s go to bed now then and up again to keep going. Natural dyeing and prepping everything does take time. If you do not take the time to let it steep and cure and mature, the magic will not happen. Some things just cannot be rushed.

So, for tonight I have a few extra special natural dye yarns on offer , all handdyed here at the farm and spun in Victoria especially for me and I could not be happier how the yarn has turned out. I am working on new very special yarns to come as well ! Bot in 4 and 8 ply and maybe, just maybe, even small batches of rare sheep breed blend yarns : it is all happening but as always with everything sustainable and in the way of “slow fashion” it is not something that can be finalized over night so bear with me. Your patience will be rewarded : more magical things will be happening. For now there are some very special woad dyed combos on offer as well as a gorgeous spring combo dyed with dyer’s chamomile and pear tree bark !

Enjoy looking and have a fun weekend !

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 to be found at the end of this week’s blog entry. 

IxCHeL Sock yarn   

Superfine Australian Merino, Silk, Nylon (75/5/20) 

Handdyed with Love

Woad Trio from light to dark in three skeins. 
You can also purchase the skeins separately ofcourse, just mention you wish Light, Medium or Dark

Springtime Trio
the silver is dyed with a very diluted Oak gall pigment, the purple is from fermented pear bark and the buttercup yellow is dyed with Dyer’s chamomile. They Look amazing together don’t you think? You can purchase the combo or you can purchase the skeins separately.

Silver (oak galls diluted pigment dye)

Lilac (dyed with Pear bark, fermented and then dried and dried into pigment)

Buttercup (dyed with Dyers Chamomile)

/>Another combo that looks so good together this time with a special speckle dye skein “Lallybroch in Spring” Combo

Lallybroch (Close up)

Oogie Boogie (Could not resist doing some Halloween inspired dyes )

Halloween Town

Deep Purple

Vengeance is mine

Dates to put in your Calendar !!


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.

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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