Blossoming Bunnies (by Kozyndan)
Another whirlwind of a week ! All the January clubs have been labelled, packed and shipped off on Tuesday, The orders went the day before and immediately I was back into dyeing mode with this update, custom orders and spinning and it was also bunny hairclip time so yeah, I was pretty ..eh..let’s say… energizer bunny..not only because of the workload but also because of some other ..let’s just call it “negativity stuff from the periphery” blurring reality.
I am still trying to get a grip on why ( or rather "what??!") but I can tell you something that really helped me relax: after going to the post office to ship the gazillion parcels for the clubs, for the first time since we moved here (over 10 year ago now !!!) we visited the Blue Lotus Garden nursery and garden in Yarra Junction. http://www.bluelotusfarm.com.au/ We walked around, looked at all the gorgeous plants and yes, I saw a bunny ! (how could I not? I see bunnies everywhere..lol) and I felt so relaxed ! I am definitely going back there at least once a week to calm down and ..to paint and draw. What an inspiration !
BUt yeah, It is not easy to relax, but it helps not being so negative and instead immersing yourself with things you love doing! It makes such a difference to see the good rather than the bad things, although , I have to say, it’s a tough one sometimes..lol
But, in the end, it makes a difference when you do anything, whether it be knitting or spinning or doing anything really! When you feel happy, your spinning or knitting will look different than when you are totally stressed out. Also, when you start knitting or spinning and you are not feeling well, how many of you have found that after a while you are starting to relax and you see that it makes a difference in your spinning or knitting? I would love to know!
This weekend I am dyeing the February clubs and it is going to be a lot of work getting the pigments just right ! here is the inspiration for the February Clubs: not a painting this time but the most amazing tapestry collection today: the Lady and the Unicorn ! The photo is the Tapestry with the Lady and the Unicorn “Sight”. Please read the mesmerizing novel by Tracey Chevalier about the Lady and the Unicorn, if you want to delve deeper into the history behind these beautiful pieces of work. Here’s the link to her book on book depository : https://www.bookdepository.com/Lady-Unicorn-Tracy-Chevalier/9780452285453 She has also written a book about the girl with the pearl earring of the painter Johannes Vermeer btw which was made into a movie with Scarlett Johansson
"Sight" Part of the Lady and the Unicorn Tapestries
So without letting you wait longer than necessary for this weeks scrumptiousness: here it is: Blossom tops with fabulous lofty drape and super softness! AND , don’t forget , I have opened up the sign ups for the next IxCHeL Clubs! As you know this year it is all about ART Journey! February, the inspiration is the Lady and the Unicorn tapestry !
IxCHeL Blossom Bunny Tops
Superfine Merino, Silk, Angora, Cashmere, Rose Fibres
Amazing to spin and so easy to draft too !
IANTO AND JACK
Spinner’s Control, Yarn Gauge and Ply angle card
a great way to gauge the thickness of your yarn and plying. A nice tool with an info sheet to hang on your spinning wheel or carry wit you anywhere you go.
The New IxCHeL Club sign ups are now OPEN !
Get a monthly fibre and yarn surprise !
Always great blends and colourways
only hand dyed for those who are club members !
April, May and June 2018
IxCHeL Fibre Club April, May and June 2018
The IxCHeL Sock Yarn Clubs April, May and June 2018
IxCHeL Funky Bunny Batt Clubs April, May and June 2018
Numbers are strictly limited ! The April 2018 club is going to be shipped out end of April, the May club mid May and the June club mid June 2018. Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me
Have a fun weekend !!!
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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.