I am totally on Super bunny mode again: after the Handknitters guild show (now two weeks ago already !) I have dyed the May clubs, The Icelandic Leadersheep adventure and the June Clubs ! The May clubs have been shipped and so has the adventure: so keep your eye out for teaser photos on my Instagram, flicke photo stream and facebook ! It is truly an epic effort to do everything. Because eof that, I recently realized I have not left the farm for two weeks and been mainly confined to the dye studio, the bunny habitat and the fibre studio where I do my carding and blending. Scary but true. In a way I am grateful for the fact I am an introvert and can survive in my own company with bunnies and Paul of course. Safe to say my social life is non existent..lol So, if you have ever wondered what it takes to survive on being creative in a fibery kind of way, I may just have answered your question.
There are some exiting things happening again here in preparation for the Bendigo sheep and wool show that is only 2 months away ! (insert panic scream!) I have been able to get my hands on some amazing rare breeds again that are not really that easy to come by (hence the word RARE). I am trying my utmost to stay calm and collected at all times, sometimes more easy than others, especially when I see the word “Rare’ being exploited and wool sold at stupid low prices. As a small farmer myself, I know how hard it is for farms to stay afloat. Farmers hardly ever get back what they invested into their farms and their animals. So, if you see “rare breeds” going for prices like $10, please think about the farms and their farmers. I have spent the last 13 years trying to be an advocate for both sustainability, small farm support and rare breeds. In order to do that I have not cut corners on quality. I have been an advocate for fair trade and for paying the farmers for their work, because I know how hard it is to survive and taking care of the animals. So yeah, if you see yak or camel or sheep breeds advertised, ask yourself if it is a sustainable price for the ones who actualy breed the animal and who makes sure that the rare breeds will not die out. Anyway, enough of my soap box talk. Here is the update I promised last week, with an all Australian super fine Merino lace weight yarn that is absolutely amazing to work with. Spun in Victoria ad dyed right here at the farm in the Yarra Valley : here are some colourful yarns that are awesome to knit, crochet and embroider with !
The amazing designer this week is Liz Langford, who has ceated the awesome “Kissed by a Unicorn wrap” for me using the lace yarn (unicorn confetti) and can be found on Ravelry right here: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kissed-by-a-unicorn Please go and check the pattern out: it only takes one skein of the IxCheL Lace yarn !
The lace yarns are amazing to combine together as well for bigger projects like a fade it shalw or even a jumper. Here are some examples on how these yarns look magical together :
As for the lace yarn: there are only a small amount available so please don’t wait too long for this amazing yarn that knits and crochets up like a dream !
Have a fun weekend with lots of fibre play and love!!
IxCHeL Lace Weight Yarns
100% Super fine Australian Merino +/- 750meters / 820 yards
The New IxCHeL Club sign ups are OPEN until June 30th or until spaces are filled !!!
Get a monthly fibre and yarn surprise !
Always great blends and new colourways inspired by the Art Journey Theme !
July, August and September 2018
IxCHeL Fibre Club July , August and Septembere 2018
The IxCHeL Sock Yarn Clubs July, August and September 2018
IxCHeL Funky Bunny Batt Clubs July, August and September 2018
Numbers are strictly limited ! The July 2018 club is going to be shipped out end of July, the August club mid August and the September club mid September 2018. Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me
Have a fun weekend !!!
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Dates to put in your Calendar
Friday July 20th to Sunday July 22ndAustralian Sheep and Wool Show, Bendigo.
Go to http://www.sheepshow.com to see what is happening and book your tickets. The Bendigo Sheep and Wool show is the biggest wool show in Australia ! with an amazing amount of woolcraft, indie dyers, a huge amount of tops, yarn, craft, felt and spindles, spinning wheels and anything you need for your knitting,crocheting and crafting.
I will be there with an amazing amount of new exclusive wool blends and yarns, batts, felt and landscape and botanical natural dyes and so much more !!!
I will also have spindles by the amazing Bearded Dragon and lots of fibre tools as well from darning mushrooms to noste pinne and needle cases to distaffs. And, there will also be some wonderful Turkish spindles from my friend Scott Snyder available again !
Get ready for a fabulous weekend filled with lots of craft and fun !!!