Friday, August 5, 2022

Silky Clouds and Silver linings





Happy Friday ! Another exciting weekly update with a new blend and new colourways. I am obviously not going to tell you I have been busy because..well..I have…lol

This week I have been side tracked from building the website to doing more blend prepping and dyeing, but I guess that is the way things go..it would not be worth working on a website if nothing can be put in it now, wouldn’t it? And, okay, label design and painting was one of my “side gigs” so to speak, but I do love to focus on the details and forget the big picture sometimes. I guess that is why this online store that is going to going LIVE! Very soon !! in August !! 
Promise! 
It has taken since 2009 to come to fruition….lol Better late than never they say, but everything is looking good. Now all it is to iron out the last little kinks and shipping technical stuff and PRESTO!

If you sign up for the newsletter you will be the first to know the EXACT TIME AND DATE and there is also a teaser little wicked count down thingy that is being updated all the time to keep you on your toes. To sign up please go to www.ixchel.com.au

This new blend was an amazing adventure to bring together: super soft kid mohair, Penduncle silk, superfine merino and cashmere. 

To prep all the kid mohair with all its tiny cute locks is an effort and a half on its own, but it is so exquisitely soft and cloud like I thought it would be a fantastic spinning experience for everybody.

 Years ago, I had a blend with stainless steel fibres, I looooved that steel look and I thought I could get the same colour to build on using Penduncle silk. What is Penduncle silk you ask? 

The wild Tussah silkworm begins by first spinning the Peduncle, a stiff stem attached to a tree branch that will support the cocoon. It takes about a day for the worm to complete this task, once done the worm can begin to spin its cocoon. The Peduncle is a natural blackish grey like pewter colour and is very stiff due to the excess sericin. It is harvested along with the cocoon once the moth has exited. No animal was hurt making this silk! The Peduncle Silk in this blend is very easy to spin because Peduncle silk is shorter in fibre length than say Mulberry silk and produces a lustrous and strong yarn when spun.

The fibres are all prepped and dyed and blended and I cannot tell you enough how absolutely happy I am with the result, the feel and the look. And, I hope you all love them too. Only a limited quantity available and yes, I can custom dye some for you if you wish in any colour you like.


All the July IxCHeL Art Journey have been shipped off to all the club members two weeks ago and I can now show you what the July clubs looked like







The IxCHeL Art Journey club sign ups for the next round starting in October are open now ! So, if you want to be part of some awesome fun and receiving a yarn, batt or fibre lovingly hand dyed and inspired by a unique artwork : Please sign up ! 

You will receive a fluffy parcel every month with an extra surprise too ! All the information on all the clubs you can find further down on this blog. 

Have some questions? Please let me know and email or message me ! Always happy to enable ! This weekend I am going to dye up the August Clubs ! To see a teaser of what artist inspired this months colourway please keep an eye on my Instagram (@ixchelbunny) and my facebook page tomorrow !

Also , like I said before, there are some amazing behind the scene stuff happening to get the IxCHeL Website up and running ! 
Here’s another little preview:

Better show you everything about tonight’s offering : Silky Cloud Tops







Have fun !!!

To order: email or message me on facebook, Ravelry or Instagram, quoting the colourway and the quantity you would like, together with your postal address and I will get right back to you with all the payment details. 

Silky Cloud Tops    SOLD OUT!

Kid Mohair, Super fine Merino, Cashmere, Penduncle Silk

100+ gram tops AU$29







Forest Nymph




Indigo




Girl Power





Steel Roses





Silver


silky whispy clouds ! A fabulous spinning experience!




To order: email or message me on facebook, Ravelry or Instagram, quoting the colourway and the quantity you would like, together with your postal address and I will get right back to you with all the payment details.



IxCHeL club sign ups for 

October, November and December 2022

 are now open !

Here are some photos of the previous clubs: 





January 2022 Batt Club



January 2022 Fibre club


January 2022 Yarn Club




June 2021Club





June 2021Club



November 21 Yarn Club




Note to all International club members:
All international club parcels are now being shipped with tracking and expedited. 
There is an option if you want all three of your clubs to be shipped together to save on shipping cost:  Just ask me for a postage quote !

IxCHeL Fibre Club October, November, December 2022


The subscription is for a period of three months and you will receive one special hand dyed and special blended top/roving per month
All the tops will be hand dyed and will be especially made for the members of IxCHeL Fibre Club ! Price to join the IxCHeL Fibre Club #53 and receive your special hand dyed top :)) for three months (October, November and December 2022) is AU$78 + postage (parcel post or airmail). AND there are good value double and triple serves available !!!

For Australia : single serve $78+$30 postage (parcel post), double serve $150(save $6) +$30m postage or triple serves $225 (save $9!) + $30 postage

For New Zealand : single serve $78+$45 postage (parcel post) double serve $150(save $6) +$45 postage

For USA + Canada: single serve AU$78+AU$60 (Airmail) double serve AU$150+AU$60; triple serve $225 (save $9) + AU$60postage

For UK,Europe, rest of the world: Single serve AU$78+AU$78 (airmail) Double serve AU$150+AU$78; triple serve $225 (save $9) + AU$78postage

 For Asia: Single serve AU$78+AU$57 (airmail) Double serve AU$150+AU$57; triple serves $225 (save $9) + AU$57postage 

If you want to receive a fibre surprise every month then join the IXCHEL FIBRE CLUB #53 now. Numbers are strictly limited ! Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me your details.

 The IxCHeL Yarn Clubs October, November, December 2022


Every month for three months (October, November and December 2022) you will receive: enough hand dyed luscious yummy yarn to make a pair of socks or a lush shawl or scarf of course! (the hand dyed yarn will be exclusive for the Ixchelbunny SOCK-IT-TO-ME Yarn CLUB and will range from a sock weight yarn (a 4ply/fingering weight yarn); Every month a sock or scarf pattern, tips and instructions ! Now is that GOOD or is that GOOD ??! 
 I will even offer a double serve for those of you who like their socks or scarves extra long ! 

For Australia : single serve $96+$30 postage (parcel post) double serve $177( save $15!!) +$30 postage

For New Zealand : single serve $96+$45 postage (parcel post) double serve $177( save $15!!) +$45 postage

For USA + Canada: single serve AU$96+AU$60 (Airmail) double serve $177 (Save $15!!) +AU$60 

For UK,Europe, rest of the world: Single serve AU$96+AU$78 (airmail) Double serve $177 (Save $15!!) +AU$78

For Asia: Single serve AU$96+AU$57 (airmail) Double serve $177 (= Save $15!!!) +AU$57

Numbers are strictly limited ! Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal . Just PM or email me your details By the way: you don’t HAVE to knit socks if you don’t want to.. the hand dyed yarn is amazingly nice for scarves, cowls, beanies and even tops ! Anything goes Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me your details

IxCHeL Funky Bunny Batt Clubs October, November and December 2022


Here are all the details. Just pm me when you have any questions or want to be part of the funky bunny batt club Movement ;-) Welcome to the blingy dark side ;-D The subscription is for a period of three months and you will receive one special hand dyed funky bunny batt per month to the value of AU$40 or more . The batts will range in weight from 140grams to 170grams with luxury fibres like camel , angora, cashmere, silk, yak, llama even wallaby and bison, and rare breeds !!!! All the batts will be hand dyed and will be especially made for the members of IxCHeL funky bunny Club ! Every month you will receive a HUGE luxury funky bunny batt !

Sign up now and you will receive an IxCHeL Hand dyed , super luxurious funky bunny batt for October, November and December 2022


Price to join the IxCHeL Funky bunny for three months is :

For Australia : $114+$30 postage (parcel post)

For New Zealand : single serve $114+$45 postage (parcel post)

For USA + Canada: AU$114+AU$60 (Airmail)

For UK,Europe, rest of the world: AU$114+AU$78 (airmail)

For Asia: AU$114+AU$57 (airmail)

If you want to receive a fibre surprise every month then join the IXCHEL FUNKY BUNNY BATT CLUB now. Numbers are strictly limited !

Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me your details.



To become a member just email me on ixchelbunnyart at gmail dot com or message me on facebook or Instagram. More on how to order the clubs and anything from this update later in the blog in the section “how to order”




IxCHeL Tweed Yarn  

Hand dyed


Super soft lambs wool 70% and Kid Mohair 30%

Spun singles, fingering or sock weight yarn

+/- 200meters/218yards

50grams      1.76oz

AU$18





Indigo  1 available






Jewels  2 available






 IxCHeL Tweed Yarn 


Super soft lambs wool 70% and Kid Mohair 30%

Spun singles, fingering or sock weight yarn

+/- 200meters/218yards

50grams      1.76oz

AU$16





Nephrite Jade 
 (A beautiful deep sage green colour with fun blue, lime and salmon speckles)



Grevillea +  
 A vibrant raspberry pink tweed with deep purple, lime and soft pink speckles)







Great Barrier Reef




Leafy Seadragon




Flying Fox




Airlie Beach




Sea Mist





Amethyst

Wattle
(A beautiful sunshine yellow that goes so well with the kookaburra the silver grey)



Kata Tjuta           BACK IN STOCK !!!
(an intense pure red that goes well with the Kookaburra and the Wattle and the Amethyst colourway and soooooo  many others)



Kookaburra
(a beautiful silver grey with ochre accents that complement the dingo colourway)



Dingo
( A beautiful warm honey ochre with pops of royal bluebell, kingfisher and kangaroo paw)





Dusky Grevillea
(a gorgeous raspberry base with pops of royal bluebell, flowering gum, grey and daintree)






Flowering Gum
( a gorgeous medieval warm red with bright red, kookaburra and fern forest accents)







Fern Forest
( a deep forest green with accents of bright red, dusky purple and daintree) )









Jacarandah 
( a fabulous deep purple with accents of royal bluebell, daintree, grevillea and kingfisher )







Wombat
( a fabulous deep walnut brown with accents of dingo and kookaburra)






Kangaroo Paw 
( a fabulous warm orange with accents of fern forest, royal bluebell and grevillea and dingo )





isn’t it gorgeous how the Kangaroo paw knits up?! )








Royal Bluebell 
( a deep blue with accents of flowering gum, kookaburra and fern forest )






Wallaby
( a warm light brown with accents of soft blue and kookaburra)







Daintree ( a soft green with accents of fern forest and dingo)







Kingfisher 
( a fabulous Turquoise blue with accents of fern forest, kangaroo paw, Jacaranda and Grevillea)





Landscape dyes




 100g tubs   AU$12
250 g tubs AU$27

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.




All my contact details are here:

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. 
Have a fun weekend !!!


How To Order:
1. You can email me on ixchelbunnyart at gmail dot com  or ixchelbunny at yahoo dot com dot au
2. Message me on facebook or 
3. Message me on www.ravelry.com  where I am ixchelbunny.
4. message me on Instagram 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.



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 RABBIT ON !
((hugs))
Charly
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