The short of it is, I have been over the top busy getting all the clubs prepped, blended, dyed AND also this blog update, together with the ever demanding chores of cooking (“what’s for dinner?”), which in all honesty I love doing ! I even made some speculaas cookies this week because I had a craving for those in this cold weather we have been having and of course there’s no way of popping into a shop who had them in stock as far as I could tell. My cookies turned out well, I still have some dough left in the fridge to make more, but I have been told the longer you leave the dough to cure, all the spices will just get bigger and better, so that’s my weekend cookie adventure done !
Now, why did I say “Be magical” ? well, there’s a reason to my madness of course: tonight’s update is a freshly dyed batch of Magic Bunny. I have done this blend 15 years ago and then relegated it back to its wizardry cupboard, but I thought this was the right time to get it back out for everybody to have a good cuddle and spin with it. This blend is really , thoroughly blended and amazingly fun to spin! When you hold the blend and let the sun shine on it, you can see a rainbow of beauty on it. I think we all need some magic right about now , so there you go! Here’s to spinning some magic!
I want to have all kinds of different colourways and schemes and types of dyeing to happen. It means that sometimes you get taken out of your comfort zone as a spinner or knitter, but it will also expose you to new ideas ! And that, I think, is very important. It just adds a lot of adventure to it all.
The August month is extremely special!!!! For one, Everything is dyed with natural dyes! It means that there is layering of colours going on. It also means that it takes extra time to achieve all the depth and intensity I wanted to achieve to get the image of this months artwork across.
What artwork is that ? Well, that was another “should I , Should I not-moment” because it was super hard ! LOL
But the history and the importance of this artwork is immense …and I only cover one segment of it!!
If you have never heard of the Apocalypse Tapestries, now is the time to have a read about it...right in the middle of a pandemic..why not eh? LOL
To all those in the IxCHeL Clubs: an indepth study is also included in your parcel together with some links to get a virtual tour of this magical piece of art.
Tapestry weaving is amazing and magical: the amount of coloured threads used to create an image is amazing. Just to realise the tonal values, the shade, the shadows, the light, the texture. Tapestry can create a universe feeling like a 3D reality on 2D medium. It always has fascinated me, just like painting.
Here is a teaser of the August Club :
Oh and before I forget: the club sign ups for the new term (October, November, December) are still open ! More info on those later in this blog 😊
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 weeks blog entry. Have fun !!!
Magic Bunny Tops
A blend of soft Merino, Angora, Cashmere, Rainbow Glitz
hand Dyed, 100 grams/ 3.53 oz tops
IxCHeL club sign ups for October-November-December are open !
Here are some photos of the previous June clubs , and the teaser of the July club. I will be posting the july club photos this weekend on instagram and facebook !
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 and December 2020
For New Zealand : single serve $78+$45 postage (parcel post) double serve $150(save $6) +$45 postage
The IxCHeL Yarn Clubs July, October, November and December 2020
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
IxCHeL Funky Bunny Batt Clubs July, October, November and December 2020
For New Zealand : single serve $114+$45 postage (parcel post)
For USA + Canada: AU$114+AU$60 (Airmail)
IxCHeL Tweed fingering weight yarn
Spun singles, fingering or sock weight yarn
(A beautiful sunshine yellow that goes so well with the kookaburra the silver grey)
(an intense pure red that goes well with the Kookaburra and the Wattle and the Amethyst colourway and soooooomany others)
(a beautiful silver grey with ochre accents that complement the dingo colourway)
( A beautiful warm honey ochre with pops of royal bluebell, kingfisher and kangaroo paw)
(a gorgeous raspberry base with pops of royal bluebell, flowering gum, grey and daintree)
( a gorgeous medieval warm red with bright red, kookaburra and fern forest accents)
( a deep forest green with accents of bright red, dusky purple and daintree) )
( a fabulous deep purple with accents of royal bluebell, daintree, grevillea and kingfisher )
( a fabulous deep walnut brown with accents of dingo and kookaburra)
( a fabulous warm orange with accents of fern forest, royal bluebell and grevillea and dingo )
( a deep blue with accents of flowering gum, kookaburra and fern forest )
( a warm light brown with accents of soft blue and kookaburra)
( a fabulous Turquoise blue with accents of fern forest, kangaroo paw, Jacaranda and Grevillea)
250 g tubs AU$27
Have a fun weekend !!!
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