Friday, August 14, 2020

We all need some magic





Another week has flown by here! To some, especially to those spending time in Pandemic Isolation, time may seem to go by more slowly I can imagine, so I absolutely mean no disrespect and I totally get it. I am not surrounded by having to homeschool teens, just with animals and a VERY, VERY demanding .......husband..eh ..i mean ....cat.    Who am I to talk eh? LOL

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!
So yeah, this week it has been super busy: for a regular update I dye about 5 to 10 kilos of fibre and then the 25 kilos added for the fibe, batt and yarn clubs is a gargantuan amount of fibre and yarn to prep and dye. On top of that I had set out a task for the August Clubs. Every club is different. Not only in blends I prepare but also the colourways.

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

AU$25


Glamorous Indigo.sold.






Hocus Pocus.  Sold







Kelp Ocean Sorcery.sold.





Velvet Spells.sold.





Supernatural Autumn sold





Magnetic Lilacs. 2left





Cosmic Wave. Sold





Vampire Weekend sold







Enchanted Forest. SOLD







Magical Creatures 2 left





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.



To become a club 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 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 !





June Club





June 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 and December 2020


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 #45 and receive your special hand dyed top :)) for three months (October, November and December 2020) 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$75+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 #45 now. Numbers are strictly limited ! The October 2020 Club is going to be shipped out end of October. the November club mid Novenmber and the December club early December. Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me your details.

 The IxCHeL Yarn Clubs July, October, November and December 2020


Every month for three months (October, November and December 2020) 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 sockweight 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 . The October 2020 Club is going to be shipped out end of October, the November club mid November and the December club early december. Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me your details

IxCHeL Funky Bunny Batt Clubs July, October, November and December 2020


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 2020

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 !

The October 2020 Club is going to be shipped out end of October, the November club mid November and the December club early December. 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”

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 Tweed fingering weight yarn

Super soft lambswool 70% and Kid Mohair 30%

Spun singles, fingering or sock weight yarn

+/- 200meters/218yards

50grams      1.76oz

AU$16







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  -sold out-
(an intense pure red that goes well with the Kookaburra and the Wattle and the Amethyst colourway and soooooomany 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)





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.



Dates to put in your Calendar

SEPTEMBER 2020 !!!

THE LAUNCH OF 

THE BUNNY SPECTACULAR  !!


Keep your eyes out for any news on the 

ixchelbunny Instagram feed and the IxCHeL facebook page!!






 RABBIT ON !
((hugs))
Charly
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