Friday, April 24, 2020

We are Alive and spinning !

Can you believe it? It’s Friday !!! Again !!! We made it 😊 The last week was filled with mayhem and Pandemic news from around the world..hard to be immune to everything that is happening.

On the one hand there are so many people experiencing so much heartache and then there are those toting around boards saying “Sacrifice the week, open up Tennessee” .. Now..I love TN ! I have been influenced beyond belief by their awesome music for example , bit djeez !!!! Wthe?!!

 I really wonder sometimes!! ?? How can you possibly say these things ! Even when a pandemic is not happening ?? Anyway..I digress.. I was talking about HAPPY FRIDAY .. I am easily distracted! Obviously ! lol

I hope you are all doing well and STAYING HOME as much as you can ! As you know I am a home buddy and a professional hermit, so if you do need some advice on how to cope in these times of hardly any human contact, please contact me. I may be able to give you some pointers…. I promise, my pointers are safe! I promise I will not submit you to any stupid medical advice like some world leaders who shall remain unnamed.

One thing you can be sure about is that it is in these times that we learn who our friends are, who are up to the task and who are a total disaster in every shape and form. I know it can be very tough living through this, but the essential word is “alive” ! We are alive and most importantly by staying home, we make sure that those who are so much more susceptible to succumbing to this terrible virus they stay safe as well. These are not normal times and now more than ever we need to realise somethimg very important : how we deal with adversity and how we adapt. (Read Richard Adams “Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy” ) If we are unable to adapt and protect others and be creative, well, we are stuck and ultimately not make it. I know these things sound awful but please , that’s the situation we are in. How do you act when you drop a stitch? Or when you make a mistake doing anything? You try and make the best of it and then , you tap into your brain and be critical of everything anyone throws at you . Actually, I think this is what is the most important thing in this world right now !!! In the old days, there was a presumption of some leaders to be respected and be know the best for all…HAHAHAHAH ,,…. think for yourself! Please! Everything you read and see: please be critical. Think for yourself and be critical at all times.

Okay! Now I have got that out of my system…lol..what has my week been like? All the clubs have been dyed, skeined, braided, skeined , dyed and packed and sent off ! You may not think this is a huge deal but in my world it is. Every month of the clubs there is one artist and their artwork that inspired the colourway. This month was one of the hardest. Not only because of its symbolism bit also cultural importance (read last weeks blog please)…

There was a lot of sweat blood and tears involved. Lots of experimenting with natural dyes and acid dyes interacting together to create a “feeling: I wanted to convey. Yes, I take it very seriously…lol I finally finished the last of the batts for the clubs yesterday at about 1am and Paul , my amazing hubbie did all the packing and labelling. Everything was shipped off this morning. It’s a huge thing. And, it’s done ! and I hope Australia Post will do it’s thing and get it to all the club members as soon as possible ! This weekend I am already prepping the May Clubs ! Please have a look at my FB and IG feeds to get teasers!!!

Next club sign ups will be opening again next week friday ! Keep an eye out on this blog ! 

April Club inspiration  Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi 

Next week there is a super big NEW yarn  blend surprise planned ! so please set your alarm if you are interested in yarnie surprises !!!!!!!!

Stay safe, stay connected and please, do not forget to have fun !

Here’s this weeks update . Email me , message me on facebook, Instagram or on Ravelry if you want to spin or felt some of these amazing fibres.

Happy Sheep Tops

A blend of Polwarth, Corriedale, Grey Merino, Hemp, Angora Bunny, Cashmere

100g AU$25

Rose Quartz

Rose velvet

Gem Corn Magic

Starry Night

Rainforest Dreaming

Heather in Spring

Knight King

Monets Garden

Peacock Party


Unicorn Puppies

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.

Woad, Japanese Indigo and True Indigo Dye seed packs

At the moment I have three dye seeds available: 
Woad, Japanese Indigo and True Indigo. 
Please note that due to quarantine restrictions I have been advised not to ship to Western Australia, Tasmania or overseas.

Woad seed packs are $7 

True Indigo and Japanese Indigo seeds are $8 

both come with planting instructions and a recipe to make your own dye bath!

beautiful woad plants getting bigger !

True indigo

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 Aran Tweed Yarn

I have two colourways available at the moment: Both with the most colourful speckles and pops of colour you can think of and both in pure wool, spun with lots of love

50 grams AU$16 , appr 80 meters per skein.

IxCHeL Aran Tweed Coral Sea

IxCHeL Aran weight Tweed Coral Sea with bright pops of colour

IxCHeL Aran Tweed Coral Sea 

IxCHeL Aran Tweed Opal

IxCHeL Aran weight Tweed Opal  with bright pops of colour

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


NEW Colours !!!

Great Barrier Reef

Leafy Seadragon

Flying Fox

Airlie Beach

Sea Mist


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

Kata Tjuta
(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)

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) )

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

( 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 )

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

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

( 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  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

keep your eyes out for any news on the 

ixchelbunny Instagram feed and the IxCHeL facebook page!!