I was dyeing up a storm preparing for the handknitters guild show in May, spinning lots and lots of angora yarns and running around like an energizer bunny trying to get all the things done. I am still running around like an energizer bunny but I have to say, it is with a lot less focus.
I don’t know about you, but I am kind of “event Focused” , you know, the kind of person who knows there is an exam coming up and I have to be ready to take that test and I will do everything in my power to be as best as I possibly can (yes, I am that nerd)…
What to do when there’s no exam aka wool or yarn shows? I’m in a bit of a limbo. It is like somebody has pulled the rug from under me, took all the goal posts away and left me standing there in the middle of the field not knowing where I have to kick the ball or even IF I should kick a ball at all ! So…I had a serious discussion with myself and said “Keep doing what you do! Keep at it! Keep spinning! Keep Dyeing. Make your own goal posts”. So here I am, every Friday, like clock work , still doing my stuff and writing out my thoughts and soul searchings I guess. I have been super busy doing lots of custom orders and spinning !! Yes! Because I wanted to offer you something special this Easter. So today I am offering you fresh, happy angora bunny fibres ( I am still working as a bunny hairdresser !) and some very super soft handspun Bunny Mink Yarns with an amazing halo.
No kidding I made things up to have SOMETHING on the map and even then my teacher had the audacity to call me out in class for the fact that I didn’t have that much tracking on my map. If only he knew that there was no tracking at all and in reality I had stayed home, reading, weaving and playing music. So yeah, I feel like I have been preparing for this Covid 19 isolation all my life !
Saying that, I totally get it that normal people like you are doing it tough and crave going out, miss the night life and seeing friends in the flesh… I feel your pain.
This will not last forever, but it will be for at least another few months if not 6 months. And I do believe that this whole pandemic will change the way not only we will behave and think for a long time after we can all go out and socialize again.
I wonder if hugging will ever be allowed again.
If the toilet paper fetish will ever go away.
If we all become forever obsessed with handwashing and sanitizing every part of our lives.
Or, will we feel free to say “hey, I am going to jump in that mud puddle again and I don’t care”
Whatever happens, I hope for one thing and one thing only: that we learn to care about other people even more, we try and help each other in times of need. There are no borders, no matter how high we build that wall, there is no way you can hold back biology and nature.
At the end of the day, there is no certainty other than the love and care that we can give to one another in times of panic and disaster. We have to have hope that THAT will be what we learn from all of this. To stay safe means also to take care of others, because alone, just by ourselves, the world is a lonely place.
Stay safe, stay connected and do not forget to have fun !
We are inventive enough ! and this time will teach us that there are lots of alternative ways to connect, to stay informed, to learn, to care and to do live our lives.
English Angora Bunny Fibre
Straight from the bunny ! This is fibre from our English Angora Rabbits in a gorgeous pearly white.
super fine fibre, 9 - 10micron!
Bunny Mink Handspun and hand dyed Yarn
Ingredients: Angora Bunny, Long haired (rescue)Mink fibres
50+grams (+/-1.75oz); 300 meters/328 yards (appr lace weight, 3 ply weight yarn)
Woad, Japanese Indigo and True Indigo Dye seed packs
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!
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
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
Spun singles, fingering or sock weight yarn
Great Barrier reef
(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$26
Have a fun weekend !!!
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