Friday, May 22, 2020

Relax ! It's Date night !





This weekend was going to be a huge Yarn show weekend at the Coburg town hall. I have been going there for at least a decade and it has always been on top of my list of happy yarnie get togethers; catching up with some fellow stall holders I love dearly and talking to all my fibre and yarn friends face to face. At the end of that day I always leave with a big smile on my face and no voice, because I have been talking too much…lol   I am so going to miss that this weekend ! If you get a chance to support  the handknitters and crocheters guild of Victoria, please do: they do an amazing job !

This pandemic is playing lots of tricks on me in other ways as well: I am starting to get a bit anxious…well, a lot..lol
And that’s no good and it sure doesn’t help me or anybody else for that matter.
Last night I was in a pretty bad way. This bad voice was whispering in my ear and dousing me with all kinds of negative thoughts and feelings. I could not get out of it. I even had very bad dreams of running around strange buildings that looked like huge mazes that I got totally lost in. yeah, that's about the same I feel when I am awake..lol
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It took all day today to get my brain going in the right direction again but I am still , how to say this…eh..a bit of an anxiety bunny…
I have put so many things on my to do list that I seem to be running on the spot without getting anywhere. I want to do all the things! Unfortunately “All the things” are basically updates and custom dyeing and spinning and when it is time to get to my “to do list” , the day is gone.
I remember the days that I could do so much !! I was filled with this bounty of time that I filled expertly. Now, I seem to be flapping around like a fish on dry land, trying to breathe. Mind you, I can’t complain ! I still get a big amount of things done, but I just cannot get to the Other stuff I have my mind set on: like reading a book, weaving, giving my inklette loom a work out. you know: the extra curricular stuff that is pretty important to keep sane in life.   I know it is in my head. I have to get out of this black hole of time. Have a bit of an adventure. Go outside ! LOL yes, My last date with the outside world was march 10th ! I think I am in this phase of the Shining (the movie), you know…“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy…” I gotta get out. Have a date …lol

Talking of dates: this brings me right back to the handknitters guild show and THIS UPDATE! !! At the show I always have a special offer tub:  a special blind date bin ! Normally these things disappear in the first few hours of the show. Since there is no show this weekend due to the pandemic, I thought it would be a great idea to offer it to  all of you , faithful followers and readers of my blog. It'll be a chance to get your hands on some blind dates with yarn!!!

I got the idea of this blind date thing years ago from my library actually where they ran “ Blind date with a book” which is a great way to venture out of your comfort zone, get surprised by books you normally do not choose, because let’s face it : a lot of us judge a book by its cover…lol
Same thing goes for yarn!
So today for this update I m offering you my “BLIND DATE with YARN” show, where you can take a chance and fall in love with a yarn, try new things, new and exciting colourways for you maybe , be surprised! Your perfect match may be right in there !
 Every “Blind date yarn” is individually wrapped with a gift and there is a sticker added with a bit of a description to “tickle your fancy” so to speak 😊


Also:  IxCHeL club sign ups for the next period , July, August and September, are open to sign up for as well !

 Here are some photos of the May Clubs that were shipped out to all the members  earlier this week:







Stay safe, stay connected and please, do not forget to have fun ! Please let message me if you have any questions okay? Always happy to help and enable !

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.



IxCHeL’s “Blind Date with a Yarn” Show

Choose your type of date by telling me the following:

If you like 


 Lace weight   (+/- 100grams, +/- 700meters)


Sock weight/fingering weight (100grams ,  +/- 400m) or 


 DK/8ply weight (100grams, +/- 200meters) And 


how many blind dates you want to handle !



Special Price for each of your blind dates is   AU$25 !!! 



Normal retail price is AU$32 -AU$35 !!!!


That is a fab price for a bit of an adventure that will bring a spark to your yarn life so to speak !
 Just what we all need at this time : 50 shades of mystery …
 Every date is already wrapped,
so no specific requests are possible this time.
Remember: it is a blind date !

Every Blind date is individually packed, 
has a surprise gift inside and 
has a sticker with a little introduction
There are only a limited number of blind dates available !



IxCHeL club sign ups are open !


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 July, August and September 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 #44 and receive your special hand dyed top :)) for three months (July, August and September 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$72 (airmail) Double serve AU$150+AU$72; triple serve $225 (save $9) + AU$72postage

 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 #44 now. Numbers are strictly limited ! The July 2020 Club is going to be shipped out end of July. the August club mid August and the September club early September. Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me your details.

 The IxCHeL Yarn Clubs July, August and September 2020


Every month for three months (July, August and September 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$72 (airmail) Double serve $177 (Save $15!!) +AU$72

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 July2020 Club is going to be shipped out end of July, the August club mid August and the September club early September. Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me your details

IxCHeL Funky Bunny Batt Clubs July, August and September 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 sheep 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 July, August and September 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$72 (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 July 2020 Club is going to be shipped out end of July, the August club mid August and the September club early September. 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.




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

AU$16

NEW Colours !!!





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
(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


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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