Friday, May 1, 2020

Remember to turn on the light...

Time flies, a week goes by in a flash and here we are in MAY already ! Now, normally, at this time of year, in May, I would be running around even more frantically than normal to prepare for the Handknitters Guild show at the end of May. I would be trying to get as much ready and dyed and spun as I possibly could. A truly gargantuan task I always put on myself, because I always LOVE to go to that show to offer everybody something new and exciting I have been working on. This year however, as you know and are aware of , no doubt, all wool and yarns shows are cancelled. It is super hard in these times with so many restrictions to keep yourself motivated. You know, like dressing up with no where to go. You can dress up, put all the make up on you want and …well, we are all basically stuck in side. Now, I am not complaining !!!! it is just a plain fact that we have to make absolutely sure that we protect the health of everybody on this planet and not be self centred and delusional to understand that this pandemic is serious and can be deadly to a huge amount of people. I know this because I worked in epidemiology and medicine. That doesn’t mean it isn’t hard. Especially when you are like me and you are majorly event orientated. Meaning, I know there is a deadline and a show, I work towards that and BOOM !! I get it done. Now of course, there are no shows and there are no deadlines. So what did I do? I made my

Every year for about a decade I have been concentrating in yarn every May every single year. So, I am doing the same thing this year. Corona virus or not : you are going to get exciting new updates and new handdyed and spun yarns that are as special as I can possibly make them every week !Right on your screen! No need to go out ! You can stay safe and at the same time be enabled with some yummy yarn adventures !

This week , on the 1st of May no less, I am offering you a new yarn base I wanted to offer you that is super special: spun in Victoria, on a base of white and grey sheep spun as singles first and then plied together. What that gives you as a base is super interesting in tone and gets even more interesting when you start dyeing. I have named this new yarn base GAIA, after the Godess Mother Earth, because the Yarn base is a 100% wool, not super washed so only hand wash please, and looks organic and natural. It is a beautiful DK 8ply yarn with 200meters per 100grams. I have chosen to dye a few with very different techniques, ranging from speckle to splash to glazing to painting. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

I did tell you that the next round of club sign ups would be ioening this week but I have run out of tuime ! so I will start that process next week! Promise !

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.

Gaia DK 8 ply yarn

Super soft 100% pure soft merino wool , hand wash only ! 100grams 200 meters

100g AU$34

Indigo Splash (dyed with Japanese Indigo)-6 left-

Talk Darcy to me-sold-

Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy-SOLD-

Zombie Little Mermaid-sold-

Apple Cider Making Days-1 left-

Want a Balloon?-1 left-

Velvet Crush -sold-

Good Omens-1 left-

Unicorns are Jerks-sold-

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!!


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