Friday, April 18, 2014

Happy Hoppy Easter


It is Easter! A very busy time for bunnies…and chickens….I wonder how these two animals wound up together and that the Easter bunny is in charge of distributing eggs , be it chocolate or the real kind. Normally I never see any of my bunnies inclined to touch eggs, not even when they are brightly dyed orange…
 

The Easter Bunny (also called the Easter Rabbit or Easter Hare) is a fantasy character shown as a rabbit bringing Easter eggs. It apparently originated among the German Lutherans.

The Easter Hare originally played the role of a judge, evaluating whether children were good or disobedient in behaviour at the start of the season of Eastertide. Kind of like a Bunny Santa Claus.

The Easter Bunny is sometimes dressed and carries coloured eggs in his basket, candy and sometimes also toys to the homes of children. The custom was first mentioned in Georg Franck von Franckenau's De ovis paschalibus (About Easter Eggs) in 1682, referring to a German tradition of an Easter Hare bringing Easter Eggs for the children. Some Christians today believe that the rabbit symbolizes new life particularly in relation to the resurrection of Jesus.

Eggs, like rabbits and hares, are fertility symbols. Since birds lay eggs and rabbits and hares give birth to large litters in the early spring, these became symbols of the rising fertility of the earth at the March Equinox. Rabbits and hares are both prolific breeders. You may not know this, but female hares can conceive a second litter of offspring while still pregnant with the first ! Who on earth came up with that being a good idea is beyond me by the way ! The phenomenon is known as superfetation.

Lagomorphs, bunnies and hares, mature sexually at an early age and can give birth to several litters a year (hence the saying, "to breed like bunnies"). It is not surprising that rabbits and hares should become fertility symbols, or that their springtime mating antics should enter into the Easter Celebration folklore.

I couldn’t find anything about what the reason eggs are associated in celebrating Easter, but some suggest it comes from the roasted egg (the Beitzah) in the Passover Seder, which represented the korban chagigah (festival sacrifice) and was probably introduced to the Passover after the Temple was destroyed in 70AD.

Eggs were also the first dish served at Jewish funerals in the time of Christ’s ministry on earth. Since most of the early Christians were Jewish, it's likely they carried forward the tradition and associated the egg with Jesus' death and resurrection. It's thought that breaking the egg's shell symbolized the end of ritual sacrifice for atonement.

A second reason maybe comes from the Orthodox churches' custom of abstaining from eggs during the fast of Lent. The only way to keep them from being wasted was to boil or roast them, and begin eating them to break the fast. As a special dish, they would probably have been decorated as part of the celebrations. Later, German Protestants retained the custom of eating coloured eggs for Easter, even though they did not continue the tradition of fasting.

A third possibility is that the blooming of many flowers in spring coincides with the use of the fertility symbol of eggs. Eggs boiled with some flowers change their colour, bringing the spring into the homes, and some over time added the custom of decorating the eggs. Natural dyed eggs ! Many Christians of the Eastern Orthodox Church to this day typically dye their Easter eggs red, the colour of blood, in recognition of the blood of the sacrificed Christ (and, of the renewal of life in springtime). Some also use the colour green, in honour of the new foliage emerging after the long dead time of winter. The Ukrainian art of decorating eggs for Easter, known as pysanky, dates to ancient, pre-Christian times.

So... who invented the egg laying bunny? The idea of an egg-laying bunny came to the U.S. in the 18th century. Protestant German immigrants in the Pennsylvania Dutch (= Amish) area told their children about the "Osterhase" (sometimes spelled "Oschter Haws". "Hase" means "hare", not rabbit, and in Northwest European folklore the "Easter Bunny" indeed is a hare, not a rabbit. Yes, another childhood myth destroyed ….(sad face) … According to the legend, only good children received gifts of coloured eggs in the nests that they made in their caps and bonnets before Easter.

There are also derivatives of the Easter Bunny in other cultures. German immigrants brought the belief of the Easter Bunny to Sweden in the late 19th century but the tradition was never established. Instead, due to a misunderstanding of the Swedish word for the Easter Bunny, "Påskharen", which pronunciation sounds very similar to "Påskkarlen", meaning the Easter Man or the Easter Wizard, the Swedish tradition of the Easter Wizard bringing eggs for Easter was rooted in the early 20th century. The Easter Wizard was seen as a more suitable symbol for the pagan Easter traditions of Sweden, where still today children dress up as Witches at Easter. Amazing what a mispronunciation of a word can do to a whole culture !

Well, there it is the whole easter bunny egg myth in a nut shell so to speak…now we can all sleep easier….

Happy egg hunting and …eh….fibery snaffling of tonight’s hand dyed Easter Offerings. Happy Easter everybody and a fun time spinning over this long weekend !


Now for this weeks update special fibre blend: the nr5 Luxury Tops and a first appearance of a very very special blend: the Yak Rabbit tops. Both tops are amazing to spin or as I like to call it: they spin like butter, and as far as I am concerned , everything is better with butter….(quote by Julia Child, I couldn’t resist).
 

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 !!!

 

Yak Rabbit Tops  

Off White Yak blended with 2% angora bunny. Out of this world to spin !!!
50grams+ (+/-1.75oz) …. AU$19
 
 
Galaxy Quest

 

Nr 5 Luxury Tops Tops  

A blend of 5 sensual fibres: Bison, Angora, Yak , Cashmere and Tencel
50grams+ (+/-1.75oz) …. AU$22
 
 
Galaxy Quest-sold-
 
Sweet Heart
 
Outback Romance-sold-

 
Touch



 
Applause

 
Blood Moon
 
Rose Petals

 
Moon Pie

 
Gravity-sold-

 
Natural

How To Order:

1. You can email me on ixchel at rabbit dot com dot au or ixchelbunny at yahoo dot com dot au
2. message me on facebook or ravelry 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.
 
Thank you so much for your help and support !

IxCHeL Events to put in your Calendar!

 Hand knitters Guild Mini Wool show
Saturday May 17th
Coburg Town Hall, 90 Bell Street, Coburg
10-am3pm
The AMAZING handknitters Guild Victoria is putting on their annual Yarn & Craft Show again ! Yeah ! This market is one of my favourite events of the year and s set in the epic , recently restored Coburg Town hall.
The date to put in your calendar is May 17th 2014, 10am-15pm!!! I will be there with bells on (and ears..ofcourse!) and will have a NEW range of handspun angora, mink, yak, alpaca, bison! and loooooong repeat lace yarns and sock yarns !!!
for the yarn spinners: all the IxCHeL blended tops will be at the party as well! Ranging from my Angorino to the epic Bunny bison bliss! It is going to be an AMAZING day !!!
Address to be on May the 17th is: Coburg Town Hall (pictured) located at 90 Bell Street, Coburg, about 500 metres from Sydney Road. Entry is free. the Hand knitters’ guild 2014 Raffle Rug made by Guild members with luxury yarn from the Bendigo Wool Mill will be on display and $2 tickets will be available for purchase.

Friday 18th July-Sunday 20th of July
Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show
Bendigo Show Grounds
Flower Power Bunny Shed
THE event of the year with heaps of fun and super special fibre happenings!!
Exciting news !!!!!! more info on that later in the year !!!

Friday 15th of August-Sunday 17th of August
39th Annual Country Conference
Camp Manyung Sunnyside Rd,
Mount Eliza
Im doing a talk there about the Navajo Churro Sheep project, Navajo Rug making, Navajo style spinning and more !
Lots of extremely special and hard to find fibres and yarns and SPINDLES will be available there !
Not to be missed!
There will also be a Special Navajo rug display and I will also have a stall there with lots of fluffy stuff to hug..enabling galore!!
To participate in the Country Conference please contact : Dot Vallence , email: dotv5@optusnet.com.au

 RABBIT ON !

((hugs))

Charly

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Passion in Action...I see Fire


After months and months of thinking “ it will never rain again” the downpour has started and so all the tops had to take refuge inside the house to get dry in time for this Mondays’ show at the Grandvalley Spinners and Weavers group in Montrose. You should see the house! Every little spot that I can hang fibery things from has been taken over..we have fibery curtains, clothes horses, chairs…everything…there are piles of braided tops in huge tubs waiting to be labelled and put away into their bags ready for the trip and there are still two loads left to have their dyes set..it is all happening. Next time your partner tells you , your fibery habbit has gotten out of hand, show these photos and it’ll be fine ;-)



I am already setting my sights on the things to come : the handknitters guild in May and the Bendigo show in July! It is going to be a huge couple of months trying to get everything ready and also a lot of new excitingthings happening, including new products !!! It is all very exciting and well….HUGE! lol More on all of that exciting stuff later !!! .

Some people have asked me how I can possibly keep going ..getting up early, dyeing, animal care, designing,spinning..all almost non-stop with hardly any breathing time until late late at night...3 am seems to be my cut off point....lol

Well all I can say to explain that is , passion and loving what I do. I don't see it as "work" in the normal sense of the word as some people use it as in " work is dreary and can't wait for the weekend type of thing".. First of all it is pretty darn difficult for me to look forward to the weekend because it is basically no different from the rest of my week..lol...I do not really have a life outside of fibre and creating and designing. This can make some people put their quizzical face on and say " that is terrible!".  The way I see it, the only way that I can do anything is to be passionate about it, love what you do no matter what that is. I was thinking about that "work" thing lately actually because it is really  bizarre that my parents wanted me to have a proper job so they said, study to become a lawyer or a doctor, I enrolled in law school did the whole Uni thing and got a Phd in medical anthropology and a master in law, worked in the field for quite some time , only to realise that it was "work' ..I loved what I did but it is so totally different than comparing that to passion. With being passionate about what you do, you breathe, sleep and eat what you do. It is totally enveloping and you never , ever say ...." I will stop at 5 " or " have a smoko" or " I will retire"...there is no such thing when you are trying to make a living in the Arts and Crafts. Not only do you have to cope with less than minimum wage, but you will have to put in long hours. The only way to be able to sustainably keep doing that, is to not only love it but be passionate about it with a vengeance..lol  I always wanted to do Arts, always had something going in music and painting and designing from a very early age, so it is something that was maybe "meant to be"..Lesson here is : never let anybody tell you to do something you are not passionate about...Love what you do and do it often I always say ;-) And if you don't know what that is (yet) find out ..

YOu know what the easiest part of it is? Creating, trying out new things on a continuous basis, developing, getting better, discovery. The hard part? Trying to survive in a harsh dollar reality and trying to sell your work while staying true to your ideals, while there are so many people "working" and buying their wares at crazy unsustainable prices.  The networking, the selling and at the same time , keep believing that what you do is good. Every artist, whether they are a painter, designer, singer, performer, actor, all of  us making something through our passion, always have these devils on our shoulders every now and again..questioning and doubting. Which in a way is a good thing I guess, because otherwise everybody would just be walking around with tremendous egos, that can destroy the passion in no time...hard to deal with as well. The worse thing that can happen is that you come across people that have been around for 5 minutes and think they produce something so amazing never been done before, that they spend more time thinking about how to protect what they have done with copyright or whatever other bs that doesn't work anyway, than doing what is most important: Sharing the passion and creating a whole new generation of passionate, loving, creative minds.  I say: Rabbit on!  and share your passion and love  what you do... always !


Anyway , All the dates and information for the shows and events to come are at the bottom of this weeks “Dates to put in your Calendar!” - bit. There is lots of new exciting stuff planned as usual and I love teasing you all, so I am not saying a thing ……yet…..lol

Now for this weeks update special fibre blend: the Happy Tiger tops. It is an all Australian grown and processed and blended and ofcourse handdyed here on the IxCHeL fibre farm.
 
It is an exclusive to IxCHeL and I am extremely proud to give you the opportunity to experience how natural fibres plant and protein fibres of this calibre interact together to create pure bliss!
 
Hemp has and still is put in the light of “drugs”well, surprise surprise..it is an amazingly strong, beautiful, healthy, lustrous, fabulous plant fibre and is gorgeous to work with.
 
I have spun it on its own and in a blend if pure angora and ofcourse did multiple tests on how this blend spins up: I am over the moon with it !
It creates a lustrous yarn that is anti bacterial, moisture absorbing, cool and light and is practically indestructible! I will be working on a sock blend for that reason: no need for nylon! Just add a certain % of hemp to your wool blend and voila! Sock heaven!
 
Other fibres in the Happy Tigerbunny Tops are Suri & silk: this animal fibre is an amazing lush silky addition to any blend. It brings drape and shine and lustre. The Alpaca and Llama I added for its texture and air and softness.
Now why tiger tops? Well, this blend is not all white…every fibre in the blend has its colour: the suri silk is fawn, the alpaca is rose grey and the llama is brown and the hemp is pure honey.
 
I love dyeing on natural coloured bases : it somehow created this deep, dimensional colour sensation you cannot possibly create with just plain white. So my philosophy in making up all these blends, whether it be this bunny bison bliss blend or the happy tiger tops or the magic bunny tops for that matter , is to put together a base that will give it either texture or dimension or both. Spinning a yarn from that kind of blend will not only give you a unique opportunity to experience different kinds of fibres and how they interact, but also create the most amazing one of a kind yarn or felt you can imagine.
 
So, enjoy this weeks update and remember: your imagination is the only limit to what you can create AND buying the Happy Tigerbunny tops will mean you are supporting Australian farms, small Australian businesses and making it possible for a lot of people to enjoy a big diversity of fibres and yarns in the future! Have fun !!!
 

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 !!!

 

Happy Tiger Bunny Tops  

A wonderful earthy organic blend of organic merino, angora bunny , suri silk alpaca llama and the star of the show Hemp !.
100grams+ (+/-3.5oz) …. AU$24
 
 
Soft Kitty
 
Romance
 
Pastel Zombie

 
Kookaburra


 
I See Fire

 
Gimme Love
 
Frozen Tundra

 
Frosty

 
Forest Fairies

 
Eyemelting Barbies

 
Deep in the forest

How To Order:

1. You can email me on ixchel at rabbit dot com dot au or ixchelbunny at yahoo dot com dot au
2. message me on facebook or ravelry 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.
 
Thank you so much for your help and support !

IxCHeL Events to put in your Calendar!

Monday 14th of April THIS MONDAY !!!
GrandValley Spinners and Weavers
TOYLAND SPIN IN
Tapscott Hall Cnr Cambridge and Montrose Roads
Montrose
Start 9:30 Am
Everybody welcome !
I will have a stall there with fibres, yarns, batts, clouds and much much more !!!!

Handknitters Guild Mini Wool show
May 17th
Coburg Town Hall, 90 Bell Street, Coburg
10-am3pm
The AMAZING handknitters Guild Victoria is putting on their annual Yarn & Craft Show again ! Yeah ! This market is one of my favourite events of the year and s set in the epic , recently restored Coburg Town hall.
The date to put in your calendar is May 17th 2014, 10am-15pm!!! I will be there with bells on (and ears..ofcourse!) and will have a NEW range of handspun angora, mink, yak, alpaca, bison! and loooooong repeat lace yarns and sock yarns !!!
for the yarn spinners: all the IxCHeL blended tops will be at the party as well! Ranging from my Angorino to the epic Bunny bison bliss! It is going to be an AMAZING day !!!
Address to be on May the 17th is: Coburg Town Hall (pictured) located at 90 Bell Street, Coburg, about 500 metres from Sydney Road. Entry is free. the Hand knitters’ guild 2014 Raffle Rug made by Guild members with luxury yarn from the Bendigo Wool Mill will be on display and $2 tickets will be available for purchase.

Friday 18th July-Sunday 20th of July
Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show
Bendigo Show Grounds
Flower Power Bunny Shed
THE event of the year with heaps of fun and super special fibre happenings!!
Exciting news !!!!!! more info on that later in the year !!!

Friday 15th of August-Sunday 17th of August
39th Annual Country Conference
Camp Manyung Sunnyside Rd,
Mount Eliza
Im doing a talk there about the Navajo Churro Sheep project, Navajo Rug making, Navajo style spinning and more !
Lots of extremely special and hard to find fibres and yarns and SPINDLES will be available there !
Not to be missed!
There will also be a Special Navajo rug display and I will also have a stall there with lots of fluffy stuff to hug..enabling galore!!
To participate in the Country Conference please contact : Dot Vallence , email: dotv5@optusnet.com.au

 RABBIT ON !

((hugs))

Charly

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Watch this Space...Bunny!


It’s April ! and the season is getting very very busy! Lots of preparing for all the shows coming up and still doing all the gazillion custom orders is making my days (and nights) a bit longer than expected…bedtime here at the farm is getting later and later and is now clocked at about 3am-4am in the morning…call me crazy…lol It comes in handy I am a night owl anyway and I seem to get a lot more done at night..strange that.....

I am doing my utmost to get lots of fluffy fibery things ready for the Grand Valley show Monday the 14th and , at the same time, spinning and dyeing  lots of new yarns and fibres for the Handknitters Guild Show in May and then the BIG one !: Bendigo Show.
All the dates and information is at the bottom of this weeks “Dates to put in your Calendar!” - bit. There is lots of new exciting stuff planned as usual and I love teasing you all, so I am not saying a thing ……yet…..lol

All the dyepots are heating up almost continuously, the carders are humming and the spinning wheels are purring..it’s one of those times I wish I had more than two hands and feet, but since I am already tripping over with the two feet I have I don’t think it would be that wise a move…

All the bunnies are happy and preparing for Easter..well not really, but their coat is growing nicely now that the weather is cooling down a bit and that’s just what I need so I can keep the blending going and spinning angora yarns.
You know they say that human hair grows at the rate of about 1.25 centimetres or 0.5 inches per month, or about 15 centimetres or 6 inches per year !?
Angora Bunnies can easily get double that per month (about 3cm /months) . Unfortunately, they also have a gene that says “ it’s three months, please start molting/shedding” !.. so new batches start growing ..which makes that angora bunnies can matt up very very quickly…unless you have a so called “non-shedding” gene .
Some pure bred bunnies in the United States are gifted with that gene for some reason and that’s why you see some enormous hairgrowth in some English Angora breed bunnies there. Since they do not shed, their hair keeps growing to amazing staple lengths. I can only dream of that. If I do get my hands on a bunny from that gene pool I will call it Rapunzel.




Look at that “cute” Yawn ! or maybe it’s saying
“ Don’t you dare come near me with those scissors!”

Ms. Chu has been at the forefront of selective breeding efforts that may have recently isolated a non-molting gene in English Angoras. What this means: A non-molting English Angora requires less care than a German Angora.
The fibers grow very long (7+") without molting, matting, or a rigid grooming schedule. Ms. Donna Deter of D'Lynn Wooly Bunnies has several non-molting English Angoras, and asserts the ability to go 7-8 months with "no special care at all."
She does occasionally find a few minimal mats by the ears and mouth. This is despite the very soft and luxurious fiber of the English angora.
The rabbit stays in 'prime' for longer periods of time. Coat retention for up to 14 months has been recorded. English angora fiber production is very strong. It doesn't exceed that of the German angora, however the English are smaller animals and eat as little as half as much as German angoras do. Spontaneous non-molting qualities are cropping up in other herds around the USA, and breeders are beginning to selectively fix this quality in their English angoras.
If yours is a non-molting English angora, you may not need to adhere as rigidly to a grooming schedule, however all angoras require monthly 'bottom checks' to ensure cleanliness.
 
As for my herd of angoras, none of them have the non molting gene unfortunately, but I am still very happy with their absolutely gorgeous hair! Angora Bunnies are absolute treasures, whether they molt or not ...

This week I have an angelic blend planned for you! Our Angel Bunny blend with a base of Blue faced Leicester sheep, with its lustre and very nice crimp, combined with cashmere, angora bunny and Tencel (a fibre made from wood fibres! With an amazing shine and lustre).


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 !!!

 

Angel Bunny Tops  

A wonderful pearlescent blend of Blue Faced Leicester, angora bunny , Cashmere and Tencel.
100grams+ (+/-3.5oz) …. AU$24
 
 
Zen

 
 Rose

 
Princess

 
Orchids


 
Hoppy Rainbow-sold-

 
Honey Bunny-sold-
 
Heather-sold-

 
Girl Talk

 
Faun In the Forest

 
Cowboy

 
Bubbling Champagne

 
Beau

 
Galaxy



 

IxCHeL Club sign ups starting in April 2014 are Open until April 8th So don’t miss out: ONLY 4 DAYS LEFT !!!!

IxCHeL Fibre Club April, May and June 2014
The subscription is for a period of three months and you will receive one special hand dyed top/roving per month to the value of AU$22 , and as all of you past members know you get tops that are usually around $24 ! so it is a great deal!
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 #20 and receive your special hand dyed top :)) for three months (April, May and June 2014) is AU$66 + postage (parcel post or airmail). AND there are good value double serves available !!!
 
For Australia : single serve $66+$27 postage (parcel post), double serve $120+$27
For USA + Canada: single serve AU$66+AU$51 (Airmail) double serve AU$120+AU$51
For UK,Europe, rest of the world: Single serve AU$66+AU$58 (airmail) Double serve AU$120+AU$58
For Asia: Single serve AU$66+AU$45 (airmail) Double serve AU$120+AU$45
If you want to receive a fibre surprise every month then join the IXCHEL FIBRE CLUB #20 now. Numbers are strictly limited ! Deadline for signing up for fibre club #20 is April 8th! And the first instalment is going to be shipped out end of April. Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me your details
 

The IxCHeL Sock Yarn Club April, May and June 2014

Every month for three months (April, May and June 2014) you will receive: enough hand dyed luscious yummy yarn to make a pair of socks or a lush shawl or scarf ofcourse! (the hand dyed yarn will be exclusive for the Ixchelbunny SOCK-IT-TO-ME Yarn CLUB and will range from a sockweight yarn or a 3ply or a 4 ply); Every month a new sock 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 extra long
 
For Australia : single serve $78+$27 postage (parcel post) double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +$27
For USA + Canada: single serve AU$78+AU$51 (Airmail) double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$51
For UK,Europe, rest of the world: Single serve AU$78+AU$58 (airmail) Double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$58
For Asia: Single serve AU$78+AU$45 (airmail) Double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$45
 
Numbers are strictly limited ! Deadline for signing up for the Ixchelbunny SOCK-IT-TO-ME Yarn CLUB! is April 8th.
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 .
 

IxCHeL Mini skein Club April, May and June 2014

Every month I will be offering a monthly exclusive IxCHeL mini skein selection for Club members. In that monthly selection there are 12 hand dyed miniskeins that are hand dyed and or even hand spun and awesome to add to your mini skein projects.
Here are all the details for the sign ups for the IxCHeL Mini Skein Club:
For Australia : single serve $69+$27 postage (parcel post) double serve $130 (=even a better deal!) +$27
For USA + Canada: single serve AU$69+AU$51 (Airmail) double serve $130 (even a better deal!) +AU$51
For UK,Europe, rest of the world: Single serve AU$69+AU$58 (airmail) Double serve $130 (even a better deal!)+AU$58
For Asia: Single serve AU$69+AU$45 (airmail) Double serve $130 (even a better deal!)+AU$45
 
Numbers are strictly limited ! Deadline for signing up for the IxCHeL Mini Skein Club is April 8th. The first Club mini skeins will be sent out end of April. Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me your details
 

IxCHeL Funky Bunny Batt Club April, May and June 2014

Here are all the details and 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$32 or more .
The batts will range in weight from 100grams to 150grams with luxury fibres like camel , angora, cashmere, silk, yak, llama even wolf and bison! 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 April, May and June 2014!
Price to join the Ixchel Funky bunny for three months is :
For Australia : $96+$27 postage (parcel post)
For USA + Canada: AU$96+AU$51 (Airmail)
For UK,Europe, rest of the world: AU$96+AU$58 (airmail)
For Asia: AU$96+AU$45 (airmail)
If you want to receive a fibre surprise every month then join the IXCHEL FUNKY BUNNY Batt CLUB now. Numbers are strictly limited ! Deadline for signing up for the funky bunny batt club April 8th and the first installment is going to be shipped out end of April :) Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me
 

Badges!

Happy funny Badges to attach to just about anything: your craft bags, clothes, the perfect little gifts ! 

1 badge AU$2

10 for AU$18
20 badges for AU$35

30 badges for AU$49

Every badge has a nr so when ordering just mention the nr of the badge and how many you would like..easy!


newest additions : badge nrs 84-90

Badges 1-20

Badges 21-40

Badges 41-59


Badges 60-83

How To Order:

1. You can email me on ixchel at rabbit dot com dot au or ixchelbunny at yahoo dot com dot au
2. message me on facebook or ravelry 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.
 
Thank you so much for your help and support !

IxCHeL Events to put in your Calendar!

Monday 14th of April
GrandValley Spinners and Weavers
TOYLAND SPIN IN
Tapscott Hall Cnr Cambridge and Montrose Roads
Montrose
Start 9:30 Am
Everybody welcome !
I will have a stall there with fibres, yarns, batts, clouds and much much more !!!!

Handknitters Guild Mini Wool show
May 17th
Coburg Town Hall, 90 Bell Street, Coburg
10-am3pm
The AMAZING handknitters Guild Victoria is putting on their annual Yarn & Craft Show again ! Yeah ! This market is one of my favourite events of the year and s set in the epic , recently restored Coburg Town hall.
The date to put in your calendar is May 17th 2014, 10am-15pm!!! I will be there with bells on (and ears..ofcourse!) and will have a NEW range of handspun angora, mink, yak, alpaca, bison! and loooooong repeat lace yarns and sock yarns !!!
for the yarn spinners: all the IxCHeL blended tops will be at the party as well! Ranging from my Angorino to the epic Bunny bison bliss! It is going to be an AMAZING day !!!
Address to be on May the 17th is: Coburg Town Hall (pictured) located at 90 Bell Street, Coburg, about 500 metres from Sydney Road. Entry is free. the Hand knitters’ guild 2014 Raffle Rug made by Guild members with luxury yarn from the Bendigo Wool Mill will be on display and $2 tickets will be available for purchase.

Friday 18th July-Sunday 20th of July
Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show
Bendigo Show Grounds
Flower Power Bunny Shed
THE event of the year with heaps of fun and super special fibre happenings!!
Exciting news !!!!!! more info on that later in the year !!!

Friday 15th of August-Sunday 17th of August
39th Annual Country Conference
Camp Manyung Sunnyside Rd,
Mount Eliza
Im doing a talk there about the Navajo Churro Sheep project, Navajo Rug making, Navajo style spinning and more !
Lots of extremely special and hard to find fibres and yarns and SPINDLES will be available there !
Not to be missed!
There will also be a Special Navajo rug display and I will also have a stall there with lots of fluffy stuff to hug..enabling galore!!
To participate in the Country Conference please contact : Dot Vallence , email: dotv5@optusnet.com.au


 

 RABBIT ON !


((hugs))


Charly



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