Thursday, April 5, 2012

Happy Hoppy Easter !



Happy hoppy Easter everybody ! I thought I better celebrate this years Easter and the fact that this is my 200th blog !!!! and put it out there on Thursday night instead of the usual Friday mornings. It being Good Friday, a holiday for most and most likely a super enormous hectic day for this bunny here tomorrow. Lots of packing the Tardis with yarns and fluffy stuff and trying hard not to forget tickets, hotel reservations and all that organisational stuff. I honestly feel that this week has flown past! There was just so much going on and going on unplanned I must say, like our humongous rain water tank near the front garden springing a giant leak so trench digging and not spinning was the order of the day…oh well, at least I got that extra exercise I needed..lol. Sometimes you have to wonder though how the universe knows that you are fighting time getting things done and it just has this intense pleasure putting something to tally unexpected on your plate….I was hoping to offer you some new badges I have been working on but you will just have to wait til after the Sydney Royal show ;) I will have heaps of new bunny badges with me at the Show I just did not have time to organise and number them all to offer them to you here on this shop blog. Don’t worry, there’s always next time ;)

I will be driving up to Sydney on Saturday morning very early and will hopefully arrive sometime in the late afternoon at the hotel and chat with lots of bunny and spinning enthusiasts ! then it’s setting up time on the Sunday and MONDAY the 9th of Apri is THE big day ! it starts at 9am at the Wynne pavilion at the Sydney Royal Showgrounds with the first ever angora bunny fleece competition, then at 11am the back to back bunny world record starts and in the meantime all can enjoy looking at absolutely gorgeous angora fluffy bunnies and see what can can be made of their beautiful fibre. The IxCHeL stall will be filled to the brim with colourful and super soft and special yarns and fibres especially made for the show including these gorgeous felted bunny art yarns . The felted bunny heads are made by the super talented Siobhan Colley who will also be at the Sydney Back to Back bunny contest spinning and doing lost of fibery stuff. Her website is right here: http://www.soulcraftingbyshevi.com she is an amazing fibre artist and her feltoonies and felted bunnies are awesome ! It was so much fun working on the Bunny art yarns ! Here are some of the yarns I have spun up using the special IxCHeL fibre blends :








aren't they super cute !

The Bunny event of the year taking place at the Sydney Royal is going out of its way to get the word out there that bunnies are great pets not pests, they are loving and caring, clever and absolutely wonderful companions and above all that , they give us an amazing gift: their wonderful fibre! So, if you want to know more about angoras , angora bunny breeds, the finre, the spinning, how to take care of bunnies and how al of these bunnies look just absolutely gorgeous in their fluffy coats , please please join in the fun and visit the Sydney Roays Show on Monday the 9th of April. I will be in the Dome area of the Wynne pavilion.

For more information please go to: http://www.sydneyshowground.com.au/venues/documents/Wynne%20Pavillion%20Fact%20Sheet_3.pdf

Anyway, without keeping you too long: here is this weeks update! Enjoy!


How To Order:
You can email me on ixchel at rabbit dot com dot au or 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? Please don’t hesitate to ask! Always happy to enable.

Thank you so much for your help and support !
(((HUGS)))
Charly


IxCHeL GaGa ! Bunny Tops 100+grams AU$24
a Unique IxCHeL Blend : Blue faced Leicester, glitz, angora. Excellent for spinning the most luscious yarns and felts beautifully!


Fox

Just for your love

any path will take you there

lost and found

lucky one

X files

groovin’

Starships


Soulman

Funky Bunny

Get up and Dance

IxCHeL Club Sign ups for April, May and June 2012 are Open! Do not miss out and join the fun! Hurry Last week to sign up !

IxCHeL FIBRE CLUB April, May and June 2012


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$20 , 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 #13 and receive your special hand dyed top :)) for three months is AU$60 + postage (parcel post or airmail). AND double and triple serves are available !!! So in short:
For Australia :
single serve $60+$21 postage (parcel post)
double serve $120+$24
triple serve $160+$33
For USA + Canada:
single serve AU$60+AU$35 (Airmail)
double serve AU$120+AU$60
For UK,Europe, rest of the world:
Single serve AU$60+AU$38 (airmail)
Double serve AU$120+AU$58
For Asia:
Single serve AU$60+AU$28 (airmail)
Double serve AU$120+AU$39
If you want to receive a fibre surprise every month then join the IXCHEL FIBRE CLUB #13 now. Numbers are strictly limited ! the first installment is going to be shipped out end of April:)
Payment via direct deposit or credit card. Just PM or email me your details :))


IxCHeL Funky Bunny Batt Club
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 Yak this time !
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 2012 !
Price to join the Ixchel Funky bunny #13 :)) for three months is :
For Australia : $96+$21 postage (parcel post)
For USA + Canada: AU$96+AU$35 (Airmail)
For UK,Europe, rest of the world: AU$96+AU$38 (airmail)
For Asia: AU$96+AU$28 (airmail)
If you want to receive a fibre surprise every month then join the IXCHEL FUNKY BUNNY Batt CLUB#12 now.
Numbers are strictly limited !
the first installment is going to be shipped out end of april 2012:)
Payment via direct deposit or credit card. Just PM or email me


IxCHeL Yarn Club

What is the deal? hmmm it is sooo good and fun and sockaliscious you just will HAVE to join :)
Here are the details:
Every month for three months (april-may and june 2012) you will receive:
enough hand dyed luscious yummy yarn to make a pair of socks; (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 :)
Here is the nitty gritty:
For Australia : single serve $78+$21 postage (parcel post)
double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +$24
For USA + Canada: single serve AU$78+AU$35 (Airmail)
double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$49
For UK,Europe, rest of the world:
Single serve AU$78+AU$38 (airmail)
Double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$57
For Asia: Single serve AU$78+AU$28 (airmail)
Double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$42
Numbers are strictly limited !
Payment via direct deposit or credit card. 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
Every month I will be offering a monthly exclusive IxCHeL mini skein selection for Club members. In that monthly selection there are 10 hand dyed miniskeins that are hand dyed and or hand spun not available anywhere else and awesome to add to your mini skein projects. Once the Monthly mini skein collecction is announced anybody can order as many as there are available and they will receive a nice colourful pack of FOURTEEN miniskeins for $23+post. That is 14 miniskeins for the price of 10 ! Now how can you say no to that??
Here are all the details for the sign ups for the IxCHeL Mini Skein Club:
Here is the nitty gritty:
For Australia : single serve $69+$21 postage (parcel post)
double serve $130 (=even a better deal!) +$24
For USA + Canada: single serve AU$69+AU$35 (Airmail)
double serve $130 (even a better deal!) +AU$49
For UK,Europe, rest of the world:
Single serve AU$69+AU$38 (airmail)
Double serve $130 (even a better deal!)+AU$57
For Asia: Single serve AU$69+AU$28 (airmail)
Double serve $130 (even a better deal!)+AU$42
Numbers are strictly limited ! Payment via direct deposit or credit card. Just PM or email me your details :))


Wokshops in May and June :

MAY Classes

Beginner Spinner classes Tuesday May 8th, 15th and 22nd 10am-4pm $150
Learn how to spin in a day ! You will receive a bag filled with fluffy goodies to learn with and the use of a wheel! Different types of fibres will be covered from merino, to Shetland, to rare sheep breeds , angora , mohair, yak and alpaca !
Enjoy the relaxing environment of our little fibre farm and cuddle a bunny on your breaks from spinning. Lunch and drinks provided. Brochures on techniques etc will be handed out as well. Limited places available !

Art Yarns Saturday May 26th and Tuesday May 29th 10am-4pm $150
Make art yarns, dive into the world of creative yarns! Learn how to make the nip n tuck, coils, slubs, core spinning and adding fancy extras!
Lunch and drinks provided. Bring your own fluff or additions or dive into our shop to get your supply. Every student will receive a bag of surprise goodies to work with aas well.

JUNE CLASSES

Wire Core Spinning Saturday June 2nd 10am-4pm $150
Learn how to use jewellery wire in your spinning to make fibre sculptures , baskets, wearable art and more. !
Its an amazingly nice way to make adventurous, multi functional yarn !
Handouts , lunch and drinks will be provided a dn a bag of goodies, wire core and fluff to play with !

Plying Adventures Tuesday June 5th 10-3pm $100
Learn how to ply a balanced yarn, Navajo ply, flower power ply or do fancy boucle! Lots of new adventurous yarns !
Every student will be given a bag of goodies and lunch and drinks will be provided as well.

Tailspinning yarn Saturday 9th of June 10am-4pm $150
Learn the spinning technique in a day. You can create your own tailspun super soft mohair curls (fibre provided!) or even angora ! anything goes! It’s exciting to create yarn like this ! aand now is your chance to learn!
Every student will be given a bag of goodies and lunch and drinks will be provided as well.

Flower Power Art Yarns and Fancy Additions Tuesday June 19th 10-4pm $150
Learn how to make art yarns with your handspun that look like little flowers or beehives ! and how to add little bits and pieces, feathers, bling and more to your yarn to make it extra special !
Your imagination is the limit !
Every student will be given a bag of goodies and lunch and drinks will be provided as well.

To reserve a spot in any of these classes, email me or message me on Ravelry. I will send you all the details. It’s going to be FUN !

Dates to Remember:
Bunny Spin in at the Ixchel Fibre Farm (11am-4pm)
Every Third Saturday and every fourth Thursday of the month!

Saturday April 21st, 11am-4pm
Bring a plate to share your wheel or spindle, knitting or crochet, yourself and a smile and have a fun day out amongst bunnies and friends ! Please contact me to secure a spot ! Bunny food like cabbage, bok choi or broccoli is always welcome as well ! : the bunnies will cuddle you more for it ;D

Thursday April 26th, 11am – 4pm

April 9th, Sydney Royal Show THE PLACE TO BE AT EASTER ! EASTER BUNNY CENTRAL!
THE Angora Bunny Event of the year!!
Back to Back Bunny World Record

Join the fun and what better way to do it than visit all the Easter bunnies at the Royal Easter Show! Promoting the angora rabbits in Australia for the very first time ! and how ! More information on the Royal Sydney show website ! and there will be heaps and heaps of IxcHeL angora and angora blend fibres and yarns!!

April 16th
Flower Power Spin in

Grand Valley Spinner & Weavers
Tapscott-Milbourne centre, Cambridge road, Motrose (melways ref 52 C5)
10am-4pm
It is going to be heaps of fun with lots of new fibres and yarns !!! and lot sof spinning

April 28th
Mini Wool Show of the Hand knitters Guild

Time and place to be confirmed later.
I am preparing heaps of new yarns for that event that will be amazing !!!!!

The Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show 2012
Friday 20th-Sunday 22nd of July

I will be in the Flower (bunny) shed again this year with heaps of new fluffy stuff and in full bunny regalia
This year it is even going to BIGGER and more HUGE than ever !!!
Join me in the fun !
The woolcraft schedule is published and the IxCHeL Fibre farm is sponsoring a catergory this year in the handspun yarn classes in Natural Animal Fibres class 23 and 24 !!! We feel it is very important to get the word out . Angora fibre and cashmere and mohair and alpaca and baby camel is amazing to spin, felt, weave, embellish and crochet with! Start planning and working on your entry for the show and get your art work out there for everybody tot admire and win prizes !! yeah ! What could be better eh?
Check out the website here for more details : www.sheepshow.com and for questions relating to the woolcraft schedule and ore contact Dot Vallence at Dotv5 at optusnet dot com dot au

Contact me on Ravelry where I am Ixchelbunny, message me on facebook or email me on Ixchelbunny@yahoo.com.au or ixchel@rabbit.com.au


RABBIT ON !
((hugs))
Charly

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2 comments:

Yarn Prawn said...

Awww... Happy hoppy Easter to you, too! Enjoy it with those adorable buns" (And the bunny yarn is fabulous).

Kay Walker said...

Your QR code definitely works! :-)