Monthly Archives: September 2009

Wildlife Wednesday….

A discussion in one of my hangouts about bugs reminded me that I hadn’t posted these up to the blog yet!  What is that cub looking at? Why, it is a cicada!  I’m not sure I had ever seen one … Continue reading

Posted in Wildlife | Leave a comment

Fiber Friday – New Silk!!!

Need some lux?  I’m now offering hand dyed Tussah Silk.  Tussah silk is collected from wild cocoons after the moths have emerged, giving it the name ‘peace silk’.  It is a very nice soft and shiny fiber.  Spin these alone, … Continue reading

Posted in Fresh From the Dyepot | Tagged | Leave a comment

Packages packages…..

One of the fun bits of being in the fiber business is that you get to receive very large boxes of stuff.  I know my children appreciate it, as they get to make a number of box cars, space ships, … Continue reading

Posted in Business Stuff, drum carding, Tiger Finds | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

BFL Top is here!!

Please join me in welcoming a new fiber to ThePaintedTiger, hand dyed Blue Faced Leicester Top. This long wool is great for spinning, and benefits include a beautiful luster and durability combined with softness. Enjoy your weekend!!!

Posted in Fresh From the Dyepot | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival

This past weekend I went to the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival.  It was my first such event….and wow I wasn’t disappointed! We entered the first building of the Country Store, and didn’t make it any further for awhile, as … Continue reading

Posted in Interesting stuff, Life, spinning, Tiger Finds | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Fiber Friday!

I’ve been dyeing like a crazy woman, and have all of these new hand dyed yarns up in the shop for you! The top two rows are a scrumptious new yarn I’d like to introduce….BFL Sock. Yup….durable, soft, halo-ish Blue … Continue reading

Posted in Fresh From the Dyepot | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Bishop Hill Clay & Fiber Festival

I have been quite remiss on not reporting on the Bishop Hill (IL) Clay & Fiber Festival.  Our local paper had a blurb about it, and hubby suggested we go (I think he was lured by the homemade pie & … Continue reading

Posted in Life | Leave a comment

New Top in the Shop…

Here’s the latest, all in 8 oz of nice soft hand dyed Corriedale combed top.  Hover for titles, and all available at ThePaintedTiger. I’m also trying an experiment……do you like them skeined like this, or are braids better? So….skeins or … Continue reading

Posted in Fresh From the Dyepot | 1 Comment

Oh Deer….

Hanging out in our backyard the past week or so……. Mamma actually has twins, but the other eluded being photographed.   They’ve been sleeping near the pine tree in the second picture, which means we have a great view of the … Continue reading

Posted in Wildlife | Tagged , | Leave a comment