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About ThePaintedTiger

I'm an Indie dyer of yarn and fiber. I love all the colors, but especially green and brown.....and purple, and blue.....

Happy Golden Days of Yore – December 2017 Tiger Club

December, a time of getting together with family and friends; enjoying and making memories.  I wanted to give a nod to the season without using the stereotypical colors, and I think this picture fit the bill nicely.  I didn’t want … Continue reading

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Sleeping Beauty – November 2017 Tiger Club

I really had a lot of fun with Tiger Club this month. Some of my dyeing made it into Spin Off magazine (Winter 2017, article by Devin Helman), and the wool happened to be Polwarth. I love the wool, but … Continue reading

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Shop Update – New England Grey Carded Sliver

Long draw fans, do I have a treat for you…..this domestic wool from small farms in New England, scoured, carded, and pulled into sliver. So fun to spin into bouncy lofty yarn, and the natural oatmeal color adds a great … Continue reading

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Purple Mountain Majesty – October 2017 Tiger Club

America the Beautiful, from sea to shining sea there is a lot of beauty here.  October’s Tiger Club is a fantasy on the song, I made a rich purple mountain majesty color, and some amber waves of grain, and mixed … Continue reading

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Spinning with Fine Grey New England Sliver

For September’s Tiger Club, I used a new fiber, Fine Grey New England Sliver. This is a different type of preparation than I usually dye, so I thought I would take a bit to write about it. Commonly available to … Continue reading

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Red Meets CMY – September 2017 Tiger Club

No inspiration photo for this one, just an idea I had to combine an old fun color of CMY Party (where I put Cyan (blue), Magenta, and Yellow next to each other and let them Party), with the deep reds … Continue reading

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Fading Summer – August 2017 Tiger Club

Inspiration this month came from my backyard….we have a rather steep hillside that is not fun to mow, so a number of years ago I over seeded it with wildflower mix. Over the years many of the species have been … Continue reading

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