Author Archives: ThePaintedTiger

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.....

Violaceous – March 2017 Tiger Club

Purple is one of my favorite colors, second only to green.  Due to a commission from PLY Magazine, I had an excuse to purchase some Gotland.  The deep natural gray of this fiber lends itself to amazing overdyes, and I … Continue reading

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Shop Update – Panda Sock Yarn

Well, Tiger Fans, here we go! For several years, the only way to get variegated yarn from me was to belong to Tiger Club. I had stepped away from them to focus on fiber and self-striping yarn, but I really … Continue reading

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New Yarn and Fiber in the Shop!

First up, I’d like to share my recent work that I’m pretty excited about.  I love gradients for yarn, but the conventional way of doing them has been dyeing knitted blanks, and I just have not been thrilled with unknitting … Continue reading

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Orchid – February 2017 Tiger Club

I wanted to get some spring into your hands in time to work it up for the upcoming season. This inspiration photo of a spray of Orchids was just the thing!  I had fun working up the bright green and … Continue reading

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Chocolate with Sprinkles – January 2017 Tiger Club

Late January, and those pesky resolutions are tossed aside – because the grey days of winter call for some serious carbohydrates!  These delicious fudge chocolate cupcakes with bright sugar flower sprinkles on them are just the thing.  I had a … Continue reading

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Twenty Below – Tiger Club December 2016

You know I like to treat my club members around the Holidays, and this year is no different. Often early winter is fairly warm here in Iowa, but this year we experienced several very cold days, resulting in a few … Continue reading

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Winter Berries – November Tiger Club

Inspiration for November’s club came from the bright berries you see against the snow in winter….red, blue, purple, against rich evergreens and a flash of white snowflakes. The fiber is Cheviot wool, which is a great all around wool.  It … Continue reading

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