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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.....

Great Pumpkin – September 2018 Tiger Club

As our minds turn from September to October….Halloween looms near. A beloved childhood memory is making sure we watched “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” when it was broadcast every year. I took inspiration from the pumpkin oranges and greens, … Continue reading

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Sparkle Gradients and Stripes – Fresh From the Dyepot

Just listed, several new colors of blended gradients on Sparkle sock yarn (92% SW Merino, 8% Lurex….very sparkly!). What is a blended gradient? I specially wind the yarn (NOT a knit blank, so no annoying kinks), then hand paint it, … Continue reading

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S’More, Please – August 2018 Tiger Club

Crisp fall is almost upon us (currently, we are experiencing Soggy Fall!), and it’s a great time to enjoy a campfire and a favorite sugar overload, S’mores.  I like my chocolate a little more melty, and peanut butter adds a … Continue reading

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Mountain Desert – July 2018 Tiger Club

Inspiration for July’s sock and fiber clubs came from this picture of a mountain desert.  I loved the interplay of the dark and light purples with the grey, and the contrast of the gold and red, plus the possibilities of blending … Continue reading

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Made in the Shade – June 2018 Tiger Club

Every summer I like to create a color suitable for lace spinning and/or knitting. June came about somewhat serendipitously. When dyeing Annestown Beach (March Club), I really liked the idea of bright green against a dark background, and wanted to … Continue reading

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Yakkity Yak – Shop Update!

Introducing  Yakkity Yak, a luxurious blend of 70% Superwash Merino, 20% Yak Down, and 10% Nylon. It’s kitten soft (ok, Yak soft…but I don’t pet many yak), yet with the nylon you can expect your knit or crochet project to last … Continue reading

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Dotty Daisy – May 2018 Tiger Club

What a change a month makes…we were just shoveling snow, and now we are dealing with the streets heaving from the heat! A nice transition from spring to summer colors is this pretty Gerbera Daisy. Golden yellow, two shades of … Continue reading

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Fiber Friday – Long wool, silk and yarn…oh my!

Did you see the headline this morning about lions and tigers and bears (oh my!) getting loose from a zoo in Germany?  It seems all parties are safe now, but it certainly gave me a chuckle this morning. (edit: nope, … Continue reading

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Jonquil in the Sky – April 2018 Tiger Club

After this endless winter, I was ready for some bright spring colors, but I didn’t want just simple rainbow colors, I wanted complex and interesting colors….just a shade off of what you might expect. My inspiration was this lovely shot … Continue reading

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Fiber Friday – Falkland and Targhee

I have a great bunch of fibers for your Friday! I picked up a great blend to try on December’s Tiger Club, and I ordered more so I can share with everyone.  It’s a lovely blend….80% USA grown and processed … Continue reading

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