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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.....

Tabby – February 2020 Tiger Club

We are currently owned by two tabby sisters, one is a more standard mackeral, the other leans Torbie (and she has the Torbie ‘Tude). While our girls have green eyes, I couldn’t resist this brilliant blue. With a few new … Continue reading

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Blue Plate Special – January 2020 Tiger Club

Read about the inspiration and dyeing of January’s Tiger Sock Yarn and Fiber Clubs. A few sock spots are open for February through the 15th. Continue reading

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Mermaid – December 2019 Tiger Club

The Holidays of December call for some bling, plus soon we’ll be facing the bleak mid-winter, so I wanted to dye something light and fun and sparkly. I actually chose the colors first, so no inspiration photo this time, but … Continue reading

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Basic (Not Boring) Black Band

I’ve worn headbands pretty steadily since high school….I love having long hair, but when brushed out my curls go full Merida with extra static, which makes visibility an issue and containment a must. I perform with a variety of musical … Continue reading

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A Blue Truck Holiday – Tiger Club Nov 2019

Since club ships at the end of the month, I knew you’d be receiving this in the thick of ‘all the packages’ and the festive busyness that December brings. For a theme, I was thinking of the vintage trucks hauling … Continue reading

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Almond Blossom – Tiger Club October 2019

Tiger Club for October explored “Almond Blossom”, a work painted by Vincent Van Gogh for his infant nephew in 1890. The work contains strong features of the Japanese Ukiyo-e prints that Van Gogh had been collecting. These elements include:Cropping of … Continue reading

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Dappled Autumn – September 2019 Tiger Club

For a little September inspiration, I chose this picture taken at Bear Mountain in New York. The picture has a really wide range of colors, though, and I was looking for something a little less wild. A tight crop, and … Continue reading

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Apple for Teacher – August 2019 Tiger Club

We started back to school the last few weeks of August, DD in her 3rd year of college, DS in his second of high school, DH his 29th of teaching, and me on year 20. The apples start ripening this … Continue reading

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Deepening Twilight – July 2019 Tiger Club

While this picture captures the inspiration pretty well, I was actually inspired this month by last November’s Receding Twilight. I wanted to make something that would go with it, particularly with the fiber (see below). I started with the deep … Continue reading

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Wonderful Wensleydale and more (Shop Update)

While much of my time lately has been dyeing more skeins of Grand Old Flag and getting July Club ready, I’ve been able to dye a number of colors of Wensleydale, plus some Horn Dorset….and even Jacob and a batch … Continue reading

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