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.....

Abundant – October 2021 Tiger Club

It’s be a few hot minutes since I’ve dyed a rainbow, and October was a good month to do it, with the warm rich colors of autumn and thoughts of Thanksgiving emerging. I mixed up a bright berry pink-red, rich … Continue reading

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Iowa Gold – September 2021 Tiger Club

This is usually what the soybean fields look like in early September. This year they turned fast, and most were harvested by the end of the month since it has been so hot and dry. Tiger Club was inspired this … Continue reading

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Southwest Sunset – August 2021 Tiger Club

August has been a stretch for me….just a lot going on, some good some bad, and some not-so-great turning into pretty good! So why not stretch my colors a bit, too? I tend to stay away from much orange since … Continue reading

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Purple Highlights – July 2021 Tiger Club

I love color (I guess that’s a good thing for a dyer!!), the ironic thing is that I don’t tend to go very bold for my clothing, and definitely not my hair! Someday, though….the white hair is going to outnumber … Continue reading

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Grapefruit Sangria – June 2021 Tiger Club

Summer is always a great time to grab a refreshing beverage, and the yarn and fiber I chose for June were the perfect ones to pull of something delicate. I’ve had this citrus slice on my Pinterest for some time, … Continue reading

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Pebbles – May 2021 Tiger Club

I was always that kid with a pocket of pebbles, and rock drawer in my desk…..I still pick up interesting specimens! The natural brown-grey of the fiber and yarn for May lent itself well to this scene of Pebbles, I … Continue reading

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Glazed Bowls – April 2021 Tiger Club

I’m always looking for quirky sources for seasonal colors, and I loved this stack of vintage bowls, with their robin’s egg blues and new-shoots chartreuse greens. Throw in a little storm cloud grey, and we have a winning spring colorway. … Continue reading

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Hyacinth – March 2021 Tiger Club

The warm breezes of spring have arrived. My crocus have come and gone, and the daffodils are thinking about it. Soon the bright hyacinths will be out, too. I love the wide array of colors they have, and my goal … Continue reading

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Goldfinch in the Snow – February 2021 Tiger Club

Each year, I do take a look at the Pantone Colors and try to do at least one Club offering that is ‘on trend’. This year, the Colors of the Year are ‘Ultimate Gray’ and ‘Illuminating’. What better mascot of … Continue reading

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Rustic Barn – January 2021 Tiger Club

Our red weathered barn was a big part of my childhood. There were chickens to feed, eggs to gather, new lambs and calves to bottle-feed, the cow to milk, and tiny kittens to find. The hayloft afforded building blocks for … Continue reading

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