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.....

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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Annestown Beach – March 2018 Tiger Club

March is another month where I went with the colors I wanted, and fit an ‘inspiration’ to it. This has been just a long dreary winter and I was ready for some colors of spring! I love this picture of … Continue reading

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Gradients – Shop Update!

I’ve been experimenting again, because I really want to make these long smooth gradients without having to knit the yarn into sock blanks first….I’m not fond of the kinks, and although the tweed look is kinda cool, I want saturated … Continue reading

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