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.....

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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Blueberry Pie in the Sky – December 2020 Tiger Club

Sometimes I try to match the picture and dyes perfectly, and sometimes…the inspiration is just a suggestion. I loved the title Blueberry Pie in the Sky, and all the blues in this pictures. I ran with it, but leant a … Continue reading

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Blue Spruce and Java – November 2020 Tiger Club

This December calls for strong measures. Fresh scents of evergreen and strong coffee. I brightened the greens in this to make the overall effect a little more cheerful, and dubbed the two greens ‘Blue Spruce’ since I used some of … Continue reading

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Globe Thistle – October 2020 Tiger Club

My inspiration for October was this fabulously textural Globe Thistle. The results are a little more loosely ‘inspired by’ than I usually do, but I got to use some techniques I haven’t done in a while, and the results are … Continue reading

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Golden Oak – September 2020 Tiger Club

I knew by the time this club arrived that the trees would start turning here, and I was right, we are getting gorgeous colors! Our neighborhood is full of sturdy oak trees, in fact these trees did great in the … Continue reading

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Deep Flora – August 2020 Tiger Club

After a few hot weeks, we’ve settled into drizzle and cold…and are back in the routines of school and work. These hues of lavender and navy and gold lean fall for me, I enjoyed tweaking the suggested hues to make … Continue reading

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Misty Mountain Morning Gradient – July 2020 Tiger Club

Misty Mountain Morning. The picture is captivating, and I was amused that there was already a yarn palette attached to it. I wanted to do a little something special for July, between 2020 being what it has been, and school … Continue reading

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Beach Glass – June 2020 Tiger Club

It’s been hot here the past week or so, and makes me long for sugar sand and a day beach combing for shells and beach glass. I took these three colors, a soft blue, green, and amber, and had some … Continue reading

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Ravelry – A warning about the ‘new rav’.

A week ago, Ravelry rolled out a site make-over. Since then, there have been reports of a number of issues experienced by users, ranging from eye-strain to nausea to migraines to seizures. If you are prone to the more serious … Continue reading

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Cream Legbar Rooster – May 2020 Tiger Club

It was time for something completely different, and this handsome fellow was just the subject for the job. To add to the ‘something different’, I dyed this on two different merino treatments…one superwash yarn, and one 21 micron merino…non-superwash, for … Continue reading

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