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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.....

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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It’s A-Boat Time! June 2019 Tiger Club Reveal

I’m finding it very amusing that the color title is this, and I’m finally getting around to posting this reveal! June continues the theme of this year related to water (because we sure still have a lot of it here … Continue reading

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Shop Update – Falkland and more….

Believe it or not, I have some new things for you! Grand Old Flag orders have been pouring in whenever someone shows off their socks on FB or IG, so I’ve been busy keeping up with that. I’ve got a … Continue reading

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Severe Weather Warning – May 2019 Tiger Club

May has been one wet month here in the Midwest along the Mississippi….and we’ve had a few of these storms, where the plants take on an eerie vibrancy, and the sky is all blue and black and grey (and cheerful … Continue reading

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Stormbreaker – April 2019 Tiger Club Reveal

Throughout April, our family had been eagerly awaiting a certain huge movie release, so a name jumped out at me when it came time to name this month’s fiber (based on the above picture of multi-colored doors). I chose to … Continue reading

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Tropical Delivery – March 2019 Tiger Club

March is a season of sunny skies and storm clouds. It seemed fitting to choose this picture from collection of ‘shelter pictures’, with the cool blue door and concrete, and the bright wall and citrus. A Tropical Delivery! The wool … Continue reading

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