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.....

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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Lavender on the Mountain – April Tiger Club 2020

Knowing that I was going to make a self-striping yarn this month, I looked for a color palette that wouldn’t play nice as a variegated yarn. The deep pink-purple of the heather against the vibrant greens would invite muddy brown … Continue reading

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Tropical Pop – March Tiger Club Reveal

In February, I told you about some new dye colors I purchased. Well, I really wanted to let them shine by themselves, so March Club was all about mixing my new Fluorescent Yellow with Fluorescent Pink (that really leans toward … Continue reading

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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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