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.....

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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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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