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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.....

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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Crazy Paisley – February 2019 Tiger Club

As you’ll see later in this post, sometimes the yarn or fiber selection leads the inspiration process. With the fiber having a high contrast, I wanted the colors to work with that. I started thinking of what would be fun … Continue reading

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Fresh from the Dyepot!

It’s Fiber Friday, and I thought I’d share the latest fiber I’ve listed. First up is the last bit of Alpaca/Merino/Silk I have, it’s a glorious 50/30/20 blend, and just shines and oozes softness.  The color is Hibiscus, and it … Continue reading

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Derelict Door – January 2019 Tiger Club

I love browsing all the color design options on Pinterest for inspiration, and I found a number of ‘shelter’ photographs I plan to do this year. This one is the first; Derelict Door is still boldly showing off its blue … Continue reading

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Time Marches On – December 2018 Tiger Club

2018 Tiger Club came to an end with “Time Marches On”. This inspiration picture brings to mind the battle between man and nature, the deep red faded into coral, the green/blue/grey lichen creeping across the face and chipping away at … Continue reading

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Receding Twilight – November 2018 Tiger Club

Every year, I like to stretch my club budget and send something a little extravagant.  This year, it’s November.  One of my favorite subjects for dyeing is Twilight…either that bit between dark and dawn, or day and dusk.  Each one … Continue reading

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Sunflowers – Tiger Club October 2018

It seems I wasn’t quite done with summer yet….so to bridge the gap I’ve created Sunflowers…..summer cheerful, with a touch of fall. The fiber is Cheviot, a great medium wool.  It’ll make great outerwear like mittens….maybe divide up the colors … Continue reading

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Great Pumpkin – September 2018 Tiger Club

As our minds turn from September to October….Halloween looms near. A beloved childhood memory is making sure we watched “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” when it was broadcast every year. I took inspiration from the pumpkin oranges and greens, … Continue reading

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Sparkle Gradients and Stripes – Fresh From the Dyepot

Just listed, several new colors of blended gradients on Sparkle sock yarn (92% SW Merino, 8% Lurex….very sparkly!). What is a blended gradient? I specially wind the yarn (NOT a knit blank, so no annoying kinks), then hand paint it, … Continue reading

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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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