I am in love with this colorway! I've had Lothlorien art batts for awhile, but this is the first time I have had the opportunity to spin them myself, and it is really lovely. I was thinking of Lothlorien, the realm of the elves in The Lord of the Rings, when I made the art batts from which I spun the yarn. The colors include several shades of soft greens, bronze, gold, silver, brown, and purple, and the textures include soft merino, silky bamboo, incredibly soft muga silk, lovely baby alpaca, and soft textural kid mohair locks. This is a real art yarn that would work beautifully in a knitting or a weaving project.
Yarn Weight: Super Bulky/Chunky Weight
Wraps per Inch: 60
Length in Yards: 50
Ounces/Grams: 3.6 oz/106 grams
Spinning Style: Spun thick and thin and spiral plied with coils and beehives
Contents: 44% merino, 25% alpaca, 10% muga silk, 10% kid mohair locks, 10% bamboo, 1% angelina
Colors: Forest green, spring green, seafoam green, soft gold, bronze, silver, nutmeg brown, royal purple, gold
Instructions: Wash in cool water by hand and air dry
Each skein of yarn is spun or dyed by me with loving care and contains a label with the yarn facts shown above. Your yarn is wrapped in tissue paper and shipped promptly, making a great presentation if you are giving it as a gift to your favorite fiber artist--even if that happens to be you!
Unless otherwise specified, your yarn will come as a hank, which is basically a large loop. This is the best way to store yarn because there’s no tension being placed on it. Before you begin to use it, however, you will need to wind it into a ball or cake or you will end up with a tangled mess. The best way to do this is with a swift and ball winder. However, you can use the arms of a patient friend or just put your yarn over two dining chairs back to back and wind it into a ball by hand. If you don’t have a swift and you plan to use the yarn fairly soon, I would be happy to wind your yarn into a cake for you at no extra charge. Just mention it in your note to seller when you check out.
As a token of my appreciation, I would be happy to include your choice of either a sprig of fresh rosemary from my organic garden or a handmade felt ball infused with essential lavender oil with your order. Both of these smell wonderful and are natural moth deterrents. Just let me know if you would like one and which one you would prefer in the note to seller when you check out.
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