These luxury art batts are a real treat to spin. All of my art batts are soft, but these are especially soft thanks to all the lovely alpaca and bamboo in them.
Imagine the sun coming out right after a big rain storm. The gray sky is still off in the distance, but the sunshine is making everything sparkle with fresh color. That was my inspiration for After the Rain.
These batts contain merino, alpaca, and bamboo as well as both firestar and angelina for sparkle. I use a special technique to keep the colors bright but also well blended.
The last couple photos show what the yarn looks like spun up as a light worsted-weight singles yarn. It really is lusciously soft, and the alpaca gives the yarn a slight halo.
I wouldn't recommend these for felting since they only have 58% feltable fiber, but I have lots of other batts that would be great for those of you who felt.
Name: After the Rain
Weight: 2 ounces
Contents: 63% merino wool, 20% alpaca, 15% bamboo, 1% firestar, 1% angelina
Colors: Magenta, Fuchsia, Chartreuse, Spring Green, Sky Blue, Gray, Bright Blue, White
Carding Style: Layers of thin stripes carded once
Uses: Spinning (only 58% feltable fiber)
Each art batt is shipped to you in a lovely organza drawstring bag to prevent it from getting dusty until you are ready to use it. It also has a label to let you know what it's made of for future reference. This makes a great presentation if you are giving art batts as a gift to your favorite spinner or felter as well.
MY GIFT TO YOU
Also, 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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