"What a charming thing for young people this is, Mr. Darcy! There is nothing like dancing after all. I consider it as one of the first refinements of polished societies."
- Sir William Lucas of Pride and Prejudice
These luxury art batts reminded me so very much of the dance at the assembly room--the first of many dances in Pride and Prejudice.
They will be a delight to spin or felt. They are made of merino wool, muga silk, tussah silk, bamboo, alpaca, and a bit of shimmery firestar--all soft, lovely fibers for something to wear next to your skin. Of all the fibers, 74% are fibers that will felt, so use your own judgment if you plan to use these for felting.
I think these batts would make a gorgeous shawl, whether knit, crocheted, woven or felted.
The last photo shows some 2-ply yarn I spun from 2 of these art batts.
Name: English Country Dance
Weight: 2 ounces
Contents: 69% merino top, 10% muga silk, 10% bamboo, 5% alpaca, 5% tussah silk, and 1% firestar
Colors: Magenta, rose, spring green, coral, peachy-pink, peach, bronze, silver, gold
Carding Style: Layers of thin stripes carded once
Uses: Spinning or Felting
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.
Happy fiber artistry!