These luxury art batts are a real treat to spin. They have so many different lovely soft and textural fibers.
Once again, I found myself turning to The Lord of the Rings for inspiration. Fangorn Forest is the forest with the ents that Merry and Pippin go into to get away from the orcs. It is ancient and mysterious.
These batts contain merino, alpaca, mulberry silk, muga silk, bamboo, and even some camel down. I'm also using teeswater locks for the very first time in these batts. This would make fantastic felt or amazing art yarn!
Most of the fibers are in multiple layers of thin stripes throughout the batts, but I kept all the locks on the top.
The last photo shows two of these batts spun up (by yours truly) into a worsted-weight thick-and-thin singles yarn.
These art batts are being featured in the summer 2020 issue of Spin Off Magazine!
Name: Fangorn Forest
Weight: 2 ounces
Contents: 40% Merino Wool, 25% alpaca, 10% muga silk, 10% bamboo, 5% kid mohair locks, 5% teeswater locks, 5% camel down
Colors: Deep Forest Green, Pine Green, Spring Green, Seafoam Green, Brown, Bronze, Gold, Beige
Carding Style: Layers of thin stripes carded once
Uses: Spinning or Felting (80% feltable fibers)
Please allow 1-3 business days for me to make these once you order them.
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!