Sometimes inspiration for a new art batt or yarn strikes, and everything else just has to stop. That's what happened when the idea for these art batts struck me. I was thinking about the description of Lothlorien from The Fellowship of the Ring. It was a place at once ancient and new, beautiful and mournful, wild and civilized. That is what I tried to convey in these art batts.
They have several shades of green merino, green kid mohair locks for texture, silky bronze bamboo and nutmeg brown merino, a bit of regal purple, soft gold muga silk, and the most incredibly soft undyed silver baby alpaca. I can't decide which is softer--the muga silk or the alpaca. I added a generous amount of gold angelina so the whole shimmers just like Lothlorien should.
The last couple of photos show some yarn I spun from these art batts.
Weight: 2 ounces
Contents: 49% merino, 25% alpaca, 10% muga silk, 5% kid mohair locks, 10% bamboo, 1% angelina
Colors: Forest green, spring green, seafoam green, soft gold, bronze, silver, nutmeg brown, royal purple, gold
Carding Style: Layered in thin stripes
Uses: Spinning or Felting (79% 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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Happy fiber artistry!