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 photos show some yarn I spun from these art batts and a hat I made from the yarn.
Weight: 2 ounces
Contents: 49% merino, 25% alpaca, 10% muga silk, 10% bamboo, 5% kid mohair locks, 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)
Please allow 3 business days for me to make these for you once you order them.
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