I found the inspiration for this yarn from a print of Raphael's "Madonna of the Chair" that we have. I included the painting as the last photo.
The colors are deep and rich, and I emulated them in the yarn. They include black, olive, deep peach, tan, blue, dusty green, brownish orange, and rich gold. Apparently, Raphael stopped by an inn one day and discovered he had no money when it came time to pay, so he asked to pay with a painting. He painted this on the lid of a barrel.
Name: Madonna and Child
Weight: 2 ounces
Contents: 85% merino top, 10% mulberry silk, 5% camel down
Colors: black, olive, deep peach, tan, Marian blue, dusty green, brownish orange, and rich gold
Carding Style: Layers of thin stripes carded once
Uses: Spinning or Felting (90% feltable fibers)
Please allow 1 week for me to make these for you when you order them.
You can choose whether you would like sparkle in your art batts or not. If you choose sparkle, I will include sparkly Angelina and/or firestar that will coordinate with the colors.
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