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Textured wool batt for felting or spinning | 100g or 3.5oz | Art batt | "Formula One"

  • Carded textured wool batt
  • Composition: black alpaca base with multicolour silk thrums, sparkle and merino
  • 3 layers of the fibre combo
  • 100g/3.5oz
  • perfect for spinning or felting
  • one of a kind

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Description

This textured wool batt is slightly different from my usual fibre composition. Instead of the usual sheep’s wool base, it’s alpaca – and black alpaca at that.

On top of that black alpaca I carded some rather lovely multicolour silk thrums (that’s silk leftover from the sari making industry, it can’t be reused for fabric, so we fibre folk take it for spinning or felting!) 

I also added some sparkle for extra shine, as well as some merino wool for loftiness and bounce.

You may be asking yourself, why on earth is this batt named “Formula One”? Well, the yellow stripes on the dark background made me think of the fast-paced world of speeding cars and bikes, and for some reason the name stuck. 

This textured wool batt has three layers of all the fibre gorgeousness you see in the photos. Layering the batt ensures you’ll get interesting combinations throughout, no matter how you choose to spin or felt it.

My favourite way to spin this type of art batt is core-spinning, whereby you use a commercial yarn as a core and wrap these fibres around it perpendicularly.
You can also choose to spin this in a more traditional way, taking advantage of the silk thrums for extra texture.

This carded fibre batt is suited for spinning or wet felting. You can simply pull out sections lengthwise and spin, or peel back the layers to work each separately (these suggestions are also good for wet felting). The choice is yours.

You’ve 100g or 3.5 oz of squishy softness to play with.

If you’re spinning this batt and would like to know more about taking care of the finished yarn, hop on to our yarn bases and info page for tips.

Although all care has been taken to ensure colours show true, your monitor setting might differ from mine.

Additional information

Weight 0.100 kg
Batt Type

Textured Art Batt

Colour

black, rainbow, Blue, Green, Red, Yellow

Fibre Content

Alpaca, Angelina Sparkle, Merino, Silk

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CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Keep wool top/roving or art batts in a dry room away from direct sunlight. Airtight boxes are recommended. Don’t place anything heavy on top of the fibre to avoid squishing it.
    Handle silk hankies with moisturised hands to avoid them sticking to your skin.
  • I recommend adding lavender sachets to the storage container for pest prevention.
  • Hand wash your finished product separately using wool-specific detergents, dry flat. Hand dyed fibres may bleed a little in the first couple of washes.

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PACKAGING AND SHIPPING

All my spinning and felting fibres are carefully wrapped in a paper bag and then shipped using a fully compostable mailing bag.

P&P is priced according to Royal Mail’s most recent rates. 

UK shipping starts at £1.20 for flat packed items, and £3.70 for bulkier items. Total cost is calculated at checkout.

International shipping starts at £3.95 for flat packed items, or £5.25 for bulkier items. Total cost is calculated at checkout and according to your location.

Find out more in the delivery and returns section. 

Your best crafting is my goal

Your best spinning and felting life is all I’m about. I want you to love and be excited by your fibre projects. I care whether your fab felting idea comes to life. Your spinning needs to be everything you ever dreamed of and I want to help you get there. My fibres, from art batts to silk hankies are all created with your best crafting life in mind.

Hi, I’m Eleanor and I want to be a part of your lovely hand crafting journey.

I’ll do all of this without compromising on quality or my eco values: I source my wool from ethical, local suppliers and I hand dye my fibre using the most planet-friendly techniques at my disposal.

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