Tuesday, June 15, 2010
I have been busy at the Patrick Green carding machine this weekend and have some eye candy for those in the fiber arts... I have been dyeing fiber all Spring long from my animals and finally organized my fiber stashes so I can share some of my bounty in the form of "Designer Fiber Arts Batts".
I have been looking for sometime now at the new wave of batts out there and can honestly say I am not all that thrilled - some may call them edgy and trendy but to me it looks like the creator has not taken the time to think and just threw fiber and the carder. I have devoted time and attention to my combinations so the spinner or felter will get a pleasing finished product while knowing they are supporting a small organic farm who spends 365 days with the fiber that is being raised and used in these batts.
Beginners will find them easy to draft and with top quality fibers that do the work for you - every skein that you create will be something you can be proud of. For the experienced spinner the sky is the limit - with proper technique you can create novelty yarns that you only have dreamed of. I have also considered that if you are selling your final projects I want you to be able to receive top dollar for your time and that happens by providing the best fibers and creative dye colorways to keep you ahead of your competition. I want you to enjoy using my batts and be prosperous too.
This batt has Natural Fawn Alpaca from "Gambler". Mohair from sweet Sugar my 17 year old Angora wether which I have dyed a clear Sunflower color. The French Angora Bunny fur came from Lucy and I dyed a calm coral. The wool is a natural chocolate brown from Fudge - a sweet corriedale sheep who graced this farm for many years. I took Bamboo and dyed it a bold Tangerine and then took natural Honey colored Silk to round out the blend. As you can see great fibers and colors carded together to give you an incredible blend that will just brighten your soul while working with it.
I would love to hear what you think of the blend - Please give me your thoughts if you have a chance - I am here to grow, learn and provide you with top products.