I spent a lot of hours recently creating batts for my spinning workshop. I had all kinds of bits and bobs, some gifted from Guildies, some fleece washed and (sometimes) dyed right here at home, some from here and there and all over the place. Even recycled sari silk.
Batts based on natural undyed polwarth; batts based on indigo-dyed polwarth; batts based on eucalyptus-dyed corriedale…
And then some based on merino and crossbred roving from the Guild trading table in all manner of wild colours. The pile kept growing….
Textured spinning is the goal, so in went silk noil, silk roving, silk yarn scraps, viscose, sparkly bits, alpaca locks, mohair, you name it! Phew. There’s a lot to do to get ready 🙂