Opalescent Batt:

Layers of merino, silk, camel, recycled sari silk, cashmere and yak combine for a lofty, shimmering batt. I’ve worked with camel fibers, in wet felting. These short-stapled fibers felt into rippled, glowing texture, like sand dunes sculpted by wind. Cashmere is so flyaway, it’s difficult to corral in laying out fibers for wet felting, as if some wild energy from the goats that yield this exquisite fiber is bringing static into the mix. Yak is also a short fiber, easier to felt with when it’s combined with longer staple fibers such as merino and silk. I’m hoping that by creating these blended batts that contain abundant merino with an extravagant mix of luxury fibers, the resulting roving will be a cinch to felt. We shall see…

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