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29 July 2008 @ 06:32 am
Red Stone Yarns Aubergine Batts Available  
New Aubergine batts are available at Red Stone Yarns.

Aubergine - 20% Silk / 80% Merino in a subtle blend which spins up to a rich plum. The natural luster of the silk shines throughout this batt. Treat yourself to some spinning candy today.

-the redhead-

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tarazed24tarazed24 on July 29th, 2008 01:47 pm (UTC)
All this temptation! :P

I did a brief search of your LJ, but didn't find anything, but I don't have time for a good look right now; do you have a post on how to spin from a batt with a spindle? I'm not sure if I should treat a batt like roving/top, which is what I've used to this point. I have bottom-whorl spindles only.

Thanks if you can help! If not, I'll google it after work.

*lusts quietly after your batts*
-the redhead-: badgetheredhead on July 29th, 2008 02:15 pm (UTC)
If you go to my website, you will see that I have a collection of videos related to spinning & fiber prep. One of those concerns stripping a bat for spinning.

As for spinning a batt with a spindle, you can certainly treat it like commercially prepared top or roving. The only real difference is that the batts will be easier and more pleasurable to spin.

Really, how you treat your fiber and spin is about personal preference - do you like long draw or worsted? You can do either with my batts. Each fiber has it's own characteristics, so you will unconciously adapt to what works bet for you with that fiber. Always remember to make your tools work for you, not the other way around.

Have a good day.

-the redhead-