Carded Batts by Silk Purse Handspun
Silk Purse Handspun specializes in art yarns and wool batts for spinners, made by Pat Knox. Pat's medium is the abundance of quality fibers produced here in Maine, which she hand-processes, hand-dyes, blends and spins for rich texture and brilliant colors, usually with a generous dose of sparkle tossed in. She has dabbled in fiber arts for years, and with some extra time on her hands now, she has decided to dive into hand spinning full-time, loving every minute of it.
The long fibers in these hand carded batts make it perfect for handspinning. The batts are made of approximately 65% wool, and 35% other fibers (silk, cotton, alpaca, nylon). All batts, unless otherwise noted, have a small amount of angelina (sparkle). The batts sell for $5.00 an ounce.Pat works out of a tiny home studio in her home in Swanville with husband Steve, where they are overseen by two dogs and three precocious parrots.