I am so thrilled to be able to offer this beautiful domestically prepared wool batting. I have carefully chosen this wool for it’s wonderful textural quality and gorgeous nuanced coloring.
Meet Harvest Moon, a lovely fall orange featuring variegated shades of orange, yellow, and grey-beige. This is 100% virgin wool. It is very fluffy and soft to the touch, with lovely little nubs throughout.
I love this wool for needle felting because it felts very quickly and because the subtle color variations add such a lovely richness and depth to the finished pieces. This wool will also spin into a beautiful textured yarn.
For your reference, the batt in the photo is 1 ounce. Larger quantities of this batting are available upon request, just message me for a custom listing!
*Wool is not guaranteed to be in one continuous piece unless requested upon ordering. To do so, just leave me a quick note in the “notes” section at checkout.
Wondering about the difference between batts and roving? Here is a brief breakdown of these two types of wool with emphasis on their uses for needle felting:
Batts (or batting, or fleece) and roving have both been pulled through carding machines which comb and align the fibers to some degree. But with batting, the wool comes off the machine in thin sheets which are layered to form thicker fluffy sheets. The layering results in a textured wool where the fibers are no longer aligned, making it perfect for needle felting as it felts up very quickly. Roving, on the other hand, is processed one step further and pulled off the machine in ropes where the fibers are mostly aligned. Though the fibers are more aligned, this form of wool still retains the wool’s natural crimp, making it another excellent choice for needle felting.