Merino Bamboo

SAFF purchase details: Post #2

The next place I stopped was Whorling Tides. She had some beautiful, beautiful stuff. I walked past, glanced into the booth and saw this.

Merino Bamboo Blend

Merino Bamboo Blend

Then, after I examined it closely, I turned around and saw these.
Two 1 1/2 ounce Batts

Two 1 1/2 ounce Batts

Two of the palest, icy-est blue greens that I have ever had the privelege of pawing. And they are so soft, you wouldn’t believe it. There has to be some alpaca or angora in them. They’re my mystery batts. The label just says “blended to contain a variety of fine fibers.”

Actually, I was only going to buy one of the batts. They were six dollars apiece, and I figured I would ply the one with something else. While the lady was checking me out I asked if she had any straight bamboo roving. (That was one of the fibers that I wanted to get and try.) She said that she did, and she pulled this out of a bin down underneath the shelf.

Bamboo Roving

Bamboo Roving

She said that it was one of her first attempts at dyeing bamboo, and I could have it for ten dollars. (I think it weighed two or three ounces; I can’t remember.) I said I would take it, and then she vanished back into the booth for a moment and came back with the second icy batt. “I think you should take this home with you,” she said. She gave me the second batt! I was so thrilled! Not only does she make beautiful stuff (and believe me, I could have found lots more things buy there) but she’s a very kind person. She, and the lady at the Gwenyth Glynn place, really set the tone for the rest of my shopping experience, not to mention made my day.

Here’s a link to her blog.

One Response to Merino Bamboo
  1. Sarah
    October 31, 2008 | 12:01 pm

    I like feeling the batts. They’re so soft!

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