Montecristo – an ash brown carded Bergschaf batt, blended with New Zealand wools.
A carded batt created from a blend of 30% Bergschaf (about 33 micron) & 70 % New Zealand wool fibre (about 27 micron). Ideally suited for sturdier felting projects like boots, rugs, vessels and bags, the mix of fibre produces a slightly heathered colour. The Bergschaf sheep breed comes from the mountains of Austria and adjacent areas of Italy.
This blended batt come in sheet form with the fibres all blended together, eliminating the need for directional layouts. Because the batts consist of fibres meshed together in all directions, they are especially quick to use for laying out different shapes and sizes. Carefully separating layers of the batt allows layouts to be as thick or thin as you like. By pulling sections from the batt, filling holes or thin areas is a breeze. Higher micron wools tend to be a little hydrophobic, so adding more soap and or water may be necessary. As a result, it feels quite spongey in the initial stages of felting, but thereafter felts quickly.
The short fibre of this brown Bergschaf batt, makes it perfect for use as a core wool for needle felting. The carded wool can be used to spin rustic yarns. Despite washing before carding, some vegetable matter may be evident. Besides the Bergschaf wool batt in natural white, natural grey and natural brown carded batts are also available. Also suitable for use as a natural stuffing. Careful selection and quality control by DHG ensures consistent quality over time.