(I will be bring batts to the Oct. 18 Workshop and throw together a scarf in a couple of minutes.)
I was uncertain when I first used batts but once you have it's actually hard to go back to pulling all those hundred of wisps off a roving rope, especially if you nuno felt as often as I do.
BATTS means you can lay out your design so fast you'll be done before you know it.
It's a lot like working with paper collage; you need to do a little organizing by color and size then cut and place (on your fabric) or tear and place and you can dig right into felting.
My favorite BATTS are from DecadentFibers.com Pat and Christine, aka The Decadents, dye up a Gourmet Jelly Roll according to their colorway chart also found on the site. This Roll comes in a big clear heavy duty bag with a string closure so you'll always know where it is, such a classy presentation.
Their prices can't be beat for this wonderful merino wool - $40!!!!!!! DYED TO ORDER!!!! which I know is going to make at least 10-15 scarves. Incredible.
I just ordered my first one of the season -- so when it arrives I'll take you through using a batt again and provide MORE DETAILED PIX on how to complete the LAYOUT.
REMEMBER? Batts are harder to wet down because they are so full of air. They need more water and more soap. Bet it will be a breeze now with my new must-have WEED SPRAYER.