Do you get want to be fiber inspired? Do you enjoy the luxury of working with hand carded art batts as unique as you are? If so, this is the club for you!
Here at Wildethyme Art we like to think of ourselves as creative enablers, the biggest joy we take from our work is in the knowing what we make becomes part of what you make. We are inspired in our work by many things our lovely customers, nature, history and our furry friends. This Batt of the month club is inspired by our love of gardening. Laura and Steph, the owners of Wildethyme Art, are both fantastic gardeners who love to tend to veggies and flowers and that is where the inspiration for this unique line is born.
Every month (for three months) you will receive a *4 oz.* batt of unique fiber inspired by a specific plant and our love of gardening. The fiber is dyed, hand carded and blended especially for club members with exclusive colorways from our favorite plants! These are color ways that will not be available to general public until at least 6 months after the club has ended--if ever. The fiber will arrive with a card telling about flower or vegetable that inspired the months fiber as well as information from us on how we came to choose our color way and texture to the plant. Washing instructions, usage suggestions and a few seeds, seedlings or cutting to grow the plant may be included too!
These are the general ideas we are starting with: If you have a strong preference, for one of these, just leave us a note at checkout :)
Herbs: Batts will be heavy on greens, with small bits of surprising color. Texture will range on the more delicate side.
Flowers: Sophisticated color, the *most texture* of all the options, with greens and violets as complements.
Vegetables: Smoother batts with subtle texture, the MOST color of all the options, with greens and violets as complements.
Succulents: Smoother batts with subtle color variations. Silver greens, silver, violet and lavender color complements.
Surprise: For when inspiration takes over :D
Spinner: Spin lovely yarn, whatever your spinning style! Each batt is designed to be spun in a variety of ways from core spun to thick and thin so this will truly fit your style. Experience the luxury of spinning with soft fiber batts in unique colors that will make you rejoice with the depth and texture of each batt!
Felters: We use wool as the base for most of our fiber batts, but we also use other gorgeous fibers that will add shine and texture to your felting and fiber art projects. Think sari silk, firestar and locks and choose the fiber art option in the drop down menu when checking out so we can be sure to include enough wool in your batts to make it all come together.
This really is the gift that keeps on giving! This club is wonderful for those who want to shake out of old color habits, for those who wish to try new art batts, and for adventurous yarn spinners! This also makes a great gift for the spinner, felter and/or gardener in your life.
Advantages to being a club member are: exclusive color ways and fiber bases, free shipping and fun in your mailbox each and every month! We will make sure that the normal price of the 3 batts combined are more than what you pay for a club membership so aside from being tons of fun it is also a great value! Fiber will be shipped *around the 20th* of each month.
Some of the ways that you can use these are:
-- Expand your library of color, texture
-- discover new color combinations! (Seriously.. some of our personal, favorite batts have been
inspired by the process of preparing fiber for our clients!)
-- embellish your needle or wet felting endeavors
-- Spin a yarn that you never would have dreamed or dared
-- Felt beads, flower brooches, headbands, gloves, scarves
-- combine them with any of our other kits to expand your color, texture possibilities
** Our pictures are that of past assortments we put together for spinning and felting in the studio***
**At present, *some* of fiber the possibilities include:
-- Cotswold locks
-- Mohair locks
-- Tussah Silk
-- Silk Noils
-- Silk Organza
-- Silk Gauze
-- Sari Silk
-- NZ Wool
*All in a biodegradable, cello bag :D
* We sometimes ship/store our wool products with lavender. Please let us know if allergies are an issue.
*** Pretty, pretty please*** And this is important.... Tell us if there is something that *dis*pleases, irritates or causes allergies and we will leave it out. We want you to be challenged and inspired, but never, ever unhappy. When you enroll, we will create a file with your info, preferences and work from this, so having this info is essential :)
*We use a mix of commercial and farm raised fiber. Realistically-no matter how much we pick and clean- these *may* contain bits of vegetable matter. Most, if not all, of which will fall out as you work the fiber.
3-5 business days
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
I will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information
We have a handful of wholesale accounts, but at this time, we are not looking for more. We thank you for your interest :)
The ability to customize, personalize orders is the number one reason we work mostly on a "made to order" basis. We want you to have everything just as you need/want it! We understand that this makes our shipping times slower, but we hope you will agree that we are worth the wait :)
Not always. Let us know if this is important, and we will make it happen.
It's a long, convoluted answer having to do with the fact that we offer variations of weight in our batts and other items. We pay the extra shipping on larger batts, but we have no way of setting the shipping lower on the sample sizes, so we have to meet somewhere in the middle --which is often WAY too much if you are ordering a quantity of sample batts.
And yes. We can fix it, just message us. Or.. check out and leave us a note reminding us to refund your excess shipping. Either way, we understand. We hate overpaying for shipping too :D
If we forgot them, of course we will :D
But first... take a peek on the side of the foam. 99.99% of the time, they are there, just overlooked.
We dye a very large proportion (80-90%!!) of our wool, Firestar and Silk. We're really proud of the number of colors we offer-- and we only have plans to do more. We do this because it the work we love to do, it's one of many things that we think make our work worthwhile, special. Additionally, we do not want our batts sitting in inventory, compacting from lack of use. And then... what if you want to customize the batt? We do that too :D
We make our batts to order because we make them for you. We think they are worth the wait and hope that you will too. Naturally, if you need something faster, let us know. We work magic, that's what we do :D