This has probably been asked before, but here goes. I am trying to choose a batting for my wall hanging quilt which is in its 3rd year of work.
It is fairly small (maybe 60 x 60"). Very dark blue wool, which I dyed myself and felted with applique also wool and hand dyed. I used all perle silk embroidery thread for the applique and there is a lot of hand embroidery in the same thread. It is entirely made by hand (even sewing blocks together, so I am concerned about batting "leaking" through the seams).
I plan to dye some silk noil for backing and silk thread for quilting.
Can anyone advise me on what kind of batting to use? The finished quilt will not be washed so shrinkage is not a concern. I am worried about bearding. Also, it will not be quilted very closely as some of the quilting is just for part of the design.
I was thinking of silk batting - or wool - or would a thin cotton be better? I would like to stick with natural fibres. Because it is small, I can afford to spend a little more than usual.
Thanks in advance - hope somebody can advise!