White Egyptian Cotton is a non-lustrous, short plant fiber. This is one of the longer varieties.
The cotton fibers comes from the fruit of the cotton plant. Cotton is the white, downy, fibrous substance covering the seed of the cotton plants. The seeds with this covering are encased in... Read More
Why did I buy a pound?! This is so hard to work with! It feels amazing, but don’t go over board like I did. If you can test it out in shop, definitely do that like I did, then be reasonable with the amount you buy. I am sure I can return some, I probably should if I can, but probably won’t because I am stubborn.
If you’ve had a hard time spinning cotton before , try this - it’s a bit longer in staple , it’s absolutely beautiful ! I’m so glad I gave cotton another try . I also mixed this with merino for a great combination - I added a dyed merino top ( or two) to get color I wanted . Also is very pretty if not blended completely - a marled look . Lovely
This is a real challenge to spin. It is so slippery that long draw is next to impossible to do.. when I do conquer it, it will be fantastic yarn. The small sample I managed to spin and ply is dreamy, but it might thanks a year to get time two pounds spun.
This fiber was so intimidating for me at first. I wanted to use this fiber alone (with out blending). I realized I could make the yarn thicker and it became so much easier to spin. I have also blended it with dyed bamboo and the results were beautiful.