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...More Details
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 pods which grow on the cotton plant and burst open when ripe, disclosing the white, downy covering of the seed subsequently grown into cotton fibers. The manufacturing process of cotton are opening, picking, carding, combing, drawing, roving and spinning. It absorbs moisture and dries quickly. Comfortable both in warm and cool weather and it can stand frequent laundering. The cotton fiber contains about 90 percent cellulose and 6 percent moisture. The remaining consists of natural impurities. This fiber is relatively strong due to its natural twisted nature, as it helps to keep the yarn firm and strong. It also makes easier to spin it into long threads. Better conductor of heat than silk and wool. EXCELLENT for SUMMER CLOTHING!
Cotton was first spun by use of machinery in England in 1730! Developments in spinning machinery in 1730-1793 paved the way to make cotton the most important natural fiber in the world!
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.
Just getting used to spinning cotton but I mix the cotton with another fiber with a longer staple
This will good to add into the blending board to give a punch of white accents.