Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Cotton Roving and Ginned Cotton
I've decided to add some cotton to my inventory. I have both Acala Cotton Roving from Southeastern New Mexico and Long Staple Ginned Pima Cotton from right here in Gila Valley, Arizona. Both are wonderful for spinning. Of course the roving is especially easy to work with, but the ginned cotton can produce those gorgeous rustic skeins of handspun yarn.
They are naturally white and can be dyed with Procion dyes. Another favorite use of natural cotton is as a filler for doll making. The ginned cotton is a wonderful organic filler. The pencil sized roving of the Acala Cotton would make stuffing small arms and legs so easy and so smooth.
You can see all of the available sizes in the Undyed Fiber Section of the shop. I hope you enjoy these soft new fibers at Wind Rose Fiber Studio!