Green Cotton


Using deep fiber stash--natural green cotton. (Fox Fibre I think, although there is no label. I’ve sampled some of this back years ago and boiled some with washing soda and the color deepened nicely. I used it in my weaving class sampler project that is now a wall hanging. It was an 8 oz bump of roving, but I never did enter it into my stash.


Skein #1 is finished. 47 grams, 0.6 ounces
Skein # 2 is finished. 17 grams, 1.65 ounces
Total 64 grams, 2.25 ounces.

Not sure if this is a finished project or not. The two bobbins came out to be within about 5 yards of each other. Kept the leftovers (after using some for skein tying) to compare the before color to the after color. Will boil these skeins in washing soda to see what happens to the color. Will count yardage after washing due to expected shrinkage.


The color deepened considerably with the basic pH. I ended up using baking soda plus a little dish detergent instead of washing soda since I was out of washing soda. I used about 3/4 cup of baking soda in a big soup kettle of water and brought to a boil and then turned down to simmer for about 30 minutes. Original color was like chinos and the final color was olive or army green.

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