Wednesday, 3 May 2017
Lots of cotton, a little wool
The light skein is 227 yards of 2 ply cotton before it was wet finished. The darker green is 345 yards of the same cotton after wet finishing. I simply tossed the skein in a pot of water and simmered it for about 40 minutes. I so love the colour changes with coloured cotton after wet finishing. Be aware though that white cotton can turn off white or tan after simmering.
Only one warp was labelled and it was with an approximate end count. The other 2 had no labels at all. No wonder they sat in that bin for ever. How could anyone figure out what to do with them, with no info! This morning I counted ends and measured yardage. They are all different. One is probably 2/8 stark white cotton, is 11 yards long and would only be wide enough for mug rugs. 11 yards of mug rugs - eek. The next one is only 3 yards long but has 298 ends and finally a 6 yard warp with 208 ends, in what looks like mercerized cotton. It's not like I can even mix them together to make something wider because of the length differences. The 11 yard warp has a cross only at one end, or I could have easily cut it in half and doubled it up. Right now it's really only wide enough for mug rugs and really, who would want to do 11 yards of mug rugs.