Georgia’s delta cotton
Georgia has over a hundred rivers. Some starting high up in Georgia’s Appalachians Mountains. The 2,184 mile Appalachian National Scenic Trails, from Georgia to Maine, starts just North of Atlanta, GA. Other rivers start out of nowhere being feed by artesian springs and creeks. These rivers dump into the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, going through Alabama, and feeding Florida’s swamps, aquifers and subterranean rivers.
Most Georgia cotton is grown in the Suwannee Drainage Basin, 14,000 sq. miles (36,000Km). In 2013 Georgia, nation wise, ranked 2nd in cotton planted acres, 1.3 million acres and 4th in number of bales produced 2.9 million 480 pound bales. The cotton plant has been referred to "white gold." Not only is the entire plant used, but it is the most widely grown row crop in the state of Georgia
Georgia grown unmercerized cotton
A number of people have asked for this cotton. This cotton was grown, ginned, spun, and plied in Georgia, USA. The cotton is all natural (ready to dye if you want to, there is no finish on this yarn) it was made for me for hand weavers, machine knitters and hand knitters and is very smooth, strong, and whiter than most natural cotton. Cheaper if you buy it in volume. Order 25 pounds and over take a 10% discount, 50 pounds 15%, 100 pounds 20%
This is not a mill end yarn but a commercial yarn that is shipped all over the world.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS COTTON IS NOT WAXED AND IS READY TO BE DYED OR TO BE USED AS IS. BECAUSE IT IS NOT WAXED YOU WILL HAVE A LITTLE MORE LINT, THIS IS NORMAL. 99% OF ALL COTTON YARN SOLD IS WAXED (with a water soluble wax) INCLUDING ALL OF UKI/SUPREME CORPORATION'S YARNS.
Yes this yarn has no wax coating but a good dyeing practice would be to pre wash to remove any dirt, trash or oil picked up during manufacturing
RS Ring Spun, OE Open End, KP Carded, CP Carded and Combed
A Yarn In Which The Fibers Have Been Partially Straightened And Cleaned Prior To Spinning. The Yarn Is Generally Coarser And More Uneven Than A Combed Yarn.
Refers To A Process In The Manufacture Of Cotton And Other Staple Yarns. The Fiber Is Combed To Remove Foreign Matter And The Shorter, Undesirable Fibers, Leaving Longer, More Desirable Fibers That Become Straightened & Aligned In Parallel Before Spinning Into Yarn. Combed Yarns Are Finer, Cleaner And More Even Than Those That Are Not Combed.
Ring Spun (RS)
A Yarn Spinning Method In Which Roving ( A Thin Strand Of Fiber With Very Little Twist) Is Fed To A "traveler" With Rotates Around The Edge Of A Ring. Inside The Ring Is A Faster Rotating Bobbin . The Process Simultaneously Twists The Roving Into Yarn And Winds It Around The Bobbin. Ring Spun Yarns Are Generally Stronger Than Open End Yarns.
Open End (OE)
It is also known as break spinning or rotor spinning. The principle behind open-end spinning is similar to that of a clothes dryer spinning full of sheets. If you could open the door and pull out a sheet, it would spin together as you pulled it out. Sliver from the card goes into the rotor, is spun into yarn and comes out, wrapped up on a bobbin, all ready to go to the next step.
One disadvantage of open-end spinning is that it is limited to coarser counts, another is the structure of the yarn itself with fibers less in parallel compared to ring-spun yarns, for example, consequently cloth made from open-end yarn has a "fuzzier" feel and poorer wear resistance.
$13 pound and a $3 winding charge for small tube ( 1- pound size) -put up on a 7 inch long tube with a 5/8 inch hole in the tube, great for sectional warping.
10/2 natural waxed and no waxed $15 pound on 1 pound cones. labor wise it cost more to make the smaller cones.
Order of 25 pound to 49 pounds take a 10% discount, Orders over 50 pounds take a 15% discount you can mix or match sizes.
New discount, on orders 100 pounds or more at one time take 20% off
plus shipping from Georgia, USA
Georgia residents add 7% sales tax.
As always you either love it or return it for a full refund less s/h if returned within 30 days
Cotton Flake Yarn
3,000 yards per pound on a 3lb 8oz cone no wax
$13 per pound plus shipping
This yarn starts out as a 5.5/1 slub yarn and it is then plied with a 10/1 cotton to give it strength. It is used by a sweater manufacture to make sweaters that are then dyed. I took this yarn to a show in Holland, MI this past week and one lady purchase 4 cones to use on her knitting machine. I only purchased a couple of cases (15 cones per case) of this yarn to see how well it will sell. I am now stocking this yarn.
Ø 3/2 natural cotton RS CP 1260 Yards Per pound, 14 wpi In stock on 3lb 8oz + cones
5/2 natural cotton RS CP 2100 ypp 20 wpi Heavy Fingering weight In Stock on 3lb 8oz + cones
6/2 natural cotton RS CP 2520 ypp 24 wpi In stock on 3lb 8oz plus cones
8/2 natural cotton RS CP 3360 ypp 30 wpi In stock on 3lb 8oz plus cones
8/4 natural cotton RS CP great for carpet warp 1680 ypp In stock on 3lb 8oz plus cones
New 8/6 natural cotton RS CP 1120 ypp in stock on 3lb 8oz plus cones
Flake 3000 natural cotton, 3000 ypp in stock on 3lb 8oz cones
8/1 bleached cotton in stock
10/1 natural cotton RS 8400 ypp in stock $8.00lb on 4lb plus cones
10/2 RS CP 4200 ypp in stock on 3lb 8oz cones
10/2 natural cotton RS CP 4200 ypp In stock ON 1 POUND WAXED @ $15LB
10/2 in 30 colors please go to the 10/2 dyed cotton page here 10/2 dyed
Ø 10/2 (4) natural cabled cotton, This is 10/2 (4) 8 strands twisted to form what is called cabled yarn 1050 ypp out of stock
A I’m currently using some of your 8/4 cotton and it is so nice. Has a beautiful hand in the woven piece. Here I’m just playing with the end of my last rug warp. MIL wants it for a “doily” on her dining room table.
I just finished a baby blanket warp of your 8/4 Georgia grown cotton. I’ve washed it, and cut them apart, and the blankets are all kinds of cuddly! I still have to hem, but here’s a progress shot -
Shrinkage - width from 32” to 29”, and length from 39” to 35”, so about 10% both ways. Washed on warm and tumbled dry (all the way dry). Each blanket weighs around 9 ounces, so less than $6 in materials for each one, plus a little for loom waste. I highly recommend!
Diane from Oregon
Thought you might like to see something made with the Georgia 5/2 natural cotton along with UKI 5/2 colors.
Mary from Bend, Oregon