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Three Cones of Hand Spun Cotton Yarn

Written on April 3, 2010

Today I am showing three, small cones of hand spun cotton–Japanese of course.

HandSpun1In theĀ  Japanese language, hand spun cotton is referred to as te-tsumugi and when considering old, cotton, Japanese folk textiles, the ideal pieces are sewn from hand spun, hand woven cotton.HandSpun1aIt’s a real treat to be able to study this hand spun cotton yarn–and it’s even better that the yarn is wound into such wonderful forms.HandSpun1bThe three cones are sitting upon a vintage Japanese zokin, which is a sashiko stitched, cotton dust cloth.

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  1. Comment by Paula:

    these are fabulous. i’m staring in awe.

    April 3, 2010 @ 2:31 pm

  2. Comment by velma bolyard:

    i imagine this cone shape (with the bottom higher, as it were) works better than the cones i see in weaving supply venues.

    April 3, 2010 @ 4:06 pm

  3. Comment by Lorena:

    Amazing, like works of art. Beautiful colors on the old yarns

    April 5, 2010 @ 3:01 pm