The cone on the left in the photo is white cotton for reference. The cone in the middle is half-bleached 40/2 "Normandy" by Henry's Attic I bought from Yarn Barn of Kansas. The cone on the right is unbleached (natural) 40/2, also the Normandy. I think the Normandy is made in Belgium. The tubes are, from left to right, half-bleached 40/2 Valley Yarns (made in Egypt) from Webs, the 20/1 half-bleached Bockens (Sweden) from Vavstuga, and unbleached 40/2, also by Valley Yarns. The Bockens is also available from Village Spinning & Weaving, from whom I would have ordered had I realized it since he is close to me geographically.
Regarding the cottolin for the supplementary pattern warp... the article calls for 20/2 cottolin, but that doesn't seem to be a standard size for cottolin these days. All the sources I can find only have 22/2 cottolin. 22/2 cottolin seems to be around 3000 yards per pound. I have a few tubes of cottolin, but sadly no red or even pink, so I'm trying a red cotton that looks similar in size to the cottolin I have and balances out at 3400 yards per pound, which I think makes it an 8/2 cotton.
Have you chosen your yarns for this project?
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