|Cotton Tzitzit!!!! (PSA/Shameless plug)
||[Dec. 31st, 2010|01:19 am]
hatam_soferet recently posted about making your own female-shaped tallit katan. In the comments cotton tzitzit (and where to buy them) came up.
So after talking to hatam_soferet I plan on buying a bunch of unspun cotton and making a bunch of sets of cotton tzitzit. If you're interested, let me know (via comment or e-mail). I plan on making them all at the same time, so it would be good to get an idea of how many people want them (and how many people want) so I can order the appropriate amount of materials.
Note: It'll take a while since I have to get the cotton first. In the meantime, since I haven't spun much cotton, I'm practicing right now on some blue cotton I have lying around. So far I've been able to spin it pretty thin and it hasn't exploded. Also, I think the cotton that I'll be ordering will be better processed than the stuff I currently am working with, which will make it easier to spin. In any case, I might update this post with the results of my experiments, so you can see what it would look like, except blue that isn't techelet.
ETA: Post with pricing info.
Hi. Um... Me? Hrm... 4 sets?
Ok. (Btw, that facebook status was referring to the blue cotton, not the tzitzit themselves. The white cotton should come in a few days, and I'll spend next week turning them into tzitzit.)
i'm interested! its about time i make that tallit i bought fabric for 3 years ago
to clarify, that means i'd like to order 1 set
referenced to your post from cheers for readers!
saying: [...] Wheel, is buying cotton in order to spin cotton tzitzit. Sign up here for your cotton tzitzit! [...]
Um, hi, you don't know me because I just followed a link from hatam_soferet
's non-LJ blog, but I'd really, really be interested in four or five sets.
I would use Mind's Eye Yarns in Porter Square as a resource. Tell Lucy I said hi!
"and it hasn't exploded"
I now have an image in my head of a cotton string exploding, filling the air with fibers, and transforming your room into the mill from the North and South BBC miniseries.
I haven't seen the North and South miniseries, but the imagery is still amusing.
I only just recently saw the miniseries myself, which is probably why it came so readily to mind. Unfortunately, I can't find a good screencap of the mill interior, but I was basically envisioning an early Industrial Revolution cotton mill with so much cotton floating in the air that you could barely see more than a few yards in any direction.