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Cotton Tzitzit!!!! (PSA/Shameless plug) [Dec. 31st, 2010|01:19 am]
Rachel
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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.
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[User Picture]From: spin0za1
2010-12-31 05:18 pm (UTC)

Me! Me!

Hi. Um... Me? Hrm... 4 sets?
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[User Picture]From: sen_ichi_rei
2011-01-02 11:03 pm (UTC)

Re: Me! Me!

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.)
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[User Picture]From: arctic_alpine
2010-12-31 07:00 pm (UTC)
i'm interested! its about time i make that tallit i bought fabric for 3 years ago
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[User Picture]From: arctic_alpine
2010-12-31 07:01 pm (UTC)
to clarify, that means i'd like to order 1 set
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[User Picture]From: sen_ichi_rei
2011-01-02 10:56 pm (UTC)
Awesome!
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[User Picture]From: pingback_bot
2010-12-31 07:46 pm (UTC)

cheers for readers!

User hatam_soferet 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! [...]
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[User Picture]From: writeswithyarn
2011-01-01 12:04 am (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: sen_ichi_rei
2011-01-02 11:02 pm (UTC)
Ok. I now have a second post with pricing and contact info here: http://sen-ichi-rei.livejournal.com/543220.html
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[User Picture]From: writeswithyarn
2011-01-03 07:53 am (UTC)
Awesome. E-mailing you.
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[User Picture]From: theservant
2011-01-01 12:17 am (UTC)
I would use Mind's Eye Yarns in Porter Square as a resource. Tell Lucy I said hi!
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[User Picture]From: goldfish8282
2011-01-01 11:28 pm (UTC)
"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.
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[User Picture]From: sen_ichi_rei
2011-01-02 10:57 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen the North and South miniseries, but the imagery is still amusing.
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[User Picture]From: goldfish8282
2011-01-03 11:49 pm (UTC)
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.
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