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Naturally Colored and Unbleached Natural Yarns

 

American Maid Yarns

Naturally colored cotton

Our American Maid yarns are made from cotton that is grown in

colors in addition to the traditional white. The color is a part of the

fiber and therefore does not need dye to produce the colors.

The cotton is grown in the southwestern US, and spun here in

the United States. The cotton is produced by a consortium of

growers that are using sustainable farming practices such

as Integrated Pest Management, sensible water usage and

low chemical input. We are trying to support US grown and spun

cotton as much as we can these days. This cotton comes from

different seed stock than the Foxfiber yarns that we have carried

for years.  This year, we have the American Maid yarns in both Brown and Green as well as unbleached natural yarns.  We mix the colored lint with white cotton to make the light shades.

Please note that the color in the naturally colored yarns darkens when exposed to warm, alkaline water.  Just add a little baking soda to the warm wash water and watch the color deepen.  These are the only colored yarns that actually get darker as you wash them. 

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Yarn Color

3/2 Unmercerized

1,260 yards per pound

8/2 Unmercerized

3,200 Yards per pound

 

3/2 Dark Brown

1.5 oz cone

$6.50 each

3/2 Dark Brown

1/2 lb cone

$19 each

 

3/2 Dark Brown

1 lb cone

$37 each

 

8/2 Dark

Brown

1.5 oz cone

$6.50 each

8/2 Dark

Brown

1/2 lb cone

$19 each

8/2 Dark Brown

1 lb cone

$37 each

 
 

3/2  Light Brown

1.5 oz cone

$6.50 each

3/2  Light Brown

1/2 lb cone

$19 each

 

3/2  Light Brown

1 lb cone

$37 each

 

8/2 Light

Brown

1.5 oz cone

$6.50each

8/2 Light Brown

1/2 lb cone

$19 each

8/2 Light Brown

1 lb cone

$37 each

 
 

3/2  Dark Green

1.5 oz cone

$6.50 each

3/2  Dark Green

1/2 lb cone

$19 each

 

3/2  Dark Green

1 lb cone

$37 each

 

8/2 Dark

Green

1.5 oz cone

$6.50 each

8/2 Dark

Green

1/2 lb cone

$19 each

8/2 Dark Green

1 lb cone

$37 each

 
 

3/2  Light Green

1.5 oz cone

$6.50 each

3/2  Light Green

1/2 lb cone

$19 each

 

3/2  Light Green

1 lb cone

$37 each

 

8/2 Light

Green

1.5 oz cone

$6.50 each

8/2 Light

Green

1/2 lb cone

$19 each

8/2 Light Green

1 lb cone

$37 each

 
       

3/2  Natural

1 lb cone

$18 each

 

8/2  Natural

1 lb cone

$18 each

 

 

Yarn Color

10/2 Unmercerized

4,200 yards per pound

4 ply Cabled Yarn

1,050 Yards per pound

 

10/2 Dark Brown

1.5 oz cone

$6.50 each

10/2 Dark Brown

1/2 lb cone

$19 each

 

10/2 Dark Brown

1 lb cone

$37 each

 

Dark Brown

4 ply

1.5 oz cone

$7 each

Dark Brown 4 ply

1/2 lb cone

$20 each

Dark Brown 4 ply

1 lb cone

$39 each

 
 

10/2  Light Brown

1.5 oz cone

$6.50 each

10/2  Light Brown

1/2 lb cone

$19 each

 

10/2  Light Brown

1 lb cone

$37 each

 

Light Brown

4 ply

1.5 oz cone

$7each

Light Brown 4 ply

1/2 lb cone

$20 each

Light Brown 4 ply

1 lb cone

$39 each

 
 

10/2  Dark Green

1.5 oz cone

$6.50 each

10/2  Dark Green

1/2 lb cone

$19 each

 

10/2  Dark Green

1 lb cone

$37 each

 

Dark Green

4 ply

1.5 oz cone

$7 each

Dark Green 4 ply

1/2 lb cone

$20 each

Dark Green 4 ply

1 lb cone

$39 each

 
 

10/2  Light Green

1.5 oz cone

$6.50 each

10/2  Light Green

1/2 lb cone

$19 each

 

10/2  Light Green

1 lb cone

$37 each

 

Light Green 4 ply

1.5 oz cone

$7 each

Light Green 4 ply

1/2 lb cone

$20 each

Light Green 4 ply

1 lb cone

$39 each

 
 

10/2  Natural

1.5 oz cone

$3 each

10/2  Natural

1/2 lb cone

$9 each

 

10/2  Natural

1 lb cone

$18 each

 

Natural 4 ply

1.5 oz cone

$5 each

Natural 4 ply

1/2 lb cone

$10 each

Natural 4 ply

1 lb cone

$20 each

 

 

We have sampler kits available for our American Maid™ Yarns. 

3 /2 Sampler.  This sample kit contains one cone of each of 5 yarns in 3/2 unmercerized cotton:  Dark Green, Light Green, Dark Brown, Light Brown and Natural.  Each cone weighs approximately 1.5 oz, and contains approximately 150 yards of yarn.  ................. $25. 

8/2 Sampler.  This sample kit contains one cone of each of 5 yarns in 8/2 unmercerized cotton:  Dark Green, Light Green, Dark Brown, Light Brown and Natural.  Each cone weighs approximately 1.5 oz, and contains approximately 320 yards of yarn.  ................. $25.

10/2 Sampler.  This sample kit contains one cone of each of 5 yarns in 10/2 unmercerized cotton:  Dark Green, Light Green, Dark Brown, Light Brown and Natural.  Each cone weighs approximately 1.5 oz, and contains approximately 400 yards of yarn.  ................. $25.

Cabled Sampler.  This cabled yarn sampler kit contains one cone of each of 5 yarns in our cabled unmercerized cotton:  Dark Green, Light Green, Dark Brown, Light Brown and Natural.  Each cone weighs approximately 1.5 oz, and contains approximately 100 yards of yarn.  .................$30.

 

Unbleached Natural Cotton

These yarns have a soft off-white color. The mercerized yarns are exceptionally strong and smooth. Great for dyeing and painted warps, and perfect for overshot.  The unmercerized yarns are just what the towel doctor ordered. Pair them with our "Good Bye" colors for fabulous towels, throws and other cuddly fabrics.

New:  The Yarns marked as "Sustainable" are now made from cotton grown from the Sustainable Cotton Project.  See the Sustainable Story.  The real benefit to these yarns is they are supporting projects that are dramatically reducing the amount of pesticides and water used needed to grow the cotton.  At this time, the final cost of the yarn is 

a little higher because it takes special effort to produce these yarns right now.  Hopefully as demand and supply grows, the cost will come down. 

 

Yarn Size

Mercerized

Natural

 

Unmercerized

Natural

3/2

1 lb cone

approx. 1,260 yards

$15 each

 

Sustainable

1 lb cone

approx. 1,260 yards

$18 each
5/2

1 lb cone

approx. 2,100 yards

Sale  $12 each

 

 

 
6/2

 

 

Sustainable

1 lb cone

approx. 2,520 yards

$18 each

8/2
 
 

Sustainable

1 lb cone

approx. 3,200 yards

$18 each
10/2

1 lb cone

approx. 4,200 yards

$15 each

 

Sustainable

1 lb cone

approx. 4,200 yards

$18 each
12/2
   
 

Sustainable

1 lb cone

approx. 5,000 yards

$18 each
20/2

1 lb cone

approx. 8,400 yards

$18 each

 

Sustainable

1 lb cone

approx. 8,400 yards

$18 each
30/2
 
 

1 lb cone

approx. 10,600 yards

$12 each
40/2

4 oz cone

approx. 4200 yards

$8 each