Our American Maid™ cotton line of yarns and fabrics continues to grow.We have both naturally colored cotton yarns as well as white yarns in multiple sizes.
All of these yarns are made from cotton grown here in the American west, and spun in the US. We purchase the cotton lint from farmers who use modern sustainable farming practices. The brown and green cotton is grown in New Mexico. The white cotton is Cleaner Cotton™. This is the trademark name for cotton grown by farmers enrolled in the Sustainable Cotton Project. Grown without using the 13 most toxic chemicals in conventional cotton production in California, utilizing non-genetically modified seed, and biologically based integrated pest management practices, this sustainable fiber is now available as yarns.
Naturally Colored American Maid™ Yarns
Our Naturally Colored American Maid™ yarns come in 5 colors: Dark and Light Brown, Dark and Light Green, and White. The Dark shades are 100% naturally colored cotton, and the light shades are 33% naturally colored cotton and 67% white. And the white is unbleached and is a lovely soft cream color.
The Brown and Green yarns become darker when washed, especially in alkaline water. Just add baking soda to the warm wash water and watch the color deepen. The first time you wash these yarns, the wash water will be pretty dirty. This is the first time that these yarns have ever been in water before, and you will be washing off the dust of the fields when you give them their first bath.
We have all of the American Maid™ Yarns in the 5 colors available in 3/2, 8/2, 10/2 and a 4 ply cabled yarn. We also have white available in all of the other sizes and also in 6/2, 12/2 and 20/2. Want to spin your own yarn? We have the American Maid™ cotton sliver available too. It is the same fiber that we use to make the American Maid™ yarns.
Sustainably Grown Yardage
We now are carrying Sustainably grown yardage in addition to yarn and fiber. These fabrics, from a lightweight jersey knit to a heavier french terry cloth, are all produced at a mill in North Carolina. Made from the sustainable cotton from the sustainable cotton project. They work up beautifully into many projects that you have in mind. The cloth takes dye well if you want to dye them, or they are beautiful just as they are.