Cotton yarn question
I’m reaching out because I are contemplating doing some cotton cloth to make a summer jacket for the NEWS garment competition. If I wanted to weave something like a basket weave in a cotton or something with a window pane using higher epi as the base yarn and a thicker yarn to create the window pane pattern, what would you suggest as a good cotton yarn for garments. I may also like to use some funky thick or ribbon type yarns as the weft (a whole different look – kind of like a weft faced cloth.
I have some 3/2 mercerized Valley Cotton from Webs and some 8/2 Valley cotton. I’d like the fabric to have a slightly stiff hand so that the jacket wouldn’t be too drapey since I won’t be lining it. I could also pick up some funky ribbon or even making some cotton cloth strips to create the effect. hmmmmm.
So here’s the funny part, I need to do this asap to get the sewing done and then break the news to Randy that I won’t be around for a month. LOL. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Hi Marie, I’d do up a quick sample of 3/2 cotton sett at 12epi (compete with the window pane), wash it, and see if it’s what you’re looking for in terms of drape. Depending on what you use for the window pane, you may need to use a supplemental warp. Sounds like a great project – can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Thanks! I don’t actually know how to do a supplemental warp though. I’m doing a two 1/2 day class a NEWS to learn! Anyway, much appreciated.