Circus Act

Egyptian Cotton


Fiber: Egyptian Cotton
Structure: Combed Top
Handle: Next-to-the-Skin Soft
Staple Length: 2.5-3cm (around 1 inch)
Technique: Kettle-Dyed
Weight: Approx. 2 oz.

Try something different!
This cotton is one of the longer staple cottons, with a staple length around 3cm (1 inch). It is processed into a smooth combed top, which is super soft with a tiny bit of luster. Spin it traditionally long draw on a spindle or quill, or use your spinning wheel. I had great results spinning a fine 2ply sport weight yarn using my Electric Eel Nano, and a short forward draw.

These have already been scoured, so no need to boil or treat any differently after spinning. Just wash in warm water as normal. The dyes are professional fiber reactive dyes, which are wash fast and fade resistant. I not only rinse the dickens out of each batch to insure that colors remain clear when washed, but I also run each through one wash with Synthrapol after rinsing.

** My dyeing method is sporadic and unpredictable, so don’t expect a perfect progression of solid colors. Rather, colors will be random, all over the place, and sometimes splotchy. They will blend and marble and create new colors right before your eyes. If you want control and long solid colors, this fiber is probably not for you! **


SKU: F-COT-CRCACT-017 Categories: , Tags: ,

About Yarn Hero's Dyed Fibers:

What you see in the photos are what you will receive. All my rovings are in stock and dyed in small batches. I do not do dyed-to-order. If you see a particular braid in the photo you would like, please leave a note in the comments and I will try my best.


All fibers are hand dyed by me in my smoke-free home studio. I do have pets, so please take this into consideration if you are highly allergic.

I only use professional colorfast, washfast acid dyes. However due to the intense colors and high saturation of pigments, there might be a small amount of color bleed in your first wash. Always hand wash and lay out or hang to dry.

I try my best to represent the true color of my fibers, but please be aware that monitors do vary and may show the colors slightly different.


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