Cotton: Our Story

Cotton: Final Stages

Cotton: Final Stages

This is our second year growing cotton in Baltimore, Maryland.  Last year, we had two cotton plants successfully germinate despite the unseasonably wet and cold Spring.  Due to the late start, our cotton plants produced the prized bolls but did not have enough time to burst open on their own.  Our weather got to cold and the bolls opened to dried fibers.

This year, we are waiting until it’s a bit warmer before planting them outside.

If you are interested in purchasing cotton seeds, I highly recommend Jane Ruane’s website: www.cottonspinning.com/bulletin_cottonseeds.htm

Jane is both a weaver and spinner.  This year we are very fortunate to have a nice selection of cotton seeds including: colored cotton (brown & green) upland and pima (white).

Cotton Seeds

Cotton Seeds: 2010

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    Susan said,

    Page looks great. I’ll be coming back to read so keep adding some good stuff!

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    monica kelly said,

    Michele, thanks so much for sharing your cotton story and blog with us at the June meeting. I took a cotton spinning workshop with Jane Hyland years ago and became fascinated with all the different types of cotton, so I can understand your enthusiasm. Think about possibly doing a program for the guild on cotton. You would need maybe a power point presentation along with samples and info. We pay members $100 for programs so it would be worth your time.
    Thanks too for doing such a great job with hospitality.


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