|Ashford Merino/Silk, core yarn: Black 2/120 Silk thread|
Cotton is one of my favourite fibres to spin. While there are a lot of people dying other fibers, it is really difficult to find hand dyed cotton sliver. I had a lot of problems the first time I tried to dye cotton sliver. The dye would not penetrate and I ended up really compacting it. Luckily, you don't have to worry about felting and I didn't mind carding the cotton into punis. This time I was way more successful. While the sliver still looks a bit messy, it isn't compacted.
There was dye left over so I dyed some bamboo.