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Delicate Stitches by Sylvia
Sylvia Fooshee
1200 Cedar Place
Sand Springs, OK 74063
918.245.5998
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Hours - By Appointment
Private Instruction Offered

My hours are very flexible since my business is out of my home. It is to your advantage to call ahead and schedule your time especially if you are traveling to this area of the state. See you soon!

Swiss Cottons / Swiss Cotton

Swiss Cotton is a soft fiber that grows around the seeds of the cotton plant, a shrub native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world, including the Americas, India, and Africa. However, virtually all of the commercial Swiss cottons grown today worldwide is grown from varieties of the native American species. The fiber is most often spun into yarn or thread and used to make a soft, breathable textile, which is the most widely used natural-fiber cloth in clothing today.

Swiss cotton fiber, once it has been processed to remove seeds and traces of wax, protein, etc., consists of nearly pure cellulose, a natural polymer. Swiss Cottons production is very efficient, in the sense that ten percent or less of the weight is lost in subsequent processing to convert the raw cotton bolls (seed cases) into pure fiber. The cellulose is arranged in a way that gives Swiss cotton fibers a high degree of strength, durability, and absorbency. Each fiber is made up of twenty to thirty layers of cellulose coiled in a neat series of natural springs. When the Swiss cottons boll is opened, the fibers dry into flat, twisted, ribbon-like shapes and become kinked together and interlocked. This interlocked form is ideal for spinning into a fine yarn.

Cottons

Categories | Fabrics | Cottons
Art Gallery Fabrics Batiste Blank Cottons
Art Gallery Fabrics
Batiste
Blank Cottons

 

Broadcloth Chambray Checks
Broadcloth
Chambray

 

Checks

 

Corduroy Denim Dots
Corduroy
Denim
Dots
Fabric Finders Fabrics Flannel Florals & Prints
Fabric Finders Fabrics
Flannel
Florals & Prints
Knit Lawn Linen Batiste
Knit

 

Lawn
Linen Batiste
Monaluna Organic Cottons Novelty Organdy
Monaluna Organic Cottons
100% Certified Organic Cotton
Novelty
Organdy
Pima Classics Pique Plaids and Tartans
Pima Classics
Pique
Plaids and Tartans
Riley Blake Designs Seersucker Spechler-Vogel Fabrics
Riley Blake Designs

Seersucker

 

Spechler-Vogel Fabrics
Stripes Twill
Stripes
Twill