I have woven nearly two yards of the new cotton fabric. The warp consists of half 12/2 naturally pigmented cotton, here shown in a better picture, washed and unwashed:
Magical, isn't it?
The cloth underway on the loom consists of one end of the yarn above and one of a pretty fine but highly refined cotton, a 36/2. They alternate across the warp and the weft is solely the very fine cotton. The cloth on the loom looks like this:
Sad to say, the 36/2 breaks very easily. If a couple of threads cling to each other and are struck by the shuttle, that's that and I need to do some mending. I have done a lot of mending but once the fabric is off the loom and washed thoroughly, none of the mends should show. I watch ALL the time so that I can catch broken ends and do the mending promptly.
Meanwhile, I am having trouble with my camera. I can only get one image at a time and then have to fiddle and fiddle. I think something is wrong with its innards and since it is under warranty, it will be shipped back for factory repairs. I have a less capable camera I will use in the mean time. I am grateful that it still works!