Introduction to Spinning Cotton

12 hour – intermediate

A 2 day workshop all about spinning cotton for spinners that are curious about this wonderful fiber. Students must have a basic understanding of how to spin yarn on a spinning wheel.

  • Introduction to cotton
  • Spinning wheel set up
  • Discuss dyeing cotton and blending colors
  • Card and spin from punis and rolags 
  • Spin from cotton sliver
  • Spin using different techniques on charkhas, taklis, and akhas
  • Practice basic plying techniques and what twist to look for
  • Discuss finishing techniques for knitting/crochet and weaving

*A third day could be added to this class for dyeing ginned cotton and sliver