Cotton Spinning Made Easy
Date & Time
Friday, April 12, 2024, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM


Learn how to adjust your wheel for short staple fibers and how the long draw works best for spinning cotton. Students will spin cotton from the seed, card ginned cotton into punis to spin and then spin natural-colored cotton sliver. We will also cover plying, blending color and other fibers into your cotton to produce wildly unique yarns as well as tips for care and use of your handspun cotton yarns. Endorsed by Joan Ruane, the “cotton queen”, international instructor and cotton expert.

Yarn Track
Students should have a good working relationship with their wheel and be capable of spinning a consistent single.
Required Kit Cost:
$20.00 payable to the instructor.
Required Kit Contents:
Required kit includes cotton lint, cotton sliver (Upland and Pima), and puni stick.
Supplies Students Must Bring

Students should bring spinning wheels should be flyer driven (traditional or espinner), with preferably a 10/1 ratio whorl (but not required). Pair of Carders (cotton carders preferred, but wool will do), Lazy Kate, 3 empty bobbins, Niddy Noddy, tags and marking pen for labeling.

No homework required.
Skill Level
Optional Kit Contents
No optional kit.
Optional Kit Cost
Pattern URL/Details
No pattern purchase required.
Pattern Cost