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.
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.