Spinning Off the Point: Cotton

Stephenie Gaustad

Thursday All Day

Cotton is a fiber that takes special handling. While it can be spun on a conventional spinning wheel, the job is so much easier and efficient on a spindle: a driven spindle like a great wheel or charkha or supported spindle, a beadwhorl, tahkli or ahka. We begin with the treadled wheel and progress to other wheels and spindles as is comfortable for you.

Skill level: Students should have some spinning experience.

Material Fee: $10 All spinning fibers and handouts in 8 1/2 X 11 format. There will be spindles and charkhas to use in class.

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Student Supplies: Students should bring cotton spindles: ahka, tahkli, beadwhorl and charkha if possible.

Homework: None