Fwd: NK - Raw Cotton Report
Addington, Debbie, A
daaddington at saintfrancis.com
Thu Aug 17 07:33:27 PDT 2000
oh thank you!
i had heard that cotton is harder to spin because of the short fibers, but i
figured "hay, its better than nothing at all"
hope your father settles in, quickly.
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> From: paddy at webzone.net [SMTP:paddy at webzone.net]
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> Subject: RE: Fwd: NK - Raw Cotton Report
> Cotton is kind of hard for beginners to spin--I can blithely say, as a
> beginner who is still not good at all at spinning cotton--because the
> are so short that you have to be able to put a lot of twist into them to
> the thread to hang together. The fibers are so short, as a matter of
> that I wouldn't even have the equipment to card raw cotton into sliver for
> myself; you have to have special, fine-toothed carders.
> Much easier to learn with wool, which has longer fibers. Although I am
> better at spinning at my wheel, I would be happy to share a bit of wool
> show anyone the basics of drop spinning, or to assist someone else in
> a class, but it would have to wait a couple of weeks until after my father
> home from the hospital and gets settled in at home again.
> Here's the drop spindle page at the Woolery, although a lot of the
> on this page would NOT be beginner-friendly.
> My beginner spindle was #3 at the top, the top-whorl 2.75 oz Louet, for
> It's a good spindle, of a good weight and size for a beginner, and I
> use it sometimes to ply. I now usually spin on a Lollipop spindle when I
> I bought it even though it's a little light for me, because it was so
> and cute, and useful, and had forget-me-nots on it, which is part of my
> One of those form over function issues.
> >yes i would like to attend a drop spindle class.
> >I found a website that shows how to make one. I could print that out and
> >bring it along for those of us that dont have one already.
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