Getting ready to spin! by guest blogger, Connie Peterson

Are you ready for Spinzilla? Spinzilla is a global event where teams and individuals compete in a friendly challenge to see who can spin the most yarn in a week!  To learn more about how the event works, visit SPINZILLA!  Our Cotton Clouds team is full, but there are still some openings on other teams you can…

Cotton Spinning Tips: Part 1

Cotton Spinning Tips Cotton needs a lot of twist to hold together as a yarn! You can’t overtwist it! Practice spinning cotton on a support (Tahkli) spindle to get the feel! Begin with a long staple (Pima) cotton fiber either in lint (ginned) or Puni (carded into a rolag) form. Set your wheel’s spinning ratio…