Spin-Off Presents: Cotton from Growing to Finishing - eBook Printed Copy Spinning Book
Author: Editors of Spin-Off
45 pgs. (paper, color)
Now available in print exclusively from Halcyon Yarn. Discover the whole process of spinning cotton: from growing the plant to processing the fiber, to spinning with spindles and wheels, and more.
Cotton is the fiber the ancient Egyptians cultivated to clothe themselves and also to wrap their dead in ensuring a safe passage to the afterlife. When the Spanish encountered cotton in the new world, they depicted it as a plant with little sheep growing on it—it was as soft and fine as the wool of their Merino sheep. In India, takli and charka spindles have been the perfect tools for spinning the short staple length of the cotton fibers for millennia. As the United States was formed and developed, the textile industry depended on the cultivation of cotton. Today’s spinners choose cotton for many of the same reasons—it can be used to create a lightweight, comfortable cloth that is enduring, useful, and beautiful.
This ebook, and all of Halcyon Yarn's ebooks, are printed in full color on acid-free coated stock, saddle-stitched and ready for immediate browsing and convenient posting next to your wheel.
Item Number: 5627013E
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