Posted by Sue Maness on Saturday, 1 June 2002, at 12:55 p.m.:
In Reply to: Spinning posted by Gamini Amerasinghe on Tuesday, 23 April 2002, at 1:36 a.m.:
Spinning cotton is not easy. The longest of the fibers is still very short. Cotton must be spun very hard. If you spin wool or silk, cotton must be over spun accordingly.
Pima Cotton roving is the easiest to spin of the types of cotton on the USA market. I am not sure where my supplier got his, but purchased a 25 pound spool of it.
Other than that, spinning directly off the seed is the easiest way to spin cotton. Halo the cotton fibers out from the seed. Start spinning from where you can pull out a string of cotton a little way. Twirl the seed in your fingers slowly until you have spun up all the fiber off it. Then start another.
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