hours. 10am to 12pm. Break for 1 hour lunch. 1pm to 3pm.
Location: 502 Old Joppa Road, Joppa, MD.
Learn to spin cotton yarn with Louise
Wheatley. Demo of spinning by Louise using cotton sliver, punis
and cotton bolls; carding raw cotton, and if possible, some milkweed bast fiber. She will
also demonstrate how to ply pre-spun cotton yarn with milk weed. We will try to
use Gossypium Barbadense as much as possible as that is the species that
grew in Peru.
You can then try spinning directly from bolls, raw
cotton, punis, slivers, or card fibers and make your own punis.
or 2 so you can try different fibers: https://cottonclouds.com/products/tahkli-spindle, $17
Tahkli spindles from India, $20 (8 in stock). Can be purchased on site.
spindle bowl: https://cottonclouds.com/products/takli-spindle-bowl, $12.95
or use any small ceramic bowl
hand carders, 108 ppsi pair, optional, $72
will provide you with small quantities for a small cost, but you are welcome
to get some for yourself as well. $5
bring your own lunch and drinks.
Milkweed fiber is still in experimental stage. We will try to spin some milkweed fiber as well.