May 21 2022: Spinning Workshop with Louise Wheatley

4 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. 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.


Bulk discounts may be possible once we get a head count

Tahkli spindle, 1 or 2 so you can try different fibers:, $17 

Tahkli spindles from India may also be available for registrants.

Tahkli spindle bowl:, $12.95 or use any small ceramic bowl

Ashford hand carders, 108 ppsi pair, optional, $72

Cotton fibers. We will provide you with small quantities for a small cost, but you are welcome to get some for yourself as well. $5

Lunch. Please bring your own lunch and drinks.

Milkweed fiber is still in experimental stage. We will try to spin some milkweed fiber as well.