The cotton was spun on my Matchless spinning wheel. The woven piece was technically woven on my Might Wolf, but I was just using the loom as a tensioning device to hold the warp. The threads went through the reed (to set the spacing of the warp), but weren't threaded through the heddles. I tied continuous string heddles (there's a great tutorial here at Laverne Waddington's site) over a knitting needle to make one of the sheds and used a wood shuttle to create the opposite one.
Sunday, May 06, 2012
Handspun Yellow Cotton
I've been spinning a yellow cotton for a while now. It's some of the ginned cotton that my dad got that I dyed yellow. I've drum carded it, picked out the seed bits and other unwanted waste, hand carded it into punis and spun it into yarn. Whew! The end results are a small woven piece for my collection of COE-handspinning work and a skein of fine (~40 wraps per inch) cotton.