Cotton Series: Resources and Summary

As I sat down to gather resources, do research, and write up the second half of the posts for this series I realized that what I wanted to say had already been said, much better than I can say it, by many many others. So, instead of rehashing what others had written about cotton physiology …

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Cotton Series: Intermission

No new posts in the Cotton Series for the rest of this month (maybe longer) as I'm taking a break to finish up the second half of the series. I ended up having a pretty significant relapse this winter so didn't get as much written as I had hoped, hence the long break. I will …

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Cotton Series: Plying Singles and Finishing Your Yarn

Plying your Singles So I’ve found that plying cotton is just like plying any other fiber, just with a few extra considerations: If you’re plying on a drop spindle, you want to make sure it is a light enough spindle that the plied yarn can support the weight of it + the yarn you’ve wound …

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Cotton Series: Fiber Preps and Making Punis

Last week we talked about removing seeds from cotton. If you missed it you can check it out here! Fiber Preparations for Spinning If you look for fiber for spinning cotton online, you’re likely to encounter a variety of preparations. Here are some of the most common ones: Punis Tight rolls of fiber, similar to …

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Cotton Series: Harvesting and Sorting

So, you’re growing cotton. You either started it from seed or bought plants, put them in the ground (or in a pot) and nurtured them through the growing season. You’ve been rewarded for your efforts by the plants producing bolls… Now what? Harvesting Cotton Your cotton will be ready to harvest when the bolls have …

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