New cotton dishtowels in progress, some assembly required.
This is picking out seeds and leaves from cotton, under close supervision, as always.
When ready to spin, like at tonight’s Fiberfrolic, I card the cotton on hand-carders to fluff it evenly for smoother spinning. Then it’s being spun on a tahkli-style support spindle (tip rests in dish).
Ultimately, once this spindle is full, I’ll spin a second one, then ply those together to make cotton yarn for weaving. Once I have enough of those skeins, I’ll weave new dishtowels.
It’s taking awhile to spin since I’m keeping the single-ply around the size of sewing thread or a bit smaller. But since it’s very portable, it’s adding up during a lot of stolen moments.
To give you an idea on time so far:
The seed/leaf trash picking sessions were a couple of binge-watched Doctor Who episodes, a lazy extended gab session after a class at DMS, and hanging out with family.
The spinning sessions were two and a half LoTR movies, an afternoon hanging with family, this evening’s Fiberfrolic and a gab-session afterwards, and a round-trip this past weekend to Houston and back to Dallas.