Spinning Cotton

Spinning is an activity that I usually enjoy in the evening – so each project moves slowly. Several months ago I purchased about 800 grams of natural coloured combed cotton sliver in “green” and “cinnamon”.

My long-term goal is to weave fabric out of handspun cotton and sew myself a handspun, handwoven top. Before I get there I need to do some sampling. I’ve now spun up 100 grams of each colour (the picture at the top of this post). The next step is to try weaving it – so I’ll make a scarf to see how the fabric comes out. I’m still thinking about what weave structure to use, so please leave your suggestions in the comments. I’m quite partial to huck lace, but I’m sure there are other weave structures that would make nice garment material.