Spinning Cotton on the Charkha
With Eileen Hallman
Eileen is perhaps the foremost instructor for Charkha spinning in the US. The classes she offers all over the country can now be found in this new video.
Information is presented in 2 sections: Basic Techniques and Charkha Proficiency. For the beginner, learn about assembling the Indian Charkha wheel, safety tips, basic spinning techniques, potential problems and their solutions, techniques for winding on, storing spindles in the middle of a project, setting up and using the Charkha and skeiner.
In the second section you will learn how to start a new spindle without a leader, a variety of speed spinning techniques, ways to achieve consistency which include tools and techniques to measure your yarn diameter, twist angle and yarn count.