I haven't been able to spin lately due to some back problems. I'm actually thinking of an electric spinning wheel to cut out the need for treadling, but in the mean time I thought I might give my charka a try with spinning wool.
There was cotton already spun on it, so I had to ply it to get it off. This was a naturally green cotton. It grows green. Imagine. :) Now bear in mind that I am not very proficient with my charka.. :) This would be a new experience.
Apple Leef Farm in Van Alstyne, TX that flax should never be plied back on itself.. but we didn't talk about cotton. Anyway... this is how I plied it and I found that plying on the charka was quite easy. I didn't think I had very much on there, but it seemed that I would never get it all done..lol It turns out I had spun 100 yards of singles and ended with 51 yards of double ply.
Was I surprised..! Just look at the difference! I have some more cotton on my takhli and I'm thinking I may have to take it off and see what color it becomes..lol
It's gonna be a hot day here in North Texas.. over the 100° mark. Gonna stay inside and piddle around with the house getting ready for a visit from DS and DDIL next week. Just hoping that the sun decides to give us a break on the heat while they are here. Going to put on some tea to boil, turn up the fan and have a wonderful day. Hope you do to.. :)