A History of Easy to Spin Earth Friendly Cotton Slivers
Spinning cotton sliver on a wheel or spindle has long been rumored to be too difficult, challenging and literally “no fun” for even experienced handspinners. For new spinners, enthusiastic to learn how to spin and attracted to cotton’s many attributes, it has been “taboo”!
Over a decade ago, Joan Ruane, internationally known fiber arts teacher and dedicated cotton spinner, recognized that commercially processed sliver was intended to be spun by machines in textile factories -not by handspinners. Through study and interaction with cotton farmers, ginners and processors she developed a way to process cotton that would preserve more of its’ natural attributes resulting in handspinner-friendly sliver that is a joy to spin!
EASY-TO-SPIN Cotton is grown with more love and less chemicals. Natural Green, Brown and White cottons are processed into sliver using a special technique to make handspinning cotton fiber a true joy.
HAPPY EWE is now a proud distributor of this amazing fiber! We have 3 natural colors of Pima available for your spinning fun.
Sold in 4 oz packages.