Spinning cotton outside in the sunshine

Testing cotton today. We spun tops, punis, raw cotton cloud and from seed, using Ashford traditional, Lendrum with a quill, Ashford charka and book charka. 

For me the secret of cotton spinning is to practice spinning wool long draw, either English long draw for punis or American long draw for tops. Once you can do that with ease, cotton is less challenging. 

I love how a charka fold up so tiny yet has a ratio of 100:1 and an inbuilt skein winder 

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