DVD Spinning Cotton on the Charkha

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Spinning Cotton on the Charkha

This is a physical DVD; save time, postage, and resources by purchasing a download. Download either the full video or separate sections as Charkha 101 or Advanced techniques.

The charkha used in the video is the Indian book charkha, but the techniques are applicable to all spindle wheels, including the great wheel. You do not need any prior spinning experience to learn to spin cotton on the charkha

The instructional segments are:

Charkha 101 - The Basics

Opening & Assembly



Preparatory Exercises

Preparing to Spin


Solving Potential Problems

When to Pinch

When not to Pinch

Excessive Tension


Roving Separation

Yarn Breakage

Simultaneous Motions

Removing Yarn from Spindle

Taking a Break

Using the Skeiner

Advanced Techniques

Starting a new spindle without a leader

Speed Techniques

Drafting at the end of wind on

Speed spinning


Yarn diameter

Twist angle

Yarn count

Qualitative Check

Color Separation & Control




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    Posted by Bernadette on Apr 16th 2016

    I'm so happy that I chose this DVD. Eileen Hallman takes you from the opening of the Charkha, adjusting and using, to closing the box with patience and clarity.
    I wish that I'd had this DVD to view before receiving my Charkha.