DVD Spinning Cotton on the Charkha

(3 reviews) Write a Review
Adding to cart… The item has been added

Product Overview

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





(3 reviews) Write a Review

3 Reviews Hide Reviews Show Reviews

  • 5
    Cotton spinning made easy

    Posted by Marlene Randall on Jul 18th 2019

    I'm very happy with this how to spin cotton DVD. I watched the beginner section before setting up my charkha and was successfully spinning cotton only minutes after. Eileen is a wonderful teacher.

  • 5
    Spinning Cotton on the Charkha DVD

    Posted by Joan LeClair on Mar 6th 2019

    This is an absolutely excellent instructional DVD! I love the way that Eileen goes into the fine details of using the Charkha and she repeats information which helps a very beginner to really understand the process. Thanks so much for making this valuable instructional DVD.

  • 5
    Clear instructions

    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.