How to Spin on a Charkha

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Ideal for spinners of all levels, this course provides learning opportunities for both new charkha spinners and those who want to fine-tune their practice. Develop your cotton skills, find the rhythm of charkha spinning, and get everything you need to troubleshoot along the way.
Cover image for the course How to Spin on a Charkha with Kate Larson

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