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In Spinning Flax and Cotton, Norman Kennedy will teach you the time-honored techniques of spinning these two types of fibers. His master techniques will take you through the steps of processing and spinning flax and cotton. As a bonus, Norman will show you how to use a traditional indigo dye vat!

Video Run Time: 01:39:11

You’ll Love This Spinning Video If:

  • You love learning about the history of spinning
  • You want to learn multiple methods of spinning flax and cotton
  • You want to learn how to use a variety of spindles

In Spinning Flax and Cotton You’ll Learn:

  • How to take flax from seed to strik
  • How to clean cotton fiber in preparation for carding
  • How to use a traditional indigo dye vat

A Word From the Author:

"Now when it comes to flax and linen, this would have been one of the first fibers that mankind used. Way before wool and (well in Europe) before cotton, there were some parts of the world that didn’t have flax." — Norman Kennedy

About the Author:

Norman Kennedy is the founder of the Marshfield School of Weaving, served as Master Weaver at Colonial Williamsburg, and received the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship. In his free time, he is also an accomplished singer who performed at the landmark 1965 Newport Folk Festival. Norman lives in New England.