Melvenea Hodges


Cotton Bowing for Beginners

Melvenea’s pro tips for bowing your stash of handpicked, handginned cotton fiber.

Melvenea Makes: 3 Tips for Handcarding Cotton

Try Spin Off contributor Melvenea Hodges's invaluable tips for handcarding your own cotton.

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The Chameleon Shawl

This knitted shawl can be adjusted to suit different yarns and gauges, making it a perfect project to pair with your handspun cotton explorations. Log in to access this subscriber-exclusive shawl pattern made with handspun cotton.

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Clematis Lace

A small amount of finely spun cotton knits up into a classic lace doily. Learn why sizing the yarn before or after knitting can help combat wear and tear.

A Practical Guide to Ginning Cotton by Hand

A handspinner who is passionate about spinning cotton shares two methods for ginning cotton by hand.