Many of us fear spinning cotton, but with the right setup it’s not all that difficult. Some use support spindles of various kinds, some use a Charka (we list a lovely one by Ashford) and some just use the high-speed setup on their regular wheel.
We’ve finally found a reliable source for regular white cotton, and it’s good value. Nothing fancy or organic, just good top that’s enjoyable to spin. The same supplier has also begun to dye cotton top, and we are thrilled to be among the few sources for such a thing. If it goes over well we anticipate offering a wider range of shades to choose from.

Cotton Poonies – Natural White – 100g
Cotton Poonies – Natural White – 100g
Price per 100g (3.53 oz) pack. Poonies are tight little rolls made by hand from carded cotton, and they are traditionally what is used for handspinning cotton on a Tahkli spindle or Indian Charkha. PRODUCT of INDIA
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Cotton Top – Bay
Cotton Top – Bay
100% Cotton. Very rich and saturated medium-dark turquoise blue. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Cotton Top – Caipirinha
Cotton Top – Caipirinha
100% Egyptian Cotton. Lovely rich lime green with avocado leanings. Named for Brazil's national cocktail, a sweetened rum and lime concoction. Staple length is 1 to 1.5 inches, and reportedly easy to spin. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Cotton Top – Cyclamen
Cotton Top – Cyclamen
100% Cotton. True to name, this is a medium cyclamen pink. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Cotton Top – Darkness
Cotton Top – Darkness
100% Cotton. Absolutely terrific pitch black. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Cotton Top – Dream
Cotton Top – Dream
100% Cotton. Medium-dark blue that leans just slightly towards violet. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Cotton Top – Ireland
Cotton Top – Ireland
100% Cotton. Very difficult to photograph because of the reflection! Ireland is stunning on anything the mill dyes it on, and always comes out a rich medium-dark teal. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Cotton Top – Lavender
Cotton Top – Lavender
100% Cotton. A beautiful medium mauve purple. My sister had a bridesmaid dress exactly this colour in 1970. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Cotton Top – Olive
Cotton Top – Olive
100% Cotton. A fairly dramatic and punchy olive-green, not the usual sombre tone. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Cotton Top – Paint Box – 50g
Cotton Top – Paint Box – 50g
Price per 50g (1.76 oz) bag.
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Cotton Top – Passion
Cotton Top – Passion
100% Egyptian Cotton. A really punchy and rich red with ever-so-slight scarlet leanings. Not cerise like in the photo. Staple length is 1 to 1.5 inches, and reportedly easy to spin. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Cotton Top – Rust
Cotton Top – Rust
100% Cotton. On cotton this colourway seems to be illuminated from within. A glowing rusty orange-brown or brick shade. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Cotton Top – Saffron
Cotton Top – Saffron
100% Cotton.   PRODUCT of ITALY
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Cotton Top – Sage
Cotton Top – Sage
100% Cotton. Soft sage green. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Cotton Top – Soft Fruit
Cotton Top – Soft Fruit
100% Egyptian Cotton. One of the nicest colours the mill in Italy does, this is rich plum-burgundy. Staple length is 1 to 1.5 inches, and reportedly easy to spin. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Cotton Top – Sun
Cotton Top – Sun
100% Cotton. Not quite a primary or crayon yellow. This leans just slightly towards bright acid yellow. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Cotton Top – Sunrise
Cotton Top – Sunrise
100% Cotton. A lovely soft powder blue that goes with nearly anything. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Cotton Top – Theatre
Cotton Top – Theatre
100% Cotton. Stunning grape-juice purple. PRODUCT of ITALY
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