History of Yarn
From ancient Egypt to Peru, cotton was grown and spun for textile purposes. Learn more about the history of yarn manufacturing.
Basics of Yarn Manufacturing
Although the spinning of cotton yarn is said to have originated in India, Egypt claims to be the first to have explored these techniques.
Yarn Spinning: Fiber Opening & Cleaning
Explore the first steps in yarn spinning: opening and cleaning.
Yarn Spinning: Batt Formation & Fiber Carding
Explore the next steps in yarn spinning: batt formation and fiber carding.
Yarn Spinning: Fiber Preparation
Explore the final step in yarn spinning: fiber preparation.
Yarn Spinning Processes
Learn about the three different methods for spinning: ring spinning, rotor spinning, and air-jet spinning.
Yarn Spinning: Numbering
Yarn numbering is a term used to describe a yarn’s physical size or, more specifically, its linear density.
Yarn Spinning: Yarn Twist & Ply
No matter the spinning system employed, all yarns contain twist to hold the fibers together.