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Joan Ruane

“Cotton is King - the History of Spinning Cotton”

Saturday, September 14, at 7:30 pm



In conjunction with a weekend workshop presented by the Twisted Threads Fiber Arts Guild, NC State students and the public alike are invited for a free evening presentation by noted cotton spinner Joan Ruane on cotton’s history and the influence cotton has had on the United States, with an emphasis on the types of cotton grown today and their economic importance. To learn more about Joan visit her website


Twisted Threads Fiber Arts Guild is sponsoring a weekend workshop with Joan Ruane: “Introduction to Cotton Spinning (Day 1) & Spinning Bast Fibers including Linen & Hemp (Day 2),” on Saturday & Sunday, September 14 & 15. For more information and how to register, contact