The Basics of Yarn Manufacturing: The Beginnings of Yarn

Welcome to The Beginnings of Yarn where you will learn about “History” and “Fiber Selection.”


Only antiquity knows when cotton yarns were first manufactured into cloth. Traveling through history, we review early developments in cotton yarn manufacturing, and we see how the technology has continually advanced, with yarn use diversifying and expanding in new and inventive ways.

Fiber Selection

Whatever the desired end result, the foundation of any successful spinning operation is selection of fiber with the most appropriate properties. Raw material accounts for over half the cost of yarn manufacturing, underscoring the importance of fiber selection.