Learn to spin cotton yarn with a Peti Charkha

Dates 10 – 12 September 2018

Course  Facilitator

Madhav Sahasrabudhe is a mechanical engineer based in Pune. He was introduced to spinning by Dadasaheb Bhosale nearly a decade ago and has been spinning ever since and also teaching people how to use a charkha. Madhavji has been associated with Nai Talim for the last 5 years, where he teaches physics and maths to 9th and 10th std students, and also helps them refine their spinning skills. (Nai Talim is a Gandhian system of activity-based learning with a premise that work and knowledge are not separate.) He has authored a book called “Art of Spinning”, which can be downloaded here: http://www.mkgandhi.org/swadeshi_khadi/Charkha_Manual.pdf

Cost Course Fee

We are offering this course on a ‘gift-economy’ model for Aurovilians. For non-Aurovilians, the suggested contribution is Rs 1500. Charkha would cost an additional Rs 2,000 for all.

A total of 15 registrations will be accepted for this workshop.

Simple vegetarian lunch and snacks will be provided on all three days.


Accommodation should be arranged by the participants. We can assist in finding accommodation in Auroville or Pondicherry. Smoking, drinking, narcotic substances and disposable plastic are strictly prohibited.


If you would like to buy a charkha before the workshop, please register before 31 August.

If you have any queries, please write to pitchandikulam.outreach@auroville.org.in or call +91 94491 91233.

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