- Loosen the fibers of three cotton balls by unraveling the cotton fibers to stretch the cotton to an elongated shape.
- Place the elongated cotton balls on a flat surface.
- Connect the ends of the three elongated cotton balls by overlapping ½ inch of the bottom part of the first cotton ball to ½ inch of top part of the second one.
- Repeat for the third cotton ball.
- Then, using your fingers, roll them up together tightly to produce a long wick.
Usually I buy a bag of cotton balls a month for storage purposes. I did a little more research, and growing our cotton won't be too difficult if we follow information carefully. Then, we'll harvest the cotton, save the seeds, and keep the cotton separate. It can be used to make wicks, or to spin into cloth.
Which means, sigh, more research.