SP02 Spinning Woolen and Worsted Yarn with Patsy Sue Zawistoski
Wednesday, May 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rooms 3&4 at Turf Valley Resort
Acquire the secrets to spinning soft fuzzy woolen yarns for creating lightweight warm knitted garments and smooth faultless worsted yarns perfect for weaving or intricate knitted patterns. As you concentrate on carding and combing clean fleece you‘ll learn about my scouring process. Then we’ll turn our attention to smoothing out your worsted drafting and learning to let go for a long draw. You will be challenged to work toward yarns of different sizes and amounts of twist including fine and thick with different fleece. Take charge, and learn to spin the yarn that you want now. Proficiency Level: Intermediate Beginner to Intermediate. Bring to Class: A good working wheel or spindles in a variety of weights; hand cards; hand combs or dog combs; about a dozen baggies and 3×5 cards for labeling; scissors; single hole punch, tape, or stapler for attaching fibers and yarns to the worksheets; small towel; your usual oil, screwdriver, and maintenance tools for your equipment.
Class Fee: $100. Materials Fee: $15.
Patsy Sue Zawistoski receives accolades for her teaching skills here and abroad. She is known for her understanding of the art of teaching spinning, spinning wheels, and yarn design. She delights in seeing her students reach their “aha” moment in spinning. Patsy is totally committed to teaching spinners efficient ways to create their own yarn source books. Sampling and record keeping create invaluable information for choosing or repeating yarns. Having over 35 years of teaching experience, she continues fiber explorations, weaving with handspun, writing, and teaching.