SP06 Spinning Fine, Finer, Finest Wool Yarns with Patsy Sue Zawistoski
Thursday, May 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rooms 3&4 at Turf Valley Resort
If you look longingly at other spinners making ultra fine yarn and wonder how they do it, this class is for you. Learn the secrets of fine spinning and then you’ll be ready to create that special shawl or scarf from spider-weight yarns that you’ve spun yourself. We will work with fine rovings, merino locks, and Optim stretched wool. We will practice scouring locks, flicking, and spinning with a worsted draw to achieve those superfine, lightweight yarns. Proficiency Level: Intermediate-level spinners and above. Bring to Class: A spinning wheel in good working order (Scotch tension or double-drive preferred); bobbins for your wheel; hand cards, flick card, or cat brush; half a dozen baggies and 3×5 index cards for labeling; scissors; single-hole punch, tape, or stapler for attaching fibers and yarns to the worksheets; a small towel; your usual 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.