Flax: A Very Old Spinning Challenge with Patsy Zawistoski

Saturday August 26,2017 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Eugene Textile Center

$75 plus $20 materials fee

Flax is a classic fiber, albeit very different than wool. It'll easily become another joy of spinning after you learn new techniques to manage its particular characteristics. This class teaches you quick ways to dress a distaff with long-line flax, wet-spin line or roving, and scour finished yarns. While fibers are provided, you'll bring a spinning wheel or medium-weight spindle. Distaffs can be attached to your wheel, free-standing or one of several improvised creations from directions sent with supply lists.

Patsy receives accolades for her teaching techniques in the states and abroad. She is known for her understanding of the art of spinning and all aspects of spinning wheels and creating yarns.

She delights in seeing her students reach that "aha" moment in their spinning skill set. Relaxed and thorough – you'll enjoy working with Patsy in class. She is totally committed to teaching spinners efficient ways to create their own source books of yarns.

Sampling and record keeping create invaluable yarn collections for choosing and repeating yarns when needed.

Patsy says, "Having taught spinning and weaving over 30 years, I continue my own fiber explorations, weave with my handspun, write, and teach across the USA and internationally."

Visit Patsy's website to learn more.

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