So on Sunday I took the 4 hour class of lace spinning with Patsy Zawistoski – the Spinning Guru and let me just confirm she is the guru. If you ever get a chance to take a class with her, please do. I started off like many of us with her beginning video and that is wonderful too, but she is a delight in person.
My biggest problem with the lace spinning is I want to resort right back to long draw and one of the secrets is a lot of control. Kinda a modified inch worm – short draw method. We started off with the silk hankies – totally fun and much easier and less intimidating than I ever realized. I must do the ones I snagged at the festival soon.
From there we did all sort of samples and Patsy had these wonderful cards to keep track and make notes all set up for us and ready for us to go.
My next favorites were the combed merino and the Targhee. This is the Targhee.
One of the things I was surprised about is that it’s all just not as tricky as you may think. For instance, while I will never say I didn’t need the Lendrum, because I love her so – I think I could spin lace like Patsy does on her Joy. She also brought her Traditional, so if your a traditional fan your in good company.