Patsy creates and teaches spinning classes on all natural and manufactured fibers, including comparative information. At the core are clear techniques for spinning simple, even yarns or more complex multiple-ply yarns. Patsy enjoys tailoring workshops to fit the interests of specific conferences, groups, and guilds. Worksheets completed in class supplemented by her informative booklets are some of the special benefits of her workshops. Worksheets include short samples and written notations about the various fibers and yarns from class, helping organization and memory. As a result, the worksheets can be combined in notebooks, and are useful references for planning particular yarns for that next project.

Student Levels

Classes are geared to spinners who already have some experience but now have questions about controlling the process and starting projects. Classes can also be geared to more experienced spinners who want to master their spinning wheels and finesse their yarns.

Students Usually Bring

A good working wheel or a variety of hand spindles, hole punch, note cards, small bags, and a small towel Preparation tools – handcards, hand combs, or drumcarders For yarn structure classes – lazy kate and extra bobbins For dyeing classes – apron, rubber gloves, small tubs, old towels, and plastic sacks