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No, the fleece cops won't come to get you. But have you ever wondered why spinners are always told that they should spin Z, ply S? What if they did the opposite? What if they spun and plied in the same direction? What would happen? In this video, master Spinner Patsy Zawistoski explores the contrarian possibilities and comes up with some interesting, beautiful yarns.

You'll Love This Spinning Video If:

  • You like to question authority and understand why
  • You like to try new spinning techniques
  • You want to broaden your repetoire

In Spinning Illegal Yarns You'll Learn:

  • The dynamics of twist and how to make it work for you
  • Cabling for a balanced yarn
  • Combining unusual fibers for attractive effect yarns

About the Expert:

Patsy Sue Zawistoski is an internationally known teacher and lecturer who loves to help spinners turn all manner of fleece and fiber into yarns, from heirloom to contemporary styles. She holds a Master-level Certificate of Excellence (COE) in Handspinning from the Handweavers Guild of America. Her innovative COE topic was spinning novelty yarns for use as warps in weaving, and she continues to explore the “What if?" questions of technique, fiber, and yarn structure, pushing the boundaries of handspinning for herself and her students.