(215) FULL ~ Flax to Linen: Prep, Spin, Scour. Part 1 of 2

NOTE: This is a 1-day, 2-session class. Flax is a classic fiber, albeit very different than wool. It will 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, ply and scour finished yarns. Distaffs can be attached to your wheel, free-standing or one of several improvised creations from downloadable directions.

PatsyZ will have a reference worksheet available for download. She will discuss how to create sample yarns for crocheting, knitting, or a weavette weaving. Making small samples can help you decide which historic cellulose yarn to spin for a project like a summer shawl, top, scarf, placemats, or kitchen towel.


X-Patsy Sue Zawistoski

Experience Level:


Class Length:

One-day Class

Class Day/Time:

Thursday Morning

Maximum Class Size:


Student Supplies:

  • Spinning tools: A good working wheel, lazy kate, and extra bobbins.
  • Preparation tools: Handcards, optional: niddy-noddy, ball winder.
  • Documentation tools: Scissors, single hole punch or tags, pen or pencil, note cards, small bags, and a towel.
  • Line/strick flax fiber.
  • Flax roving natural, bleached or dyed.