Make That Yarn Video Download

Join master spinner Patsy Zawistoski in this video workshop as she demonstrates her simple yet scientific approach to making the perfect yarn for the project you want to create!
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Have you had luscious fiber but didn’t know how to spin it into the right yarn for the project you had in mind? Learn the secrets of millspun yarn with this video workshop from Patsy Zawistoski!

Make that Yarn: Reproducing Millspun Yarn with Patsy Zawistoski

Join master spinner, Patsy Zawistoski, as she teaches you an easy, ingenious method for analyzing commercial yarns and reproducing them with handspinning.

In this 84 minute video workshop, you'll learn:

  • Which millspun yarns you can or can’t reproduce with handspinning
  • How to deconstruct a yarn to determine its twist and grist
  • Simple tools for analyzing and recreating yarns
  • Secrets of millspun yarns that you can apply to your handspinning
  • How to reproduce a commercial worsted, one of the most useful and mostchallenging yarns to make

Handspinners today have a world of great knitting and crochet patterns and gorgeous fibers available to us, but bringing the two together can be a challenge. With Patsy’s simple yet scientific approach, you can make that yarn, the perfect one for the project you want to create.

Order the DVD or download the digital video and start learning how to reproduce the millspun yarn you want!

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU EP9504
Product Type Video Download
File Type MP4
Author/Designer Patsy Zawistoski
Technique Using Handspun Yarn
Customer Reviews (5)
Very good step-by-step instruction on how to make the yarn you want.
Patsy delivered very clear and simple instruction on how to recreate any yarn you may find. She also explained what yarns you cannot recreate on a wheel and also those which may not be worth the effort to recreate. I have been trying to figure out how to make a lighter but fuller yarn and I feel her tools are just what I was missing. Review by Christine (Posted on 1/30/2018)
Excellent Video that helped me to better understand what's required of me
I have read time and time again that it was possible to deconstruct a mill spun yarn to recreate it at my wheel but all of my attempts failed miserably. Oftentimes I was left staring at the plies I had pulled out wondering "ok, now what?". This video has taught me "now what", as well as methods to test if I'm capable of recreating it within my skill set at this point in my spinning life. I also understand better why my own Handspun yarn is so much denser than mill spun, and what I will need to attempt to change that. I had read in other reviews that Patsy uses a small tool to help you deconstruct the yarn, and I searched the Internet to try to discover what tool it is, with no success. After watching the video I understand why. It's nothing I've ever heard of in all of my books and videos that I've poured over, but is a simple tool that you can make at home. Review by April (Posted on 1/6/2016)
Not the best
Useful information but really only covers 2 yarn types-Patsy uses a "teacher's" voice which is pretty annoying after a while. The video itself is hard to navigate-you can't move from one section to another or chapter and have to start over at the beginning each time. Viewing this used up several day's worth of download capability from my provider. Her little gadget is useful and easy enough to use. Review by Priscilla (Posted on 1/17/2015)
Does exactly what the description says
I watched this video on Craft Daily and am just waiting for my budget to clear to get it. Patsy show an ingenious (and simple!) tool for measuring twist in an existing yarn and also explains how to figure how much fiber to use. I can see this being useful not only for commercial yarns but my own that were spun beyond my memory of how I did it! Review by Ann (Posted on 9/8/2014)
Not what I expected
I thought that this video would be about how to spin and ply yarns for specific types of projects. It was not.

This video was about how to take commercial yarn, deconstruct it to figure out how to reproduce it by hand spinning. If this is your interest, then the video is perfect for you.
Review by Lorraine (Posted on 7/22/2014)
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