Esther Rodgers

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Tailspinning: the Long and Short of It

Tailspinning: the Long and Short of It

With Esther Rodgers Oct 8, 4:00-6:00pm CDT Tailspun yarns are both intriguing and inspiring, but can be intimidating to attempt spinning. Esther will guide you through the entire process of making tailspun yarn. Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.
Color Control : Preparing Fiber for Stripes, Gradients, and Swirls

Color Control : Preparing Fiber for Stripes, Gradients, and Swirls

With Esther Rodgers Oct 9, 1:00-3:00pm CDT Knowing how to prepare your colored fiber for different multicolor yarns is a valuable skill and a real time saver. Let Esther show you how to make magic! Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.
Fractal Spinning & Plying

Fractal Spinning & Plying

With Esther Rodgers Oct 10, 1:00-3:00pm CDT Fractal spinning is a way to create glorious variegated yarn with color traveling through the plys at different rates. Explore the structure of the fractal ply and learn to create your own. Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.
Fractal Explosions from Prep to Ply

Fractal Explosions from Prep to Ply

With Esther Rodgers Mar 3, 9:00am-12:00pm & Mar 4, 9:00am-12:00pm Want to play with stripes and color? This is a great class for all sorts of spinners: from Spindle and Wheels Spinners, to ultra-textured art-yarn spinners, and traditional lace-weight spinners! Explore the structure of the fractal ply in this hands-on class: from the traditional 2-ply fractal using a hand-dyed top to crepe and cable fractal plying with colorways you create.
Corespinning for Funk and Function

Corespinning for Funk and Function

With Esther Rodgers Mar 5, 9:00am-12:00pm Corespinning is a wonderfully versatile technique. It allows you to create an extremely textured, bulky yarn or the ultimate smooth, drapey yarn — and everything in between! It’s perfect for those who love to spin unprocessed fiber, to keep the texture of the fiber or tame it, or to stretch a luxury fiber. Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.

About Esther Rodgers

Esther Rodgers of Jazzturtle Creations is a fiber artist and teacher who stays on the cutting edge of yarn design, constantly creating new textures with innovative spinning techniques. As a felter, weaver, dyer, and knitter, Esther brings a broad perspective to how her yarns can be used creatively. Esther heads Woven Heart SAORI Studio. She is known for her creative art yarns and her unique fiber preparation. She loves to design and spin concept yarns from an inspiration and tell stories with her yarns. Esther is also a SAORI weaver and creative knitter which gives her the perspective of how these extra special yarns can be used. She challenges herself by creating garments and other items out of her yarns and woven cloth. Esther is very conscious of where her fiber comes from, sourcing her wool from local and friendly farms, directly from wonderful shepherds with happy animals. Esther is an enthusiastic and patient teacher; possessing both national and international teaching experience. She loves to challenge her students to embrace their design elements rather than “mistakes” and to learn from each new spin. Esther has 2 streaming videos, Expressive Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom and Coloblending the Spectrum, along with 2 downloadable videos, How to Spin Art Yarn and Carding and Combing Wool for Color Progressions. She also has a Craftsy class on Fiber Preparation for Spinning. Esther is a regular contributor to PLY, Spin Off and now Handwoven magazine. You can find Esther’s workshop schedule, peruse her tutorials and general chatter or make purchases at www.jazzturtle.com.

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