An in-person class with Esther Rodgers Mar 2, 1:30-4:30pm Ever wonder how to how to spin those funky yarns with bobbles and coils? We will cover the entire process as we spin the singles then “go wild” and ply them into coils, crescents, beehives, stacks, and spirals!
An in-person class with Esther Rodgers Mar 3, 9:00am-12:00pm & 2:00-5:00pm Want to play with stripes and color? This hands-on class is for all spinners: both spindle and wheel spinners, from ultra-textured art-yarn spinners to traditional lace-weight spinners! Explore the structure of the fractal ply, both with a braid of hand-dyed top and with colorways you create.
An in-person class with Esther Rodgers Mar 4, 2:00-5:00pm
Explore the exciting structure of crepe and cable yarns! We will start with traditional spin and ply structures, then mix and match them in different ways to create a variety of yarns with their own textures.
An in-person class with Esther Rodgers Mar 4, 9:00am-12:00pm Corespinning is a wonderfully versatile technique. It allows you to create an extremely textured, bulky yarn or the ultimate smooth yarn with drape — 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.
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 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.