Further your knowledge with Card Wool for Color!

Spinning yarns with color repeats is a joy—but buying fiber dyed to spin stripes can be expensive. In Card Wool for Color, Esther Rodgers shows you how to make your own striping, ombre, and fractal colorways. From solid-colored top to multicolored yarns, this course leads you step-by-step through the process of spinning the colorful yarn of your dreams.

This course covers:

  • Using a drum carder, blending board, and hackle
  • Choosing and placing colors for ombre, gradient, and fractal yarns
  • Making batts, rolags, roving, and top
  • Plying yarns three ways for sharp color transitions, diffused patterns of color, and gentle color transitions

Choose your very own colorways and bring them to life with a few easy-to-master techniques!

Meet Esther Rodgers

Esther Rodgers

Esther Rodgers is a writer, teacher, and fiber artist whose business is known as Jazzturtle. She explores the use of texture and color through her art yarns and textile projects, combining free-form experimentation and experimental techniques. She has taught classes all over the world and makes her home in North Carolina

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Getting Started

    • What You'll Learn

    • About the Instructor

    • Technical Support

  • 2

    Gradients & Ombres

    • Video Lesson

  • 3

    Batts & Rolags

    • Video Lesson

  • 4


    • Video Lesson

  • 5

    Batts, Rolags & Roving

    • Video Lesson

  • 6

    Hackle Stripes

    • Video Lesson

  • 7

    Chain Plying

    • Video Lesson

  • 8

    Fractal Spinning

    • Video Lesson

  • 9

    Spinning Cabled Yarn

    • Video Lesson

  • 10

    Final Thoughts

    • Video