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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


Very informative

“This was a great class showing me how to achieve striping colors on my drum carder and my blending board and hackle. Although I have used these tools in the past, I recently have been interested in creating self-striping yarn for a corner to corner granny square afghan and now I know how. It seems like it will be easier than dyeing long stripe colorways on my fiber/yarn. I am looking forward to starting this new project.” - Michele Wrobleski

Developing the use of colour

“I have a copy of the Deb Menz book on working with colour for spinning. This course is an excellent supplement to this and explains very fully the different ways that you can prepare your fibre using a drum carder, blending board, and hackle. Not only this but a variety of ways to spin and ply your yarn once the prep has been done. This course will keep me experimenting for many months/years to come. Brilliant!” - Alison Hird

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