Expand Your Creativity!

This course will cover how to: 

  • Use exciting techniques like mixed warps, rya knots, loops, and soumak to add interest to your weaving
  • Effectively use color for maximum impact 
  • Create negative space in your weaving 
  • Embrace "mistakes" as design elements of beautiful woven art

About 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

    Course Overview

  • 2

    Warping Techniques

    • Video Lesson

    • Warping Techniques: Key Points

    • Supplemental Warp

  • 3

    Expressive Weaving Techniques

    • Video Lesson

    • Expressive Weaving Techniques: Key Points

    • Weaving Techniques Gallery

  • 4

    Color & Inlay Techniques

    • Video Lesson

    • Color Techniques: Key Points

    • Color & Inlay Techniques

    • Clasped Weft-Discussion

  • 5

    Creating Negative Space

    • Video Lesson

    • Creating Negative Space: Key Points

    • Weaving as Storytelling Discussion

  • 6


    • Video Course

    • Conclusion: Key Points

    • What You Learned