Card Wool for Color: How to Spin Gradients, Ombres, Fractals, and Self-Striping Yarns with Esther Rodgers DVD
Color in your control
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 video leads you step-by-step through the process of spinning the colorful yarn of your dreams.
In nearly 90 minutes of instruction you will learn to:
- Use a drum carder, blending board, and hackle
- Choose and place colors for ombre, gradient, and fractal yarns
- Make batts, rolags, roving, and top
- Ply 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 easyto- master techniques!
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About the Host:
Esther Rodgers is a writer, teacher, and fiber artist whose business is known as Jazzturtle. She began her spinning career exploring the world of texture and art spinning and merging it with function. She has taught classes all over the world and makes her home in North Carolina.
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- Full of great how to info.
I really liked this video about how to card wool for color. Esther shows methods to card for different length of stripes in roving and examples of the results of the different ways to spin and ply.
If you would like to try a project with a cabled yarn, her instructions are very clear. Shown is one of her projects done in a cabled yarn to view her beautiful results. (Posted on 2/13/2016)
- great DVD about working with colored wool
Esther Rodgers gives great demonstrations with clear instruction on how to use various equipment & methods for blending colored wools for various results.
Esther's demo of chain plying is the best I have seen, explaining how to keep colors together by varying loop length.
Esther also demos other methods of spinning to get maximum beauty from your created fibers.
A DVD well worth adding to my spinning library& one I will watch again & again even once I have mastered everything in it taught by Esther Rodgers just for the pleasure of it. (Posted on 1/12/2016)