Card Wool for Color: How to Spin Gradients, Ombres, Fractals, and Self-Striping Yarns with Esther Rodgers Video Download

Esther shows you how to make your own striping, ombre, and fractal colorways in this 86 minute spinning video.
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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.

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU EP13571
Product Type Video Download
Runtime 86 minutes
File Type MP4
Author/Designer Esther Rodgers
Technique Spinning Wool
Customer Reviews (7)
What an awesome vidoe - if you want to make blend your own colors your should buy this
I learned more from this video on blending fibers than from any other book or video on the subject I've looked at. I like that she covers drum carders, blending boards, cards. Makes it useful for more viewers. Of course now I feel I have to have a drum carder. Review by Mardi (Posted on 1/5/2017)
Loved it!
It was lovely to see another person's way of blending and spinning and having the expected results explained so clearly. Esther also demonstrates the difference between ombre and gradient progressions, something which is obvious but not always understood. It isn't a long video but is jam-packed with useful information and so many tips on how to achieve the result one is hoping for - the lack of waffle is much appreciated. Review by Carol (Posted on 9/1/2016)
Very interesting, inspiring and excellent info
Content not seen anywhere else. Up to date and inspiring. Good pace with no boring bits Review by billee (Posted on 8/26/2016)
Very useful information
This video is a delight. I bought it because I love working with colour and I love spinning and I wanted to put the two together. I also wanted to see how different types of equipment are used in blending, to help guide me in buying my 'start-up'. Esther's explanations are clear and well-paced, and her demonstrations of all the different ways to diz fibre off a drum carder, a blending board and a hackle are worth the price of the video by itself IMO. Very useful and very helpful; the ideas and techniques are simple (once Esther has explained them!) but the possibilities are literally endless. The explanations of how to spin up your beautifully blended fibre are another big plus. Highly recommended. Review by Marin (Posted on 5/30/2016)
Love coming back and watching whenever I want
There is a lot of information to learn here. I could have done a lot of trail and error, or just watch this video to see what actually works. I am glad I can come back if I have any questions. I cannot attend Esther's classes at Fiber Fest this year, so this is the next best thing. Esther has a calm way about her that is easy to listen to. I would recommend this video, and I will be watching her other videos. Review by Beth (Posted on 2/14/2016)
I thoroughly enjoyed and learned a lot from this download. Highly recommend spinners, especially new spinners add this to their list Review by Desiree (Posted on 1/23/2016)
Excellent DVD
I really enjoyed watching this DVD from the beginning to the end. Esther explains in a way that it's easy to understand.
I highly recommend it !!!
Review by Evelyn (Posted on 11/21/2015)
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