Corespinning for Funk and Function
About Corespinning for Funk and Function with Esther Rodgers
Ever wonder how to make that cloud of expensive cashmere go as far as possible, spin functional textured yarns, or add embellishment into your yarns like fabric, feathers, sequins, and bobbles? In this class you’ll learn how to do it all! Combining fun with function, corespinning is a wonderful way to make the most of your expensive fibers, as well as preserve texture and spin those creative layered yarns. We'll talk about what different cores provide, troubleshoot overspinning, and how to achieve structural integrity. Students must be able to spin a single and ply on a wheel.
This Fiber Arts Seminar is offered as part of the 2021 Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival and is limited to 20 students.
Class Materials Needed
Student should have wheel, bobbins, lazy kate, any assorted carded fibers (batts, rolags, roving), any other loose fiber (farm wool/locks/fleece), scissors, a tapestry needle, a niddy noddy, materials kit purchased directly from instructor. Kit contains 4 oz carded fiber, 1 oz of locks and assorted add ins, cotton and mohair cores. Materials kit will be an additional $35, and can be purchased directly from instructor. Ordering instructions for the materials kit will be available in Lessonface once you have enrolled. To allow enough time for the kit to arrive prior to the start of class, registration for this class will close on April 3.
Students must be able to spin a single and ply on a wheel
Single session on Tuesday, April 27, at 10 am ET | 7 am PT | 14:00 UTC.
Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recordings of the class.
Esther is a full-time fiber artist from Mebane, NC. She is known for her creative art yarns, and her unique fiber preparation. She is constantly innovating her spinning techniques to create new textures and is on the cutting edge in terms of yarn design. She loves to design and spin concept yarns from an inspiration and tell stories with her yarns. Esther is also a SAORI weaver and creative knitter which gives her the perspective of how these extra special yarns can be used. She challenges herself by creating garments and other items out of her yarns and woven cloth.
How It Works
Register and enroll above. Enrollment is not complete until payment is made on the next page, by credit card or Paypal via our secure platform. Enrolled students will receive an immediate email confirmation of enrollment, and on the day before the seminar, a reminder with Zoom link to join the class via email. Students will also be able to join the Zoom sessions from their Lessonface dashboard. Students can connect to Zoom using a tablet or computer with reliable internet. To actively participate online students also need a webcam with microphone. The class is covered by the Lessonface Guarantee.
About Lessonface, PBC
Since 2013, Lessonface has connected more than 10,000 students with over 2,000 great teachers for live music & language, and arts lessons online, delivering on our mission to help students achieve their goals while treating teachers equitably. We are thrilled to be delivering the Fiber Arts Seminars for the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.