Intentional Art Yarn

About Intentional Art Yarn with Esther Rogers

This is an intermediate/advanced art yarn class (art yarn 201 per se), and perfect if you’d taken other creative yarn spinning classes and now you want to go a step further. We will discuss the difference between yarn, creative yarn and "art yarn" and what this means for your own spinning and design. In this class, we will be working beyond creative spinning to create a personal work of art. This is an expressive class that will develop creative style. By exploring color, texture, and design, students will lock into their own personal inspiration working from the concept to spun creation. Students will spin a yarn and share the inspiration that it tells. If you have ever wanted to take your yarns to a new level with specific “design” concepts, this is the workshop for you! We will take skills you have, along with new techniques, and will play with design concepts including layering to create new textures that will tell stories. We will start as a class, spinning the same “story” to see how each person has their own unique spin. We’ll then move onto a conceptual “game” to open the creative flow. We’ll finish with each student spinning their own concept yarn.

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

Spinning wheel, bobbins, bobbin of fresh overspun singles (as even as possible), niddy noddy, lazy kate, as well as fiber and add ins to include any and all of the following—articles of clothing/fabric, locks, sequins, non-fiber add ins like plant matter (flax, straw). Materials kit will be an additional $30, and can be purchased directly from instructor. Ordering instructions for the materials kit will be available in Lessonface once you have enrolled. Kit includes fiber to spin the class “story” and play the class “game” (will include 6+ oz of fiber and add ins). To allow enough time for the kit to arrive prior to the start of class, registration for this class will close on April 3.


Gather supplies to tell your story - your “memories.” Students should have at least one concept/inspiration in mind they’d like to spin. Materials should be gathered and brought to tell that story. Examples of add ins include any and all of the following: articles of clothing/fabric, locks, sequins, non-fiber add ins like plant matter (flax, straw). If you can dream it, we can figure out how to spin it in!

Skill Level


Space is limited. Enroll now to reserve your spot.


Two sessions on Thursday, April 29, from 10 am ET to noon ET, and from 2 pm ET to 4 pm ET.

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Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recordings of the class.

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Intentional Art Yarn
Esther Rodgers

Esther Rodgers

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.

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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.

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