Chasing Rainbows: Unlocking the Spectrum

About Chasing Rainbows: Unlocking the Spectrum with Esther Rodgers

Choosing the way you blend color is really important to the technique you use to spin, and on the resulting yarn. There are a number of different ways to blend colors in fiber, and each one produces a different result. By starting with three primaries and two neutrals, students will learn different blending techniques using hand combs and hackles, as well as a drum carder and hand cards. Techniques for each tool will be taught, as well as general color blending and color theory. Tricks for adding sparkle and texture will also be shared.

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

Small fiber tools—hand combs, hand cards or blending boards. A hackle can also be used with a comb. A drum carder is not needed for this class. Materials kit purchased directly from instructor. Kit contains combed top in RBY (red, blue, yellow) and MCY (magenta, cyan, yellow) primaries, along with black and white for a total of 10 oz of fiber. Students will be able to blend at least 2 different color wheels, creating multiple tints and shades with fiber included in this kit. Materials kit will be an additional $40, 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.

Skill Level

Advanced beginner

Space is limited. Enroll now to reserve your spot.


Single session on Monday, April 26, at 10 am ET | 7 am PT | 14:00 UTC.

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

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Chasing Rainbows: Unlocking the Spectrum
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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