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The Art of Fiber by Esther Rodgers


Esther Rodgers is an internationally known fiber arts teacher.

She’s filmed four streaming videos with Interweave Press (now Long Thread Media) on creative and art yarn spinning, expressive weaving and color blending, has a very popular class on Craftsy about fiber preparation, has written numerous articles for PLY, SpinOFF and Handwoven Magazines and is featured in books by Lexi Boeger and Ashley Martenau.

Esther has taught for groups in Norway, Iceland and Holland and has done work with Ashford in New Zealand, as well as taught for festivals like Rheinbeck, Maryland Sheep and Wool, PLYAway, and Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair.

The studio has been closed for in person classes due to COVID precautions but in-person group classes are coming back soon.

Individual ZOOM Classes are currently available.

The Virtual Studio Facebook Group is open for group exploration of challenges, along with live demos and hang outs.

One on One Zoom Workshops are $30 for 40 minutes, or buy 4 and get one free in a series.

Sessions can be tailored to any topic the student wants to cover. More intensive study often requires more than one session.

More About Esther

FRom the hands and mind of Esther Rodgers

Esther is a creative fiber artist, known for her innovative art yarns and unique fiber preparation. She focuses on spinning textured, non traditional yarns, as well as artyarns with stories. She begins with raw wool, then washes, dyes, spins and weaves (and sometimes knits and felts) the wool to make one of a kind textile art. She focuses on spinning textured, non traditional yarns, as well as artyarns with stories.

Esther loves to share her knowledge. She is a a full time fiber arts educator and teaches workshops around the world. She has written articles for PLY and SPINoff and is featured in books by Lexi Bieger and Ashley Martineau.

She offers individual zoom workshops and group classes on an exciting variety of creative fiber art topics, has a Craftsy class on Fiber Preparation, as well as four  Long Thread Media videos about creative and art yarn spinning, expressive weaving and color blending.

Esther is a SAORI weaver and has a certified SAORI studio. She enjoys designing and constructing garments with her handspun and handwoven fabric, and loves teaching classes based on the SAORI principles and techniques.

Explore Fiber Arts

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Esther's Market


Video Tutorials


Esther's Blog

Esther's market

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Esther's Blog

The World According to Esther


Training videos produced by Esther Rodgers


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