Esther Rodgers' Blog

Tour De Fleece Begins! Restash with a Shop Discount!

Posted by admin on  July 3, 2011
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Category: Fiber Musings
I love the Tour De Fleece! Every year I prepare by gathering things I’ve been meaning to spin, but just haven’t gotten around too..  things I’ve dreamed out.. things that I’ve wanted to make happen.  I’m offering a shop discount as well for those who are participating! The Tour De Fleece has grown exponentially every year! It started in 2006

Good Eats- A Taste of My Kitchen

Posted by admin on  July 3, 2011
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As much as I love fiber.. I love to cook!!  I haven’t has as much time as I like recently, so having this long weekend has given me some time to spend in my kitchen. A trip to Costco filled our fridge and freezer! We belong to a local CSA that gives us fresh veggies each week.  It’s super fun

Spring Fleeces!!

Posted by admin on  June 29, 2011
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Category: Fiber Musings
I love the Spring.. not only because Winter is OVER.. but because it’s time to shear the sheepies (and goats and alpacas..) Spring is time for lambs and kids.. and fresh yummy wool!! Maryland Sheep and Wool was my “stock up” show.. I came home with 13 fleeces!! Plus, I got fleeces from all my farms.. so now I have

Etsy Shop Updated!

Posted by admin on  June 28, 2011
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Category: Shop News & Updates
I know I’m “late” with the update announcement. From now on, I’ll post about the update right before it’s going to happen, with a couple “teaser” pic’s for you!! This update was all art batts and handspun art yarns! This weekend I featured Totally Textured and Signature art batts- LOTS of new colorways, with a few old favorites thrown in

Downtown Knits Restocked JazzTurtle Items!

Posted by admin on  June 26, 2011
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I love my Local Yarn Shop – DownTown Knits, in Apex NC! Michelle has a beautiful shop with more colors of yarn than the brightest rainbow.. AND she is the only brick and mortar shop that stocks my yarn!! She picked out some beauties yesterday- 3 extreme teeswater tailspuns, with hand dyed sari silk yarn (and ribbon) pairings (the hand

A Tour Through My Studio

Posted by admin on  June 26, 2011
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Category: Fiber Musings
I’ve gotten lots of requests to show off my “batt cave”  It really is a ‘cave’ since I only have an 11×10 room as my studio- but I have made it into a very special creative home. I’ve used EVERY bit of available space.. with plying yarns and locks in over the door shoeholders, fleece hanging in an over the

Coming Full Circle- Stitches South, Maryland Sheep and Wool and Carolina Fiber Fest

Posted by admin on  June 25, 2011
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Wow.. I can’t believe it’s been a year since the first big fiber festival I ever vended.. Carolina Fiber Fest 2010.  SO MUCH has happened in the last year.. and I’m still trying to process it all.. I’m still trying to figure how how i’m going to DO IT all.. but it’s all a work in progress.. balancing all the

Jazzturtle.com is Born!

Posted by jazzturtle on  June 24, 2011
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Category: Happenings
Welcome to Jazzturtle.com, home of Jazzturtle Creations and fiber artist Esther Rodgers.  We’ll be working on this brand-new site over the summer, and eventually this will be the place to find out about all of our store updates, class schedules, show appearances, and more.  For now, you can check out the ETSY Store and like us on Facebook!