Jazzturtle Creations

Washing, Dyeing and Fiber Prep Classes

Please note: In person studio classes are presently on pause due to COVID precautions. We are offering Virtual classes via Zoom. Individual Virtual sessions are 40 min, $30 a session. Or you can buy a series of 4 and get one free. Sessions can be tailored to the topics the student wants to cover. More intensive study requires the purchase of a series of sessions.

Washing, Dyeing & Fiber Prep Classes

If you are interested in taking your cloth to the next level, Esther offers a number of different garment design classes both in person and online.

Class One

WASHING FLEECE

Learn how Esther washes wool and other fleeces she gets from the farms. She’ll share her tips and tricks for keeping the locks in tact, and not felting the fiber. She will also spill her secrets on cleaning extra dirty fiber.

In-Person Studio Class

One Session - 90 Minutes. No experience required. $30 plus materials.
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Class Two

INTUITIVE DYEING- LOW IMMERSION

Esther is an intuitive dyer. That means she has more than 10 years of experience with color theory and dyeing fiber, and she uses that experience to predict how color will act in the pot.

In-Person Studio Class

Her dyepots, though can be recreated to be similar, they are all one of a kind. These classes work though her experience and share her trips and tricks for dyeing. Included are how to dye long locks, and how to dye locks in the grease.
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Studio members have priority to sign up for group classes.

Class three

FIBER PREPERATION

Esther is known for her unique fiber preparation. She loves to challenge spinners and weavers to go outside their box with confidence, using their tools to the maximum potential.

In-Person Studio Class

One Session - 90 Minutes. No experience required. $30 plus materials.
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Class Four

Unlock the Spectrum

Blending the rainbow with only the primaries, white and black. Using hand combs or hand cards.

In-Person Studio Class

One Session - 90 Minutes. No experience required. $30, includes materials. 16 and under please.
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Class Five

Making “art batts” - Textured Creative Carding

How to card fiber keeping texture, without damaging your tools. Creative carding using a drum carder or blending board. Can be tailored to the tools the students have.

In-Person Studio Class

One Session - 90 Minutes. No experience required. $30 plus materials.
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Class Six

Making Gradient batts, and fiber for fractal spinning-

How to create batts with progressive colorways and fractal spinning. -Creative carding using a drum carder or blending board. Can be tailored to the tools the students have.

In-Person Studio Class

One Session - 90 Minutes. No experience required. $30, includes materials. 16 and under please.
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Class Seven

Creative combing for color placement - Stripes and layers on a hackle

Explore the creative ways to use a hackle for different color placement in your combed top.

In-Person Studio Class

One Session - 90 Minutes. No experience required. $30 plus materials.
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