Washing, Dyeing and Fiber Prep Classes

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Unlock the Spectrum- blending the rainbow with only the primaries, white and black- using hand combs or hand cards. 
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.
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.
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.

Currently the studio is closed to in person classes due to COVID precautions. Group classes are coming and individual ZOOM classes are currently available.

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 40minutes, 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.  

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To book a virtual lecture or workshop for your own group, festival or guild, shoot Esther an email at jazzturtlecreations@gmail.com or through the contact form on our Connect page.

**Open Registration Group Virtual Classes are coming.**

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