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Spinning with Turkish Spindles: Singles to Plying

My second Fiber Arts related course through FiberyGoodness. This self paced course can be started at any time, and has three sections: S...

Friday, November 29, 2019

This beauty is the lead image for my article in this month’s issue of tinyStudio Creative Life Magazine called “Back to Nature: Using Nature as a Fibery Backdrop”. This was taken on our gorgeous dilapidated fence that Nature has taken over with wonderful patches of moss and lichens. . The shawl is Nature's Lace by Susan Ashcroft that I made back in the Fall of 2014 out of handspun I spun across 7 Jenkins spindles and 3 wheels. Fiber was spun out of pigtails from @greenwoodfiberworks #fiberygoodness #tinystudio #tinystudiocreativelifemagazine #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #jenkinsturkishspindle #majacraft #majacraftaura #weepeggy #holidaywheel #spinonallthethings #natureslace #susanashcroft #greenwoodfiberworks


I knew exactly what I wanted to write about for Issue 5 of tinyStudio Creative Life Magazine when @woolwench told me the theme was going to be Nature. Ever since I was little I have always had a strong admiration for nature. Nature photography is my favorite area of photography and any opportunity I get to take photos out in nature makes my heart sing. My article "Back to Nature: Using Nature as a Fibery Backdrop" talks about and shows my love for combining my fiber arts photography with nature. . . I am especially proud of the intro photograph which I shot on our fence! It's an old fence and for some folks, they would say it's seen better days and maybe wish to remove it/replace it with a new fence but to me, it's in its prime of beauty. All the moss and lichen growing on it makes it so beautiful. I look forward to using this beautiful fence for many more years to come to stage beautiful photographs like this. . . The shawl is Nature's Lace by Susan Ashcroft that I made back in the Fall of 2014 out of handspun I spun across 7 Jenkins spindles and 3 wheels. Fiber was pigtails from @greenwoodfiberworks #fiberygoodness #tinystudio #tinystudiocreativelifemagazine #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #jenkinsturkishspindle #majacraft #majacraftaura #weepeggy #holidaywheel #spinonallthethings #natureslace #susanashcroft #greenwoodfiberworks


Friday, October 18, 2019

My absolute favorite judge is judging at @fiberfusionnw and I hope my trio or yarns will be up to the standards she has for me. She’s the one who encouraged me(twisted my arm quite severely 🤣) to enter my yarns and finished objects into shows several years ago. I’m grateful that she pushed me into showing my yarns as I’ve gained so much insight on how to improve my spinning through the notes left by judges. Two of the yarns were spun for @plymagazine and the third I spun during this past Tour de Fleece. This year there is a special award for People’s Choice so please be sure to vote for your favorite entry! #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberfusionnw #fiberfusion #fiberfusionnorthwest #fiberfusionnorthwest2019 #fiberfusion2019


Super excited to be going to Fiber Fusion tomorrow! I'm still looking for a way to attend on Sunday. If I could ride along with anyone I would be extremely grateful ❤ I am planning on bringing Luna the Blackbird, Starla the Starling Mini, and my Akerworks Super Skeiner prototype with me for anyone who would like to play with them. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberfusionnw #fiberfusion #fiberfusionnorthwest #fiberfusionnorthwest2019 #fiberfusion2019


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Finale of @spintogether. A close up of the yarn made with my Bee Hummingbird and Kuchulu on my @akerworks Super Skeiner. #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #spintogether #spintogether2019 #akerworks #akerworkssuperskeiner #superskeiner #jenkinsturkishspindle


Finale of @spintogether. I spun 3.4g of Super Fine Merino on my Jenkins Bee Hummingbird and plied it on itself on my new Kuchulu. I love how easy it is to create different skein lengths on the @akerworks Super Skeiner. For this skein I set it up as 1 yard and ended up with a total of 32 yards. Will be interesting to see the shrinkage ratio after washing. #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #spintogether #spintogether2019 #akerworkssuperskeiner #superskeiner #jenkinsturkishspindle


Finale of @spintogether. Northern Cascades on Polwarth/Silk dyed by @huckleberryknits spun on my Starling Mini and Super Fine Merino spun on my Bee Hummingbird and plied on my Kuchulu. #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #spintogether #spintogether2019 #daedalusspinningwheels #starlingspinner #huckleberryknits #jenkinsturkishspindle


Finale of @spintogether. Northern Cascades on Polwarth/Silk dyed by @huckleberryknits. These colors make my heart sing. 💚 #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #spintogether #spintogether2019 #daedalusspinningwheels #starlingspinner #akerworks #akerworkssuperskeiner #superskeiner #huckleberryknits


Monday, October 14, 2019

Hoping to find someone to ride along with to go to Fiber Fusion this coming weekend. I'd love to go both days but game for anything. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberfusionnw #fiberfusion #fiberfusionnorthwest #fiberfusionnorthwest2019 #fiberfusion2019


Finale of @spintogether. Northern Cascades on Polwarth/Silk dyed by @huckleberryknits. #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #spintogether #spintogether2019 #daedalusspinningwheels #starlingspinner #akerworks #akerworkssuperskeiner #superskeiner #huckleberryknits


Finale of @spintogether. Finished skein of Northwrn Cascades on Polwarth/Silk dyed by @huckleberryknits. #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #spintogether #spintogether2019 #daedalusspinningwheels #starlingspinner #akerworks #akerworkssuperskeiner #superskeiner #huckleberryknits


Finale of @spintogether. Northern Cascades on Polwarth/Silk dyed by @huckleberryknits. #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #spintogether #spintogether2019 #daedalusspinningwheels #starlingspinner #akerworks #akerworkssuperskeiner #superskeiner #huckleberryknits


Finale of @spintogether. My one goal for this event was to spin one braid as beautifully as I could. I’m quite pleased with how this turned out despite a few issues I had with it. I ended up with a total of 456 yards of Navajo plied yarn(unwashed of course so it’ll loose some) and this added 1,824 yards to my Team’s total. #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #spintogether #spintogether2019 #daedalusspinningwheels #starlingspinner #akerworks #akerworkssuperskeiner #superskeiner


Day 7 of @spintogether. Spun on little Bee until 10:30 pm and then it was off to plying! #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #spintogether #spintogether2019 #jenkinsturkishspindle #beehummingbird


Last day of @spintogether. Plying is complete! I’m on Team @fiberygoodness. Fiber is North Cascades on Polwarth/Silk 85/15 dyed by @huckleberryknits. Starla the Starling Mini was printed and assembled by me with permission from the original designer/maker @daedalusspinningwheels. Bobbin is custom modeled and printed by me. #daedalusspinningwheels #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #espinner #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #3dprinting #starlingspinner #huckleberryknits #spintogether #spintogether2019


End of Day 6 of @spintogether. Plying is underway! I’m on Team @fiberygoodness. Fiber is North Cascades on Polwarth/Silk 85/15 dyed by @huckleberryknits. Starla the Starling Mini was printed and assembled by me with permission from the original designer/maker @daedalusspinningwheels. Bobbin is custom modeled and printed by me. #daedalusspinningwheels #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #espinner #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #3dprinting #starlingspinner #huckleberryknits #spintogether #spintogether2019 #akerworks #akerkate #lazykate


Day 6 of @spintogether. Ready for plying with my newly printed bobbin and my gorgeous @akerworks Walnut AkerKate. These colors make my heart sing. I’m on Team @fiberygoodness. Fiber is North Cascades on Polwarth/Silk 85/15 dyed by @huckleberryknits. Starla the Starling Mini was printed and assembled by me with permission from the original designer/maker @daedalusspinningwheels. Bobbin is custom modeled and printed by me. #daedalusspinningwheels #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #espinner #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #3dprinting #starlingspinner #huckleberryknits #spintogether #spintogether2019 #akerworks #akerkate #lazykate


Sunday, October 13, 2019

Day 6 of @spintogether. Ready for plying with my newly printed bobbin and my gorgeous @akerworks Walnut AkerKate. I’m on Team @fiberygoodness. Fiber is North Cascades on Polwarth/Silk 85/15 dyed by @huckleberryknits. Starla the Starling Mini was printed and assembled by me with permission from the original designer/maker @daedalusspinningwheels. Bobbin is custom modeled and printed by me. #daedalusspinningwheels #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #espinner #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #3dprinting #starlingspinner #huckleberryknits #spintogether #spintogether2019 #akerworks #akerkate #lazykate


Day 6 of @spintogether. Finished the braid but had to take a break while I finished printing the second half of the bobbin I wanted to use to ply on. I’m on Team @fiberygoodness. Fiber is North Cascades on Polwarth/Silk 85/15 dyed by @huckleberryknits. Starla the Starling Mini was printed and assembled by me with permission from the original designer/maker @daedalusspinningwheels. Bobbin is custom modeled and printed by me. #daedalusspinningwheels #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #espinner #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #3dprinting #starlingspinner #huckleberryknits #spintogether #spintogether2019


I fell behind on my postings so I’ve got quite a backlog to share with you all for my @spintogether projects. Here is day 5 of @spintogether. I’m on Team @fiberygoodness. Fiber is North Cascades on Polwarth/Silk 85/15 dyed by @huckleberryknits. Starla the Starling Mini was printed and assembled by me with permission from the original designer/maker @daedalusspinningwheels. Bobbin is custom modeled and printed by me. #daedalusspinningwheels #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #espinner #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #3dprinting #starlingspinner #huckleberryknits #spintogether #spintogether2019


Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Day 3 of @spintogether about halfway through the braid. I’m on Team @fiberygoodness. Fiber is North Cascades on Polwarth/Silk 85/15 dyed by @huckleberryknits. Starla the Starling Mini was printed and assembled by me with permission from the original designer/maker @daedalusspinningwheels. Bobbin is custom modeled and printed by me. #daedalusspinningwheels #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #espinner #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #3dprinting #starlingspinner #huckleberryknits #spintogether #spintogether2019


Day 3 of @spintogether about halfway through the braid. I’m on Team @fiberygoodness. Fiber is North Cascades on Polwarth/Silk 85/15 dyed by @huckleberryknits. Starla the Starling Mini was printed and assembled by me with permission from the original designer/maker @daedalusspinningwheels. Bobbin is custom modeled and printed by me. #daedalusspinningwheels #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #espinner #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #3dprinting #starlingspinner #huckleberryknits #spintogether #spintogether2019


Monday, October 7, 2019

A closer view of my Day One progress for @spintogether. I’m spinning on Starla my Starling Mini. Fiber is North Cascades on Polwarth/Silk 85/15 dyed by @huckleberryknits. Starla the Starling Mini was printed and assembled by me with permission from the original designer/maker @daedalusspinningwheels. Bobbin is custom modeled and printed by me. #daedalusspinningwheels #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #espinner #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #3dprinting #starlingspinner #huckleberryknits


Yesterday was Day 1 of @spintogether. I’m on Team @fiberygoodness. I’m spinning on Starla my Starling Mini. Fiber is North Cascades on Polwarth/Silk 85/15 dyed by @huckleberryknits. Starla the Starling Mini was printed and assembled by me with permission from the original designer/maker @daedalusspinningwheels. Bobbin is custom modeled and printed by me. #daedalusspinningwheels #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #espinner #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #3dprinting #starlingspinner #huckleberryknits


This week I’m participating in @spintogether in Team @fiberygoodness. My goal for the week is to spin this braid to become a light fingering weight 3 ply. I’m spinning on Starla my Starling Mini. Fiber is North Cascades on Polwarth/Silk 85/15 dyed by @huckleberryknits. Starla the Starling Mini was printed and assembled by me with permission from the original designer/maker @daedalusspinningwheels. Bobbin is custom modeled and printed by me. #daedalusspinningwheels #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #espinner #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #3dprinting #starlingspinner #huckleberryknits