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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, March 8, 2019

A closer look at the yarn. This is Superfine Merino at about Fingering weight. Spun on Starla the Starling Mini and plied on Bumbles the Starling XL. #Akerworks #AkerworksNiddyNoddy #AkerworksYarnWinder #3yardskein #daedalusspinningwheels #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #3dprinting #starlingspinner #happyplying #Navajoply #chainply


It's so awesome when tools like this are so super pretty in their own right that can help make beautiful photos like this one. I love the way the light falls on the skein, the beauty of the wood, and all the angles. I finished up applying my resist ties for dyeing and will be removing the skein off the Niddy Noddy shortly so I can see just how much this beauty weighs. It's going to weigh at least 9 oz! This was spun on Starla the Starling Mini and plied on Bumbles the Starling XL. A link to the video on how this @Akerworks prototype niddy noddy works can be found in my profile link. #Akerworks #AkerworksNiddyNoddy #AkerworksYarnWinder #3yardskein #daedalusspinningwheels #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #3dprinting #starlingspinner #happyplying #Navajoply #chainply


Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Took this beauty for a spin today with some Super Fine Merino. It’s spinning so beautifully. It did take me a bit to sort out making my leader. I spin my leader and was having some difficulties since these are overlapping arms rather than through hole style Turkish. Allen gave me a great tip to only use the main arm for starting and then set it up proper after you’ve got a good length to work with. It’s a wonderful spindle and so happy to finally have a spindle by @allenrberry in my flock. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #turkishspindle #allenrberryspindle


This whole thing makes me so happy πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Emerald Isle on Organic Polwarth/Cultivated Silk dyed by @spottedewefibers. Spun and plied on Starla the Starling Mini made by me and designed by @daedalusspinningwheels #daedalusspinningwheels #spottedewefibers #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #espinner #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #3dprinting #starlingspinner #happyplying #Navajoply #chainply


Happy skein!!!! πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š ended up with 500 yards of Fingering weight out of 4.27 oz. Fiber is Emerald Isle on Organic Polwarth/Cultivated Silk dyed by @spottedewefibers and spun on a Starling Mini. #daedalusspinningwheels #spottedewefibers #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #espinner #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #3dprinting #starlingspinner #happyplying #Navajoply #chainply


Emerald Isle reskeined after it’s bath. It’s not my most even skein but it sure is beautiful! It’s so exciting having espinners that sit so perfectly in my desk that can be used at any moment. πŸ˜„ #daedalusspinningwheels #spottedewefibers #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #espinner #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #3dprinting #starlingspinner #happyplying #Navajoply #chainply #akerworks #AkerworksNiddyNoddy


Monday, March 4, 2019

Skein of Emerald Isle prior to being washed. It's got a bit of extra twist but should relax out nicely after it's done drying. #daedalusspinningwheels #spottedewefibers #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #espinner #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #3dprinting #starlingspinner #happyplying #Navajoply #chainply


Emeralld Isle by @spottedewefibers is all skeined up and currently hanging to dry. Absolutely love how this turned out. Spun on Starla the Starling Mini. #daedalusspinningwheels #spottedewefibers #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #espinner #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #3dprinting #starlingspinner #happyplying #Navajoply #chainply #akerworks #AkerworksNiddyNoddy


These colors make me so happy!!!! Skeined this up and will take photos of it all skeined up tomorrow. πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š . Starling Mini by @daedalusspinningwheels and fiber dyed by @spottedewefibers #daedalusspinningwheels #spottedewefibers #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #espinner #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #3dprinting #starlingspinner #happyplying #Navajoply #chainply


Emerald Isle dyed by @spottedewefibers is all plied up! This project was such a delightful spin and I adore how the colors coordinated and pop against Starla. . Starling Mini by @daedalusspinningwheels #daedalusspinningwheels #spottedewefibers #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #espinner #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #3dprinting #starlingspinner #happyplying #Navajoply #chainply


Monday, February 25, 2019

Getting ready to ply this pretty up! I’m planning on Navajo plying this on Starla the Starling Mini using an @akerworks Butterfly Kate. These two tools look pretty awesome together! . Starling Mini by @daedalusspinningwheels and fiber dyed by @spottedewefibers #daedalusspinningwheels #spottedewefibers #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #espinner #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #3dprinting #starlingspinner #happyplying #Navajoply #chainply #akerworks #butterflykate


Close up of the pretty bobbin full. These colors make me so happy. πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š . Starling Mini by @daedalusspinningwheels and fiber dyed by @spottedewefibers #daedalusspinningwheels #spottedewefibers #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #espinner #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #3dprinting #starlingspinner


Finished spinning up Emerald Isle on Polwarth/Silk dyed by @spottedewefibers on Starla the Starling Mini. This project has been such a visual relief from the cold white stuff outdoors. Looking forward to Navajo plying it. I’ve been spinning this up entirely on battery power as part of the review I’m writing up for these wheels to be featured in tinyStudio Creative Life Magazine. . Starling Mini by @daedalusspinningwheels and fiber dyed by @spottedewefibers #daedalusspinningwheels #spottedewefibers #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #espinner #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #3dprinting #starlingspinner


Tuesday, February 19, 2019

This is my first project for Bumbles to ply the heavy bobbin of Merino I spun on Starla. While editing photos I realized oops I forgot to add the Peaceful plying and Tensi Tamer on top but it's too late already plying. Will share some photos of that soon. :) . Starling XL by @daedalusspinningwheels #daedalusspinningwheels #spottedewefibers #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #spinnersoflex #shoplocalky #smallbusinessowner #lexingtonky #lexingtonkentucky #espinner #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #3dprinting #starlingspinner


Here's a top view to give a better sense of size difference between the Starling Mini and Starling XL. . Starling Mini and XL by @daedalusspinningwheels #daedalusspinningwheels #spottedewefibers #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #spinnersoflex #shoplocalky #smallbusinessowner #lexingtonky #lexingtonkentucky #espinner #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #3dprinting #starlingspinner


Got Bumbles up and running yesterday and started Navajo plying the heavy Merino bobbin. The extra length on the Starling XL is pretty sweet and I'm so glad I picked out yellow for the accent color. 🐝Starla is a Starling Mini and Bumbles is a Starling XL both I printed and assembled myself with permission from @daedalusspinningwheels for testing and review purposes. I have to say that after building these two, I'm in awe over what Dave has created. It's a lot of hard work putting these together and making sure they run as beautifully as they do. These wheels are absolutely amazing! ❤


Saturday, February 16, 2019

Ran out of socks!!!! Hate washing socks in the winter as everything takes so long to dry in the house and then I remembered oh yea... fireplace. Three tiers of wool socks washed and drying.


Squeeee!!!! The first four Starlings are shipping!!!!! I love how when this was posted to the group the owners of these four were able to quickly identify which one was theirs. I know they have to be so excited! I’ve been busy spinning with Starla my Starling Mini running her through the paces for my in depth review which will be coming up for Issue 3 of tinyStudio Creative Life magazine. I will be talking about both the Mini and XL as well as the special foot pedal and battery pack that can be added to the setup. . #Repost @daedalusspinningwheels with @get_repost ・・・ What a week! These Starlings will be shipping out tomorrow and Monday. Production has been going well but more slowly than I had anticipated, mostly because of the extended break in and tuning that I've been doing to make sure each wheel is thoroughly tested. I'll be working every day and night again this coming week to fulfill the remaining orders (including one very special Blackbird that I can't wait to build!) #daedalusspinningwheels #spinnersofinstagram #spinningwheel #spinstagram #handspunstagram #handspunyarn #handspun #electricspinningwheel #espinner #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #igspinners #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #3dprinting #starlingspinner


Having so much fun with Starla. I think this layer is my favorite so far! πŸ’š . Starling Mini by @daedalusspinningwheels #daedalusspinningwheels #spottedewefibers #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #spinnersoflex #shoplocalky #smallbusinessowner #lexingtonky #lexingtonkentucky #espinner #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #3dprinting #starlingspinner


Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Spending the day working on parts for Bumbles the Starling XL. Had a wee bit of a setback due to some diameter inconsistencies with my filament and a completely dumb moment with my layer height setup but everything is all good now and gotta get the big parts done between now and Thursday so I can get this beauty assembled. . Starling XL printed by me and model/design by @daedalusspinningwheels. #daedalusspinningwheels #spottedewefibers #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #spinnersoflex #shoplocalky #smallbusinessowner #lexingtonky #lexingtonkentucky #espinner #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #3dprinting #starlingspinner


Starla the Starling Spinner is now at max capacity.... well max pretty capacity rather than playing bobbin chicken for true max πŸ˜‚ I exceeded Dave’s capacity approximation which was 7 oz. I’ve got a lot to talk about in my review for this beauty which will be in an upcoming issue of tinyStudio Creative Life. My next project will be dyed fiber from @spottedewefibers and I’ll be using it to test out the battery that you can get for the Starling. I’m also working on a Starling XL so I’ll also be comparing the two in the review. I should have Bumbles the Starling XL up and running by Friday. . Starling Mini printed by me and model/design by @daedalusspinningwheels. #daedalusspinningwheels #spottedewefibers #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #spinnersoflex #shoplocalky #smallbusinessowner #lexingtonky #lexingtonkentucky #espinner #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #3dprinting #starlingspinner


Monday, February 4, 2019

This will be the last post for this project for quite awhile until I start knitting up the socks. A small preview of how the yarn knits up along with the yarn samples. To see the journey of this project check out #TurkishSpindlesSleepingTurtlesMatchingSocks ❤️🐒 . This spin is for my article “Turkish Spindles, Sleeping Turtles, and Matching Socks” in the Winter Issue of @plymagazine. ❤️ #plymagazine #writingforplymagazine #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #turkishspindle #jenkinsturkishspindle #spinningforsocks #threewatersfarm #TurkishSpindlesSleepingTurtlesMatchingSocks


Day 4 of #yarnlovechallenge2019, Generation. I come from a very craft family. My Mom @judyawhitton is a photographer, jeweler, and cross stitched. My Grandmother does crochet, knitting, quilting, and sewing. My Mom pokes fun about not knowing how on earth I got so into fiber. Then one year my Grandma mailed this little spinning wheel to me. She found it in one of the homes they lived in when they had just moved in. I think it was back when my Mom was little. It was left behind and she kept it. Over the years it got lost and she thought it was gone for good. Several years after I got into spinning she found it and sent it to me. It was such a surprise and a wonderful keepsake. I hope some day to fix it up and make new parts for it so it can be a complete wheel. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #dollhousespinningwheel


Day 4 of #fiberuarychallenge. This is my current project. I’m seeing just how much fiber I can pack on the Starling Mini bobbin. I have exceeded Dave’s estimate which is pretty awesome!


Day 3 of #fiberuarychallenge “my first project was...” my very first knitting and spinning projects I don’t have photos of so I thought I’d roll with my first project I ever did on my Majacraft Aura. After I got this wheel it completely changed how I went about spinning and made me relearn all the things I had forgotten which greatly improved my spinning. This fiber was from a local dyer I greatly miss Kristin of Allspunup.


Day 3 of #yarnlovechallenge2019, snips. I don’t have any projects needing snipping so here’s all my crafty scissors I use on a regular basis.