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Spinning with Turkish Spindles: Singles to Plying

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

This is one ginormous ball of yarn! This 9.7 oz of Merino was spun up on Starla my Startling Mini pictures here and then was Navajo plied on Bumbles my Starling XL. I tie dyed it afterwards using the technique @woolwench wrote about in the first issue of tinyStudio Creative Life Magazine. I’ll be be knitting this up into. Peace Cowl and a pair of mitts. Starling Mini made by me and designed by @daedalusspinningwheels. #daedalusspinningwheels #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinstagram #espinner #spinningyarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #starlingspinner #Akerworks #AkerworksYarnCaddy #YarnCaddy #karbonzneedles


Lucas is admiring the hand wound ball of Merino. When I weighed the skein it was 9.8 oz and now mysteriously it only weighs 9.7... it makes me wonder if Lucas stole some for his web nest. Jumping spiders use their silk for their bungee jumping as well as for a protective nest they hunker down in while resting or when molting. Anywho I made a swatch yesterday and it’s going to work out beautifully for the project I dyed it up for. #daedalusspinningwheels #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinstagram #espinner #spinningyarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #starlingspinner


The next spindle in the series is the Turkish Delight. This was my very first Jenkins Spindle. To learn more about spinning across a flock of Turkish Spindles check out my article in the Summer 2019 issue of @plymagazine about Supended Spindles. Stay tuned to #SpinItAcrossaFlockofTurkishSpindles to see more progress photos. Fiber is Blue Eyes on BFL dyed by @greenwoodfiberworks. #plymagazine #writingforplymagazine #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #turkishspindle #jenkinsturkishspindle #greenwoodfiberworks #supportthespinningcommunity


Thursday, June 13, 2019

My last project for Tour de Fleece 2019 is a carry over from TdF 2018. This is Rainbow Palace on BFL/Silk dyed by @threewatersfarm. This was originally going to be spun across 15 Jenkins but now will be mathed out to be spun across 18 Jenkins. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamJenkins2019 #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #jenkinsturkishspindle #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjun19 #Big18JenkinsSpin


My second project for Tour de Fleece 2019 is the Tour de Fleece 2016 colorways by @threewatersfarm to be spun on Bumbles the Starling XL. I designed and printed these super sweet custom bobbins as Bumbles was whispering about how much it would like yellow flower themed bobbins because what bee doesn't like flowers. 🐝 #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamDaedalus2019 #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjun19 #daedalusspinningwheel #starlingspinner


I've been trying to keep my mind occupied as it's been an extremely rough week. Luckily I have all these pretty colors to look at and ponder on how I'll spin them up for Tour de Fleece. These beautiful braids from @threewatersfarm will be spun and plied up on my Majacraft Aura. First bobbin will be on my favorite Yellow Lotus @akerworks bobbin. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjun19 #Majacraft #majacraftaura


Sunday, June 9, 2019

Here’s a closer look at the turtle on the Egret. This particular spindle style is one of my favorites for fine spinning which is a bit usual for this size spindle. To learn more about spinning across a flock of Turkish Spindles check out my article in the Summer 2019 issue of @plymagazine about Supended Spindles. Stay tuned to #SpinItAcrossaFlockofTurkishSpindles to see more progress photos. Fiber is Blue Eyes on BFL dyed by @greenwoodfiberworks. #plymagazine #writingforplymagazine #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #turkishspindle #jenkinsturkishspindle #greenwoodfiberworks #supportthespinningcommunity


Super cool news! Dave the maker of @daedalusspinningwheels is going to be doing a livestream where he will be sharing with everyone how he assembles his amazing espinners in his Facebook group. We’ll be able to watch and ask questions while he’s assembling. #Repost @daedalusspinningwheels with @get_repost ・・・ Watch Dave Build a Wheel Live on our FB Group (Daedalus Spinners Group) Fri June 14 from 9-10 EST (6-7PST). #daedalusspinningwheels #spottedewefibers #wemakeyarn #handspun #localbusiness #shoplocal #spinnersofinstagram #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofig #spinnersoftheworld #spinnersofinstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #handspunstagram #wool2yarn #handspunyarn


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

We are going to have a super fun time for Tour de Fleece with Team Jenkins! We will be plying “I Spy” during the event with the special phrase “TdF: I Spy Rambouillet”. If you spin with Jenkins spindles and would love to spin along please join us on the Jenkins Ravelry group. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamJenkins2019 #jenkinsturkishspindle #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019


Ariel dyed on BFL/Silk by @spottedewefibers spun and plied on Starla the Starling Mini. #Akerworks #AkerworksNiddyNoddy #AkerworksYarnWinder #daedalusspinningwheels #spinnersofinstagram #spinstagram #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #starlingspinner #Navajoply #chainply #spottedewefibers


We have a fantastic team growing for Team Akerworks! For this year’s banner our little Tour de Fleece Hedgies are racing! They naturally enjoy a good race! If you’d like to join Team Akerworks race on over to our Ravelry group to sign up!πŸ˜„


In my @plymagazine article “Spin It! Across a Flock of Turkish Spindles” I spun across the full gamut of Jenkins Turkish from my 41 gram Swan all the way down to my 3.28 gram Bee Hummingbird. This is one of my absolute favorite ways to spin on my Turkish Spindles. ❤️ Coming up next is actual spinning photos of the full gamut #SpinItAcrossaFlockofTurkishSpFiber is Blue Eyes on BFL dyed by @greenwoodfiberworks . #plymagazine #writingforplymagazine #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #turkishspindle #jenkinsturkishspindle #greenwoodfiberworks #supportthespinningcommunity


Sunday, June 2, 2019

Remember that huge bobbin of White Merino I spun on Starla and Navajo plied on Bumbles? I used the Tie Dye technique I learned from Suzy’s article in the first issue of tinyStudio Creative Life Magazine to dye the whole 9.8 oz skein! I was pretty darn nervous about dyeing such a huge skein but WOW! I’m extremely pleased with the results. This skein is a monster! Had to include @charansachar’s Anniversary edition mug in the shot to give you all a sense of size. πŸ˜‚ Starling Mini made by me and designed by @daedalusspinningwheels. #daedalusspinningwheels #spottedewefibers #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinstagram #espinner #spinningyarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #starlingspinner #fiberygoodness #tinystudiocreativelifemagazine #tinystudioCreativeLife #tinyStudio


In my @plymagazine article “Spin It! Across a Flock of Turkish Spindles” I spun across the full gamut of Jenkins Turkish from my 41 gram Swan all the way down to my 3.28 gram Bee Hummingbird. This is one of my absolute favorite ways to spin on my Turkish Spindles. ❤️ Stay tuned to #SpinItAcrossaFlockofTurkishSpindles for in-progress photos of this project. #plymagazine #writingforplymagazine #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #turkishspindle #jenkinsturkishspindle #greenwoodfiberworks #supportthespinningcommunity


Friday, May 31, 2019

Super awesome umbrella swift FTW that can handle the big 3 yard skeins my @akerworks prototype Super Skeiner/Yarn Winder/ Wonder Skeiner can make! Getting ready to hand wind 9.8 oz! 😭This is going to take awhile but at least I can enjoy the outdoors while I do this. This skein was spun entirely on one bobbin on my Starling Mini and then Navajo plied on one bobbin on my Starling XL. #daedalusspinningwheels #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinstagram #espinner #spinningyarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #starlingspinner


Sample spin on Jenkins Turkish Swan made of Spalted Tamarind and a Jenkins Turkish Kuchulu made of Tineo for my @plymagazine article “Spin It! Across a Flock of Turkish Spindles”. Stay tuned to #SpinItAcrossaFlockofTurkishSpindles for in-progress photos of this project. #plymagazine #writingforplymagazine #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #turkishspindle #jenkinsturkishspindle #greenwoodfiberworks #supportthespinningcommunity


Getting ready to skein the monster skein of handspun I spun on my Starling Mini and hand dyed myself. It’s ginormous!!! It weighs 9.8 oz. I better get the yardage real quick before I hand wind this pretty on a nostepinne. I know it’s going to make me wish I had a ball winder. Plants in the square pots are my cotton fiberlings. Yarn was dyed using @woolwench’s tie dye technique she wrote about in Issue 1 of tinyStudio Creative Life Magazine. #daedalusspinningwheels #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinstagram #espinner #spinningyarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #starlingspinner


YAY! I'm excited to announce that Issue 3 of tinyStudio Creative Life Magazine is available!!!!! Thanks so much to all of our subscribers and contributors for making this happen! If you’d like to subscribe head on over to FiberyGoodness.com #fiberygoodness #tinyStudioCreativeLifeMagazine #tinystudiomagazine #fiberart #magazine #mindfulspinning #handspinners #handspinnersofinstagram #handmade #fiberygoodness #slowmovement #slowcraft #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #weaving #weaversofinstagram #weaversofig


Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Over the past several months I've been putting my Starlings to the test and getting to know them as best as I can for a review I was writing up for tinyStudio Creative Life Magazine. It has been such a joy working with my two Starlings and writing up this review. Thanks so much @daedalusspinningwheels for giving me a sneak peek before these amazing wheels went public and for making it possible for me to spin with these incredible spinners. This will be in Issue 3 which will be available to our tinyStudio Subscribers later today. 😁 #daedalusspinningwheels #spottedewefibers #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinstagram #espinner #spinningyarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #starlingspinner #fiberygoodness #tinystudiocreativelifemagazine #tinystudioCreativeLife #tinyStudio


Sampler braid of Blue Eyes in BFL dyed by @greenwoodfiberworks for my Article “Spin It! Across a Flock of Turkish Spindles” in the Summer 2019 Issue of @plymagazine. Spindles are a Jenkins Swan made of Spalted Tamarind, Jenkins Kuchulu made of Tineo, and a Jenkins Bee Hummingbird made of Beeswing Narra. Stay tuned to #SpinItAcrossaFlockofTurkishSpindles for in-progress photos of this project. #plymagazine #writingforplymagazine #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #turkishspindle #jenkinsturkishspindle #greenwoodfiberworks #supportthespinningcommunity


I love how easy it is to take beautiful photos of this spinner! It has such elegant lines and the black lets the color of the spinning pop. πŸ’š Fiber is BFL/Silk dyed by @spottedewefibers in the colorway Ariel. will be included in a tinyStudio TV episode. Starling Mini made by me and designed by @daedalusspinningwheels. #daedalusspinningwheels #spottedewefibers #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinstagram #espinner #spinningyarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #starlingspinner


Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Here’s a better view sans Lucas for my friends who don’t like spiders no matter how adorable Lucas is. I’ve been busy finishing up this spin and making sure my Starling Espinner Review was all good to go for the next issue of tinyStudio Creative Life Magazine which comes out this week! Check out @fiberygoodness for more info about tinyStudio. Fiber is BFL/Silk dyed by @spottedewefibers in the colorway Ariel. will be included in a tinyStudio TV episode. Starling Mini made by me and designed by @daedalusspinningwheels. #daedalusspinningwheels #spottedewefibers #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinstagram #espinner #spinningyarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #starlingspinner #fiberygoodness #tinystudiocreativelifemagazine #tinystudioCreativeLife


Finished this project last Friday and realized I’m way behind on sharing photos! Here’s Lucas helping out with the spin. Fiber is BFL/Silk dyed by @spottedewefibers in the colorway Ariel. Starling Mini made by me and designed by @daedalusspinningwheels. #daedalusspinningwheels #spottedewefibers #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinstagram #espinner #spinningyarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #starlingspinner


I’m so overjoyed to be able to finally share this project with you all that I did for the Summer 2019 issue of @plymagazine! This article is all about spinning across a flock of Turkish Spindles no matter their sizes for a single project. Stay tuned to #SpinItAcrossaFlockofTurkishSpindles for in-progress photos of this project. Fiber is Blue Eyes dyed by @greenwoodfiberworks on BFL. #plymagazine #writingforplymagazine #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #turkishspindle #jenkinsturkishspindle #greenwoodfiberworks #supportthespinningcommunity


Monday, May 27, 2019

My second article for the upcoming issue of @plymagazine on Suspended Spindles is about Ed Jenkins! I cannot say enough good things about Ed and Wanda Jenkins. The spindles Ed makes are the very reason why I got back into spindle spinning after I had stopped when I got my first wheel and for that, I will be forever grateful. This issue is going to have a lot on Turkish Spindles! #plymagazine #writingforplymagazine #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #turkishspindle #jenkinsturkishspindle #supportthespinningcommunity


SQUEE!!! I'm so excited for the upcoming issue of @plymagazine all about Suspended Spindles. I've seen the lineup and it's going to be an incredible issue. I have two articles both near and dear to my heart. The first one "Spin It! Across a Flock of Turkish Spindles is focused on my favorite way to spin on my flock of Turkish spindles leaving no spindle behind no matter their size! I know many of you here have seen my Spin on All the Things big Jenkins spins. The spin I did for this article went above and beyond my prior spins to include my little 3.28g Bee Hummingbird! I hope you all will enjoy the article! Stay tuned to #SpinItAcrossaFlockofTurkishSpindles for in-progress photos of this project soon. Fiber is Blue Eyes dyed by @greenwoodfiberworks on BFL. #plymagazine #writingforplymagazine #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #turkishspindle #jenkinsturkishspindle #greenwoodfiberworks #supportthespinningcommunity


Thursday, May 9, 2019

Nominated by @woolgatherings for the 10 Day Spinning/Fiber Challenge: Everyday select an image from the day in the life of a handspinner and post without a single explanation + nominate another fiber artist to take the challenge 10 day, 10 photos, 10 nominations. Day 3 and I nominate @rabbit0heart 😊 #daedalusspinningwheels #spottedewefibers #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinstagram #espinner #spinningyarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #starlingspinner #lucasthespider


Day 3 of Black and White one week challenge. No words or explanation. Just one photo from my life.


Nominated by @woolgatherings for the 10 Day Spinning/Fiber Challenge: Everyday select an image from the day in the life of a handspinner and post without a single explanation + nominate another fiber artist to take the challenge 10 day, 10 photos, 10 nominations. Didn't get a chance to post yesterday so here's Day 2 and Day 3 will be later today. I nominate @meilindis 😊 #daedalusspinningwheels #spottedewefibers #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinstagram #espinner #spinningyarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #starlingspinner