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Spinning with Turkish Spindles: Singles to Plying

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

It's difficult to get a sense of size of the Starling Mini from photos so I hope this helps. Mine weighs in at 853g making it super easy to take it on the go. . 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


Can you tell I love this Starling?! I've spun up this much in the past 6 days. I'm spinning my way to filling up this bobbin as part of my review I'll be writing up for tinyStudio Creative Life. . 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


Full braid of Muted Reflections by @threewatersfarm along with the finished skein. To watch the journey of this project check out #TurkishSpindlesSleepingTurtlesMatchingSocks ❤️๐Ÿข . 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


Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Full braid along with the four spindles used to make the skein. I love how spindle projects can be big or small. To watch the journey of this project check out #TurkishSpindlesSleepingTurtlesMatchingSocks ❤️๐Ÿข . 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


Here’s the sample skein all balled up. Isn’t it adorable?! I’m looking forward to balling up the full skein and knitting that up into socks. At some point this year I will be knitting the actual project yarn but that’ll have to wait until I get some other projects done. Next project I need to finish is a baby blanket repair and get it back to its owner. To watch the journey of this project check out #TurkishSpindlesSleepingTurtlesMatchingSocks ❤️๐Ÿข . 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


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Here are all five of my #5Shawls5Days samples. This has been such a blast. I am so thankful that I decided to work with my own blends and discover how they dye up. I had a fantastic time using @woolwench's Tie Dye Technique featuerd in the first issue of tinyStudio Creative Life. I'm already spinning up more naturals to do even more dyeing for other projects. This has opened up a whole new fibery outlet for me. ❤ #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #jenkinsturkishspindle #turkishspindle #fiberygoodness #tinystudio #tinystudiocreativelife #dyeingyarn #handdyedyarn #swatch #knittedsample


Day five of #5Shawls5Days. This is Merino/Bleached Flax handspun, dyed using the Tie Dye technique featured in the first issue of tinyStudio Creative Life. DPNs arrived yesterday and I was able to get the final shawl done! I'm loving the Merino Flax combination and look forward to playing with it more in the future. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #jenkinsturkishspindle #turkishspindle #fiberygoodness #tinystudio #tinystudiocreativelife #dyeingyarn #handdyedyarn #swatch #knittedsample


Finished skein, mini sample skein used to make swatches for the article, extra braid, and all four spindles used for the project. To watch the journey of this project check out #TurkishSpindlesSleepingTurtlesMatchingSocks ❤️๐Ÿข . 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 #akerworks


Sunday, January 27, 2019

Such a peaceful spin. ❤️ . 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


Meet Starla, the Starling. Yesterday was our first time spinning together and she’s absolutely perfect! I’ve been having a blast spinning on this spinner. Atm I’m just spinning some Merino that I’ll be Navajo plying and tie-dyeing. . 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


Full braid plied project yarn, mini sample skein used to make swatches for the article, extra braid, and Holly Lark one of the spindles used for the project. To watch the journey of this project check out #TurkishSpindlesSleepingTurtlesMatchingSocks ❤️๐Ÿข . 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 #akerworks


Saturday, January 26, 2019

Sample skein, plied project, extra braid, and all the lovely spindles that I used for this project. To watch the journey of this project check out #TurkishSpindlesSleepingTurtlesMatchingSocks ❤️๐Ÿข . 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 four of #5Shawls5Days. This is Merino/Natural Flax handspun, dyed using the Tie Dye technique featured in the first issue of tinyStudio Creative Life. I've fallen behind quite a bit due being distracted working on building the Starling. I was going to start on Day 5 today but realize that I uh gave away all my DPNs except for the nice ones I use for making socks OOPS... #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #jenkinsturkishspindle #turkishspindle #fiberygoodness #tinystudio #tinystudiocreativelife #dyeingyarn #handdyedyarn #akerworks #akerworksknittingtoolkit #akerworksswatchgauge #swatchgauge #swatch #knittedsample


After working on building this Starling for the past week I finally got to spin on it today! It was also the first time taking her out and public. It exceeds all of my expectations. I’m looking forward to lots of spin time with this beauty and to writing a proper review on it. I will also work on doing a video of it running. ๐Ÿ’š . Starling Mini printed by me and model/design by @daedalusspinningwheels. Starling Mini and Starling XL went on sale today!


Enjoying little Starling’s first trip to Eastside Spinners guild. ๐Ÿ’š


Friday, January 25, 2019

Oh my goodness it’s almost ready!!!! I’m waiting on the epoxied parts to fully cure before I take my Starling Mini for its first test spin. I’ve already verified all of the soldering work Linhart did is all in proper order. Switches are doing what they should and the motor sounds so quiet! I better get ready for guild tomorrow!


For today’s adventures with building my own Starling I’ll be tackling sanding some parts and cleanup on the flyer. When Linhart gets home we’ll work on the electronics together and then I can take it for a spin. Thanks so much @daedalusspinningwheels it’s been an amazing experience building this spinner. . Disclaimer: I’m a tester for this brand new espinner and due to special circumstances I was allowed to print my own. This was an intensive process that took a whole week of printing and only worked out due to how well calibrated my machines are in addition to Dave having to customize some of the models to fix tolerances specific to my printers. All other Starlings are made exclusively by Dave. #daedalusspinningwheels #spottedewefibers #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #spinnersoflex #shoplocalky #smallbusinessowner #lexingtonky #lexingtonkentucky #espinner #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #3dprinting


Thursday, January 24, 2019

Assembling my Starling! This super cool spinner is designed by Dave of @daedalusspinningwheels. I’m one of his testers for this new espinner and due to extra super special circumstances I was able to print out my own. This is a one off experience and all Starlings besides this one are made entirely by Dave and come fully assembled. For more information about me printing this beauty check out the previous post. #daedalusspinningwheels #spottedewefibers #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #spinnersoflex #shoplocalky #smallbusinessowner #lexingtonky #lexingtonkentucky #espinner #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #3dprinting


SQUEE!!!! I cannot put into words how excited I am about this. I've been talking extensively with Dave of @daedalusspinningwheels over the past week. Last Tuesday he let me in on his new secret project that was just announced yesterday the Starling Mini and Starling XL. He wanted to have me demo one but with how long they take to print up and prepping for the big launch he wasn't going to have the time to print one for me so instead he was so kind to let me print my own! Now it was quite the task so this is definitely a one-off experience as there were difficulties even for myself with all of my 3d printing experience. I've been pretty much working on this project every day since last Friday. Dave sent me all the non 3d printed parts and I'll be assembling this beauty myself with a little aid from Linhart. It's insane just how many parts go into the assembly of this machine. The design is extremely well thought out and it was a blast being able to print everything myself. I will now start my adventure of assembling my Starling Mini and looking forward to taking it on its first spin! For those who are interested in buying one of these beauties have no fear, they come fully assembled so this is just a one-off experience. ๐Ÿ˜Š


I'm working on today's shawl for #5shawls5days. I'm absolutely loving having my @Akerworks Knitting Tool Kit on hand while working on these shawls. I've got my T-pins, stitch markers, scissors, and pin tool for my interchangeable needles on hand. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #jenkinsturkishspindle #turkishspindle #fiberygoodness #tinystudio #tinystudiocreativelife #dyeingyarn #handdyedyarn #akerworks #akerworksknittingtoolkit #akerworksswatchgauge #swatchgauge #swatch #knittedsample


Day three of #5Shawls5Days. This is Mohair/Silk/Merino handspun, dyed using the Tie Dye technique featured in the first issue of tinyStudio Creative Life. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #jenkinsturkishspindle #turkishspindle #fiberygoodness #tinystudio #tinystudiocreativelife #dyeingyarn #handdyedyarn #akerworks #akerworksknittingtoolkit #akerworksswatchgauge #swatchgauge #swatch #knittedsample


The fourth and final turtle. Here you can see the little spiders better. I had kept those away from the main focus in most photos since people will more likely enjoy the ladybugs over the spiders. The both make me smile. To watch the journey of this project check out #TurkishSpindlesSleepingTurtlesMatchingSocks ❤️๐Ÿข . 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


Wednesday, January 23, 2019

O M G!!!! I’m so excited that Dave has finally announced these incredible beauties. I’ve been talking with him over the past week or so about this awesome new spinner. It’s seriously super quiet! In the video the sound of fingers rubbing is louder than the spinner! My Starling should be ready to spin hopefully sometime on Friday and should be going on it’s first guild outing this Saturday. #Repost @daedalusspinningwheels with @get_repost ・・・ Starling Mini. Starling XL. Visit the website to read all about them; going on sale at daedalusspinningwheels.com by Feb 1st. Feel free to email your questions. #daedalusspinningwheels #spottedewefibers #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #spinnersoflex #shoplocalky #smallbusinessowner #lexingtonky #lexingtonkentucky #espinner #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #❤️ #๐Ÿ˜ #๐Ÿงถ #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365


Top view of turtle number three. This one is so full of warmth. To watch the journey of this project check out #TurkishSpindlesSleepingTurtlesMatchingSocks ❤️๐Ÿข . 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


Top view of the second turtle. No secret here this one is my favorite of the four. To watch the journey of this project check out #TurkishSpindlesSleepingTurtlesMatchingSocks ❤️๐Ÿข . 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


Sunday, January 13, 2019

The next color in this series is this gorgeous green. Little Turtle looks like it's sunning itself on a log. ❤๐Ÿข☀ Fiber is Heathered BFL from a bundle kit dyed by @greenwoodfiberworks. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #greenwoodfiberworks #jenkinsturkishspindle


Happy little turtle ๐Ÿข. Loving these beautiful colors! ❤ Fiber is Heathered BFL dyed by @greenwoodfiberworks. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #greenwoodfiberworks #jenkinsturkishspindle


Finished the first of five braids for my Jenkins Turkish Horn spin. I don't normally spin solids or semi solids on my Turkish spindles but I absolutely love how beautifully these colors pair up with the coloration of the horn. Bundle of Heathered BFL dyed by @greenwoodfiberworks. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #greenwoodfiberworks #jenkinsturkishspindle


It has been an absolute joy hearing from so many of you that I’ve inspired you to pick up your Turkish Spindle and even some of you who have added your very first one or even two to your spindle flock! It’s inspiration like this that is the reason why I got my first Turkish back in 2011. I saw this amazing photo of a beautiful Turkish Delight wrapped gorgeously and was immediately drawn in. I had to know everything about this spindle and where to get one. I’m so glad I did because I had stopped spindle spinning after I got my first wheel and it was that moment that changed my spindle spinning experience sending me down the rabbit hole. I cherish my Turkish Spindles so much. I’d love to see more Turkish Spindle photos so please continue to leave comments and I’ll check out what you are working on. ❤️๐Ÿข . 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


Saturday, January 12, 2019

This photo makes me so happy! Between the beautiful spindle, fiber and backdrop just the whole thing makes me smile. I love having beautiful tools and fiber to work with. It always gives me so many opportunities to create lovely photos such as this one. Fiber is 50/50 Merino/Silk dyed by Woolgatherings. ❤️ #classysquidfiberco #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #woolgatherings #averyclassyspindle


w000 I made it into the green and it looks as pretty as I was imagining it would look on this spindle. This braid was simply meant to be spun on this spindle. It's been a blast! Fiber is 50/50 Merino/Silk dyed by @woolgatherings. #classysquidfiberco #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #woolgatherings #averyclassyspindle


This is the last of the fiber for this project. About one more ounce to go and then I'll get to ply it all up! Still haven't decided how I want to ply it. I split the braid in two equal halves and I can either 2 ply it for one yarn or I can Navajo ply it for two matching yarns to make a matching project like perhaps a pair of fingerless gloves... decisions decisions... #Akerworksspindles #Geranium #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #woolgatherings


Had an absolutely wonderful day at Eastside Spinners. I almost finished up the first braid of 5 for my Turkish Horn project and also spun on both my Geranium and Very Classy Spindle projects. I'm loving this backdrop so much as it works so beautifully with this project as well as the one on my Very Classy Spindle. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #greenwoodfiberworks #jenkinsturkishspindle