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Spinning with Turkish Spindles: Singles to Plying

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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. ❤🐢☀ 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 🐢. 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. ❤️🐢 . 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


I’ve been seeing a few posts where people have mentioned that my photos and article have inspired them to pick up their Turkish or shop for their first one. It makes me so happy to hear that. I’ve been loving seeing the turtles of all shapes and sizes! Let me know in a comment below if you’ve been spinning on your Turkish so I can check out your spinning. ❤️🐢 . 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


The last spindle for this spin was my Walnut Aegean. I adore the little 🐞 and 🕷 that adorn this spindle. . 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


Friday, January 11, 2019

Resuming my Yellow Lotus walk to the mailbox spin. Skies were blue and in the 50’s which makes for a nice casual walk to the mailbox rather than a super bundled rush to the box and back to get back to the warmth of the indoors. It’s hard to pick a favorite out of my @akerworks spindles but this one always makes me smile. It’s such a beautiful spinner, the yellow is such a happy color, and the shimmer of the BBs is so pretty. Detoured to the neighbor’s moss covered stump to take a photo. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #akerworks #akerworksmodularspindle #modularspindle #lotus


Hooray for a new background! I’ve been looking for something like this one for quite awhile. I picked up one that I thought would work a couple years ago but come to find out it had some awful pink undertones which completely ruined the natural look. I think this is going to make for a lovely backdrop. ❤️ #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #greenwoodfiberworks #jenkinsturkishspindle


Last layer for this Spalted Hawthorne Aegean. The next spindle in the set is a Walnut Aegean. All of the remaining fiber this turtle is sitting in is for the last turtle. 🐢 . 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 9, 2019

Follow follow follow the yellow brick road. 💛🐢 . 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


This has been my main spin project so far this year. I’m participating in the “Roll Call” challenge in the Jenkins Ravelry group which is to spin 25 grams between the 1st and 15th. I’ve got about 8.9 grams to go and then I’ll be changing up my projects a bit more. Fiber is BFL dyed by @greenwoodfiberworks being spun on a Jenkins Horn. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #greenwoodfiberworks #jenkinsturkishspindle


Only a couple more photos left for this spindle and then onto the very last spindle off the series! 💙 🐢 . 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


Monday, January 7, 2019

With all my recent posts for my @plymagazine article "Turkish Spindles, Sleeping Turtles, and Matching Socks" I've been getting quite a few questions about my wrapping technique along with other tips and tricks for using Turkish Spindles. I share all my tips and tricks in my "Turkish Spindles: Singles to Plying" @FiberyGoodness course. This course includes both video and written instructions that will be useful for both those who are already comfortable with spinning as well as new spinners. I’ve provided several tips and tricks that I’ve learned over the years spinning with my Turkish Spindles including how I wind my beautiful turtles. For more information about this course check on the link on my profile. 🐢❤ #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #JenkinsTurkishSpindle #TurkishSpindle #spindle #spindlespinning #fiberygoodness #spinningclass #spinningcourse


I sold my Majacraft Wheel skeiner while at St Distaff’s Day. It was a bittersweet moment. I got a lot of great use out of it and beautiful photos with it but since I don’t use it anymore I wanted it to go to a home where it would be loved. I was so overjoyed when the lady who wanted to buy it had this adorable Millie which I had never seen in person. Luckily it fit the wheel and it’s just so darn cute! ❤️


Every year at St. Distaff’s Day I can always expect to see at least one Betty Roberts Wheel. These two were beautiful.


This color combo makes me smile every time. 💛💚💙 🐢 . 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 6, 2019

Can’t get enough of these pretty color transitions. 💛💚💙 🐢 . 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


Bought this super cute charm from @the1764shepherdess yesterday while at St. Distaff’s Day. I knew my spindle bag had to have this sweet little charm! Thanks so much Sherrill for inspiring so many of us to #spin15aday ❤️ I've been spinning away on my Jenkins Horn project. The fiber is from a Mallard colorway bundle in Heathered BFL by @greenwoodfiberworks. I don't normally do solid/semi solid colorways on spindles but I had to make an exception for this bundle with this spindle. All the colors within the bundle pair with it so beautifully. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #spindlebag


Had such a blast yesterday at St Distaff’s Day. It’s such a great way to start the year! Feeling all sunshiny happy just like this turtle! 🐢 . 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


Friday, January 4, 2019

I've been spinning away on my Jenkins Horn project. The fiber is from a Mallard colorway bundle in Heathered BFL by @greenwoodfiberworks. I don't normally do solid/semi solid colorways on spindles but I had to make an exception for this bundle with this spindle. All the colors within the bundle pair with it so beautifully. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #greenwoodfiberworks #jenkinsturkishspindle


Next layer into purple. Cannot wait for tomorrow for St. Distaff’s Day. It’s going to be a blast!🐢 . 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


Blues on Spalted Hawthorne Aegean. I love the cute little turtle Ed added to his TdF spindles. 🐢 . 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


Thursday, January 3, 2019

Picked out the perfect braid to work with for my first #averyclassyspindle project. Fiber is 50/50 Merino/Silk dyed by @woolgatherings. Looking forward to taking this to spin at St. Distaff’s Day! Don’t forget if you haven’t already pop on over to @classysquidfiberco and check out her giveaway post where two randomly selected peeps will win a pretty sweet spindle kit! #classysquidfiberco #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #woolgatherings


One of my favorite fibery events of the year is this Saturday! If you are in the area or don’t mind a bit of a drive this is a must go to event! Lots of spinning, socializing, and a small but wonderful group of vendors. I believe there’s 29 vendors this year! I always bring my Akerworks goodies in case anyone wants to try them out. If there’s anything in particular I have that someone wants me to bring just let me know. The past couple years I’ve taken Wee Peggy but I think this year Aura will be my wheel of choice for the day. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #NwRSA #nwrsadistaffday #stdistaffsday #StDistaffsDay2019


The next beauty in the series is a Spalted Hawthorne Aegean. 🐢 . 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 1, 2019

See this little turtle is ok! Back on its feet and sunning itself on the remainder of the braid. The next photo will be the finished turtle for this spindle. ❤️🐢 . 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


Looking forward to getting back to this project on by #averyclassyspindle by @classysquidfiberco. I helped test the original version of this spindle and it's been amazing to see just how far along this spindle has come. I love the new method for attaching the whorl to the shaft along with the gorgeous new finish work on the whorl! Anyone interested in this spindle should go pop by @classysquidfiberco as she's got a giveaway going on. 😊


Oh noes!!! Who tipped over the turtle?!? Well that’s not a good way to start the year! 😂 it’s ok, this turtle made a swift recovery! I don’t often take the time to appreciate the bottom of the turtle’s shell. They can be just as beautiful as the top. Hope everyone is having a wonderful New Year so far! ❤️🐢 . 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