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Monday, July 29, 2019

I’m super excited!!!! My parts arrived from @daedalusspinningwheels!!!! Dave has generously slowed me to make another one of his wonderful birds this time it’ll be a Blackbird! I’ve decided to make it Neon Green with Black accents. All of the parts here are all of the non 3d printed parts used to create the Blackbird. So far I’ve only printed 3 full bobbins. I’m waiting on the rolls of Neon Green to arrive so until then I’ll be printing all the accent pieces and 3 more bobbins.


HEDGIE HIGHFIVES!!!!! It has been such a wonderful Tour de Fleece and as always a real treat to captain the always spectacular Team Akerworks. Tee Dee and Shadow Tee Dee wanted to celebrate everyone’s victories with high fives!!!! ๐Ÿ˜„ #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamDaedalus2019 #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19 #daedalusspinningwheels #starlingspinner #jenkinsturkishspindle #TeamJenkins2019 #Akerworks


Here is everything I accomplished during Tour de Fleece. I didn’t finish nearly as much as I had hoped and for the first time ever didn’t even get to ply anything but despite that I’m extremely pleased with how everything so far has turned out. I spun approximately 283.3g(9.99oz) between my spins on Aura, Bumbles, and Jenkins spindles. All fiber was dyed by @threewatersfarm. Espinner is a Starling XL by @daedalusspinningwheels. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamDaedalus2019 #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19 #daedalusspinningwheels #starlingspinner #jenkinsturkishspindle #TeamJenkins2019 #Akerworks


Day 23 of Tour de Fleece. After finishing off On the River on my Aura I started up Bumbles and spun a wee bit more until I ran out of juice on my battery and decided to cal it for the night. Colorway is the TdF 2016 colorway Light on Leaves by @threewatersfarm. Starling XL by @daedalusspinningwheels #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamDaedalus2019 #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19 #daedalusspinningwheels #starlingspinner


Day 23 of Tour de Fleece. W000 On the Rivet singles are done! Hedgie Highfives for everyone!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚ On the Rivet dyed by @threewatersfarm on Rambouillet. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19 #Majacraft #majacraftaura #Akerworks


Day 23 of Tour de Fleece. Layer complete and only a little bit left not even enough for one last full layer. On the Rivet dyed by @threewatersfarm on Rambouillet. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19 #Majacraft #majacraftaura #Akerworks


Day 22 of Tour de Fleece. Nearly finished another layer. Just a little nest remaining! On the Rivet dyed by @threewatersfarm on Rambouillet. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19 #Majacraft #majacraftaura #Akerworks


Day 22 of Tour de Fleece. Another layer complete and getting so close to finishing. I went ahead and predrafted the remainder of the braid. It’s so fluffy! On the Rivet dyed by @threewatersfarm on Rambouillet. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19 #Majacraft #majacraftaura #Akerworks


Saturday, July 27, 2019

Day 21 of Tour de Fleece. A wee spun spun on this day and still a long ways to go! Colorway is the TdF 2016 colorway Light on Leaves by @threewatersfarm. Starling XL by @daedalusspinningwheels #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamDaedalus2019 #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19 #daedalusspinningwheels #starlingspinner


Day 21 of Tour de Fleece. Getting so close to finishing this braid. Only 27 grams left to go! On the Rivet dyed by @threewatersfarm on Rambouillet. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19 #Majacraft #majacraftaura #Akerworks


Day 20 of Tour de Fleece. Colorway is the TdF 2016 colorway Light on Leaves by @threewatersfarm. Starling XL by @daedalusspinningwheels #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamDaedalus2019 #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19 #daedalusspinningwheels #starlingspinner


Day 20 of Tour de Fleece. Rosie red turtle turning back to orange. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamJenkins2019 #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #jenkinsturkishspindle #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19 #Big18JenkinsSpin


Day 20 of Tour de Fleece. Rosie red turtle turning back to orange. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamJenkins2019 #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #jenkinsturkishspindle #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19 #Big18JenkinsSpin


Friday, July 26, 2019

SQUEEEEEEEEE!!!!!! I’m so extremely excited that the amazing @daedalusspinningwheels is letting me build another bird with special permission! It’s been such an amazing opportunity getting to know Dave and being able to build my own birds. These espinners are quite the task to print even for someone with extensive printing experience and top notch printers. I had a blast building the Starlings and now I’m challenged with the task of building a Blackbird which has a lot more parts and the building process is a lot more complicated. I’ve gone ahead and picked out my colors. I’ll be using the gorgeous Neon Green that @akerworks uses as the primary color and black for the trim. This photo is a color manipulation that is as close to the color as I could get so I could get a feel for how it’s going to look. I think it’s going to be brilliant! I’m still waiting on my filament order for the Neon Green so while I wait I’m printing up bobbins and then I’ll move onto some of the black trim parts. I’m absolutely thrilled to get to build another amazing bird! It took me a couple weeks each for my Starling builds so I’m imagining it will take me about that long or maybe another week longer depending on how the prints go. I’m looking forward to sharing with you all a photo of the real thing as well as being able to talk about how the Blackbird works once I learn how to use Irish Tension. ๐Ÿ˜„ #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #daedalusspinningwheels #daedalusblackbird #blackbirdespinner


Day 18 of Tour de Fleece. The color variation of this braid is simply gorgeous! On the Rivet dyed by @threewatersfarm on Rambouillet. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19 #Majacraft #majacraftaura #Akerworks


Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Day 17 of Tour de Fleece. I think this is my favorite layer so far! Playing a bit more with my lighting. I like how dramatic the lighting is on this one. On the Rivet dyed by @threewatersfarm on Rambouillet. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19 #Majacraft #majacraftaura #Akerworks


Day 18 of Tour de Fleece. I love how this colorway looks on Bumbles. Colorway is the TdF 2016 colorway Light on Leaves by @threewatersfarm. Starling XL by @daedalusspinningwheels #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamDaedalus2019 #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19 #daedalusspinningwheels #starlingspinner


Day 18 of Tour de Fleece. Rosie red turtle. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamJenkins2019 #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #jenkinsturkishspindle #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19 #Big18JenkinsSpin


Day 17 of Tour de Fleece. Getting back to the spin on Aura. On the Rivet dyed by @threewatersfarm on Rambouillet. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19 #Majacraft #majacraftaura #Akerworks


Day 17 of Tour de Fleece. Just starting in on the second braid for Bumbles. Colorway is the TdF 2016 colorway Light on Leaves by @threewatersfarm. Starling XL by @daedalusspinningwheels #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamDaedalus2019 #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19 #daedalusspinningwheels #starlingspinner


Day 17 of Tour de Fleece. Migrating from orange to red. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamJenkins2019 #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #jenkinsturkishspindle #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19 #Big18JenkinsSpin


Monday, July 22, 2019

Day 16 of Tour de Fleece. Was still exhausted from Skyfair but got in a little spinning to finish off this gorgeous braid. Colorway is the TdF 2016 colorway Summer Jubilee by @threewatersfarm. Starling XL by @daedalusspinningwheels #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamDaedalus2019 #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19 #daedalusspinningwheels #starlingspinner


Day 15 of Tour de Fleece. Spin a wee bit while waiting in line to hop onto the shuttle to the Skyfair. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamJenkins2019 #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #jenkinsturkishspindle #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19 #Big18JenkinsSpin


Day 15 of Tour de Fleece. We went to the Skyfair so not much spinning was had. This is all that’s left of Summer Jubilee! Colorway is the TdF 2016 colorway Summer Jubilee by @threewatersfarm. Starling XL by @daedalusspinningwheels #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamDaedalus2019 #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19 #daedalusspinningwheels #starlingspinner


Day 14 of Tour de Fleece. This is the 11th layer! Just a wee bit left! Colorway is the TdF 2016 colorway Summer Jubilee by @threewatersfarm. Starling XL by @daedalusspinningwheels #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamDaedalus2019 #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19 #daedalusspinningwheels #starlingspinner


Day 14 of Tour de Fleece. Finished layer 10 with time to spare in the day. Colorway is the TdF 2016 colorway Summer Jubilee by @threewatersfarm. Starling XL by @daedalusspinningwheels #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamDaedalus2019 #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19 #daedalusspinningwheels #starlingspinner


Day 13 of Tour de Fleece. Ooooo that view! ❤️ Colorway is the TdF 2016 colorway Summer Jubilee by @threewatersfarm. Starling XL by @daedalusspinningwheels #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamDaedalus2019 #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19 #daedalusspinningwheels #starlingspinner


Day 13 of Tour de Fleece. Eeep major fail on posting here sorry! Alrighty here’s 2/3 of the way through layer 10! Colorway is the TdF 2016 colorway Summer Jubilee by @threewatersfarm. Starling XL by @daedalusspinningwheels #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamDaedalus2019 #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19 #daedalusspinningwheels #starlingspinner


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Day 10 of Tour de Fleece. This gray is so different than the rest of the braids but it’s just so lovely. Cant wait to see what the next layer has in store! On the Rivet dyed by @threewatersfarm on Rambouillet. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19


Day 10 of Tour de Fleece. I adore bobbins like these where you can see through the ends. This particular bobbin is one I designed and printed for my Starlings. Colorway is the TdF 2016 colorway Summer Jubilee by @threewatersfarm. Starling XL by @daedalusspinningwheels #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamDaedalus2019 #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19 #daedalusspinningwheels #starlingspinner


Day 10 of Tour de Fleece. Finished the 8th layer and only have 38g left to spin on this braid. Colorway is the TdF 2016 colorway Summer Jubilee by @threewatersfarm. Starling XL by @daedalusspinningwheels #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamDaedalus2019 #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19 #daedalusspinningwheels #starlingspinner


Day 9 of Tour de Fleece. Spinning on into orange! ๐Ÿข❤️ #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamJenkins2019 #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #jenkinsturkishspindle #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19 #Big18JenkinsSpin


Day 9 of Tour de Fleece. Spinning on into orange! ๐Ÿข❤️ #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamJenkins2019 #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #jenkinsturkishspindle #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19 #Big18JenkinsSpin


Sunday, July 14, 2019

Day 8 of Tour de Fleece. The wood this spindle is made out of is so incredible. It reminds me of the precious stone Tiger’s Eye. ๐Ÿข❤️ #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamJenkins2019 #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #jenkinsturkishspindle #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19 #Big18JenkinsSpin


Day 8 of Tour de Fleece. This project is going much slower than I’d like but it’s still such a fun spin. ๐Ÿข❤️ #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamJenkins2019 #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #jenkinsturkishspindle #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19 #Big18JenkinsSpin


Day 8 of Tour de Fleece. Got in a wee bit of spinning on the 8th layer. Colorway is the TdF 2016 colorway Summer Jubilee by @threewatersfarm. Starling XL by @daedalusspinningwheels #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamDaedalus2019 #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19 #daedalusspinningwheels #starlingspinner


Day 7 of Tour de Fleece. A close up of the 7th layer. I love how wonderful this blend is to spin up. Colorway is the TdF 2016 colorway Summer Jubilee by @threewatersfarm. Starling XL by @daedalusspinningwheels #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamDaedalus2019 #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19 #daedalusspinningwheels #starlingspinner


Day 7 of Tour de Fleece. Finished up the 7th layer and made it to the halfway point which is in the middle of the layer. Colorway is the TdF 2016 colorway Summer Jubilee by @threewatersfarm. Starling XL by @daedalusspinningwheels #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamDaedalus2019 #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19 #daedalusspinningwheels #starlingspinner


Thursday, July 11, 2019

Day 6 of Tour de Fleece. Finished up the 6th layer. These colors are super vibrant. Colorway is the TdF 2016 colorway Summer Jubilee by @threewatersfarm. Starling XL by @daedalusspinningwheels #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamDaedalus2019 #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19 #daedalusspinningwheels #starlingspinner


Day 6 of Tour de Fleece. The next layer featuring rosey pink, magenta, purple, and nearly getting into a beautiful gray. Cant wait to see what the next layer has in store! On the Rivet dyed by @threewatersfarm on Rambouillet. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19


Day 6 of Tour de Fleece. Rainbow Palace Keeps on going! I love the slow transition of colors. Each turtle is unique. I still have 11 spindles after this one to go. Slow and steady as turtles do! ๐Ÿข❤️ #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamJenkins2019 #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #jenkinsturkishspindle #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19 #Big18JenkinsSpin


Day 5 of Tour de Fleece. Only spun about a third of the 6th layer yesterday. Hoping to get a lot more done today. These colors make me so happy! Colorway is the TdF 2016 colorway Summer Jubilee by @threewatersfarm. Starling XL by @daedalusspinningwheels #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamDaedalus2019 #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19 #daedalusspinningwheels #starlingspinner


Day 5 of Tour de Fleece. One more layer on the Aura. This one is soooo vibrant! On the Rivet dyed by @threewatersfarm on Rambouillet. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamAkerworks2019 #TWFTDF19 #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2019 #tdf2019 #threewatersfarm #twfjul19