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Spinning with Turkish Spindles: Singles to Plying

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Monday, September 30, 2019

When I got home from @oregonflockandfiberfest a special package was waiting for me from my dear friend Sharon. The finalized version of the Fiber Sling for Luna the Blackbird. This one matches her Neon Green beautifully. Super custom Blackbird was made by me with permission from the original designer/maker @daedalusspinningwheels. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #daedalusspinningwheels #daedalusblackbird #blackbirdespinner #raise3d #raise3dn2 #raise3dn2plus


Picked up these two gorgeous braids from one of my favorite local dyers @huckleberryknits at @oregonflockandfiberfest ❤️ #spinnersofinstagram #spinstagram #espinner #spinningyarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #huckleberryknits #oregonflockandfiber #oregonflockandfiber2019


Flora and Bumbles side by side at @oregonflockandfiberfest. Flora made by Dave and Bumbles the Starling XL was printed and assembled by me with permission from Dave the designer/maker @daedalusspinningwheels. #daedalusspinningwheels #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #espinner #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #3dprinting #starlingspinner #oregonflockandfiber #oregonflockandfiber2019


I met up with Laney the owner of Flora the Starling XL on the left. This was my first time seeing one of Dave’s @daedalusspinningwheels in person. It was so awesome to spin together and see how they compare. We had a lot of fun demoing the wheels and lots of people stopped by to check them out. ❤️ Flora made by Dave and Bumbles the Starling XL was printed and assembled by me with permission from Dave the designer/maker @daedalusspinningwheels. #daedalusspinningwheels #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #espinner #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #3dprinting #starlingspinner #oregonflockandfiber #oregonflockandfiber2019


Kingwood Kuchulu by Ed Jenkins. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #jenkinsturkishspindle #turkishspindle #oregonflockandfiber #oregonflockandfiber2019


A closer look of my little Moose Jenkins and Shades of Turquoise by @greenwoodfiberworks. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #jenkinsturkishspindle #turkishspindle #oregonflockandfiber #oregonflockandfiber2019 #greenwoodfiberworks


I have a tradition for BSG and OFFF that when I acquire my first Jenkins spindle of the events I immediately hop over to @greenwoodfiberworks to buy some of her pigtails to get to know my new spindle. In more recent years I’ve taken to her little bundle kits. This one Shades of Turquoise was a perfect match with my Moose Jenkins. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #jenkinsturkishspindle #turkishspindle #oregonflockandfiber #oregonflockandfiber2019 #greenwoodfiberworks


Mulberry Aegean by Ed Jenkins. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #jenkinsturkishspindle #turkishspindle #oregonflockandfiber #oregonflockandfiber2019


Holly Phoenix by Ed Jenkins. ❤️ #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #jenkinsturkishspindle #turkishspindle #oregonflockandfiber #oregonflockandfiber2019


My flock of Jenkins grew by four on Saturday. I had two specific ones I was really hoping to add to my flock an Antler and a Mulberry. My first time stopping by the booth I saw Ed put out a few horns on display and there it was this adorable little Moose Antler(bottom left). I picked it up immediately and was in awe of how it felt and was so delighted by the spin. The next time I stopped by Wanda was searching for the Mulberry Aegean she set aside for me. While I waited the Holly Phoenix (top left) caught my eye. I was immediately in awe of the incredible grain but upon picking it up noted that it was heavier than my heaviest at 48g! It spun so beautifully and will fit in with my flock spins beautifully. Wanda found the Mulberry(top right)which was as beautiful as I had hoped and spun so quickly and yet felt like it floated on air. My last stop at the booth was 20 min before closing. The skies blackened and it began to pour, thunder, and hail. I sought shelter and one last peek at the spindles. The Kingwood Kuchulu caught my eye immediately and captured my heart as soon as I spun on it. I’m so incredibly thankful to add these beauties to my flock. ❤️


Friday, September 20, 2019

Last photo for the day I promise! Sorry lots of photos today! These are my two finished skeins made with the latest update of the @akerworks Super Skeiner. I’m extremely pleased with how it works. Both of these were skeined at 2 yards and are approximately 4 oz each. After washing I will reskein them so their presentation is top notch for entry to next month’s festival. #AkerworksNiddyNiddy #AkerworksYarnWinder #AkerworksSkeinWinder #AkerworksSuperShoulderSaverSkeiner #AkerworksSuperSkeiner #Akerworks #spinnersofinstagram #spinstagram #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #niddynoddy #skeinwinder #yarnwinder #twfsept19 #threewatersfarm


I love how fun it is to photograph my projects on these beautiful espinners. πŸ’›πŸπŸ’› Bumbles the Starling XL was printed and assembled by me with permission from the original designer/maker @daedalusspinningwheels. Bobbins were custom modeled and printed by me. #daedalusspinningwheels #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #espinner #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #3dprinting #starlingspinner #twfsept19 #threewatersfarm


With all the excitement of the new Super Skeiner Prototype I forgot to share my photos of Light on Leaves all plied up on Bumbles! I finished this last Friday. Bumbles the Starling XL was printed and assembled by me with permission from the original designer/maker @daedalusspinningwheels. Bobbins were custom modeled and printed by me. #daedalusspinningwheels #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #espinner #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #3dprinting #starlingspinner #twfsept19 #threewatersfarm


Everything about the @akerworks Super Skeiner is so elegant! It’s full of beautiful angles, beautiful wood, and I’m so happy that all the 3d printed pieces are all black as they seamlessly fade in the photos to not detract from the beauty of the yarn. My original super early prototype had red 3d printed pieces and that made it quite difficult to get beautifully angled photos like this one. This tool makes my heart sing ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Light on Leaves all plied up and skeined up on the @Akerworks Super Skeiner. #AkerworksNiddyNiddy #AkerworksYarnWinder #AkerworksSkeinWinder #AkerworksSuperShoulderSaverSkeiner #AkerworksSuperSkeiner #Akerworks #spinnersofinstagram #spinstagram #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #niddynoddy #skeinwinder #yarnwinder #twfsept19 #threewatersfarm


Beautiful angles ❤️ Light on Leaves all plied up and skeined up on the @Akerworks Super Skeiner. #AkerworksNiddyNiddy #AkerworksYarnWinder #AkerworksSkeinWinder #AkerworksSuperShoulderSaverSkeiner #AkerworksSuperSkeiner #Akerworks #spinnersofinstagram #spinstagram #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #niddynoddy #skeinwinder #yarnwinder #twfsept19 #threewatersfarm


Light on Leaves all plied up and skeined up on the @Akerworks Super Skeiner. #AkerworksNiddyNiddy #AkerworksYarnWinder #AkerworksSkeinWinder #AkerworksSuperShoulderSaverSkeiner #AkerworksSuperSkeiner #Akerworks #spinnersofinstagram #spinstagram #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #niddynoddy #skeinwinder #yarnwinder #twfsept19 #threewatersfarm


Summer Jubilee on my @akerworks Super Skeiner. #AkerworksNiddyNiddy #AkerworksYarnWinder #AkerworksSkeinWinder #AkerworksSuperShoulderSaverSkeiner #AkerworksSuperSkeiner #Akerworks #spinnersofinstagram #spinstagram #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #niddynoddy #skeinwinder #yarnwinder #twfsept19 #threewatersfarm


I love all the beautiful angles of the Niddy Noddy portion of the Super Skeiner. It provides so much potential for photographing the yarn. It truly is a piece of art. ❤️ #AkerworksNiddyNiddy #AkerworksYarnWinder #AkerworksSkeinWinder #AkerworksSuperShoulderSaverSkeiner #AkerworksSuperSkeiner #Akerworks #spinnersofinstagram #spinstagram #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #niddynoddy #skeinwinder #yarnwinder #twfsept19 #threewatersfarm


Having a counter has been such a wonderful addition to my skeining experience. I did check the skein and the count matches! 231 revolutions for a total of 462 yards. This of course is approximate since it will shrink after removal as well as after washing. After washing I skein my yarn again and then measure the skein after removal from the Super Skeiner for the most accurate measurement. #AkerworksNiddyNiddy #AkerworksYarnWinder #AkerworksSkeinWinder #AkerworksSuperShoulderSaverSkeiner #AkerworksSuperSkeiner #Akerworks #spinnersofinstagram #spinstagram #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #niddynoddy #skeinwinder #yarnwinder #twfsept19 #threewatersfarm


Having a blast with my Super Skeiner prototype! #AkerworksNiddyNiddy #AkerworksYarnWinder #AkerworksSkeinWinder #AkerworksSuperShoulderSaverSkeiner #AkerworksSuperSkeiner #Akerworks #spinnersofinstagram #spinstagram #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #niddynoddy #skeinwinder #yarnwinder #twfsept19 #threewatersfarm


Thursday, September 19, 2019

Last photo to share for now of the Super Skeiner. I’m looking forward to not having to hand count my yardage w00t! #AkerworksNiddyNiddy #AkerworksYarnWinder #AkerworksSkeinWinder #AkerworksSuperShoulderSaverSkeiner #AkerworksSuperSkeiner #Akerworks #spinnersofinstagram #spinstagram #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #niddynoddy #skeinwinder #yarnwinder


Loving the new handle for he Super Skeiner. It reminds me a lot of the Trillium spindle whorl. #AkerworksNiddyNiddy #AkerworksYarnWinder #AkerworksSkeinWinder #AkerworksSuperShoulderSaverSkeiner #AkerworksSuperSkeiner #Akerworks #spinnersofinstagram #spinstagram #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #niddynoddy #skeinwinder #yarnwinder


All the pieces of the @akerworks Super Skeiner. I love how everything stores on he stand making it super portable! It’s amazing to think that this one Skeiner can do 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, and 3 yard skeins! #AkerworksNiddyNiddy #AkerworksYarnWinder #AkerworksSkeinWinder #AkerworksSuperShoulderSaverSkeiner #AkerworksSuperSkeiner #Akerworks #spinnersofinstagram #spinstagram #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #niddynoddy #skeinwinder #yarnwinder


Sunday, September 8, 2019

Got a sweet ZΓΌca bag while they were massively discounted for Labor Day. I’ve been kitting it out and prepping for @oregonflockandfiberfest. I decided it needed some swag from my favorite makers so I’ve added an @akerworks sticker and 2 keychains to it. I didn’t have any swag from @daedalusspinningwheels that would fit on it so I designed up this keychain with permission from Dave. One of a kind(not making them for sale). I’m planning on taking Luna the Blackbird as well as Bumbles the Starling XL to OFFF along with a variety of Akerworks tools in case anyone wants to try them out. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #daedalusspinningwheels #daedalusblackbird #blackbirdespinner #daedalusstarling #starlingespinner #starlingspinner #3dprinted


Finished spinning the sample of Straw into Gold by @newhuehandspuns on my Jenkins Phoenix. Little bitty Bee Hummingbird for size reference. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #jenkinsturkishspindle #turkishspindle


Finished spinning the sample of Straw into Gold by @newhuehandspuns on my Jenkins Phoenix(right). On left is the Jenkins Egret for size comparison. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #jenkinsturkishspindle #turkishspindle


These two colorways are just so happy! Summer Jubilee and Light on Leaves by @threewatersfarm. Bumbles the Starling XL was printed and assembled by me with permission from the original designer/maker @daedalusspinningwheels. Bobbins were custom modeled and printed by me. #daedalusspinningwheels #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #espinner #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #3dprinting #starlingspinner #twfsept19 #threewatersfarm


Love the view of the yarn through the bobbin whorls so much! πŸπŸ’›πŸŒ» Bumbles the Starling XL was printed and assembled by me with permission from the original designer/maker @daedalusspinningwheels. Bobbins were custom modeled and printed by me. #daedalusspinningwheels #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #espinner #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #3dprinting #starlingspinner #twfsep19 #threewatersfarm


Summer Jubilee all plied up! Bumbles the Starling XL was printed and assembled by me with permission from the original designer/maker @daedalusspinningwheels. Bobbins were custom modeled and printed by me. #daedalusspinningwheels #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #espinner #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #3dprinting #starlingspinner #twfsep19 #threewatersfarm


Finished plying up Summer Jubilee dyed by @threewatersfarm. Started plying up Light on Leaves yesterday. Bumbles the Starling XL was printed and assembled by me with permission from the original designer/maker @daedalusspinningwheels. Bobbins were custom modeled and printed by me. #daedalusspinningwheels #electricspinningwheel #spinnersofinstagram #spinallthethings #spinallthefiber #spinstagram #espinner #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #fleece2yarn #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #3dprinting #starlingspinner #twfsep19 #threewatersfarm


I wrote a review on the amazing AkerKate by @Akerworks for tinyStudio Creative Life Magazine issue 4! This Lazy Kate is definitely NOT LAZY! In this article I discuss the variety of ways the AkerKate can be used besides the traditions usage as a bobbin Lazy Kate. I use it as Spindle Kate, a Yarn Caddy when knitting, with the Spindle Crane, and I’m looking forward to using it the next time I warp my ridged heddle loom. To check out this article subscribe to tinyStudio Magazine @fiberygoodness. #Akerworks #spinnersofinstagram #spinstagram #handspunstagram #igspinners #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #AkerKate #LazyKate #SpindleKate #YarnCaddy #threewatersfarm


Monday, September 2, 2019

I cannot believe how big this spindle is yet how light it feels while it flies! This is my new Jenkins Phoenix. It weighs in at 34.48g and is made out of Juniper. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #jenkinsturkishspindle #turkishspindle


Ed Jenkins’s smallest and largest style of Turkish Spindle. Smallest shown here is my Bee Hummingbird made of Beeswing Narra weighing only 3.28g and largest shown is the Phoenix made of Juniper weighing in at 34.48g. My Phoenix is I think the lightest one so far. The average weight of the Phoenix style is mid 40s and the range is mid 30s-low 50 grams. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #jenkinsturkishspindle #turkishspindle


On Friday a wonderful new Jenkins Turkish Spindle flew into my flock. Ed created another incredible style to add to his wonderful line up of Turkish Spindles. The largest spindle shown the Phoenix is what arrived. It is Ed’s largest spindle, modeled after the Egret but with a wider wingspan which can allow for even more plying capacity. I’m not a spindle plyer however I loved the Egret for fine spinning and had a strong feeling I’d love the Phoenix for fine spinning as well. Other Jenkins depicted are the Swan(heaviest style), Egret(former widest wingspan), and Bee Hummingbird(smallest). #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #jenkinsturkishspindle #turkishspindle