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Spinning with Turkish Spindles: Singles to Plying

My second Fiber Arts related course through FiberyGoodness. This self paced course can be started at any time, and has three sections: S...

Friday, March 31, 2017

Latest projects

Working on some pretty awesome projects as of late. On the first of the year I declared I would be doing a Spin 365 and today marks my 90th straight day spinning!  I've finished two yarns so far Floating Leaves a beautiful green tonal BFL braid I received from a friend on Ravelry and a Merino/Silk 50/50 braid that I've been spinning on and off since TdF 2013.

Four turtles in a row.
Floating Leaves dyed by  Regenbogenwolle and spun on 2 Aegeans & 2 Larks
Merino/Silk 50/50 dyed by Woolgatherings and spun on Egret
My big project of the month has been my Spin on ALL the Things 2.0 where I'm spinning a full 4.3 oz braid across my flock of a dozen Jenkins Turkish Spindles.

Spin on All the Things 2.0
For this project I'm spinning across a large variety of weights trying to achieve consistency across the entire gamut. It's been a lot of fun so far and super photogenic, reminds me of a Macaw.

My Swan started the spin as my heaviest spindle along side my lightest spindle a Finch.
Feeling quite tropical.
Currently I'm on the second spindle for this project, my Egret. It's one of my favorite spindles to spin lace weight on.

Jenkins Egret
Another awesome project I've been working on is testing out a super fun spindle by Classy Squid Fiber Co code named A Very Classy Spindle. It's milled aluminum and so pretty.

Test spin with A Very Classy Spindle by Classy Squid Fiber Co.
Once I finish a few more samples I'm going to be doing a full scale project with this braid. I think it's going to be a perfect combo.

A Very Classy Spindle with Merino/Silk 50/50 dyed by Woolgatherings.
Unfortunately with all these exciting projects going my elbow decided to give me a bit of guff so the past week I've been taking it easy but still spinning a wee bit each day to keep my spinning streak going. Looking forward to a relaxing weekend and hoping my arm will be good to go next week.


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Website Updating

Hiya everyone!
Doing some pretty major updates to my website to better reflect who I am as well as alleviate some coding issues with APIs that are no longer available. The first major change is Instagram feeding onto the main page. I original had my most recent blog posted there and that was great and all when I was more actively blogging but it never did quite keep up to date and the API was killed off so I had to think of an alternative. I'm extremely active on Instagram so it's sort of like visual blogging which appeals to me a lot more. I hope you all enjoy seeing the photos here!

Some other things I'm working on is the creation of a Publications page. I've had photos published in both Ply Magazine and Spin-Off as well as some websites so I'm wanting to keep a record of this which you can find here. I'm also reworking the gallery set up so that I have two galleries to reflect my main passions Photography & Fiber Arts. This will better reflect who I am and make my best works easily accessible.

In other news I've been working on developing a 3D printing business which is taking quite a bit of time but will be well worth it. The future is getting brighter every day and I'm looking forward to seeing what adventures lie ahead. :)