Monday, June 27, 2011

more BSG

another enjoyable thing about being in eugene for BSG is the Saturday Market in downtown... it is   h-u-g-e!  lots of vendors of fresh produce, fruit, flowers, handmade soaps and arts and crafts, plus food booths.... oh, my..

and then there's my purchases at BSG... not big stash enhancement at all.
i bought some beautiful mohair from Sharon Chestnutt (Cloudspun Angoras)

from Lisa at Dicentra a small bundle of blue faced leicester... because i love her dyeing and i love BFL.
and decided (with a bit of enabling from Terri at Rainbow Farms Pygora) to try Debouillet top since i'd never spun any before.  i'm definitely not disappointed with this fiber!  it's very soft and easy to spin... and the colors are lovely!

and then, i found the Jenkins turkish spindle!  he has several different sizes and a new style called the Aegean series, inspired by a woman who showed him the turkish spindle she'd found in a junk shop in Greece.  so, i tried it, loved it and bought it.  now that i've spun on it, i love it even more!  it's not more than 5 inches high and spins forever.  oh, yeah... and it's made of Olive wood imported from Israel.  beautiful pattern in the wood burl he used.

the under side of the Jenkins turkish spindle


Lois said...

I am a spindle and wheel spinner. My forever plan to purchase a Turkish spindle for my alpaca fiber. What is the weight of your spindle?

Sandy said...

hi Lois- this Turkish spindle is 17gms. really does a nice job with fine fibers. he makes different wts. of spindles.