Welcome to Ed Jenkins’ Yarn Tools, home of the Ed’s innovative, creative styles of cross-armed spindles.
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Finding a good new host server that does what we need for our website, migrating, and rebuilding is a work in progress.
Once the details have been worked out and the dust settles in the new place, Aegeans will be posted, followed by Gooneys.
We will try to keep people informed of our progress on our YarnTools FB page, our Ravelry Page, and Instagram (yes, that account might finally be used).
Lisa, of A Fiber Life podcast (she also raises Guanacos, Pygoras and fiber rabbits), recently released Season 2, Episode 2: The Stories Hidden in Our Tools is a thoughtful look at what tools mean to us. Within the content is Lisa’s interview with Ed during Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival. We hope you’ll listen.
Every style of spindle that Ed makes is his own unique design.
Ed put in a great deal of time and effort in developing each one of these designs.
There are some spindle makers copying Ed’s original designs, but, there’s only one creator and authentic maker of spindles of our Aegeans, Bees, Delights, Dragonflies, Egrets, Finches, Gooneys, Kuchulus, Larks, Phoenix, Roadrunners, Swans, and Wrens – the woodworking artist, Ed Jenkins.
Pictures of Ed’s recent spindles can be viewed in the Store. Check out the Spindle Style Comparison Page to learn about the various sizes and styles of spindles Ed has designed.
Our Ravelry forum is active with monthly challenges and goals as well as the chance to buy spindles through Lotteries.
Ed Jenkins’ life passion is working with wood, producing items with creativity, ingenuity and years of experience. Each spindle and great wheel is made one at a time by Ed’s hands without computerized machinery.
Ed loves to innovate on the age old concept of Turkish spindle styles. To date he has created seven distinct, never-before-seen sizes and styles of spindles. These were all conceived in his mind and though months of trial and error working to perfect each new concept.
Ed buys all his wood from reputable dealers who care about the long-term sustainability of tree harvesting. Much of the wood we use was raised on tree plantations where the local people have a vested interest in planting and harvesting trees for sustainable economic growth.
If you’re looking for crochet hooks, knitting needles or hairpin lace looms please see Allison Geary’s website: AGearyWoodworks.com.
Allison studied under Ed until she’d mastered the technique of making them. Ed completely turned that end of our business over to Allison to carry on. She now runs her own business making the beautiful tools for crocheters and knitters. If you loved Ed’s hooks and needles you’ll love Allison’s work. She has a natural eye and hand for creating beautiful products, is passionate about woodworking and learning about fiber arts.