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Jenkins Turkish Spindles by ewm
Jenkins Turkish Spindles
This is my complete set of Jenkins Turkish spindles nestled on the full set of wool braids that I spun for the "Spin on All the Things" project.
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Cameo Jenkins Jusy Batty Challenge Shawl by ewm
Cameo Jenkins Jusy Batty Challenge Shawl

Fiber Content: 21 Micron Merino with Angelina(90/10 ratio)

Preparation: Batts

Technique: The yarn used for this shawl was handspun as part of a Jenkins Spindle challenge swap called the Just Batty Challenge. Each participant picked 5 of their favorite Nunoco batts. We were then given the person downline of us to pick a batt out of their favorites. After everyone selected their downline batt we received that batt along with an additional batt picked by  our upstream person out of our favourites. I picked out the colorway Muddy Waters and my upstream person picked out Bayou from my favourites. After receiving the batts we had a total of two months to spin a two ply yarn with one ply made one from batt and the other ply with the second batt. An additional challenge was also provided to complete a finished object within the two month period. 

In order to get the smoothest color transition possible I dizzed off the batts. I had also purchased two Bayou batts not knowing that it was the colorway my upstream had picked out of my favourites. I plied the two Bayou batts together to contrast the challenge yarn when knitted. This was all spun worsted on Turkish spindles and plied on a wheel. Knitted, first time doing picots. The Challenge Yarn starts at the top and goes through the stripes with the pure Bayou yarn starting at the stripes and carried out through the lace edge.

Design: Cameo by Paulina Popiolek

Awards: 1st Place, Best of Show, and People's Choice at Fiber Fusion.

Cameo Justy Batty Challenge Shawl by ewm 

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Jenkins Jusy Batty Challenge by ewm
Jenkins Jusy Batty Challenge

These four batts of wool fiber(top three Bayou and bottom batt Muddy Waters is rolled out) were used for a Jenkins Just Batty Challenge.  Each participant picked 5 of their favorite Nunoco batts. We were then given the person downline of us to pick a batt out of their favorites. After everyone selected their downline batt we received that batt along with an additional batt picked by  our upstream person out of our favourites. I picked out the colorway Muddy Waters and my upstream person picked out Bayou from my favourites. After receiving the batts we had a total of two months to spin a two ply yarn with one ply made one from batt and the other ply with the second batt. An additional challenge was also provided to complete a finished object within the two month period. 

I had also purchased two Bayou batts not knowing that it was the colorway my upstream had picked out of my favourites. I plied the two Bayou batts together to contrast the challenge yarn when knitted.

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Fancy Pants Club July 2013 Handspun by ewm
Fancy Pants Club July 2013 Handspun
Handspun Merino/Cashmere(70/30) spun on a Jenkins Aegean Turkish Spindle and plied on a Wee Peggy. Dyed by Woolgatherings as part of her Fancy Pants Club.
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Fancy Pants Club July 2013 Handspun by ewm
Fancy Pants Club July 2013 Handspun
Handspun Merino/Cashmere(70/30) spun on a Jenkins Aegean Turkish Spindle and plied on a Wee Peggy. Dyed by Woolgatherings as part of her Fancy Pants Club.
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Here's my other fiber arts work in progress. Spinning mini Nunoco batts on my Jenkins Finch Turkish spindle. Hard to believe all that fiber will fit on this spindle.

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My deviantART Story

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 7, 2014, 4:26 AM



deviantART is my home no matter where I am. It's hard to imagine it's turning 14!



For over 11 years deviantART has been there for me though high school and university as a source of artistic inspiration and for learning as well as a place to show off my artwork as I progressed through the various art classes I took.

 back to school. by Katari01

During my Sophomore year of University I was asked by hexentanz to work along side her on the deviantART Help Desk which was amazing and at that time completely unheard. I was only part time back then along with part time for the University's Computer Lab Help Desk. Being able to work from any location on my favorite website was absolutely perfect and still is! The position became a great learning experience and helped me be more involved in this community I love. During my Senior year I was asked to go full time and I remember when I had my Senior Interview the professors asked me what sort of jobs I was looking for now that I was almost done. I said are you kidding? I already have the perfect job with deviantART I couldn't ask for anything better than working with people I consider family, helping out artists across the world, and being able to work anywhere! They had the most dumbfounded faces not realizing that my job was an actual REAL job. I can't believe it's been almost 9 years since I started at the Help Desk... time sure flies.

Time flies... by Pamba

deviantART helped me find my love, on the #photography chat. We've been together now for almost 8 and a half years.

: love : by LimpidD

Four years ago I wanted to move across country all in the name of love. It was a big moment in my life. deviantART helped make moving across country easier with so much of my family being members so we could keep up to date with each others' artwork. Packing up and moving somewhere new is always difficult no matter how short or long a distance but no matter the distance deviantART was my constant to tie my old home with my new.

Moving...again by JohnKeane

No matter the changes I experienced over the years my home here on deviantART was a constant. A place where I could learn, grow, and meet many wonderful people.

When I grow up ... by Unkopierbar

I've befriended many people through deviantART who have inspired me to become better, not only as an artist but as a whole.

Inspire by LeBubar

I've even become friends with some artists that early on I was a huge fan of theirs never knowing that we would later become friends and inspire each other.

Leafy Sea Dragon by ewm


Carousel 1 Leafy Sea Dragon by JessicaDouglas

Many of the friends I've made I consider to be more like family no matter how crazy some are hehe!

One in every family. by DeeOtter

It's hard to imagine that over 40% of my life I've been on deviantART. Whether it was to learn and grow as an artist, making new friends, admiring artwork and artists, and working to help all you deviants on site it has all been a remarkable experience. I always think about how deviantART is Art History in the making. Never in the history of Art has there been a collection of artists on this scale. It's remarkable to think of it in that light and I'm so glad that I'm able to be part of it!

A Slice of History by JonnyGoodboy

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Evanita W Montalvo
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States

My name is Evanita W. Montalvo. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art with a concentration in Photography and minor in Art History. I am a wildlife and nature photographer. In my spare time I tend to my many pets, take pictures at several nature parks and zoos, and work on fiber arts projects.

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I am part of the Community Operations department as the Help Desk Team Leader. Part of my responsibilities include helping lead those working in the Help Desk, oversee Bug Reports to make sure they are sent over and fixed by the deviousTechnology department, and help make decisions on general help desk stuff such as improvements to our Zendesk based Help Desk and ways for us to improve our ability to help all you deviants! We are constantly improving our Help Desk so if you have any suggestions please let me know via note. :)

You can find me helping alongside of Ikue and Thunderstatement in our Customer Service Central Help Desk. I specialize in dealing with Bug Reports but I also handle emails sent to help@deviantart.com and sometimes General Help. I also enjoy helping out in the #help chat on dAmn when I get a chance. :typerhappy:

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Website - www.evanitawmontalvo.com
Blog - My Blog @ Blogspot



Current Residence: Pacific Northwest
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Unisex Medium (no women sizes as they do not fit right) S/M hat
Print preference: Lustre (any size is good)
Favourite style of art: Art Nouveau, Steampunk
Personal Quote: The day you leave your camera behind is the day you'll wish you would have brought it.
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If you have questions concerning bugs :bug: and other site issues, how to use deviantART, or about deviantART in general, DO NOT note or post them on my user page, instead please direct your question(s) to the HELP DESK where I and other administrators can help you best!
Thank You :hug:

Make sure that before you seek help at the Help Desk or the #help chat that you check out our awesome Status Forum as well as our FAQ section.


FAQ #264: Is there a description of the Help Desk contact categories?
FAQ #590: What are the hours of operation for the Help Desk?
FAQ #713: Who is on the Help Desk Team?
FAQ #630: Are there any rules for the Help Desk?
FAQ #741: How are Help Desk responses sent to me? Can I have them e-mailed to me?

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ewm Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
:bug: bug test!
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NightmareMoonArtist Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member
You Look Beautiful!
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ewm Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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ewm Featured By Owner Edited Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This a bug test for Pika (changed) :devpika-bug: for mentions :) I'm going to change the mention in a moment.
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ewm Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
The issue with your toukens account has absolutely nothing to do with your prior situation. This type of situation should only be addressed within the Help Desk. The short note of it is your cookies for that account are broken and due to this the system cannot accept them. I would be more than happy to elaborate on this but we can only do so within the Help Desk.
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ewm Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You might want to try disabling all of your extensions. If you need any further help it's best to contact the Help desk directly.
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KeremGo Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hello! :wave: 
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