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In Memoriam: Michael Gallagher

We appreciate your support during this difficult year and have an important update to share with you in the form of an open letter from Cory Robert, a dear friend of Mike’s. 11.18.2020 It is with immense heartache that I announce the … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Use a Fiber Diz

A diz is a small tool used to make roving and combed top, or prepared fiber for handspinning. Dizzes have 1-3 holes in the center and come in many shapes and sizes (we sell our own button dizzes here on … Continue reading

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How to Maximize Your Next Drum Carding Session [FREE PRINTABLE]

Whether you’ve just gotten a big bag of fleece or need to stock your shop or fiber bin with beautiful batts, your perfect day of drum carding requires just a bit of planning to ensure maximum efficiency. Today, we share … Continue reading

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Meet Our Makers: Charan Sachar of Creative with Clay

Since most fiber festivals and events are on hold until (at least) 2021, we’re delighted when folks tag us on social media to let us know how they’re enjoying their Strauch products. Over the summer, we started to notice a … Continue reading

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Get Your Fiber Tools Ready for Fall!

Once or twice a year, we recommend taking a close look at your fiber tools and equipment to see if anything needs a tune-up. Just a few minutes can help you spot problems before they happen, which means that your creativity doesn’t … Continue reading

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Worsted vs. Woolen Yarns: A Quick Guide for Handspinners

Do you know what kind of yarn you’re spinning? Handspun yarns (as well as commercially-spun yarns!) can be classified as worsted or woolen, which refers to the fiber preparation and how they were spun, rather than the yarn weight or … Continue reading

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Meet Our Makers: Mary Egbert’s Camaj School of Fiber Arts

For years, Mary Egbert has been selling our drum carders in her online store, Camaj Fiber Arts. Recently, she launched the Camaj School of Fiber Arts, an exciting new way for fiber artists to learn at their own pace in … Continue reading

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Summer Batt Experiment: Can You Card Flax Fiber?

While we firmly believe that wool is a year-round fiber (if you don’t believe us, just check out these amazing wool facts shared by Terri Laura & Julie Dennison), summer is a great time to explore non-wool fibers that you … Continue reading

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Summer Fiber Fun: Solar Dyeing

If you can’t beat the heat, use it to dye yarn and fiber! Solar dyeing is an easy way to add color to yarn and fiber by harnessing the power of the sun on a hot day. Just follow these simple steps to get … Continue reading

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Meet Our Makers: Classy Squid Fiber Co.

Since most fiber festivals and events are on hold for the time being, we’re delighted when folks tag us on social media to let us know how they’re enjoying their Strauch products. When we saw that Amanda from the Classy Squid … Continue reading

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