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Cleaning & Storing Fleece and Fiber

The spring fiber festival season is just around the corner! For fiber artists who delight in sourcing fleece and fibers straight from the source, these events are the perfect opportunity to replenish your stash with unique fibers you may not … Continue reading

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Resource Round-Up for Fiber Artists

Do you have the urge to clean out your craft room, and need a place to sell some of the tools you no longer use? Have you recently bought a piece of used fiber equipment and need some advice on … Continue reading

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How to Card a Sweetheart Batt for Handspun Hearts

Looking to add a handmade touch to your Valentine’s Day? There are lots of free knitting and crochet patterns for making hearts for your sweetheart, and today, we’ll not only show you a quick & easy batt project to whip … Continue reading

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How to Make Rolags With a Drum Carder

Have you ever wanted to spin from rolags? This type of fiber preparation is well suited for production-style handspinning, particularly the long-draw woolen method. Today, we’ll show you how to turn prepared fibers into beautiful rolags with a Strauch drum carder! Supplies A Strauch … Continue reading

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Free Guide: 10 Colorful Drum Carding Projects for Fiber Artists

Add some color to the long, dark days of winter with our new PDF guide, Color Exploration: Recipes For Beautiful Batts! We’ve collected some of our most popular blog tutorials into one handy PDF for easy reference. Also included are some … Continue reading

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Giving Back During the Holiday Season

The holiday season is a wonderful time to help those in need, and we recently learned of an organization called Growing Peace in Afghanistan, which provides technical advice and start-up financial support to Afzenda, an Afghan non-governmental organization that is … Continue reading

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Meet Our Makers: Hobbledehoy Yarn & Fiber

Earlier this fall at the Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival, we had the good fortune to cross paths with Liz Porter of Hobbledehoy Yarn & Fiber. Liz, a single mom, has two of our Finest Doublewide Carders that she has used … Continue reading

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Color Inspiration: Autumn Leaves Batt Project

Capture the colors of the season with a cornucopia of colorful batts and this simple tutorial! Use your favorite photo of fall foliage to create your palette, or take a long walk and collect a few pretty leaves to inspire your color … Continue reading

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Fibery Fall Events with Strauch Fiber Equipment

Each fall, we close out the year with several fun fiber festival appearances. Today we’ll share some photos from 3 events we recently attended. We hope you’ll add one, some or all of these to your fiber itinerary for next … Continue reading

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Meet Our Makers: Rock Mills Farm

Back in July, we attended the Fiber Marker sponsored by Fibernate and had the pleasure of meeting Mary, owner of the Rock Mills Farm in Rappahannock County, Virginia. Mary’s booth was filled with beautiful hand-processed fibers sourced locally. We fell in … Continue reading

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