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5 Steps to a Better Spinzilla Week

Spinzilla is just a few weeks away, and we know how fast that time slips away. To boost your productivity and enjoyment for the week, follow these 5 easy steps! 1: Prep your fiber ahead of time. Every minute during … Continue reading

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Locker Hooking with Carded Batts

We’ve recently shared tutorials on how to card batts on your drum carder for spinning and felting. Today, we want to show you another way to use your hand carded batts! Though Joanne frequently spins her batts, she also does locker hooking. A few years ago, she … Continue reading

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How to Blend a Summer Inspired Batt

Our last post on how to blend a spring inspired batt was pretty popular, so we decided to do another seasonal tutorial to celebrate summer! Previously, we chose a photo of an iris for our inspiration; this time around, we’re using … Continue reading

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How to Wet Felt a Hot Pad

There’s no need to let the summer heat deprive you of the fun of working with wool fibers! We have a fun project to keep your drum carder busy this month – just round up some of your favorite feltable … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Beat the Heat with Yarn and Fiber

It has been swelteringly hot in the US recently and most fiber lovers want to do something with yarn or fiber – the challenge is finding something that isn’t so toasty. That’s where we come in! Just because you don’t … Continue reading

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Fiber Artist Feature: Esther Rodgers – Jazzturtle Creations

We’re glad that you enjoyed our previous Fiber Artist Feature with Nicole Frost from Frostyarn. As part of our ongoing series, today’s interview is with Esther Rodgers from Jazzturtle Creations. Esther is a brilliant fiber artist who spins, weaves, knits, … Continue reading

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PLY Away 2017 Recap

In its second year running, PLY Away has the look and feel of a fully established fiber show. We enjoyed our trip so much that we wanted to share a snippet of our time there with you! Show organizers Jacey … Continue reading

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Get Inspired with 5 Fiber Blending Tutorials

Today we’re sharing some of our favorite fiber blending tutorials. We hope you will be inspired to try something new on your Strauch Drum Carder this summer! 1.  The Great Blending Experiment Before moving into color management and texture creating, learning what … Continue reading

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How To Blend a Spring Inspired Batt

We were so energized by our recent featured fiber artist post about Nicole Frost from Frostyarn, that we decided to card a batt from an inspiration picture! Our source image came from Pinterest; a picture of purple bearded irises. The … Continue reading

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Fiber Artist Feature: Nicole Frost – Frostyarn

This industry is filled with amazing and talented artists from all different backgrounds, and it’s always inspiring to get to know them better. This week, we have Nicole Frost, fiber artist behind Frostyarn, and avid user of Strauch Drum Carders. … Continue reading

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