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Mike’s Fiber Journal: Setting Up The New Home of Strauch Fiber

We’re getting settled in our new home in beautiful Hickory, NC! Since our last update, the upper assembly area and lower shop have really started to come together: We’ve also hired our first employee! This is Taylor,who will manage our office and … Continue reading

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Mike’s Fiber Journal: From New Castle, VA to Hickory, NC

Since becoming the new owner here at Strauch, I’ve been training with Otto and Joanne at their workshop in Virginia and going to fiber festivals in my quest to learn everything I can about the fiber arts world. After a month in training, … Continue reading

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Mike’s Fiber Journal: Kentucky Sheep & Fiber Festival and Blue Ridge Fiber Fest

There’s no better way to jump into things with both feet than going to a fiber festival! My first show as the official owner of Strauch was Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival (KSFF) in Lexington, KY the weekend of May 18th & … Continue reading

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Meet Strauch Fiber Equipment’s New Owner, Mike Gallagher!

Hi there, I’m Mike Gallagher, the new owner of Strauch Fiber Equipment Co. Right now, I’m learning the ropes and training with Otto and Joanne at their workshop in Virginia. Although they are retiring, they plan on remaining active within … Continue reading

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The Next Chapter in the Strauch Story Begins

Last May, we publicly announced our successor search for a “fiber-loving unicorn” to carry on the Strauch tradition. In that time, we have searched high and low and met many wonderful people. We’re very grateful to everyone who helped spread … Continue reading

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Help Us Write The Next Chapter of the Strauch Story

You may have heard that Joanne and I are looking for someone to take over Strauch Fiber Equipment. As we are both well past retirement age, it’s time for us to slow down – but not before we find the right … Continue reading

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SAFF 2016 Recap

Recently, at the end of October, we made our way to SAFF. The Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair is always busy, and we love to meet the vendors and customers alike. Here’s a little photo journey of our trip!   Set-up … Continue reading

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Spinzilla Blog Tour: Prep Now, Spin Later

Welcome to our blog! As a new Bison sponsor for Spinzilla, we are looking forward to this October’s event to see which team can spin the most yarn. Seasoned Spinzilla spinners probably know that fiber prep ahead of time is key … Continue reading

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Oh, The Places We’ve Been

We’ve traveled quite a bit recently to various shops, fiber festival and retreats; if you’ve missed seeing us, here’s a quick recap of how we spent our spring! On our way to the PlyAway Spinning Retreat in April, we stopped by one … Continue reading

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A Fine Time With The 100th Sheep

Back in April, the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center (EVFAC) held an open house to introduce their new crowd-funded Motorized Double-Wide Finest carder. EVFAC’s member-driven community connects fiber artists, enthusiasts and visitors with educational opportunities, special events, facility and equipment rental, … Continue reading

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