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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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Fixing “Failed” Fiber

It happens: the fiber that dyed didn’t come out exactly how you planned, or perhaps your online purchase has some “surprises” hiding within the braid. Even if the fiber in question is full of colors that seem to go well with each … Continue reading

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Caring for Your Strauch Drum Carder

Occasionally we receive calls from customers saying that the pins on the large drum are bending or breaking off. This lowers the life expectancy of your drum carder, and can cause difficulties during the carding process. There are two primary … Continue reading

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Fun with Fluff: 3 New Video Tutorials

We love sharing free tutorials with you on our YouTube channel, where we also post behind-the-scenes peeks and other fibery tips, tricks, and maintenance instructions that you can refer back to again and again. We’ve just added 2 new videos to help … Continue reading

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Color Palette Blending

If you’ve been following our Pinterest boards, you’ll know that we have a board dedicated to color palettes. Today’s post will show you how to use these color palettes to blend fibers on your Strauch drum carder. Here we have started … 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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5 Drum Carder Videos You Need to Watch

You may have noticed that we have been posting more videos recently, but did you know that we have a whole YouTube channel devoted to our products and how to use them? In this blog post we will share 5 videos … Continue reading

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Alpaca Facta

Customers tell us that the Strauch carder is the best drum carder on the market. We’ve spent a lot of time and hard work into creating this ideal machine. Strauch drum carders are great for carding a variety of fibers, … 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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Pull Roving from the Drum Carder

When we are demonstrating our products we often get asked if it’s possible to make roving instead of a batt. The answer? Yes! It’s easy to use a diz to pull the fiber off as roving. Joanne has demonstrated how to … Continue reading

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