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Routine Maintenance for Strauch Ball Winders & Drum Carders

Most fiber artists rely on our products to save them time, whether it’s through more efficient winding of yarn hanks on a swift and ball winder or speedily processing a large amount of fleece or fiber with a drum carder. Aside from … Continue reading

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How to Blend a Winter Inspired Batt

Winter is here, and we’re closing out our 2017 series of seasonal batt projects with this project inspired by a familiar winter sight: icicles. You can find our previous project tutorials by clicking here. Here’s what you’ll need: A Strauch Drum Carder (we used … 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 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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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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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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