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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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Keeping Your Drum Carder Clean

Like it or not, fiber gets EVERYWHERE. On all chain drive carders, it’s important to keep fiber off the idler shaft and the sprocket. As fiber accumulates, it pushes on the small sprocket and will eventually cause the carder to … Continue reading

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Strauch Fiber on Instagram!

You can follow Strauch Fiber on Instagram, @strauchfiber. In addition to sharing photos of what’s going on behind the scenes here at Strauch Fiber Equipment headquarters in Virginia we also like to share photos from other Instagram users featuring our … Continue reading

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Fibre Space

Today we’re featuring another Strauch retailer: Fibre Space is a beautiful shop  in the historic neighborhood of Alexandria, VA. The storefront, the shop is located on a brick street surrounded by great places to shop and eat! Danielle Romanetti, the owner … Continue reading

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A Good Yarn Sarasota

We have a new dealer in Florida, and we recently had the opportunity to go and visit our new dealer, A Good yarn Sarasota! We had a wonderful time in this beautiful shop full of fiber fun, and we’re thrilled … Continue reading

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