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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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Free Printables to Keep Track of Your Fiber Prep & Spinning

Have you ever wanted to keep better track of your fiber prep and handspinning projects? It’s never too late to turn over a new leaf, and we have two new printable PDFs to help you keep track of the details … Continue reading

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For the Love of Alpaca Fiber

Alpaca fleece or fiber is a unique option for the handspinner, but how you process it prior to spinning will greatly affect your finished yarn. These soft and supple fibers require a little bit of know-how and TLC to produce beautiful … Continue reading

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Fantastic Fibers and How to Blend Them: Your Guide to Art Batt Additives

Art batts are fun to make, and the magical yarns they create are one of a kind. In this post, we’ll introduce you to a few add ins, and how to best integrate them into your batts. Fiber and Yarn … Continue reading

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How to Blend a Candy Corn Batt

A Halloween favorite, candy corn has been an iconic October snack for decades. In this post, we’re sharing a sweet tutorial with you so that you can make your very own candy corn batt for spinning this fall! Supplies: Strauch Drum … Continue reading

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Fabulous Fall Fiber Events with Strauch

When the air turns crisp and there’s pumpkin spice everything, you know it’s time to start playing with fluff and fiber! Some of our favorite events happen in the fall, and they’re a great place to find new inspiration to keep … Continue reading

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How to Blend a “Fade” Batt

Fades are all the craze in the knitting community, and the number of patterns popping up on Ravelry is astounding. Spinners who love working with multiple colors can also “fade” – just grab some colorful fibers and follow these easy … 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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