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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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Fiber Artist Feature: Nicole Frost – Frostyarn

This industry is filled with amazing and talented artists from all different backgrounds, and it’s always inspiring to get to know them better. This week, we have Nicole Frost, fiber artist behind Frostyarn, and avid user of Strauch Drum Carders. … 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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How to Blend Heathered Batts

Creating heathered batts is fun, and spinning them is even more satisfying, but why would you blend your own? If you’re getting bored with your solid color fibers, or you’re looking for an interesting and high-depth neutral, or if you … Continue reading

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How to Felt in a Jar

Do you love felting but don’t like getting your hands wet, or you want to conserve water? Try felting in a jar! We love all things fiber here at Strauch, and people ask us all the time what they can … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Fix a Busted Stash

Often we go through our stash at the end of the year and try to “stash-down,” using as much spinning fiber as we can before the new year. Then at a certain point, the horrifying realization sets in: I have nothing … Continue reading

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Peacock Batt – Blending Tutorial

Inspiration is everywhere, and today we want to show how to turn your ideas into reality. The jumping off point for this tutorial is a peacock feather. It can be notoriously difficult to capture their beauty and shine, and all of … Continue reading

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Artist Profile: Sara Renzulli – Sarafina Fiber Art

We recently came across the Sarafina Fiber Art website, and have fallen in love with her work. Sara Renzulli, owner and operator of Sarafina Fiber Art, works with wool roving to create felted creatures from fanciful to very realistic. Sara’s vivaciousness and … Continue reading

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