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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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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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