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Fiber Artist Feature: Esther Rodgers – Jazzturtle Creations

We’re glad that you enjoyed our previous Fiber Artist Feature with Nicole Frost from Frostyarn. As part of our ongoing series, today’s interview is with Esther Rodgers from Jazzturtle Creations. Esther is a brilliant fiber artist who spins, weaves, knits, … 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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Staff Highlight: Liz Ackermann

Today we’re featuring one of our staff, Liz Ackermann. Liz has worked for Strauch Fiber Equipment for more than 10 years assembling drum carders, ball winders, and swifts. In her spare time, she enjoys weaving, spinning, knitting and whatever other … Continue reading

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Featured Artist: Felt Away Designs

Today we’re featuring Ruth from Felt Away Designs. Ruth purchased a motorized doublewide Mad Batt’r last December so she could create beautiful blended batts for her fiber art. Felt AwayDesigns is a business out of Howell, Michigan that crafts quality, one of … Continue reading

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WestPark Alpacas

Today we’re excited to feature one of our customers, an alpaca farm in Pennsylvania that purchased a Strauch carder for creating batts from their alpaca fiber which are turned into felted pieces. Below is an interview with Pat Scheer, one … Continue reading

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Book Review, Needle Felting: Sculpting People With Wool by Terese Cato

Today we’re excited to review a lovely new book, Needle Felting: Sculpting People With Wool by Terese Cato. Terese was taught to sew, knit, and crochet by her aunt. Her aunt didn’t have any formal training, only the skills learned … Continue reading

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Featured Artist: Elysa Darling

Today we’re excited to feature a wonderful fiber artist, Elysa Darling from 222Handspun. Elysa creates and sells beautiful art batts and art yarns through her Etsy shop, and blogs on her website, 222Handspun. Today we’re sharing photos of Elysa’s batts … Continue reading

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A Weekend with Jazzturtle

A couple of weeks ago we went down to North Carolina to visit Esther Rodgers from Jazzturtle Creations! We had a lovely time visiting and we also filmed some great tutorials, which we’ll be posting on the Strauch Youtube Channel … Continue reading

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