Oh, The Places We’ve Been

We’ve traveled quite a bit recently to various shops, fiber festival and retreats; if you’ve missed seeing us, here’s a quick recap of how we spent our spring!

On our way to the PlyAway Spinning Retreat in April, we stopped by one of our retailers, The Smoky Mountain Spinnery. It is a wonderful little shop located in Gatlinburg, TN.


The owner, Nancy Thompson, has such a beautiful store.The owner, Nancy Thompson, in her beautiful store.

IMG_0093Joanne loves to check out new sources of fiber goodies.

Strauch Fiber Equipment on Display at The Smoky Mountain SpinneryStrauch Fiber Equipment products are on display at Smoky Mountain Spinnery.

Then we arrived in Kansas City for the first-ever Ply Away Spinning Retreat. Here are a few photos from our time there; you can view our full recap here if you missed it.

Ply Away Spinning Retreat - Strauch Fiber Equipment BlogEven before the retreat starts, spinners and fiber artists are gathering in the hotel lobby.

Set-up at Ply Away - Strauch FiberSet-up day always looks more chaotic than it actually is.

Strauch Fiber Equipment at PlyAway Spinning RetreatJoanne in our booth – it’s all set up!

After Kansas City, we headed up to Maryland for the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, where we gave live demos of our products in the Carolina Homespun booth.

Set up at Maryland Sheep and WoolSetting up at MDSW.

IMG_0137So many shoppers and fiber fans!

IMG_0144Food vendors on the fairway kept us going all weekend long.

IMG_0138Customers who purchased skeins of yarn are invited to use our jumbo ball winder and Swift/skeinwinder.

IMG_0141It’s so cool to see children taking an interest in the fiber arts!

After Maryland, we headed down to Lexington for the Kentucky Sheep & Fiber Festival.

IMG_1768 (1)It was our pleasure to be sharing a booth with The Woolery (Located in Frankfort, KY) again this year.

IMG_1767Several of our products are ready for live demos!

IMG_1772Joanne shows interested fiber artists the joys of our motorized Finest Drum Carder.

IMG_1770Demonstrating how easy it is to use a diz to pull fiber off of a Strauch Drum Carder!

We had a great time in all of our travels this spring. Did you see us at any of these events? Let us know in the comments below. Click here to view our full 2016 schedule of events to find out where you can see us next!

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