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Color Inspiration: Sock Monkey Layered Batts

Until now, most of our batt inspiration has come from nature, but today, we’re looking to the iconic sock monkey for our color inspiration. These adorable handmade toys have a long history dating back to the late 1800s, and today they … Continue reading

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Meet Our Makers: Bricolage Studios

Our yearly events calendar takes us far and wide, and quite often we meet some of our creative customers along the way. Earlier this year, we spent some time getting to know Emily Wohlscheid, the fiber artist behind Bricolage Studios, while … Continue reading

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Fiber to FO: Sampling & How to Spin From Batts

In our previous post, we showed you how to turn “forgotten” fibers into beautiful batts (click here if you missed it). Today, we’ll talk about how to spin from the batts you’ve created, and also cover why and how you should sample spin before starting your … Continue reading

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How to Give “Forgotten Fibers” a Batt-Tacular Makeover

Most spinners have a stash of fibers at the ready for when inspiration strikes – and if a new fiber doesn’t make it onto the bobbin right away, it may get pushed to the bottom of that stash. Forgotten fibers run … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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