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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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How to Blend a “Fade” Batt

Fades are all the craze in the knitting community, and the number of patterns popping up on Ravelry is astounding. Spinners who love working with multiple colors can also “fade” – just grab some colorful fibers and follow these easy … Continue reading

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Caring for Your Strauch Drum Carder

Occasionally we receive calls from customers saying that the pins on the large drum are bending or breaking off. This lowers the life expectancy of your drum carder, and can cause difficulties during the carding process. There are two primary … Continue reading

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Fun with Fluff: 3 New Video Tutorials

We love sharing free tutorials with you on our YouTube channel, where we also post behind-the-scenes peeks and other fibery tips, tricks, and maintenance instructions that you can refer back to again and again. We’ve just added 2 new videos to help … Continue reading

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5 Drum Carder Videos You Need to Watch

You may have noticed that we have been posting more videos recently, but did you know that we have a whole YouTube channel devoted to our products and how to use them? In this blog post we will share 5 videos … Continue reading

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Carding Alpaca

Recently, we’ve been focusing on carding alpaca fiber. The beautiful long staple length of alpaca is incredibly warm and soft, and ideal for a variety of projects. Alpaca is a fiber that benefits from proper prep. Drape is the characteristic that its … Continue reading

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Color Theory, Part 2

In our last post we talked about the basics of color theory, and how to combine colors. Today we’re going to show you some examples of batts, and how these follow (and break!) the rules of color theory. Example #1: … Continue reading

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Color Theory, Part 1

Color is critical component of art, and a key to creating beautiful batts. Today we have a primer on color theory, and in Part 2 we’ll be looking at some examples of batts and how they follow (and break!) these … Continue reading

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American Sheep Breeds

In today’s post we’ll be talking about some of the common American sheep breeds. Each breed is unique in their fiber, and will produce different batts, roving, and yarn. There are many farms across the United States that are breeding … Continue reading

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