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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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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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4 Ways to Fix a Busted Stash

Often we go through our stash at the end of the year and try to “stash-down,” using as much spinning fiber as we can before the new year. Then at a certain point, the horrifying realization sets in: I have nothing … 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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Color Palette Blending

If you’ve been following our Pinterest boards, you’ll know that we have a board dedicated to color palettes. Today’s post will show you how to use these color palettes to blend fibers on your Strauch drum carder. Here we have started … Continue reading

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Walking in a Wooly Wonderland

Last November we brought you three fun and easy projects to make with wool roving, and we decided that we’d like to continue that holiday tradition with this post. With our button diz and any of our drum carders, you … Continue reading

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The Great Blending Experiment

How many sheep does it take to spin a batt? Who knows! Let’s look at a question that is much easier to answer. How many passes through a carder does it take to get a homogenous mixture? Starting with equal … Continue reading

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Time Management During Spinzilla

During Spinzilla, it can be easy to think that time is getting away from you. With only 7 days to spin as much yarn as you possibly can, it can feel daunting to get everything done. Here are 6 tips … 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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