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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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It Started With A Dead Horse

It began with a dead horse. Our neighbor in New Jersey had two old horses, and one died. We rescued a goat from the slaughter house to keep the neighbor’s horse company. We drove the goat home in the back … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Batty!

We’re excited to be sponsoring the Let’s Get Batty photo contest with The Woolery. Through the end of April you can enter your photos of your batts for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to The Woolery!  After … 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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