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Fixing “Failed” Fiber

It happens: the fiber that dyed didn’t come out exactly how you planned, or perhaps your online purchase has some “surprises” hiding within the braid. Even if the fiber in question is full of colors that seem to go well with each … 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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Artist Profile: Sara Renzulli – Sarafina Fiber Art

We recently came across the Sarafina Fiber Art website, and have fallen in love with her work. Sara Renzulli, owner and operator of Sarafina Fiber Art, works with wool roving to create felted creatures from fanciful to very realistic. Sara’s vivaciousness and … Continue reading

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SAFF 2016 Recap

Recently, at the end of October, we made our way to SAFF. The Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair is always busy, and we love to meet the vendors and customers alike. Here’s a little photo journey of our trip!   Set-up … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Maryland Sheep & Wool!

Maryland Sheep & Wool is our largest show, with a total of NINE dealers that stock our products: Carolina Homespun: Main bldg C24 Earth Guild: Main C8 Stony Mountain: Barn 6 space 10 Misty Mountain: Outside S4 Mannings: Main C27 … 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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Behind the Scenes at the Strauch Workshop

Welcome to the Strauch Fiber Equipment Blog! To start off our blog we thought we’d write about the early days of our workshops here in New Castle, Virginia. Strauch Fiber Equipment started building its workshop in Spring of 1999. The … Continue reading

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