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Handspun Treasures from Rare Wools: Collected Works from the Save the Sheep Exhibit

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This volume chronicles not only the splendid woven and knitted pieces included in the Save the Sheep exhibit but also the 21 endangered breeds whose fleece was used in their creation. Provided is information on the exhibit's history, peculiarities, and cultural contribution.

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Overview

This volume chronicles not only the splendid woven and knitted pieces included in the Save the Sheep exhibit but also the 21 endangered breeds whose fleece was used in their creation. Provided is information on the exhibit's history, peculiarities, and cultural contribution.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781883010843
  • Publisher: Interweave Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 8.44 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 5
The Context
Rare Breeds and Spinners 6
Rare Sheep Breeds: How they got that way, and why it matters 14
Reference List of Rare Sheep Breeds 19
A Glimpse into the History of Handspinning 20
Spinning for Expression 26
The Exhibit: Twenty-nine pieces selected for the touring exhibit 30
A Sampling of Sheep: Descriptions and photos of rare-breed sheep, with more examples of handspun work using their wool 52
Treasures Described: Detailed descriptions of the pieces, explaining why the specific wool used is important to each finished piece 71
The Craft of Spinning: An overview of basic ideas, tools, skills, and terms 83
Acknowledgments: Contributors to the Save the Sheep project, sponsors, resources, and organizations lists 90
Index 95
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