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This highly readable, authoritative reference provides a comprehensive look at the characteristics of wool of 100 breeds of sheep. Essential reading for handspinners, wool growers, and other fiber craft enthusiasts, this guide gives special attention to fleece characteristics, methods of preparation and spinning, and best end use. Everything from baby-soft merino to silky lincoln to sturdy karakul—the full range of nature’s miracle fiber—is represented here with expert advice on selecting top-quality fleeces; ...
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In Sheep's Clothing; Paperbound

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Overview


This highly readable, authoritative reference provides a comprehensive look at the characteristics of wool of 100 breeds of sheep. Essential reading for handspinners, wool growers, and other fiber craft enthusiasts, this guide gives special attention to fleece characteristics, methods of preparation and spinning, and best end use. Everything from baby-soft merino to silky lincoln to sturdy karakul—the full range of nature’s miracle fiber—is represented here with expert advice on selecting top-quality fleeces; cleaning wool efficiently and thoroughly; teasing, flicking, combing, carding, and other preparation methods; and spinning and plying a variety of yarn styles. Actual fleece locks are shown in full-size photographs. Knitting, crochet, weaving, and other techniques illustrate the importance of matching wool type to end use.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620332511
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 4/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 643,355
  • File size: 7 MB

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Nola Fournier is a master spinner. Jane Fournier, her daughter, holds a certificate of excellence in handspinning.
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  • Posted August 13, 2010

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    Great For Handspinners

    This is a must have book for those who will prefer to not buy any wool to spin that is simply labeled wool. This book is a wonderful guide to what types of wool are best suited to what types of final project. The only thing that it is missing is sources to help find the different breeds of wool. Other than that one shortcoming I find this book invaluable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2000

    Sheep Talk

    this book is ok if you like to learn how to work with wool but i dont suggest it for casual reading, because then it begins to get a little..well..a lot boring!

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