In Sheep's Clothing: A Handspinner's Guide to Wool

In Sheep's Clothing: A Handspinner's Guide to Wool

by Nola Fournier, Susan Strawn, Joe Coca, Jane Fournier
     
 

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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

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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; 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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Wool is the gateway fiber for spinners—easily accessible, it is a forgiving fiber to spin. This book guide to wool specifically for the handspinner evaluates the characteristics of wool in general and of the wool of specific breeds. It includes what to look for in a fleece and how to process it, store it, blend it, and spin it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931499385
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.04(w) x 10.14(h) x 0.47(d)

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Meet the Author

Nola Fournier is a master spinner. Jane Fournier, her daughter, holds a certificate of excellence in handspinning.

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