The Field Guide to Fleece

The Field Guide to Fleece

100 Sheep Breeds and How to Use Their Fibers

Book - 2013
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Workman Press.
An indispensable, easy-to-read guide for knitters, spinners, and weavers eager to learn about the qualities of fleece and make the most of their projects.

With this compact portable reference in hand, crafters can quickly and easily look up any of 100 different sheep breeds, the characteristics of their fleece, and the kinds of projects for which their fleece is best suited. Each breed profile includes a photograph of the animal and information about its origin and conservation status, as well as the weight, staple length, fiber diameter, and natural colors of its fleece. This is a great primer for beginners, and a handy guide for anyone who loves working with fleece.

Baker & Taylor
Provides different breeds of sheep and explains the best way to prepare their fleece for spinning, the natural colors of the fleece and how well it dyes, the best use for the wool, and fleece weights, staple lengths, and fiber diameters.

Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2013]
ISBN: 9781612121789
Branch Call Number: 677.31 R576f
Characteristics: 231 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm
Additional Contributors: Ekarius, Carol


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