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

Deborah Robson
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1 Dec 2002
Bringing together the art of spinning and wool from rare breeds of sheep, Handspun Treasures from Rare Wools catalogues the 29 touring pieces from the Save the Sheep Exhibit. It also includes photos and pieces that illustrate points about the rare-breed fibres and what makes them indispensable for contemporary hand spinning.

Product details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Interweave Press Inc (1 Dec 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1883010845
  • ISBN-13: 978-1883010843
  • Product Dimensions: 23.3 x 21.4 x 0.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,421,878 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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dieses ist wunderbares buch zur Inspiration und wir spinnerinnen freuen uns ünber die wunderbaren projekte die dort gezeigt werden ich habe selbst rare schafrasse und weiss das einzuschätzen!!
a wonderfull book wth inspiration dreams of nice clothes coluers... you must buy ist,if you are a spinner than you want to have your own farm and scheep like me... with best wishes wiebke
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An inspiring picture book on rare sheep 27 Dec 2000
By Alexandra - Published on Amazon.com
Many knitted and woven garments and a woven carpet as well, all made out of wool. Accompanied by pictures of many of the endangered sheep breeds. Its mainly a picturebook, no instructions on how to do the projects. It begins with an explanation on rare breeds, then comes a short chapter on the history of spinning and some comments about the spinning of the yarn and the making of the finished piece. In the end you can find an introduction into spinning (combing, carding, handspindles, washing of yarn). 80 pictured pieces and many sheep.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiration for fiber-o-holics 4 Mar 2003
By Joanna Daneman - Published on Amazon.com
This book highlights rare breeds of sheep and gives all kinds of fascinating information about them: where the breed is to be found, how it came about, the type of wool the sheep grow, and the status of the breed in terms of rarity.
If that isn't interesting enough, there are pictures of projects done in various wools like Jacob, California Mutant Red, Pitt Island, Leicester Longwool and Cotswold. The projects range from knitted lace to woven rugs. If you are a handspinner, weaver or knitter who likes fine wools, this is a very interesting little book. I really enjoyed it.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring little book. 18 Feb 2014
By S. HOYLAND - Published on Amazon.com
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I ordered my copy from America as it appears to be out of print in the U.K. I had been searching for a while and was not disappointed upon reading it. Many of the breeds are American which I enjoyed discovering more about, but also British breeds too. For new spinners there is plenty of tuition and information on preparing and spinning these rare wools.
The picture gallery made me want to start creating right away. The only grievance (and this is partly due to my lack of ability) is there are no instructions/patterns for the beautiful garments knitted.
A classic little book (94 pages).
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2.0 out of 5 stars No patterns, not what I expected 5 Feb 2013
By "Paca ranchgirl" - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a compendium of pictures and history of the makers for a juried show.
No patterns, not much on the really rare animals I had hoped for.
I'd really like to return it.

Also had marking in it, like someone had tried to edit the book after printing.
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