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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly useful book!, 5 Jan. 2015
This review is from: The Field Guide to Fleece: 100 Sheep Breeds & How to Use Their Fibers (Kindle Edition)
Brilliantly useful book! I love this book. It's such a handy size to carry, it offers you so much information and there is nothing missed. It's easy to find the breed you want and all the information you need about each fleece is provided. If you are a spinner or you just want more information about the wool you use then this book is ideal. It tells you everything from the length of the staple to what the best uses are for the wool. I love the fact it even tells you the best way to prepare you fleece for spinning and how well the fleece reacts to dyes. There is even space provided for you to add your own notes. A highly recommend for any spinning, weaver, knitter or crocheter!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Field Guide to Fleece by Deborah Robson & Carol Ekarius, 7 Nov. 2013
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Based on the Fleece and Fibre Source Book this little book is handy enough to pop into a bag or pocket if you're looking to buy your fleece at a show. I measures just 5" x 7" and is 232 pages of excellent information. It covers the origin of the sheep, fleece weights, staple length, fibre diameters, natural colours and crimp. Also a glossary of terms if you're unfamiliar with them. It gives colour photos of both the sheep and the fleece it produces and whether it's suitable to spin or felt and also how it takes dye. All in all a great little book worth it's weight in gold.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A helpful book for anyone who loves working with fleece, 19 Dec. 2013
An illustrated pocket guide to one hundred sheep breeds, the characteristics of their fleeces (such as colour, staple length and fibre diameter), and the kinds of projects for which their fleece is best suited -- Wensleydale wool is exceptional for weaving and well suited for tapestry but is an unwilling felter, for example, while Cotswold is best for hard-wearing items but can also be used for dolls' wigs.

A helpful book for anyone who loves working with fleece.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great little field book!, 22 Sept. 2013
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As a spinner and indie dyer,I have the larger 'Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook' and found it too heavy to flick through out and about.
This one is perfect! I also like the little spaces left for notes.Very handy when wanting a quick reference book, would be great to shove in a handbag for fibre festivals!
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant, 16 May 2014
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This review is from: The Field Guide to Fleece: 100 Sheep Breeds & How to Use Their Fibers (Kindle Edition)
Love this book there is so much information in here on breeds I've not tried yet but will now I know how to expect them to handle
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Guide, 25 Oct. 2013
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Covers the essential characteristics of most fleeces i.e. staple length, fineness (microns), crimp, colour, and likely end use; togther with a picture of breed of sheep andd likely weight of fleece. All necessary info. for the spinner, knitter and weaver.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good pocket version, 11 Dec. 2014
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Very good idea, a pocket guide to fleece and is the smaller version of its very big brother. Great to take to shows, groups, farm visits etc. a must for all fleece people who buy it to spin, felt, weave, craft etc. Excellent pictures and info.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant reference book., 7 Jan. 2015
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I have this in kindle and paper back. I have found it invaluable for choosing fleeces for spinning. It's actually very interesting as well - as it has a little bit about the history of each breed as well as their fleece details.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A real must have book for every spinner., 19 Oct. 2013
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Based on the Fleece and Fibre Source Book, this is a handy sized and excellent guide to Sheep Breeds and their fleece characteristics, just the thing to pop in your handbag when looking to buy a fleece at a show.
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5.0 out of 5 stars handy, 11 Sept. 2013
what a super little book !!
Very compact and pocketable (is that a word??)
Took it with me to a show for reference and found it invaluable.
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