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This review is from: Spinning Wool: Beyond the Basics (Paperback)
This is a thorough and detailed guide from an excellent spinner and teacher. Ann Field is a New Zealander and information on wool focuses on the local breeds such as Merino, Teeswater, Cormo and some of these may not be easily available as raw fleeces in the UK. The author gives excellent information on buying, sorting and cleaning fleeces from scratch. The technical details on wool such as crimp, staple length and fineness are very informative and bring together facts that help spinners get the very best out of each type sheep breed.
If you are a good spinner but do not want to branch out into art yarns, then this is essential reading for understanding the structure of wool staples and relating that to your finished traditional yarn. There is a great chapter on spinning wheels and how they work. Some of the projects seem dated but who cares when the rest of the book is outstanding! Overall, well worth getting as a reference tool for the purist spiiner who wants technical excellence.
Anne Field carries on the work started by Mabel Ross.Essentials of Hand Spinning