Field Guide to Fleece, The Paperback – 8 Aug 2013
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From the Back Cover
Which wool is right for your project, and what might you do with that big bag of luscious fleece that catches your eye at the fiber festival? The answers to your questions are always at your fingertips in this portable reference to the fleece characteristics of 100 sheep breeds.
For each breed, you'll find:
The best way to prepare the fleece for spinning
The natural colors of the fleece and how well it takes dyes
Best uses for the wool
Fleece weights, staple lengths, and fiber diameters
About the Author
Carol Ekarius is the co-author of "The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook", "The Field Guide to Fleece", and "Storey s Guide to Raising Sheep, " and she is the author of several books, including "Small-Scale Livestock Farming", "Storey s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds", and "Storey s Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep, Goats, Cattle, and Pigs". She lives in the mountains of Colorado, where her four-legged and winged family keeps her busy.
Deborah Robson is co-author of "The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook" and "Knitting in the Old Way." She is a former editor of both "Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot" and "Spin-Off" magazine, and she is currently the editor and publisher of Nomad Press, which publishes books on traditional and ethnic knitting and spinning. Robson is also an artist, working in textiles, printmaking, and oils. She lives in Colorado with her daughter.
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Top Customer Reviews
There is more detail in some of the bigger books, but the small size means that this is a great book to take 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!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Does what it says simple descriptions of both sheep and fleece characteristicsPublished 7 months ago by R Sixsmith MBE
Very satisfied with plenty of information to help me in my craft thank youPublished 14 months ago by paul williams