- A very comprehensive collection of fiber sources. Review by Kathy
I was amazed by the depth of coverage of the material in this book. I am new to spinning and wanted a book to help me in my fiber selection. Well, I got that and so much more, all laid out in an enjoyable format. A rare combination, an educational read that tells a story. Every library should own a copy of this book, great job ladies.
(Posted on 12/6/13)
- So helpful for a beginning spinner! Review by Angela
I am still trying to learn about all the different types of wool and this book is so helpful! I have already used it to help me purchase fiber for spinning. I had been checking this out from the library and didn't want to take it back. Now I don't have to!!! I L.O.V.E. this book!!!!!
(Posted on 12/1/13)
- A Constantly Referenced Source in my Collection Review by Quinton
I have turned to the is book countless times in the short time I have had a copy. In fact I bought two copies so I could have one for our local spinning/weaving groups raffle.
I turn to this book for all kind of information. It is a wealth of knowledge regarding not only the breed information but specifics regarding the fibers themselves.
The only additional I could make to this book is that I laminated the cover to assure that it would stand up to the abuse I put it through toting it around in my bag and constantly thumbing through it.
(Posted on 11/23/13)
- Excellent and fascinating Review by Annie
When I began spinning a few years ago, I quickly realized that I had a lot to learn about fibres. This book came out, my wool guild got a copy. I looked though it and ordered one for myself asap. I turn to it constantly, for three reasons. 1) I like to spin breed specific yarn. All the information I need to understand each fleece that comes into my hands is here. As I begin to sell my spinning, my customers like knowing a little about the origin and characteristics of the fibre (they often get to know something about the specific animal too!). 2) Some fleeces that come to me have mysterious origins. They have characteristics I like, but not much info, though I sometimes know the name of the sheep.. Using this book, I often can identify something about the which breeds may have contributed to this particular fleece. This is interesting to people buying yarn too, a change from the completely anonymous commercial wool most of them are used to. And not least: 3) It is fascinating to learn the history of how the various breeds developed over time and how they are related to one another, That alone has enhanced my appreciation of the craft that chose me and of the wonderful fibres that connect me to people of centuries ago.
(Posted on 9/10/13)
- Ultimate book on Fleece and sheep Review by Betty Ann Lloyd
OMG! This is the most comprehensive book on sheep wool that I have ever seen. I have a couple of others and they're fine but don't have all the things that this one has. There are pictures of the sheep, raw fleece, cleaned fleece, spun, plied and in cloth. It's amazing! I let my best friend (also a fiber nut) look at it when I was in her town and made sure to get it back before leaving! Her son sent her a copy for X-mas! She didn't even have to tell him to. This is absolutely the definitive book on fiber coming from sheep. They even have some info on cellulose fibers and other animal fibers. On top of the information, it's just a lovely book.
(Posted on 1/15/12)