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In Sheep's Clothing A Handspinner's Guide to Wool

This indispensable reference book provides a comprehensive review of the characteristics of wool from 100 breeds of sheep.
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Essential reading for handspinners, wool growers, and other fiber craft enthusiasts, this indispensable reference book provides a comprehensive review of the characteristics of wool from 100 breeds of sheep. Actual fleece locks are shown in full-size photographs, and knitting, crochet, weaving, and other techniques illustrate the importance of matching wool type to end use. Everything from baby-soft Merino to silky Lincoln and sturdy Karakul - the full range of nature's miracle fiber - is represented here, with special attention given to fleece characteristics and to methods of preparation and spinning. You'll find expert advice on: selecting top-quality fleeces; cleaning wool efficiently and thoroughly; teasing, flicking, combing, carding, and other preparation methods; and spinning and plying a variety of yarn styles.

SKU: 03SP3

Author/Speaker/Editor: Jane Fournier

Format: Paperback

ISBN 13: 9781931499385

Number Of Pages: 224

About the Author

Nola Fournier is a master spinner in New Zealand, a land where sheep and wool are preeminent. Her daughter, Jane Fournier, now makes the United States her home. She holds the Certificate of Excellence in Handspinning.

SKU: 03SP3

Author/Speaker/Editor: Jane Fournier

Format: Paperback

ISBN 13: 9781931499385

Number Of Pages: 224

Customer Reviews

Must-have reference Review by Cindy dePutron

An excellent book whether you're new to spinning and know very little about wool, or want to expand your knowledge and explore breeds beyond what is commonly available. This slender book includes an enormous quantity of information on the fiber or British, Australia, and New Zealand breeds of sheep. It includes pictures of the fiber (but not the sheep), micron size, and typical use of the wool. It's interesting to read and a worthwhile addition to fibrest's library.

(Posted on 3/25/2012)

(Posted on 3/25/2012)

Excellent reference Review by Brenda Vance

This book has excellent detailed information about different sheep breeds and their fleeces/fiber. It is invaluable for researching the softness, luster, felting properties, etc. of fleeces when you're shopping online. Charts for breeds types help to compare fibers at a glance.

(Posted on 8/15/2011)

(Posted on 8/15/2011)