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In Sheep's Clothing

This indispensable and convenient reference eBook 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 and convenient reference eBook 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.

Whether you knit, crochet, spin, or weave; you'll love the freedom to learn about wool in more places with the easy-to-download In Sheep's Clothing eBook!

Table of Contents
Getting Started
About Wool
Fine Wools
Longwool and Crossbred Wools
Down-Type Wools
Other Wools
Black and Colored Wools
Selecting, Sorting, and Storing Fleece
Blending Wool
Terms and Techniques
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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: EP4174

Author/Speaker/Editor: Jane Fournier

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781596689657

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Customer Reviews

e-version somewhat disappointing Review by Kay
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For years, I have periodically taken this excellent book out of the library to pore over the pictures and breed descriptions. This e-book is a faithful copy of those.
But I am disappointed that the pdf format used does not allow copying of either text excerpts or pictures. And I was further disappointed that in creating the pdf, no effort was made to use the power of the medium to make browsing and navigating easier. For example, there should be direct links from the chapter titles in the Contents to those chapters. A way to jump to the index from anywhere would have been good, too.

(Posted on 3/30/14)