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The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn

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The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn Cover

ISBN13: 9781603427111
ISBN10: 1603427112
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Publisher Comments:

Thisone-of-a-kind photographic encyclopedia features more than 200 animals and the fibers they produce. It covers almost every sheep breed in the world — from the longwool breeds of the United Kingdom to the Tasmanian merino, the Navajo churro, the northern European Faroese, and dozens and dozens more. It also includes goats, camelids (such as alpacas, llamas, and vicunas), bison, horses, musk oxen, rabbits, and even dogs.  Each entry includes photographs of the featured animal; samples of its raw fleece, its cleaned fleece, and yarn spun from the fleece; and samples of the yarn knit and woven. You'll find everything you want to know about each animal and its fiber, including the fiber's color, density, strength, and staple length, and recommendations for processing and using it. This is the essential reference no fiber-lover can be without.

Book News Annotation:

This is a splendid, highly visual presentation for spinners, knitters, weavers, textile professionals and enthusiasts, as well as those involved in the husbandry of the many animals represented--200-plus breeds of sheep, goats, camelids, bison, horses, musk oxen, rabbits, and dogs. From these animals come the fibers, each of which is described in terms of the characteristics pertinent to their use (fleece weight, staple length, fiber diameters, lock characteristics, natural colors, dyeing, preparation and spinning tips, and knitting, crocheting, and weaving suitability). Each is also illustrated with photos of raw fiber, clean fiber, spun thread, and woven samples. The animals themselves are profiled with information about their history and distinctive characteristics. Authors Deborah Robson (a publisher with special interest in traditional ethnic knitting and spinning) and Carol Ekarius (a writer of books on livestock farming) have partnered to create a charming and informative reference--clearly a labor of love. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Carol Ekarius is the author of Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds, Pocketful of Poultry, and several books on small-scale farming. Carol and her husband live with their many critters in Hartsel, Colorado.

Table of Contents

Part 1  Sheep: Oodles and Boodles of Wool

Blackfaced Mountain Family
Dalesbred
Derbyshire Gritstone
Lonk
Rough Fell
Scottish Blackface
Swalesdale

Cheviot Family
Cheviot
Brecknock Hill and American Miniature Cheviot
North Country Cheviot

Dorset Group
Dorset Horn and Polled Dorset

Down Family
Southdown
Dorset Down
Hampshire
Oxford
Shropshire
Suffolk

English Longwool Family
Bluefaced Leicester
Border Leicester
Leicester Longwool
Cotswold
The Dartmoors: Greyface and Whiteface
Devon and Cornwall Longwool
Lincoln Longwool
Romney
Teeswater
Wensleydale

Feral Group
Gulf Coast Native
Hog Island
New Zealand Ferals
Santa Cruz

Merino Family
Merino: Booroola, Est a Laine, Fonthill, Peppin, Poll, South Australian, Tasmanian, Type A, and Type B Merino
Debouillet
Delaine Merino
Saxon and Sharlea Merino
Rambouillet

Northern European Short-Tailed Family
Boreray
Castlemilk Moorit
Finnsheep
Gotland
Hebridean
Icelandic
Manx Loaghtan
North Ronaldsay
Ouessant
Romanov
Shetland
Soay

Welsh Hill and Mountain Family
Badger Face Welsh Mountain
Balwen Welsh Mountain
Beulah Speckled Face
Black Welsh Mountain
Hill Radnor
Kerry Hill
Llanwenog
Lleyn
Welsh Hill Speckled Face
Welsh Mountain and South Wales Mountain

Other Sheep Breeds
American Tunis
Bleu du Maine
British Milk Sheep
California Red
Charollais
Clun Forest
Colbred
Columbia and Panama
Coopworth
Cormo
Corriedale and Bond
Devon Closewool
East Friesian
Exmoor Horn
Galway
Gromark
Herdwick
Ile-de-France
Jacob
Karakul
Montadale
Navajo Churro
Norfolk Horn
Perendale
Polwarth
Polypay
Portland
Romeldale and CVM
Rouge de l'Ouest
Ryeland
Targhee
Texel
Whitefaced Woodland
Zwartbles

Wider Circles of Sheep
The Arcotts: Canadian, Outaouais, and Rideau
Dala
Faroese
Gute
Pellsau
Racka
Roslag
Rya
Rygya
Spelsau
Steigar
Svardsjo
Swedish Finewool
Mashams, Mules, and Other Crosses

Part 2   Other Species: The Rest of the Menagerie

Goats
Mohair
Cashmere

The Goat Crosses
Cashgora
Pygora
PCA
Pycazz
Nigora

Camelids
Alpaca
Llama
Guanaco
Vicuna
Bactrian Camel
Dromedary Camel

Other Critters
Bison
Dog, Wolf, and Cat
Fur and Pelt Animals
Horse
Musk Ox
Rabbit: English, French, German, Giant, and Satin Angora Rabbit
Yak

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spotted, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by spotted)
Wonderful book for spinners - lots of history and in-depth information on different sheep breeds and how they spin up into yarn.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781603427111
Author:
Robson, Deborah
Publisher:
Storey Publishing
Author:
Ekarius, Carol
Subject:
Weaving
Subject:
Crafts & Hobbies : Needlework - General
Subject:
Crafts-Weaving and Spinning
Subject:
Crafts-Textiles
Subject:
Crafts-General
Subject:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Animal Husbandry
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
10 x 8.25 in

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