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The Field Guide to Fleece: 100 Sheep Breeds & How to Use Their Fibers

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With this compact, portable reference in hand, crafters can quickly and easily look up any of 100 sheep breeds, the characteristics of their fleece, and the kinds of projects for which their fleece is best suited. Each breed profile includes a photo of the animal and information about its origin and conservation status, as well as the weight, staple length, fiber diameter, and natural colors of its fleece. This is a great primer for beginners, and a handy guide for anyone who loves working with fleece!

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Carol Ekarius is the co-author of The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook and the author of several books, including Storey’s Guide to Raising Sheep (with Paula Simmons), 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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A Love Affair with Wool

Product Details

ISBN:
9781612121789
Author:
Ekarius, Carol
Publisher:
Storey Publishing
Author:
Robson, Deborah
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Subject:
Weaving
Subject:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Animal Husbandry
Subject:
CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Needlework/Knitting
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20130831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in

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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.

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