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

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Synopsis:

A look at the differing characteristics of wool throughout the world

Synopsis:

This highly readable, authoritative reference provides a comprehensive look at the characteristics of wool of 100 breeds of sheep. Essential reading for handspinners, wool growers, and other fiber craft enthusiasts, this guide gives special attention to fleece characteristics, methods of preparation and spinning, and best end use. Everything from baby-soft merino to silky lincoln to sturdy karakul—the full range of natures miracle fiber—is represented here with 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. Actual fleece locks are shown in full-size photographs. Knitting, crochet, weaving, and other techniques illustrate the importance of matching wool type to end use.

About the Author

Nola Fournier is a master spinner. Jane Fournier, her daughter, holds a certificate of excellence in handspinning and lives in Helena, Montana.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781931499385
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Location:
201 E Fourth Street
Author:
Fournier, Nola
Author:
Fournier, Jane
Subject:
General
Subject:
Manufacturing
Subject:
Crafts
Subject:
Needlework - Knitting
Subject:
General Crafts & Hobbies
Subject:
Crafts-Needlework
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20030401
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Two-color art throughout, color photos t
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
10.5 x 7.5 in 17 oz

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"Synopsis" by , A look at the differing characteristics of wool throughout the world
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This highly readable, authoritative reference provides a comprehensive look at the characteristics of wool of 100 breeds of sheep. Essential reading for handspinners, wool growers, and other fiber craft enthusiasts, this guide gives special attention to fleece characteristics, methods of preparation and spinning, and best end use. Everything from baby-soft merino to silky lincoln to sturdy karakul—the full range of natures miracle fiber—is represented here with 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. Actual fleece locks are shown in full-size photographs. Knitting, crochet, weaving, and other techniques illustrate the importance of matching wool type to end use.

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