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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.
A wonderful book with all you need to know about sheep and different breeds, their wool and their place around the world!!!Published 1 month ago by Wiktoria W. Strauss
I purchased this book shortly after getting my wheel so I could learn more about different types of fiber- how they behaved, how to spin them, their best uses, etc. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Beans
Bought this for my wife and she was unable to put the book down. Based on her comments while reading it, I would highly recommend this for anyone interesting in fleece or fiber. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Donald Helsel
Glad I purchased this one. I am a very experienced fiber artist/spinner. Favorite parts were the very detailed photos, precise fiber information, and enough history on breeds and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jace
Fantastic reference! I deal with hundreds of breeds of sheep and fiber animals for our shop, Blue Barn Fiber. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nimily
Oh my goodness do I love this book. I kept checking it out from the library over and over again. I have a small hobby-business called Shoehorn Farm where I take fiber from my... Read morePublished 2 months ago by L. Millis
A well written documentation of sheep and their fleece. Carol and Deb give volumes of information on what to look for in a fleece, what to avoid, how to process, what are the best... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kathy
Very specific in the facts of wool and animals! Just what a knitter, spinner, weaver needs to know when buying a fleece.Published 2 months ago by Patricia Lynn Hayes