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The Field Guide to Fleece: 100 Sheep Breeds & How to Use Their Fibers Paperback – August 27, 2013
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From the Back Cover
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.
For each breed, you'll find:
The best way to prepare the fleece for spinning
The natural colors of the fleece and how well it takes dyes
Best uses for the wool
Fleece weights, staple lengths, and fiber diameters
About the Author
Carol Ekarius is the co-author of The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook, The Field Guide to Fleece, and Storey’s Guide to Raising Sheep, and she is the author of several books, including 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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Top Customer Reviews
Definitely recommend this especially for those interested in the fiber arts or raising the sheep for there wool. Works great with the above mentioned book.