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The Spinner's Book of Fleece: A Breed-By-Breed Guide to Choosing and Spinning the Perfect Fiber for Every Purpose

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Author: Beth Smith

The characteristics of fleece -- its structure, grease content, and fiber diameter -- vary widely depending on the breed of sheep the fleece comes from. In this comprehensive guide, Beth Smith profiles 21 types of fleece, from bouncy and pliant to lacy and lightweight. A sheep-by-sheep reference describes the best way to wash and spin each fleece into rich, soft yarn. You'll soon be confidently choosing the right fleece, spinning it to perfection, and enjoying the perfect yarn for your next fiber creation.



Publisher: Storey Publishing
Published: 08/12/2014
Pages: 256
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.95lbs
Size: 9.10h x 8.30w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9781612120393

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 07/07/2014
Library Journal 08/01/2014 pg. 98

About the Author
Robson, Deborah: -

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.

Smith, Beth: -

Beth Smith, author of How to Spin and The Spinner's Book of Fleece, is renowned for her love of the variety and versatility of sheep breeds, and she teaches the whys and how-tos of preparing and spinning wool from different breeds. For seven years she owned The Spinning Loft, a shop celebrated for its selection of hard-to-find quality fleeces. She teaches internationally and writes for PLY, Spin Off, and Knittyspin magazines. She also sits on the editorial board of PLY magazine. She lives in Howell, Michigan.


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