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

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


By (author) Nola Fournier, By (author) Jane Fournier

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  • Publisher: Interweave Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 176mm x 252mm x 14mm | 481g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Loveland
  • ISBN 10: 1931499381
  • ISBN 13: 9781931499385
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: b/w photos
  • Sales rank: 114,899

Product description

Essential reading for handspinners, wool growers, and other fiber craft enthusiasts, this indispensable reference book provides a comprehensive review of the characteristics of wool from 100 breeds of sheep. Actual fleece locks are shown in full-size photographs, and knitting, crochet, weaving, and other techniques illustrate the importance of matching wool type to end use. Everything from baby-soft Merino to silky Lincoln and sturdy Karakul - the full range of nature's miracle fiber - is represented here, with special attention given to fleece characteristics and to methods of preparation and spinning. You'll find 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.

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Author information

Nola Fournier is a master spinner in New Zealand, a land where sheep and wool are preeminent. Her daughter, Jane Fournier, now makes the United States her home. She holds the Certificate of Excellence in Handspinning.