In Sheep's Clothing

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

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

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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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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 176 x 252 x 14mm | 480.81g
  • 01 Apr 2003
  • Interweave Press Inc
  • Loveland
  • English
  • Reprint
  • b/w photos
  • 1931499381
  • 9781931499385
  • 116,098

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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.

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