The Field Guide to Fleece

The Field Guide to Fleece : 100 Sheep Breeds and How to Use Their Fibers

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Confronted with the wide array of fleece and fibre available today, fibre artists want to understand how each type of fibre is used best, based on a sheep's breed characteristics. And they want the information in a compact, portable format that's easy to bring to fibre festivals and knitting shops. While the authors' first book, The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook, is the comprehensive bible to the topic, this friendly paperback will appeal as a primer for those new to working with fleece and as a handy reference for the avid enthusiast.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 126 x 176 x 12mm | 320g
  • North Adams, United States
  • English
  • 1612121780
  • 9781612121789
  • 80,446

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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
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