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The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun…

by Carol Ekarius, Deborah Robson (Author)

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Describes every sheep and its wool
  SHCG | Aug 4, 2015 |
Okay, I have to give this 5 stars because I wrote it and I know what went into it. I do know that there was more I wanted to write, but we ran out of time. I wish I knew how to add the cover image! I have one right here on my computer. / Hmm. I also am trying to change from the e-book edition (which I have not seen yet, although I know it exists) to the physical book, which isn't in the database. Can you guess that I'm relatively new here? I signed up about the time I started researching Fleece & Fiber, at which point I suddenly didn't have time for anything else. . . . ( )
  robson663 | Jun 20, 2014 |
Okay, working on getting this book categorized correctly. I'm the author. Yes, I think it's five-stars good, although I was going for ten and ran out of time! ( )
  robson663 | Jun 20, 2014 |
My most treasure resource as a spinner who loves wool and sheep. ( )
  k2togger | Oct 11, 2013 |
Amazing & complete on protein fibers. This is the go to book when you're looking for that perfect fiber to knit, spin, crochet or weave. The authors have included over 200 breeds of sheep and the pictures are knitted swatches, spun yarn (1 ply & 2 ply) and the raw fiber - washed and unwashed. Also included are other animals such as the vicuna, musk ox, llamas, alpacas, angora goats and bunnies, amongst others. The information covers how to wash the fiber, how to prepare it for spinning and whether it's next to the skin soft or other uses. This is a book that will remain in my library and not to be lent out. I did read it cover to cover and though it's a large book, it's a fairly fast read. Wonderful resource for any fiber person. ( )
  Chuska | Aug 16, 2011 |
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Sometime in antiquity (no one is sure exactly when, but we'll tell you what is known on the subject in chapter one) a human discovered that fibers could be twisted and pulled to create a cord. this twisting and pulling of fibers probably occurred quite by happenstance, yet what a profound impact it came to have on humanity.
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Well illustrated, beautifully produced.

Lists the animal, animals characteristics, wool's characteristics. Example Dorset horn and polled Dorset facts: Fleece weight, staple length, fiber diameters, lock characteristics "dense locks, with strong but irregular crimp in the fibers that is also evident in the staple formation." natural colors...
Using Dorset horn and polled Dorset fiber: dyeing "whites are very white and so will take colors clearly"
Fiber preparation and spinning tips; knitting, crocheting, and weaving; best known for: Versatile medium wool, cleanly white in most cases with some black sheep as well.

Fully illustrated with examples of clean and raw fibers and with examples of 2-ply combed and carded yarn. in both polled Dorset and Dorset horn (black and white). includes tips : "Dry, sticky tips prevented good woolen preparation. With tips removed, the worsted yarn turned out much better."
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This photographic encyclopedia features more than 200 animals and the fibers they produce. It covers almost every sheep breed in the world. It also includes goats, camelids (such as alpacas, llamas, and vicunas), bison, horses, musk oxen, rabbits, and even dogs. Each entry includes photographs of the featured animal; samples of its raw fleece, its cleaned fleece, and yarn spun from the fleece; and samples of the yarn knit and woven. --from publisher description… (more)

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