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In Sheep's Clothing

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This highly readable, authoritative reference provides a comprehensive look at the characteristics of wool of 100 breeds of sheep. Essential reading for handspinners, wool growers, and other fiber craft enthusiasts, this guide gives special attention to fleece characteristics, methods of preparation and spinning, and best end use. Everything from baby-soft merino to silky ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Interweave Press (first published November 1st 1995)
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Feb 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
A really, really useful book for spinners who want to know more about fleeces so they can select for particular purposes. The breeds covered are more likely to be available in the UK, but she lists the countries in which each breed may be found; and there is a lot of very useful information about selecting, preparing and spinning fleece in the latter half of the book. A good range of breeds are covered, including rare, primitive and coloured breeds. I have taken off one star for two reasons: the ...more
Mar 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fibre-arts
A good book that covers a few different techniques and information about different fibers. It loses a star for no color pictures! lol
Amanda Erickson
Nov 30, 2009 rated it really liked it
Great reference book. Indispensable!

It goes into great detail about many breeds of sheep and the aspects of their wool.

Since I am wanting to get my own flock of sheep in the near future, I wanted to find a book that compared the different breeds, letting me know which breeds of sheep had what type of wool. This was just what I was looking for.

It's great because, after I narrow down my favorite types of wool to spin, I can use this book to find a comparable sheep to buy for my flock. If my favor
May 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: craft
Great reference book for handspinners who enjoy wool. All different types of wool are examined, along with spinning tips. Really indispensable with the amount of different wools available.

This has allowed me to branch out into different wool breeds that were otherwise too intimidating to try.
Jun 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This is a reference book, pure and simple. An amazing wonderful reference book. It tells you pretty much anything you want to know about different types of wool and why they are different. A must for wool spinners.
Jul 28, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
incredibly thorough book with information on wool breeds and spinning that you won't find anywhere else.
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usefuk and informative
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using as reference
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