The Field Guide to Fleece

The Field Guide to Fleece Author Carol Ekarius
ISBN-10 9781603429269
Release 2013-08-27
Pages 232
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With this compact portable reference in hand, crafters can quickly and easily look up any of 100 different sheep breeds, the characteristics of their fleece, and the kinds of projects for which their fleece is best suited. Each breed profile includes a photograph of the animal and information about its origin and conservation status, as well as the weight, staple length, fiber diameter, and natural colors of its fleece. This is a great primer for beginners, and a handy guide for anyone who loves working with fleece.



The Fleece Fiber Sourcebook

The Fleece   Fiber Sourcebook Author Carol Ekarius
ISBN-10 9781603427647
Release 2011-06-30
Pages 448
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This one-of-a-kind encyclopedia shines a spotlight on more than 200 animals and their wondrous fleece. Profiling a worldwide array of fiber-producers that includes northern Africa’s dromedary camel, the Navajo churro, and the Tasmanian merino, Carol Ekarius and Deborah Robson include photographs of each animal’s fleece at every stage of the handcrafting process, from raw to cleaned, spun, and woven. The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook is an artist’s handbook, travel guide, and spinning enthusiast’s ultimate reference source all in one.



The Spinner s Book of Fleece

The Spinner s Book of Fleece Author Beth Smith
ISBN-10 9781603428750
Release 2014-08-23
Pages 256
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The characteristics of fleece — its structure, grease content, and fiber diameter — vary widely depending on the breed of sheep the fleece comes from. In this comprehensive guide, Beth Smith profiles 21 types of fleece, from bouncy and pliant to lacy and lightweight. A sheep-by-sheep reference describes the best way to wash and spin each fleece into rich, soft yarn. You’ll soon be confidently choosing the right fleece, spinning it to perfection, and enjoying the perfect yarn for your next fiber creation.



Beautiful Sheep

Beautiful Sheep Author Ivy Press
ISBN-10 1908005025
Release 2012-08-30
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This boxed set containing 20 notecards and envelopes gives you the pick of gorgeously photographed sheep. With 5 cards each of 4 different portraits in every box, you can send your favourite several times over.



The Spinner s Book of Yarn Designs

The Spinner s Book of Yarn Designs Author Sarah Anderson
ISBN-10 9781603429023
Release 2013-06-24
Pages 256
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Discover the satisfying fun of spinning your own yarn! This step-by-step guide shows you how to create 80 distinctive yarn types, from classics like mohair bouclé to novelties like supercoils. Covering the entire spinning process, Sarah Anderson describes the unique architecture of each type of yarn and shares expert techniques for manipulating and combining fibers. Take your crafting to a new level and ensure that you have the best yarn available by spinning it yourself.



Adventures in Yarn Farming

Adventures in Yarn Farming Author Barbara Parry
ISBN-10 1590308239
Release 2013
Pages 310
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Provides instructions for thirteen projects with accompanying essays detailing life on the farm, including spinning and dying wool, sheep sheering, and knitting.



Respect the Spindle

Respect the Spindle Author Abby Franquemont
ISBN-10 9781620331965
Release 2013-02-15
Pages 136
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Portable and productive, the hand spindle has been responsible for creating the world's yarn for millennia. In Respect the Spindle, veteran spinner and spindle aficionado Abby Franquemont teaches spinners old and new how to create incredible yarn with this amazing, yet simple tool. Many contemporary spinners view the hand spindle as a beginner's tool, suited to learn the basic steps of spinning before moving on to a spinning wheel. In Respect the Spindle, Abby emphasizes the spindle's importance and its use in making yarn in advanced ways for high-end to novelty cloth. The perfect how-to book for any spinner with a growing collection of spindles or even just a dowel, Respect the Spindle includes: Step-by-step photography with detailed illustrations, making the spindle spinning techniques clear to even the novice spinner. Techniques from the basics, such as getting started on the spindle, to more specialized techniques, such as using the spindle to make specific kinds of yarn faster than imagined. Profiles of spindle spinners from various traditions are presented in sidebars throughout the book, which introduce heartwarming and historical fiber stories from around the world. Five simple projects give spinners practice in creating a variety of yarns and patterns. And more!



Sheepish

Sheepish Author Catherine Friend
ISBN-10 9780738214092
Release 2011-04-26
Pages 280
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What do you do when you love your farm . . . but it doesn't love you? After fifteen years of farming, Catherine Friend is tired. After all, while shepherding is one of the oldest professions, it's not getting any easier. The number of sheep in America has fallen by 90 percent in the last ninety years. But just as Catherine thinks it's time to hang up her shepherd's crook, she discovers that sheep might be too valuable to give up. What ensues is a funny, thoughtful romp through the history of our woolly friends, why small farms are important, and how each one of us--and the planet--would benefit from being very sheepish, indeed.



Storey s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds

Storey s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds Author Carol Ekarius
ISBN-10 9781612128436
Release 2016-07-18
Pages 288
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More than 128 birds strut their stuff across the pages of this definitive primer for intrepid poultry farmers and feather fanciers alike. From the Manx Rumpy to the Redcap and the Ancona duck to his Aylesbury cousin, each breed is profiled with a brief history, detailed descriptions of identifying characteristics, and colorful photography. Comprehensive and fun, Storey’s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds celebrates the personalities and charming good looks of North America’s quirkiest barnyard birds and waterfowl.



Pure Wool

Pure Wool Author Sue Blacker
ISBN-10 1408171805
Release 2012-09-01
Pages 160
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Single-breed yarns are enormously popular these days, and the huge number of different brands available in yarn stores today reflects this. Manufacturers range from small-scale artisan spinners right through to wholesale international producers. Many major yarn brands have launched new lines of single-breed wools to keep up with the demand, including Blue-faced Leicester, Shetland, Black Welsh, Jacob and Suffolk varieties. Pure Wool contains detailed information on numerous different kinds of single-breed wool, with advice on choosing the type that's right for your project, and also includes more than twenty patterns, specially designed to work well with specific kinds of wool. Author Sue Blacker covers all the technical know-how you could need to get creative with single-breed yarns, and introduces you to the sheep and the people behind the wool you use.



Sheep

Sheep Author Sue Weaver
ISBN-10 1931993491
Release 2005
Pages 160
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Sheep offers both neophyte and seasoned sheep keepers a wealth of information for healthy, thriving flocks. Readers get advice straight from the farm - together with detailed charts, a comprehensive glossary, tips from hobby shepherds, and fun sheep trivia. Whether they are being kept as pets or a business venture, sheep are winning additions to any small-scale farm.



The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes

The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes Author Sasha Duerr
ISBN-10 1604690712
Release 2010
Pages 171
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Through step-by-step instructions and color-saturated photographs, textile designer Sasha Duerr explains the basics of making and using natural plant dye, from gathering materials and making the dyes to simple ideas for how to use them. --from publisher description



Storey s Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep Goats Cattle and Pigs

Storey s Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep  Goats  Cattle and Pigs Author Carol Ekarius
ISBN-10 1612122663
Release 2017-06-01
Pages 320
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From the large-tailed Karakul sheep to the floppy-eared Gloucestershire Old Spot pig, North America is home to an extraordinary array of livestock. Comprehensive, colorful, and captivating, Storey’s Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep, Goats, Cattle, and Pigs features full-color profiles of 163 livestock breeds. Whether you’re looking for a gentle domestic backyard animal or are hoping to introduce a rare heritage breed on your farm, you’re sure to find an animal that’s perfect for your needs.



Spinning and Dyeing Yarn

Spinning and Dyeing Yarn Author Ashley Martineau
ISBN-10 0764166077
Release 2013-11-01
Pages 208
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Provides easy to follow step-by-step tutorials for preparing, dyeing, and spinning different fibers.



The Knitter s Book of Wool

The Knitter s Book of Wool Author Clara Parkes
ISBN-10 9780307586995
Release 2011-02-02
Pages 208
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In this complete guide to wool - the most popular yarn around - passionate wool expert Clara Parkes translates the vast world of sheep and their wool into the language and context of knitting. What is wool? Clara starts with the fundamentals: what wool is made of, how it gets off the sheep, and how it is transformed from a jumbled mass of dirty fluff into a gorgeous yarn that so tempts us at our local yarn stores. Who makes it? Parkes conducts an inspiring tour of sheep breeds from around the world - introducing us to the animals who give us their wool - and explains how to best knit with yarns made from their fibers. Which yarn do I use? If only there were a way to read a skein to know how it would behave and what it wanted to become. Now there is! Parkes demystifies the generic (non-breed-specific) wool yarn you'll find at your local yarn shop, showing you how to best determine what every yarn longs to be. What do I knit? Parkes went to some of the most creative and inquisitive design minds of the kniting world to provide more than 20 patterns that highlight the qualities of specific types of wool. The Knitter's Book of Wool teaches you everything you need to know about wool - and its journey from pasture to pullover. The next time you pick up a skein, you won't have to wonder what to create with it. You'll just know. From the Hardcover edition.



Woven to Wear

Woven to Wear Author Marilyn Murphy
ISBN-10 9781596686519
Release 2013-08-12
Pages 144
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"A collection of woven wraps, shawls, and outwear that will appeal to beginner and advanced weavers alike"--



Spinning Wool

Spinning Wool Author Anne Field
ISBN-10 1408130815
Release 2010
Pages 160
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All the basics of spinning wool are covered here, as well as more advanced spinning techniques. Alongside the step-by-step yarn designs and the section on knitting and weaving projects, this title is perfect for anyone wanting to delve into the world of spinning.