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Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook : More Than 200 Fibers from Animal to Spun Yarn (Hardcover) (Deborah Robson &
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This is a splendid, highly visual presentation for spinners, knitters, weavers, textile professionals and enthusiasts, as well as those involved in the husbandry of the many animals represented--200-plus breeds of sheep, goats, camelids, bison, horses, musk oxen, rabbits, and dogs. From these animals come the fibers, each of which is described in terms of the characteristics pertinent to their use (fleece weight, staple length, fiber diameters, lock characteristics, natural colors, dyeing, preparation and spinning tips, and knitting, crocheting, and weaving suitability). Each is also illustrated with photos of raw fiber, clean fiber, spun thread, and woven samples. The animals themselves are profiled with information about their history and distinctive characteristics. Authors Deborah Robson (a publisher with special interest in traditional ethnic knitting and spinning) and Carol Ekarius (a writer of books on livestock farming) have partnered to create a charming and informative reference--clearly a labor of love. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Examines different animals and the unique characteristics of their fibers and discusses which type of yarn is ideal for projects, including baby garments and stadium blankets.
Number of Pages: 438
Genre: Crafts + Hobbies
Sub-Genre: Weaving, General, Material Science
Publisher: Workman Pub Co
Author: Deborah Robson & Carol Ekarius
Street Date: June 1, 2011
Item Number (DPCI): 247-05-9098
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