the field guide to fleece 100 sheep breeds how to use their fibers

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The Field Guide To Fleece

Author : Deborah Robson
ISBN : 9781612121789
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 36. 62 MB
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Provides different breeds of sheep and explains the best way to prepare their fleece for spinning, the natural colors of the fleece and how well it dyes, the best use for the wool, and fleece weights, staple lengths, and fiber diameters.

The Fleece Fiber Sourcebook

Author : Carol Ekarius
ISBN : 9781603427647
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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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

Author : Beth Smith
ISBN : 9781612120393
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 74. 43 MB
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Explains the crucial factors that spinners, knitters and weavers need to know in order to create yarn, describing 21 different breeds of sheep, their characteristics and history and the structure, grease content and fiber diameter of each one's fleece.

Adventures In Yarn Farming

Author : Barbara Parry
ISBN : 9781590308233
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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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.


Author : Alan Butler
ISBN : 9781846943812
Genre : History
File Size : 67. 20 MB
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Gripping tale of the history of our civilisation through man's relationship with sheep.

Beautiful Sheep

Author : Kathryn Dun
ISBN : 0312385129
Genre : Photography
File Size : 51. 41 MB
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Showcases the world's most visually aesthetic sheep breeds, from heavy-fleeced wool producers to varieties that were bred for their meat and tolerance for harsh climates, in a photographic tribute that shares accompanying historical and geographical information.

The Sheep Book

Author : Ronald B. Parker
ISBN : WISC:89075845263
Genre : Nature
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The Sheep Book is widely recognized as a classic. Ron Parker brings together a farmer's day-by-day practical experience and a scientist's mind in a gracefully written narrative. In this revised edition, he updates many aspects of sheep stewardship-such as new or newly banned medications, progress in reproductive technology, popular new sheep breeds, and the growing dairy sheep field. Updated nutrition tables, as well as email and web addresses, further enhance the sensible advice and gentle wit of The Sheep Book.

The Spinner S Book Of Yarn Designs

Author : Sarah Anderson
ISBN : 9781603429023
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 45. 3 MB
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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.

The Backyard Sheep

Author : Sue Weaver
ISBN : 9781603428484
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 59. 36 MB
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Raise a flock of sheep in your backyard. Even with a limited amount of space, you can enjoy homegrown fleece and fresh milk, as well as the endearing company of these family-friendly animals. Sue Weaver provides all the instructions you need for selecting a breed; housing and feeding; harvesting fleece; and milking. With simple recipes for making cheese and yogurt, and tips on processing fleece for wool, you’ll enjoy the varied and numerous rewards of keeping sheep.

Storey S Illustrated Breed Guide To Sheep Goats Cattle And Pigs

Author : Carol Ekarius
ISBN : 1612122663
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 30. 3 MB
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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.

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