the spinner s book of fleece

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The Spinner S Book Of Fleece

Author : Beth Smith
ISBN : 9781612120393
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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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.

The Spinner S Book Of Fleece

Author : Beth Smith
ISBN : 9781603428750
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 89. 51 MB
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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.

The Spinner S Book Of Yarn Designs

Author : Sarah Anderson
ISBN : 9781603429023
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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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 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 Field Guide To Fleece

Author : Deborah Robson
ISBN : 9781612121789
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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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.

Spinning Wool

Author : Anne Field
ISBN : 1570764646
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 24. 95 MB
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Spinning has changed hugely since its upsurge in popularity in the 1970s. These days spinners want to know more than just how to spin an adequate yarn: they want to extend the range of yarns they can produce, to understand what is happening as they spin, and to learn about the raw materials they are working with. The first edition of this book gave spinners, for the first time, a fully illustrated manual that provided straightforward, authoritative advice and information on their craft, while spinning wheel manufacturers developed wheels to meet the changing needs of spinners. This revised and updated edition, now in full color, is intended for spinners who have mastered the basic spinning techniques explored in the author’s The Ashford Book of Spinning. It builds on those basics to encourage spinners to extend their skills and to teach them how to analyze fleeces with their end purpose in mind, and to help them get the best out of their spinning wheels. Part One covers what spinners need to know about wool and types of wool, analysis of a fleece, and how to store and prepare it for spinning. The chapter on wool types has been updated, with completely new samples and photographs. Part Two includes information on many of the new spinning wheels currently available. The yarn design section continues to provide thorough coverage with step-by-step instructions and photographs of the process of spinning yarns to a predetermined size and twist count, as well as detailed explanations of spinning methods, relating this information back to the properties of the chosen fleece. Finally, there are many new projects, all illustrated with full instructions, suggesting interesting and innovative ways to weave, knit or crochet your beautiful, newly spun yarn. Spinning Wool--Beyond the Basics is intended for spinners who have mastered the basic spinning techniques and will build on those basics to further expand their spinning skills. This new edition is organized in four sections--wool, spinning wheels (with up-to-date information), yarn designs featuring new color photos, and seven new projects.

Yarnitecture

Author : Jillian Moreno
ISBN : 9781612125213
Genre : Hand spinning
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Knitters are branching out and exploring options for creating their own handspun yarn. This is the book that equips them with the confidence and knowledge to realize their vision every step of the way--from fiber braid to dream yarn to knitted project.

A Fine Fleece

Author : Lisa Lloyd
ISBN : 9780307346834
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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A guide to using handspun yarns--including such fibers as alpaca, merino, cormo, and more--features detailed instructions for twenty-six innovative projects that demonstrate how the materials' unique properties, fiber, and texture can transform a piece. 15,000 first printing.

The Practical Spinner S Guide Wool

Author : Kate Larson
ISBN : 1632500280
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 36. 99 MB
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For centuries, fiber artists have been using wool at their spinning wheels to create beautiful yarns. Despite this fiber's long history of use, spinners still have many unanswered questions about it. How does one choose a fleece when at a fiber festival? What's the best way to wash and prep wool fibers for spinning? When should one send fibers to a mill vs. processing it by hand? What's available to the spinner purchasing prepared fibers? For the answers to these questions, and so many others, fiber artist and shepherdess Kate Larson presents The Practical Spinner's Guide: Wool. Kate is a well-loved contributor and respected instructor in the spinning community. Selecting fleece, understanding types of fleeces, and making the best use of the fleece one has is an art form. There are various and often conflicting approaches to nearly every aspect of the journey a fleece will make from sheep to finished textile. All of the various methods of fleece preparation and spinning have a place in a spinner's repertoire of skills. Knowing when and how to make use of these skills is the foundation of Kate's approach to teaching. The Practical Spinner's Guide: Wool is a must-have resource, in which she shares her years of experience in a way that readers of all skill levels, from those working from fleeces sheered from their own flocks to those spinning indie dyed fibers, will find useful and valuable.

Yarn Works

Author : Wendy J. Johnson
ISBN : 9781589237889
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Yarn Works is a comprehensive guide to the techniques of spinning and dying yarn and includes ten projects knitted with the various types of handspun yarn featured throughout the book.

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