The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers from Animal to Spun Yarn
List price £27.00
- 01 Jun 2011
- 336 pages - 178 x 235mm
This visual guide to more than 200 breeds and the fibres they produce for knitting, spinning, and weaving is the ultimate browsing book for crafters and animal raisers. It offers an unusual combination of information on the characteristics of each fibre-producing breed, as well as the unique qualities of each fibre, its history, and its potential uses. It covers almost every sheep breed in the world – the longwool breeds of the United Kingdom, the Tasmanian merino, the Navajo churro, the northern European Faroese and dozens and dozens more. It also includes goats (mohair and cashmere of course); camelids, such as alpacas, llamas, and vicunas; bison; horses; musk oxen; rabbits; and even dogs. Readers will find everything they want to know about each animal and its fibre, including the fibre’s colour, density, strength, and staple length, and recommendations for processing and using it. They’ll also find expert information on breed conservation and heritage breed propagation; easy-to-use charts and boxes for quick reference; and a comprehensive resource section.
A one-of-a-kind photographic collection of 200 animals and the fibres they produce. This is the seminal work on the subject: Every fibre lover will want this on her bookshelf.