The Practical Spinner's Guide - Wool by Kate Larson

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All you need to know about spinning wool--from sheep to knits!

Spinners have been creating beautiful yarns from wool for thousands of years, but we still have unanswered questions. How do you choose a fleece? Should you process your fleece by hand or send it to a mill? What kind of prepared fibers are available, and what should you do with them? Fiber artist and shepherdess Kate Larson answers these and many other questions in The Practical Spinner's Guide: Wool. Topics include:

An overview of sheep breeds and the characteristics of their fleeceWashing, carding, combing, and blending fibersPurchasing and working with prepared fibersTechniques for spinning and plying wool to achieve the right yarn for your projectsAdvice on caring for fibers to protect them from unwanted pests and other problemsWhether you're working with fleeces sheared from your own flock or spinning indie dyed fibers, you'll find a wealth of useful, valuable, and practical information in The Practical Spinner's Guide: Wool.
 

About Kate Larson

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Kate Larson keeps an ever-growing flock of Border Leicester sheep and teaches hand spinning and knitting regularly in central Indiana and around the country. Kate has published articles and designs in Spin-Off Magazine, Jane Austen Knits, and Knitting Sweaters from Around the World and manages the Spinner's Connection blog at SpinningDaily.com. Follow her woolly adventures at katelarsontextiles.com.
 
Published October 5, 2015 by Interweave. 160 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction
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