The Field Guide to Fleece: 100 Sheep Breeds and How to Use Their Fibers
- 01 Sep 2013
- Storey Publishing
- 232 pages - 178 x 127mm
Confronted with the wide array of fleece and fibre available today, fibre artists want to understand how each type of fibre is used best, based on a sheep’s breed characteristics. And they want the information in a compact, portable format that’s easy to bring to fibre festivals and knitting shops.
While the authors’ first book, The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook, is the comprehensive bible to the topic, this friendly paperback will appeal as a primer for those new to working with fleece and as a handy reference for the avid enthusiast.
With The Field Guide to Fleece in hand, crafters can quickly reference 100 sheep breeds, the characteristics of their fleece, and the kind of projects for which they are most suited. Each profile includes a photograph of the sheep breed and details about its origin and conservation status, as well as the weight, staple length, fibre diametre, and natural colours of its specific fleece.