The Practical Spinner's Guide: Wool **DSC**

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For thousands of years spinners have spun stunning yarns from wool, yet there are still many unanswered questions. What kind of prepared fibers are available, and what should you do with them? How do you choose a fleece? Should you process your fleece by hand or send it to a mill? Discover the answers to these questions and many more from fiber artist and shepherdess Kate Larson in The Practical Spinner’s Guide: Wool.

Within you’ll find:

  • An overview of sheep breeds and the characteristics of their fleece
  • Washing, carding, combing, and blending fibers
  • Purchasing and working with prepared fibers
  • Techniques for spinning and plying wool to achieve the right yarn for your projects
  • Advice on caring for fibers to protect them from unwanted pests and other problems

Whether you're an experienced spinner with fleeces sheared from your own flock or just learning to spin with indie dyed fibers, you'll find a wealth of useful, valuable, and practical information in The Practical Spinner's Guide: Wool.

About the Author:

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 MagazineJane 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.

Collections: Books-Dyeing, Books-Spinning

Type: Books

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