With this compact portable reference in hand, crafters can quickly and easily look up any of 100 different sheep breeds, the characteristics of their fleece, and the kinds of projects for which their fleece is best suited. Each breed profile includes a photograph of the animal and information about its origin and conservation status, as well as the weight, staple length, fiber diameter, and natural colors of its fleece.
For each breed, you’ll find:
• The best way to prepare the fleece for spinning
• The natural colors of the fleece and how well it takes dyes
• Best uses for the wool
• Fleece weights, staple lengths, and fiber diameters
- Deborah Robson & Carol Ekarius