For thousands of years spinners have spun stunning yarns from wool, yet there are still many unanswered questions. What kind of prepared fibres 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 fibre 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 fibres
- Purchasing and working with prepared fibres
- Techniques for spinning and plying wool to achieve the right yarn for your projects
- Advice on caring for fibres 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 fibres, you'll find a wealth of useful, valuable, and practical information in The Practical Spinner's Guide: Wool.