The Field Guide to Fleece

100 Sheep Breeds and How to Use Their Fibers
Author: Deborah Robson,Carol Ekarius
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612121780
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 231
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Provides different breeds of sheep and explains the best way to prepare their fleece for spinning, the natural colors of the fleece and how well it dyes, the best use for the wool, and fleece weights, staple lengths, and fiber diameters.

The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook

More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn
Author: Carol Ekarius,Deborah Robson
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603427643
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 448
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This one-of-a-kind encyclopedia shines a spotlight on more than 200 animals and their wondrous fleece. Profiling a worldwide array of fiber-producers that includes northern Africa’s dromedary camel, the Navajo churro, and the Tasmanian merino, Carol Ekarius and Deborah Robson include photographs of each animal’s fleece at every stage of the handcrafting process, from raw to cleaned, spun, and woven. The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook is an artist’s handbook, travel guide, and spinning enthusiast’s ultimate reference source all in one.

The Spinner's Book of Fleece

Author: Beth Smith
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612120393
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 256
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Explains the crucial factors that spinners, knitters and weavers need to know in order to create yarn, describing 21 different breeds of sheep, their characteristics and history and the structure, grease content and fiber diameter of each one's fleece.

Adventures in Yarn Farming

Four Seasons on a New England Fiber Farm
Author: Barbara Parry
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1590308239
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 310
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Provides instructions for thirteen projects with accompanying essays detailing life on the farm, including spinning and dying wool, sheep sheering, and knitting.


Author: Alan Butler
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1846943817
Category: History
Page: 224
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Gripping tale of the history of our civilisation through man's relationship with sheep.

The sheep book

a handbook for the modern shepherd
Author: Ronald B. Parker,Garrison Keillor
Publisher: Swallow Press
Category: Nature
Page: 321
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The Sheep Book is widely recognized as a classic. Ron Parker brings together a farmer's day-by-day practical experience and a scientist's mind in a gracefully written narrative. In this revised edition, he updates many aspects of sheep stewardship-such as new or newly banned medications, progress in reproductive technology, popular new sheep breeds, and the growing dairy sheep field. Updated nutrition tables, as well as email and web addresses, further enhance the sensible advice and gentle wit of The Sheep Book.

Storey's Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep, Goats, Cattle and Pigs

163 Breeds from Common to Rare
Author: Carol Ekarius
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781612122663
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 320
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From the large-tailed Karakul sheep to the floppy-eared Gloucestershire Old Spot pig, North America is home to an extraordinary array of livestock. Comprehensive, colorful, and captivating, Storey’s Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep, Goats, Cattle, and Pigs features full-color profiles of 163 livestock breeds. Whether you’re looking for a gentle domestic backyard animal or are hoping to introduce a rare heritage breed on your farm, you’re sure to find an animal that’s perfect for your needs.

The Spinner's Book of Yarn Designs

Techniques for Creating 80 Yarns
Author: Sarah Anderson
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603429026
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 256
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Discover the satisfying fun of spinning your own yarn! This step-by-step guide shows you how to create 80 distinctive yarn types, from classics like mohair bouclé to novelties like supercoils. Covering the entire spinning process, Sarah Anderson describes the unique architecture of each type of yarn and shares expert techniques for manipulating and combining fibers. Take your crafting to a new level and ensure that you have the best yarn available by spinning it yourself.

The Backyard Sheep

An Introductory Guide to Keeping Productive Pet Sheep
Author: Sue Weaver
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603428488
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 224
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Raise a flock of sheep in your backyard. Even with a limited amount of space, you can enjoy homegrown fleece and fresh milk, as well as the endearing company of these family-friendly animals. Sue Weaver provides all the instructions you need for selecting a breed; housing and feeding; harvesting fleece; and milking. With simple recipes for making cheese and yogurt, and tips on processing fleece for wool, you’ll enjoy the varied and numerous rewards of keeping sheep.

Living with Sheep

Everything You Need to Know to Raise Your Own Flock
Author: Chuck Wooster,Geoff Hansen
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9781592285310
Category: Nature
Page: 238
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Sheep are one of the most beloved of farm animals, and also the most versatile. They produce a myriad of goods from soft wool to fine meat, and of course, tender companionship. This guide contains a wealth of knowledge for raising and caring for a flock of sheep, and is unique in its delicate balance of practical wisdom and touching anecdote. With its gorgeous, full-color photographs and information on everything from feeding to raising lambs to gathering wool, Living With Sheep is the ultimate guide to sheep. Why sheep? Because sheep have lambs. Because sheep are soft and fuzzy and can't kill you with a kick or a butt. Because sheep are easy companions who require little beyond understanding. Because the wool sheep produce so copiously can be used for everything from sweaters to comforters to felt slippers to home insulation. Because waking to the gentle sound of sheep mowing the grass under your window will improve your opinion of lawn mowing. Because a leg of lamb stuffed with garlic and rosemary and slowly roasted in your kitchen on a winter's afternoon will bring you to the apex of culinary achievement. And because, finally, as you sit in the hay on a spring morning with a warm, dry lamb sleeping in your arms and a watchful ewe breathing in your ear and nickering in the back of her throat to comfort her little fellow, you'll realize that you've grown unwilling to live without sheep. Chuck Wooster's friendly advice and appealing anecdotes help readers: Choose and acquire a flock of sheep Feed and shelter their animals Prevent illness and treat it if it occurs Handle the lambing process Gather wool . . . and much more Living with Sheep is the ultimate guide to sheep - whether you really want to raise them or if you simply love them.

Your Sheep

A Kid's Guide to Raising and Showing
Author: Paula Simmons,Darrell L. Salsbury
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612123287
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
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Whether you're getting your first sheep or would like to learn more about caring for and showing the sheep you have, Your Sheep has the information you need to be successful. Paula Simmons and Darrell Salsbury cover everything you need to know, from choosing and buying the right sheep to feeding, heath care, shearing, showing, breeding, and lambing.


A Knitter's Guide to Spinning: Building Exactly the Yarn You Want
Author: Jillian Moreno
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612125212
Category: Hand spinning
Page: 240
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Knitters are branching out and exploring options for creating their own handspun yarn. This is the book that equips them with the confidence and knowledge to realize their vision every step of the way--from fiber braid to dream yarn to knitted project.

How to Spin

From Choosing a Spinning Wheel to Making Yarn. A Storey BASICS® Title
Author: Beth Smith
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612126138
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
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Expert Beth Smith teaches you everything you need to know to spin your own yarn, from choosing a spinning wheel to every stage of preparing your fiber, plying, winding off, and finishing. Fully illustrated step-by-step instructions make it simple and easy!

Learn to Spin with Anne Field

Author: Anne Field
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing
ISBN: 9781570764929
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 207
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Offers step-by-step directions to guide the novice spinner through the essentials of getting started, including preparation of fleeces, techniques and spinning methods, plying, treadling, skeining, drafting, and blending.

Veterinary Guide to Animal Breeds

Author: Beth Vanhorn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119299748
Category: Medical
Page: 120
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Veterinary Guide to Animal Breeds offers a comprehensive reference for accurately recognizing small animal, exotic, and large animal breeds, with color photographs to aid in identification and important information for delivering veterinary care. Provides a reliable, veterinary-based guide to accurately recognizing breeds Covers small, large, and exotic animal breeds Emphasizes information targeted at daily veterinary practice Presents full-color photographs for comparison and identification Includes access to a companion website offering teaching materials, including worksheets and teaching PowerPoints

The Spinner's Book of Fleece

A Breed-by-Breed Guide to Choosing and Spinning the Perfect Fiber for Every Purpose
Author: Beth Smith
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603428755
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 256
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The characteristics of fleece — its structure, grease content, and fiber diameter — vary widely depending on the breed of sheep the fleece comes from. In this comprehensive guide, Beth Smith profiles 21 types of fleece, from bouncy and pliant to lacy and lightweight. A sheep-by-sheep reference describes the best way to wash and spin each fleece into rich, soft yarn. You’ll soon be confidently choosing the right fleece, spinning it to perfection, and enjoying the perfect yarn for your next fiber creation.

Pure Wool

A Guide to Using Single-Breed Yarns
Author: Susan Blacker
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811760952
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 144
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How to select and wisely use single-breed wool yarn for knitting, crocheting, and other needlecrafts.

Spinning and Dyeing Yarn

The Home Spinner's Guide to Creating Traditional and Art Yarns
Author: Ashley Martineau
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764166075
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 208
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Provides easy to follow step-by-step tutorials for preparing, dyeing, and spinning different fibers.

Start Spinning

Author: Maggie Casey
Publisher: Interweave
ISBN: 1620330229
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 121
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For knitters, crocheters, and weavers ready to make their own yarn, this handy guide provides detailed instructions for spinning both on a spindle and a wheel, and offers a special section devoted to troubleshooting and wheel maintenance that keeps projects on track. It offers a comprehensive look at the various available fiber options, choosing and preparing each type of fiber for use, and crafting these materials into ready-to-work pieces. A final chapter on the various uses of spun yarn focuses on project planning, with definitions and context for measuring wraps per inch, determining yards.

Sheep Breeding

Studies in the Agricultural and Food Sciences
Author: G.L Tomes,D.E. Robertson,R.J. Lightfoot
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 1483162133
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 596
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Sheep Breeding, Second Edition covers sheep breeding in its widest context through a collection of papers about sheep breeding from experts in the field across the globe. The book incorporates sections composed of general review articles and important research findings on the structures and objectives of national sheep industries from many of the major sheep-producing areas of the world. The text also discusses the genetic selection and breed improvement; stud breeding and cooperative breeding schemes; reproduction in the ewe; and male reproduction and artificial insemination. The monograph is recommended for those who wish to learn different techniques and practices in raising and breeding sheep, especially those who are new in the field. The book is also for those who wish to conduct research that would help improve raising and breeding sheep.