The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers, From Animal to Spun Yarn by Carol EkariusThe Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers, From Animal to Spun Yarn by Carol Ekarius

The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers, From Animal to Spun Yarn

byCarol Ekarius, Deborah Robson

Hardcover | June 1, 2011

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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. 

Carol Ekarius is the co-author of The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook and the author of several books, including Storey’s Guide to Raising Sheep (with Paula Simmons), Small-Scale Livestock Farming, Storey’s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds, and  Storey’s Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep, Goats, Cattle, and Pigs. She lives in the mountains...
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Title:The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers, From Animal to Spun YarnFormat:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 10.31 × 8.69 × 1.31 inPublished:June 1, 2011Publisher:Storey Publishing, LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1603427112

ISBN - 13:9781603427111

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Table of Contents

Part 1  Sheep: Oodles and Boodles of Wool

Blackfaced Mountain Family
Dalesbred
Derbyshire Gritstone
Lonk
Rough Fell
Scottish Blackface
Swalesdale

Cheviot Family
Cheviot
Brecknock Hill and American Miniature Cheviot
North Country Cheviot

Dorset Group
Dorset Horn and Polled Dorset

Down Family
Southdown
Dorset Down
Hampshire
Oxford
Shropshire
Suffolk

English Longwool Family
Bluefaced Leicester
Border Leicester
Leicester Longwool
Cotswold
The Dartmoors: Greyface and Whiteface
Devon and Cornwall Longwool
Lincoln Longwool
Romney
Teeswater
Wensleydale

Feral Group
Gulf Coast Native
Hog Island
New Zealand Ferals
Santa Cruz

Merino Family
Merino: Booroola, Est a Laine, Fonthill, Peppin, Poll, South Australian, Tasmanian, Type A, and Type B Merino
Debouillet
Delaine Merino
Saxon and Sharlea Merino
Rambouillet

Northern European Short-Tailed Family
Boreray
Castlemilk Moorit
Finnsheep
Gotland
Hebridean
Icelandic
Manx Loaghtan
North Ronaldsay
Ouessant
Romanov
Shetland
Soay

Welsh Hill and Mountain Family
Badger Face Welsh Mountain
Balwen Welsh Mountain
Beulah Speckled Face
Black Welsh Mountain
Hill Radnor
Kerry Hill
Llanwenog
Lleyn
Welsh Hill Speckled Face
Welsh Mountain and South Wales Mountain

Other Sheep Breeds
American Tunis
Bleu du Maine
British Milk Sheep
California Red
Charollais
Clun Forest
Colbred
Columbia and Panama
Coopworth
Cormo
Corriedale and Bond
Devon Closewool
East Friesian
Exmoor Horn
Galway
Gromark
Herdwick
Ile-de-France
Jacob
Karakul
Montadale
Navajo Churro
Norfolk Horn
Perendale
Polwarth
Polypay
Portland
Romeldale and CVM
Rouge de l'Ouest
Ryeland
Targhee
Texel
Whitefaced Woodland
Zwartbles

Wider Circles of Sheep
The Arcotts: Canadian, Outaouais, and Rideau
Dala
Faroese
Gute
Pellsau
Racka
Roslag
Rya
Rygya
Spelsau
Steigar
Svardsjo
Swedish Finewool
Mashams, Mules, and Other Crosses

Part 2   Other Species: The Rest of the Menagerie

Goats
Mohair
Cashmere

The Goat Crosses
Cashgora
Pygora
PCA
Pycazz
Nigora

Camelids
Alpaca
Llama
Guanaco
Vicuna
Bactrian Camel
Dromedary Camel

Other Critters
Bison
Dog, Wolf, and Cat
Fur and Pelt Animals
Horse
Musk Ox
Rabbit: English, French, German, Giant, and Satin Angora Rabbit
Yak

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A comprehensive manual for the wool aficionado. Packed with photos and detailed fiber properties, it covers every breed of sheep you are likely to encounter and then some.