This volume chronicles not only the splendid woven and knitted pieces included in the Save the Sheep exhibit but also the 21 endangered breeds whose fleece was used in their creation Provided is information on the exhibit s history, peculiarities, and cultural contribution....
|Title||:||Handspun Treasures from Rare Wools|
|Publisher||:||Interweave January 1, 2002|
|Number of Pages||:||96 pages|
|File Size||:||890 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Handspun Treasures from Rare Wools Reviews
I ordered my copy from America as it appears to be out of print in the U.K. I had been searching for a while and was not disappointed upon reading it. Many of the breeds are American which I enjoyed discovering more about, but also British breeds too. For new spinners there is plenty of tuition and information on preparing and spinning these rare wools.
This is a compendium of pictures and history of the makers for a juried show.
This book highlights rare breeds of sheep and gives all kinds of fascinating information about them: where the breed is to be found, how it came about, the type of wool the sheep grow, and the status of the breed in terms of rarity.
Many knitted and woven garments and a woven carpet as well, all made out of wool. Accompanied by pictures of many of the endangered sheep breeds. Its mainly a picturebook, no instructions on how to do the projects. It begins with an explanation on rare breeds, then comes a short chapter on the history of spinning and some comments about the spinning of the yarn and the making of the finished piece. In the end you can find an introduction into spinning (combing, carding, handspindles, washing of yarn). 80 pictured pieces and many sheep.