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Handspun Treasures from Rare Wools [Paperback]

Deborah Robson
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Jan. 1 2002
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.

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5.0 out of 5 stars An inspiring picture book on rare sheep Dec 27 2000
Format:Paperback
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiration for fiber-o-holics March 4 2003
Format:Paperback
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.
If that isn't interesting enough, there are pictures of projects done in various wools like Jacob, California Mutant Red, Pitt Island, Leicester Longwool and Cotswold. The projects range from knitted lace to woven rugs. If you are a handspinner, weaver or knitter who likes fine wools, this is a very interesting little book. I really enjoyed it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An inspiring picture book on rare sheep Dec 27 2000
By Alexandra - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
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.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiration for fiber-o-holics March 4 2003
By Joanna Daneman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
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.
If that isn't interesting enough, there are pictures of projects done in various wools like Jacob, California Mutant Red, Pitt Island, Leicester Longwool and Cotswold. The projects range from knitted lace to woven rugs. If you are a handspinner, weaver or knitter who likes fine wools, this is a very interesting little book. I really enjoyed it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring little book. Feb. 18 2014
By S. HOYLAND - Published on Amazon.com
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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.
The picture gallery made me want to start creating right away. The only grievance (and this is partly due to my lack of ability) is there are no instructions/patterns for the beautiful garments knitted.
A classic little book (94 pages).
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars No patterns, not what I expected Feb. 5 2013
By "Paca ranchgirl" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is a compendium of pictures and history of the makers for a juried show.
No patterns, not much on the really rare animals I had hoped for.
I'd really like to return it.

Also had marking in it, like someone had tried to edit the book after printing.
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