The Spinner's Book of Fleece
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The Spinner's Book of Fleece: A Breed-by-Breed Guide to Choosing and Spinning the Best Fiber for Every Purpose
by Beth Smith
This guide helps spinners proceed with confidence in choosing the perfect fiber and turning it in to the perfect yarn for the project at hand. In-depth instruction is provided on buying fleece, washing, preparing, and spinning different types of fleece, including wools, longwools, downs, down-type breeds, and multicoated breeds. 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.