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Single breed yarns are enormously popular these days, and the huge number of different brands available in yarn stores today reflects this Manufacturers range from small scale artisan spinners right through to wholesale international producers Many major yarn brands have launched new lines of single breed wools to keep up with the demand, including Blue faced Leicester, Shetland, Black Welsh, Jacob and Suffolk varieties Pure Wool contains detailed information on numerous different kinds of single breed wool, with advice on choosing the type that s right for your project, and also includes than twenty patterns, specially designed to work well with specific kinds of wool Author Sue Blacker covers all the technical know how you could need to get creative with single breed yarns, and introduces you to the sheep and the people behind the wool you use....

Title : Pure Wool: A knitter's guide to using single-breed yarns
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ISBN : 1408171805
ISBN13 : 978-1408171806
Format Type : PDF
Language : Englisch
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 13 September 2012
Number of Pages : 160 Seiten
File Size : 665 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Pure Wool: A knitter's guide to using single-breed yarns Reviews

  • Dagmar Vogel
    2019-05-13 10:07

    Interessant, dass nur die Wolle einzelner Rassen für die Vorschläge verwendet werden. Das zeigt, wie groß die Unterschiede bei der Wolle verschiedener Schafrassen sind.

  • Elizabeth Clark
    2019-04-29 11:10

    Based on the other reviews and the fact that a friend raises Shetland Sheep, I really wanted this. Many of the patterns on the website looked lovely so I was intrigued.Once the book arrived I was so disappointed. The printing is very poor with many photos of the projects or samples so dark they are black squares on the page (p.69!!). The editorial content on sheep breeds is good, so I'd like to see a sample if they go to press again with better quality printing. (Printing on uncoated paper "can" turn out well) As a knitter, not a farmer, the value was not there for me. Amazon was very good about giving me a refund.

  • SpinningKat
    2019-05-16 13:56

    A celebration of some wonderful breeds of sheep that deserve closer examination. The author digs deep with some useful information about the sheep, the fleeces they produce and some inspiring patterns. I had a Gotland Fleece purchased a year ago and with the information provided, I got a clear sense of how I would process it. And I love the long cardigan pattern-a great barn sweater. I am in the process of happy spinning and with the advise given, yarn is turning out just right. A nice reference for spinners wanting to revisit the basics and elegant simplicity of spinning just beautiful wool yarn.

  • Margaret Turner
    2019-05-16 13:06

    I am the librarian for my Spinners and Weavers Guild. At a workshop recently this book was on the recommended book list. I ordered 3 copies for members of the guild and one for the guild library.What is so good about this book, is it takes different type of sheep right from the raw fleece information to the preparation ,spinning and right through to suitable patterns for using that type of fleece.Most books on spinning have only one or two stages of the work involved in sheep to garment. So you have to buy many different books.The only drawback is that it is an English publication and some of the breeds of sheep are not here in Canada. However if you also have Anne Fields book "Spinning , Beyond the Basics" the information from that book really helps you to get lots more out of the other. Margo Turner.

  • D
    2019-04-28 16:06

    Oh WOW! I am a knitter but have never read of the sheep that produce wool for best yarns for specific jobs. This is in great detail and a wonderful book to use as reference. I have chosen yarns using this information to produce exceptional results.

  • Holly A Baron
    2019-05-08 16:06

    If you are looking for a book that explains the qualities of different brreds of wool, with examples and even patterns, look no further. This is not just a pattern book and is very educational, well put together and easy to learn from.