This one-of-a-kind book shines a spotlight on more than 200 animals and their wondrous fleece. Profiling a worldwide array of fiber-producers, 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.
Ok, that's the publisher's note. Here at Needle + Purl, we use The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook as the handiest reference ever (even though it's a pretty big book!), because it's so good at short, fun-to-read descriptions and photos all in one place - look up a new-to-you sheep breed, and you'll get a quick summary about where it's from, if it's a rare breed, what its fleece looks and feels like, how it spins, knits and crochets, and what kinds of garments might be ideal to make with it! The book gathers this into just a couple of beautiful layout pages for literally every fiber-producing animal in the world, in a way that the internet just .... can't. And that is really saying something! It's an essential and beautiful book for any fiber lover's library.
Hardcover. 448 pages. Storey Publishing.