Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Book Review: "The Spinner's Book of Fleece" by Beth Smith

I was given a temporary digital advance reader copy of "The Spinner's Book of Fleece" by Beth Smith through netgalley to review.

"The Spinner's Book of Fleece" is a treasure trove of information for the spinner!  It describes wool working tools, how to pick the right fleece, how to deal with pests, how to know how much twist to add, and how to finish yarns.  It even mentioned making thread for tatting!  (As a tatter, I appreciated that!).  The book also gives the characteristics of types of wool, how to work with them, and some of the breeds in that category.   In the back of the book there are a glossary of terms, metric conversions, frequently used measurements, USDA Wool Specifications, Reading List, and Resources.

This is definitely a book that spinners should have on their shelves!

"The Spinner's Book of Fleece" is available in hardcover:

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (August 12, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1612120393
  • ISBN-13: 978-1612120393
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 8.4 x 0.9 inches

or for Kindle:
  • File Size: 56552 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (August 23, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GU2RLF4

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