Posted by: Mare F | October 31, 2014

Reading corner Thursday – late again

I have to admit that I felt a bit frivolous when I purchased the Field Guide to Fleece by Carol Ekarius and Deborah Robson, the wonderful women who brought us The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook, because, really, I had The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook already. It did seem an extravagance until I was at the fleece sale at the New York Sheep & Wool Festival in Rhinebeck a couple of weeks ago. We were looking at fleece and a friend wondered what type of fleece she could blend with the Angora from a rabbit she would be picking up later and out came my copy. It was perfect.

 

field guide to fleeceI wasn’t in the market for a fleece this year…I have plenty and I’m in the Paradise Fiber club so really, a fleece would have been an extravagance, but I brought the book along just in case. The descriptions are concise, comprehensive, and the color photos are so helpful when comparing them to the real thing that I don’t envision going to any type of fiber event without this handy reference book in my bag. I highly recommend this book to anyone starting out on the fiber processing trip and to anyone branching out from the path that they are currently on. It really is an asset to your craft library.

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