The Practical Spinner's Guide - Wool

The Practical Spinner's Guide - Wool

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The Practical Spinner's Guide - Wool

by Kate Larson

From the publisher: 

All you need to know about spinning wool--from sheep to knits!

Spinners have been creating beautiful yarns from wool for thousands of years, but we still have unanswered questions. How do you choose a fleece? Should you process your fleece by hand or send it to a mill? What kind of prepared fibers are available, and what should you do with them? Fiber artist and shepherdess Kate Larson answers these and many other questions in The Practical Spinner's Guide: Wool. Topics include:

   • An overview of sheep breeds and the characteristics of their fleece
   • Washing, carding, combing, and blending fibers
   • Purchasing and working with prepared fibers
   • Techniques for spinning and plying wool to achieve the right yarn for your projects
   • Advice on caring for fibers to protect them from unwanted pests and other problems
Whether you're working with fleeces sheared from your own flock or spinning indie dyed fibers, you'll find a wealth of useful, valuable, and practical information in The Practical Spinner's Guide: Wool.

You might be wondering what the heck Lot-1 means when you're shoppin' for yarn on STASH online.

We've created our own lot system to make sure that you know all your yarn is coming from the same dyelot when shopping online. Pretty cool, hey? 

Be sure to check all the lots to make sure you get enough yarn in the colour you need! This also means that if you run out of yarn mid sleeve, you can check your order receipt to find out which lot you bought and get another skein that matches your dyelot. Juuuuust in case you lose the ball band. ;) 

Please note that the STASH online inventory and the inventory at our retail store may vary. Please contact us if you're looking for something specific in store or online. 

Wondering how much yarn you need? Curious about safety skeins? Yarn weights? Check out our FAQ for help!

STASH does our best to accurately represent all products and colourways - please note that dye lots often vary, and colours may appear different between devices. 

STASH's Lot System

You might be wondering what the heck Lot-1 means when you're shoppin' for yarn on STASH online.

We've created our own lot system to make sure that you know all your yarn is coming from the same dyelot when shopping online. Pretty cool, hey? 

Be sure to check all the lots to make sure you get enough yarn in the colour you need! This also means that if you run out of yarn mid sleeve, you can check your order receipt to find out which lot you bought and get another skein that matches your dyelot. Juuuuust in case you lose the ball band. ;) 

Need help?

Please note that the STASH online inventory and the inventory at our retail store may vary. Please contact us if you're looking for something specific in store or online. 

Wondering how much yarn you need? Curious about safety skeins? Yarn weights? Check out our FAQ for help!

STASH does our best to accurately represent all products and colourways - please note that dye lots often vary, and colours may appear different between devices.