Breed Study Kit

Explore the unique properties of 14 different out-of-the-ordinary types of wool with the exclusive Breed Study Kit!
SKU: S3385-S0295-EP4174-QM1225-EP2458
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Breed Study Kit

Have you ever wanted to start your own breed study—to explore the properties of different types of wool? It's a project on many a spinner's bucket list, but tracking down samples of a variety of wools and washing them can be a huge task. With this kit, you can spin samples of 14 different out-of-the-ordinary types of wool, types you might not even find at a wool show (and certainly not in sampler quantities). Supplement with your own basic wools to create a personal library of wool, then crochet an Adventures in Fleece afghan to admire your project! With In Sheep's Clothing and The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook, you'll learn the details of what makes each wool special, and the Handspinning Rare Wools video offers insights into understanding and spinning the more unusual fibers on the list. Find a new favorite fiber, improve your spinning skills, and explore the amazing world of wool with this amazing kit!

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Exclusive! Breed Study Sampler Kit
from Louet

This carefully curated sampler of out-of-the ordinary wools includes 1 ounce each of 14 types of combed top and roving. Skip sourcing, washing, and preparing and go straight to spinning these special wools. The pack includes nearly 1 pound of fiber divided among: Cheviot White Wool Top, Light Coopworth Roving, Cotswold Sliver, Dorset Sliver, Falkland Top, Grey Gotland Top, Grey Icelandic Top, Karakul Wool Top, White Masham Top, Black Norwegian Wool Top, Perendale Sliver, Fine Brown Shetland, Light Grey Swalesdale Top, and Dark Brown Welsh Top.

 

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Spin-Off Spring 2015
Digital Magazine

 

This issue of Spin-Off encourages you to cultivate your stash like a gardener cultivates a plot of vegetables: by encouraging it to grow where needed, pruning carefully, and savoring the fruits of your labor. Is your stash a riot of color, full of mixed painted braids? You can ply it, draft it, or combine it with other colors to make beautiful yarns. Do you have small quantities of goodies? Spin them for a precious afghan or work them up into a sampler afghan. Bursting with sweater quantities? If you’re intimidated, start by sampling a sma ll bit to discover what the fiber wants to be before diving in headfirst.

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In Sheep's Clothing: A Handspinner's Guide to Wool  

Jane Fournier
eBook

 

Essential reading for handspinners, wool growers, and other fiber craft enthusiasts, this indispensable and convenient reference eBook provides a comprehensive review of the characteristics of wool from 100 breeds of sheep.

 

Whether you knit, crochet, spin, or weave; you'll love the freedom to learn about wool in more places with the easy-to-download In Sheep's Clothing eBook!

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The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers from Animal to Spun Yarns
by Deborah Robson and Carol Ekarius

Book

 

The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook is an outstanding resource for any fiber enthusiast!  It's a reference book you will return to again and again as you grow as a fiber artist.  This one-of-a-kind photographic encyclopedia features more than 200 animals and the fibers they produce.

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Handspinning Rare Wools: How to Spin Them, Why We Should Care  

with Deborah Robson

Video Download

 

In Handspinning Rare Wools, Deborah Robson explores fiber from 38 rare and endangered breeds of sheep from Great Britain and North America. Her knowledge of their history and characteristics is deep, her stories are intriguing, and her passion for saving and savoring the basic materials of our craft is palpable.

**Note: This kit was previously released as the Adventures in Fleece Kit

Don't wait, claim your Breed Study Kit today!

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Customer Reviews (1)
Great resource and useful information
I would have given this 5 starts, but the Fiber Source book was listed on my invoice as out of stock and they weren't getting any more. This was very disappointing as this was a big part of the bundle. I'm having to get this book from a difference source as I'm getting ready to present a program at my guild on the different breeds of sheep and what their wool is best used for.
The samples are a very generous size and the other materials are great.
Review by Barb (Posted on 9/17/2015)
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