Bibliographie : I. Des fibres aux fils

Une liste de livres autour des matières et des étapes menant des fibres aux fils.


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  1. Bibliographie : I. Des fibres aux fils :
    1. International sheep and wool handbook, David John Cottle (2010)
    2. The fleece & fiber sourcebook. More than 200 fibers, from animal to spun yarn, Carol Ekarius & Deborah Robson (2011)
    3. The field guide to fleece. 100 sheep breeds & how to use their fibers, Carol Ekarius & Deborah Robson (2013)
    4. The knitter's book of wool. The ultimate guide to understanding, using, and loving this most fabulous fiber, Clara Parkes (2009)
    5. The spinner’s book of fleece. A breed-by-breed guide to choosing and spinning the perfect fiber for every purpose, Beth Smith & Deborah Robson (2014)
    6. In sheep's clothing: A handspinner's guide to wool, Nola Fournier & Jane Fournier (1995)
    7. Yarnitecture. A knitter's guide to spinning: Building exactly the yarn you want, Jillian Moreno (2016)
    8. The spinner’s book of yarn designs. Techniques for creating 80 yarns, Sarah Anderson (2012)
    9. Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece. Dip-Dyeing, Hand-Painting, Tie-Dyeing, and Other Creative Techniques, Gail Callahan (2010)
    10. The knitter's book of yarn. The ultimate guide to choosing, using, and enjoying yarn, Clara Parkes (2007)
  2. Bibliographie : II. Des patrons aux tricots : aller à la seconde partie de la bibliographie

International sheep and wool handbook, David John Cottle (2010)

Couverture du livre International sheep and wool handbook

Présentation :

Covering a broad range of topics relevant to the sheep and wool industry, this newly expanded edition—containing 11 new chapters and a more international scope—discusses future developments in all areas and provides an in-depth review of the meat aspects of the market. Separated into five distinct sections, the comprehensive survey summarizes the major world sheep and wool industries, biological principles, management, production systems, and the preparation, processing, and marketing of meat and wool. References and web links at the end of each chapter present further sources of information. From paddock to plate and farm to fabric, this overview is a must-have for all those involved in the trade, including producers, brokers, exporters, and processors.

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Rédacteur : David John Cottle Date de première publication : mai 2010 Premier éditeur : Nottingham University Press, Nottingham, UK Langue : anglais

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Foreword
Contents
Preface
World Sheep and Wool Production
   Early history
   Foundation species
   Sheep breed descriptions
   World sheep breeds
   Sheep breeds in Australia
      The wool producers
   The British breeds
      The longwools
      The mountain breeds
      The shortwools
      Merino derived breeds
      British derived breeds
   South African breeds
      South African Meat Merinos
      Fat tails
      Carpet-wool breeds
   Comparisons between breeds, strains and bloodlines
      Comparisons between Merino strains and bloodlines
      Comparisons of Merinos with other breeds or first crosses
      Comparisons of terminal prime-lamb sires
   World distribution of sheep
   World sheep population
   World wool trade
   World sheep meat production and trade
   World sheep-milk production
   World production of sheepskins
   The future
   Websites
   References
Australian Sheep and Wool Industries
   Overview
   Sheep and farm numbers
   Wool production and export
   Sheep meat production and export
   Production of sheepskins and by-products
   Value of the Australian sheep industry
   Structure of the Australian sheep industry
      Pastoral zone
      Wheat-sheep zone
      High-rainfall zone
   Early stage wool processing in Australia
   Meat processing in Australia
   Future developments
   References
   Websites
New Zealand Sheep and Wool Industries
   Overview
   Pastoral basis
   Natural values
   Emphasis on exports
   Family owned small businesses
   Mix of enterprises and skills
   Average farm characteristics
   Sheep numbers and types
   Wool
   Sheep meat
   Sheep skins and by-products
   Composition and structure of NZ sheep production
   Meat and wool processing industries
   Value of NZ sheep industry
   References
   Websites
South American Sheep and Wool Industries
   Overview
   Uruguay
      Future developments
   Argentina
      Meat and wool production
      Future developments
   Brazil
      Future developments
   Chile
      Future developments
   References
South African Sheep and Wool Industries
   Farming in South Africa
      Agricultural potential of South Africa
      Contribution of agriculture to the South African economy
   Livestock farming in South Africa
   Sheep farming in South Africa
      Sheep breeds
      Production regions and systems
      Trends in the national sheep flock
   Products
      Meat production
      Wool production
      Product prices
   Small stock improvement in South Africa
      History of small stock recording in South Africa and objectives of the scheme
      Reproduction
      Recording system
      Outputs
      Future developments in the NSIS
   Current and future developments
   References
Chinese Sheep and Wool Industries
   Historical overview
      Early sheep breeding efforts
      Introduction of HRS, wool market reforms, “wool wars” and emphasis on fine wool
      Emergence of the sheep meat industry
   Sheep breeds in China
      Fine wools
      Coarse-wool/meat-sheep
      Dual-purpose and semi-fine wool sheep
   Limitations of Chinese statistics
      Sheep numbers and sheep meat production statistics
      Wool production statistics
   Long-term trends, location and scale of production
      Sheep numbers and their location
      Wool production and its location
      “Mutton” production and its location
      Scale of sheep-raising
   Sheep production systems
      Pastoral localities
      Mixed pastoral and agricultural localities
      Agricultural localities
   Sheep raising units
      Unspecialised private households
      Specialised private households
      State farms
      “Dragon heads” and opportunistic private enterprises
   Wool marketing
      Wool marketing channels
      Wool grading standards
   Sheep and sheep meat marketing
      Seasonality and other problems in pastoral localities
      Importance of “rural trade” markets in more populated areas
      Slaughter households, traditional “wet” markets and food safety regulations
      Large-scale market places, abattoirs and modernisation
   Wool processing
      Background
      Restructuring and emergence of China as the wool textile powerhouse
      Lower-value domestic market sector
      Modern higher-quality and internationally-oriented sector
   Future developments
      Sheep numbers and wool output
      Sheep meat production and marketing
      Wool processing, marketing and trade
   References
   Website
European Sheep and Wool Industries
   Overview
   Sheep numbers
   Wool production
   Sheep meat production
   Production of sheep skin and by-products
   Value of the industry
   Forms of sheep enterprise
   Meat and wool processing industries
   Recent and future developments
   Abreviations
   References
   Websites
Breeding and Selection
   Introduction
   Breeding objectives
      The economically rational approach
      The desired gains approach
   Inheritance of quantitative traits
   Selection
      Response to selection
      Factors affecting response to selection
      Genetic evaluation
      Industry support systems
   Crossbreeding methods
      The genetic basis of crossbreeding
      Crossbreeding systems
   Genetics of production traits
      Wool production
      Disease and parasite resistance
      Reproduction and maternal behaviour traits
      Growth and carcass quality
      Future traits
   Combining quantitative and molecular genetics
      Marker assisted selection
   Reproductive technologies
      Artificial insemination
      Multiple ovulation and embryo transfer (MOET)
      Juvenile In Vitro Embryo Transfer (JIVET)
      Gene transfer
      Cloning
   References
   Websites
Reproduction
   Introduction
   Physiology of reproduction in sheep
      The female
      The male
   Regulation of natural reproductive performance in ewes
      Definitions
      Levels of reproductive performance in Australia
      Genotype
      Nutrition
      Physical environment and climate
      Management
   Regulation of reproductive performance in rams
      Genotype
      Effects of age and of sexual experience
      Nutrition
      Physical environment
      Health and management
   Mating systems
      Controlled natural mating
      Uncontrolled natural mating
   Artificial regulation of reproductive performance
      Artificial insemination (AI)
      Synchronisation of oestrus within the breeding season
      Extension of the breeding season
      Induction of oestrus and ovulation in anoestrous ewes
      Control of ovulation rate
      Intensive breeding programs
      Multiple ovulation and embryo transfer (MOET)
   Future developments
      MIVET and JIVET
      Sex preselection
      Cloning
   References
Pregnancy, Lambing and Survival
   Physiology of pregnancy and lambing
      The embryo
      Maternal recognition of pregnancy
      Implantation and the formation of placenta and foetal membranes
      The foetus and foetal development
      Parturition
      The endocrinology of pregnancy and parturition
      Biology of the newborn lamb and peripartum behaviour patterns
   Embryonic mortality
      Nature, timing and extent
      Causes of embryonic mortality
   Factors influencing foetal growth and development
      Function of the placenta and foetus
      Factors affecting the size of the placenta
      Environmental factors: nutrition and heat stress
      The relationship between placental size and the size of the foetus
      Consequences of intrauterine growth retardation on adult life
      Number of foetuses in the uterus and age of the ewe
   Perinatal mortality
      Extent and patterns
      Causes of perinatal mortality
      Birth weight and litter size
      Starvation – Mismothering – Exposure (SME) complex
      Starvation
      Mismothering
      Exposure
      Metabolic maturity at birth and cold resistance
      Dystocia
      Other causes
   Diagnosis of pregnancy and of litter size
      Ram harnesses
      Ultrasound pregnancy diagnosis
   Identifying the causes of reproductive wastage
      ’Wet and drying’
      Partial failure in multiple ovulations (PFMO)
   Nutrient requirements for pregnancy, lambing and early lactation
      Nutrition and the reproductive cycle
      Effects of under-nutrition
      Overfeeding
      Practical aspects of nutritional management
   Lambing management systems
      Level of supervision at lambing
      Alterations to the physical environment
   Improving lamb survival by selection
   Current and future developments
   References
Lactation and Lamb Growth
   Introduction
   Udder growth and milk removal
   Measurement of milk yield
      Hand or machine milking after oxytocin injection
         Lamb weighing
         Isotope dilution
         Measurement of lamb growth
         Choice of procedure
         Frequency of measurement and calculation of total yield
      Lactation performance
         Pattern of production
         Nutrition
         Milk composition
      Nutrient requirements of lactating ewes
         Feed intake
         Requirements for energy
         Effects of lactation on digestion
         Requirements for protein
         Feed quality and production level
      Nutrition of suckling lambs
         Milk intake
         Intake of solid food
      Milk yield-lamb growth relationships
      Artificial rearing of lambs
         Importance of colostrum
         Milk substitutes
         Feeding systems
      Early weaning of lambs
         Quality of the ration for early-weaned lambs
      Practical considerations
      Current and future developments
      References
      Website
Weaner Management
   The effect of weaner management on the whole farm enterprise
   Weaner management practices and strategies
      Goals of weaner management
      Pre- and post-weaning management
   Pre- and post-weaning nutrition
      Pre-weaning nutrition
      Post-weaning nutrition
   Consequences of poor weaner nutrition
      Wool production
      Reproduction
   Weaner illthrift and mortality
      Occurrence of weaner illthrift and mortality
      Causes of weaner illthrift, disease and mortality
      General risk factors for illthrift and mortality
      Management recommendations for preventing illthrift and mortality
   Recent and future developments
      ‘Walkover weighing’
   Related weblinks
   References
Digestion and Metabolism
   Introduction
   Anatomy and physiology of the ruminant digestive system
      The fore-gut
      The mid-gut
      The hind-gut
   Ruminant digestion
      Rumen microbes
   Digestion and metabolism of nutrients
   Feed intake
      Capacity of the gastrointestinal tract
      Energy balance
      Composition of rumen fluid
      Nutritional deficiencies
      Water load
      Palatability
      Physical form of the diet
      Physiological state
      Environmental effects
      Prediction of feed intake
   Composition of feed
   Analysis of feeds
   Feeding systems (energy)
      Starch equivalents
      Protein systems
      Other nutrients
   Maintenance and production requirements
      Maintenance
      Production
      Wool growth
   Vitamins, minerals, water and feed additives
      Vitamins
      Minerals
      Water
      Feed additives
   Recent developments
   References
   Websites
Feeding
   Background
   Feed intake
      Feed determinants of intake
   Feed preference and selective grazing
      Factors influencing diet selection by sheep
      Meeting nutrient demand
      Effects of selection and preference on supplementary feeding decisions
      Overcoming the effects of selective grazing
   Feeding the ewe
      Ewe management begins at weaning
      Ewe feeding management at joining
      Feed requirements of ewe lambs at joining
      Complementary feeding
      Nutrition during early pregnancy
      Nutrition of the ewe during mid pregnancy
      Nutrition of the ewe during late pregnancy
      Calcium nutrition for ewes in late pregnancy
      Nutrition of the ewe during lactation
      Water intake
   Stocking rate decisions
      Pasture composition
      Monitoring pasture
   Decision support tools
      Keys to DST success
   Mineral nutrition
      Mineral deficiencies
      Mineral interactions
      Mineral toxicities
      Supplementation with by-products / co-products
      Mineral requirements of sheep
      Sources of minerals
   Integration of sheep and crops
      Contribution of pastures and animals to crop production
      Contribution of crops to animal production
   Hand feeding
      Responses to hand feeding ewes prior to joining and in late pregnancy and lactation
      Hand feeding to enhance utilisation of dry feed
      Hand feeding rams
      Adaptation for lot feeding
      Feed budgeting
      Lot feeding
      Animal health
   Drought feeding
      Culling strategies
      How long will the drought last?
      Maintenance feed requirements
      Feeding management after the drought
      Preparation for drought
      Containment areas
   Future directions
   References
Wool Growth and Production
   Structure of the skin
   Follicle development
   Follicle structure and fibre growth
   Cyclic activity of follicles
   Structure of wool and hair fibres
      coarse wool
      fine wool
      alpaca
      cashmere
   Composition of wool and hair fibres
   Biosynthesis of wool keratins
      Intermediate Filament
      Matrix - High Glycine/Tyrosine
      Matrix - High Sulphur
      Matrix - Ultra High Sulphur
   Fibre growth rate and quality
   Fleece weight and its component traits
   Fibre diameter and wool comfort
   Wool colour and fleece rot
      Wool colour
      Fleece rot
   Contamination-dark and medullated fibres and vegetable matter
   Physiological and environmental influences on wool production
   Current and future developments for growing wool
   References
   Websites
Meat Production
   Growth and development
      Muscle, bone and fat in the body
      Muscle development
      Fat partitioning and distribution
   Muscle structure, contraction and energy metabolism
      Connective tissue
      Muscle type
      Post mortem metabolism
   Sensory and objective measurement of meat quality
      Introduction
      Tenderness
      Juiciness and water holding capacity
      Flavour
      Colour
   Pre-slaughter factors affecting meat quality
      Tenderness
      Juiciness
      Flavour
      Colour
   Current and future developments
   References
Sheep Management
   Introduction
      What is management?
   Husbandry operations
      Lamb marking
      Ear marking
      Castration
      Tail docking
      Mulesing
      Vaccination
      Marking and mulesing management
   Calendar of operations
      Time of lambing
      Time of shearing
      A sample calendar of operations
   Sheep production in Mediterranean and temperate environments
      Distribution and features of Mediterranean regions
      Pastures
   Sheep-crop interactions. Crop residue utilization by sheep
      Crops grown
      Factors affecting stubble value to sheep
      Crop-sheep interactions and whole farm considerations
   Supplementary feeding of sheep
      Supplements used
      Supplementary feeding management
   Economics of sheep production
      Flock structures
      Sheep reconciliation
      Income
      Costs
      Decision making aids
      Economic terminology
      Sheep enterprise profit drivers
      Stocking rate
      Time of lambing
      Wool fibre diameter premium
      Sheep price/wool price relativity
      Genetics, disease control
   Benchmarking sheep enterprise performance
      Features of a good benchmarking exercise
      Cost of production
   Managing risk in sheep production
   Economic sustainability
   Legal issues and regulations
      Sheep identification
      Animal Welfare
      Sheep transport
      Veterinary chemical treatments
   Current and future developments
   References
   Websites
Pasture Management
   Introduction
   The environment
   Zone characteristics
      High-rainfall zone
      Ley-farming zone
      The pastoral zone
   Pasture improvement
   Establishment of improved pastures
   Early grazing management
   Grazing management
   Stocking rates
   Management systems
   Grazing management and the persistence of pasture species
   Manipulating feed supply
   Factors affecting responses to feed-gap options
   Conclusions on grazing management
   Weed management
   Economics of weeds in pastures
   Weed management techniques
   Irrigated pastures
   Decision support systems
   The challenge of climate change
   Conclusions
   References
Sustainable Livestock Production
   Introduction
   Sustainability: the concept
   Sustainability in practice
   Characteristics of sustainable biophysical systems
   Sustainability characteristics, principles and goals for livestock production systems
      Farming systems
      Livestock
      Atmosphere
      Energy efficiency
      Soil
      Ground cover
      Rainfall and irrigation water
      Pasture composition
      Livestock drinking water
      Vertebrate pests
      Remnant vegetation, waterways, wildlife and biodiversity
   Increasing farm production over time?
   Six key paddock indicators for sustainable livestock production
      Indictor 1. Maximise ground cover
      Indicator 2. Maintain litter at 2 t/ha or more
      Indicator 3. Maintain 1.5–3.0 t/ha of green dry matter
      Indicator 4. Maintain a diverse pasture sward
      Indicator 5. Maintain 30% of the landscape under tall woody vegetation for shelter
      Indicator 6. Maintain optimal soil health
   Land condition of pastures in tropical savannas
   Technologies to assist producers achieve sustainable livestock businesses
      Property planning
      Landcare
      Catchment management (bioregional NRM)
   Reasons for optimism
      Rainfall-use efficiency of Australian agriculture
      Much farmland management does not cover the variable costs of production
      Production over-emphasised at the expense of management and marketing
      Farmers have no idea whether they are over or under-producing
      Farmers have direct control over pasture, green dry matter and litter biomass, pasture composition, ground cover and the amount of woody vegetation in their farmscape
   Future developments
      Global population growth
      Peak oil
      Global warming
      Substitution
      Impacts on society
   Conclusions
   References
Sheep Health
   Introduction
   Definitions and classification of sheep diseases
   Internal parasites
      Round worms (nematodes)
      Flukes (trematodes)
   Tapeworms (cestodes)
   Coccidiosis
   Diagnosis and control of worms
      Diagnosis of worm infections
      Immunity to worms
      Worm control programs
      Drenches and drench resistance
   External parasites
      Blowfly Strike (Cutaneous Myiasis)
   Sheep body lice (Bovicola ovis)
      Mites of sheep
   Diarrhoea due to non-parasitic causes
      Infectious causes of scouring
      Non-infectious causes of scouring
      Grain poisoning (ruminal lactic acidosis)
   Other bacterial, viral and fungal diseases
      Clostridial diseases
      Ovine Johne’s disease (OJD)
      Footrot
      Scabby Mouth (contagious ecthyma)
      Arthritis
      Caseous lymphadenitis (cheesy gland)
      Pneumonia
      Fungal (mycotoxin) diseases
   Metabolic diseases
      Pregnancy toxaemia
      Hypocalcaemia
      Hypomagnesaemia
      Hypothermia
   Mineral deficiencies
      Copper
      Cobalt
      Selenium
   Fleece diseases
      Dermatophilosis
      Fleece rot
   Reproductive diseases
   Management for disease prevention
   Future developments
   References
   Sheep disease texts
   Websites
Farm Structures
   What are farm structures?
   Purpose of farm structures
      Animal safety and security
      Ownership of sheep
      Protection from weather
      Management of breeding and management groups
      Disease security
      Management operations
      Movement of stock to and from the farm
      Feed intake and pasture management
      Protection of the environment
      Confinement feeding
      Multiple end uses
   Understanding sheep psychology
      Sheep lore
   Influence of the shepherd
   Integration of the sheep handling system
   Aesthetics of the structures
   Shearing sheds
      Assessing requirements
      Reviewing current facilities
      Shearing shed options
      Internal layout
   Sheepyards
      Assessing requirements
      Reviewing current facilities
      Sheepyards options
      Internal layout
      Construction materials
      Construction and testing
      Ancillary sheep handling equipment
   Laneways
      Assessing requirements
      Reviewing current facilities
      Laneway design
   Watering systems
      Assessing requirements
      Reviewing current facilities
      Water systems options
   Farm fencing
      Assessing requirements
      Reviewing current facilities
      Fencing options
   Sheep housing
      Assessing requirements
      Reviewing current facilities
      Construction options
   Recent and future developments in farm structures
      Shearing technology
      Shearing handpiece technology
   References
Extensive Grazing Systems
   World rangeland systems
   Australian rangeland systems
      Business structures
      Land tenure
   The bio-physical production system
      The climate sub-system
      The natural resources sub-system
      The plant production sub-system
      The animal production sub-system
   Recent and future developments
      Industry restructuring
      Alternative breeds
      Climate change and grazing pressure
      Environmental stewardship
      Precision pastoralism
   Conclusions
   References
   Websites
Coarse Wool Production
   Introduction
   Processing routes for coarse wool
   Seasonality of growth of coarse wool and associated changes in wool characteristics
   Factors affecting the growth patterns of coarse wool
   Interaction of wool growth with feed quality and feed intake
   Interaction of wool growth with lambing
   Shearing time versus wool characteristics
   Effects of diseases related to seasonal challenges from environmental factors that affect wool and body growth
   Managing coarse wool lambs to meet slaughter specifications
   Managing coarse wool sheep for milk production
   Balancing selection for wool, meat and milk characteristics
   On-farm management issues associated with coarse wool sheep
      Age effect and flock structure
      Sex ratio
      Joining
      Shepherding during winter
      Lambing
      Docking (removal of tail)
      Developing “easy-care” sheep
   Clip preparation and marketing
   Current and future developments
   References
   Websites
Intensive Production Systems
   Lamb feedlot
      Feedlot design
      Animal welfare
   Accelerated lambing
      Introduction
   Sheep dairying
      World production
      Potential for an Australian industry
      Designs of sheep dairies
      Breeds and management
   Ultra fine wool from shedded sheep
      Sheep selection
      Management
      Animal health and welfare
      Nutrition
      Housing
      Marketing
      Clip preparation
   Irrigated pastures and fodder crops
   Current and future developments
   References
   Website
Wool Preparation, Testing and Marketing
   Australian wool types
   Wool products
   Wool properties
      Yield
      Fibre diameter
      Vegetable matter
      Staple length and strength
      Clean colour
      Dark fibres
      Resistance to compression
   Wool classing
      Traditional clip preparation
      Objective clip preparation  (OCP)
      Current clip-preparation guidelines
   Wool sampling and testing
      Core sampling
      Core testing
      Grab sampling (full-length wool)
   Wool marketing
   Packaging and transport
      Transport and dumping
      Warehousing
   Future developments
   References
   Websites
Wool Processing
   Wool processing pipelines
   Wool scouring
      Objectives of scouring
      Scouring fine wools
      Effluent treatment
   Carbonising
   Wool yarn manufacture
   Principles of carding
   Woollen yarn manufacture
      Woollen carding
      Woollen spinning
      Other steps in the woollen system
   Worsted yarn manufacture
      Carding and preparer gilling
      Combing
      Backwashing
      Worsted spinning
      Subsequent processes
   Semiworsted yarn manufacture
   Fibre properties and worsted processing performance
   Wool dyeing
      Loose stock dyeing
      Top dyeing
      Yarn dyeing
      Piece dyeing
      Garment dyeing
   Fabric formation
      Weaving
      Knitting
      Nonwovens
   Fabric finishing
   Carpet manufacture
      Tufting
      Patterned tufted carpets
      Wool for carpets
   Future developments
   References
   Websites
The Future of Wool as an Apparel Fibre
   The apparel wool industry as a business entity
   Sales income for the global apparel wool enterprise
      Global estimates of the value of retail sales of wool apparel
      Estimating the unit retail value of apparel wool
   Retail value per retailed kilogram for different wool apparel products
   The evolving consumer of wool apparel
      Where are the major consumers of wool apparel located?
      What fabric attributes do consumers seek?
   Future viability of wool apparel product categories
   Physical evidence of demand shifts
   An Australian perspective
      Production trends
      Retail income earning capacity and retail benchmarks
   Competitive considerations
   Future developments
   References
Skins
   Introduction
   World production and trade
   Flaying
   Preservation
   Fellmongering
   Intermediate processing
   Pickling
   Tanning
   Skin faults
      Shearing scar
      Ribby pelts
      Whitespot
      Cockle
      Pinhole
      Delamination
      Seed damage
   Woolskins
   Slink skin
   Slipe wool
   Recent and future developments
      Globalisation
      Environmental sustainability
      Fashions
      Summary
   References
Marketing of Sheep and Sheep Meat
   Introduction
   Lamb markets
   Australian lamb specifications
   Mutton markets and specifications
   Live export market
   Live sheep export markets and specifications
   Sourcing and transporting sheep
   Live assessment
      Assessment of lambs and sheep for sale
      Estimating carcass weight
      Fat scoring sheep and lambs
      Fatness
      Skin weight adjustment
      Sex
      Breed
      Carcass trim
      Hot and cold weight
      Seasonal variation
   Marketing systems
      Saleyard auctions
      Auction Plus
      Paddock sales
      Over the Hook (OTH) trading
      Forward contracts
   Recent advances in supply chain management
   Producer marketing groups
      Tender Plus: A case study
      Carcass feedback and traceability
      Video Image Analysis VIAscan®
      Quality assurance systems for sheep meat
      National Livestock  Reporting Service (NLRS)
   References
   Websites
Processing of Sheep and Sheep meats
   Pre-slaughter handling and lairage
      Dehydration
      Stress effects
      Management pre-slaughter
   Slaughter process
      Stunning
      Immobilisation
      Pelt removal and dressing
      Electronic bleeding
      Evisceration
   Meat inspection
   Carcass measurement
      Methods of measurement
      Application of measures
   Chilling, freezing & boning
      Chilling
      Freezing
      Boning
      Hot boning
      Cold boning
   Processing methods & technology to enhance quality
      Electrical stimulation
      Conditioning
      Tender stretching
      Ageing
      Steps to enhance tenderness
      Vacuum packing
      Tips for extending keeping quality
   Grading sheep meat for eating quality
   References
Appendix A - Nutrient Composition of Feeds
Appendix B - Australian Sheep Enterprise Gross Margins
Appendix C - Australian Wool and Sheep Meat Prices
Appendix D - World Wool Types
   Colour Midpoints
   Descriptors
   Vegetable Matter
   Uruguay
   South Africa
   China
   Europe
Glossary of Sheep and Wool Terms
Index

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The fleece & fiber sourcebook. More than 200 fibers, from animal to spun yarn, Carol Ekarius & Deborah Robson (2011)

Présentation :

This one-of-a-kind encyclopedia shines a spotlight on more than 200 animals and their wondrous fleece. Profiling a worldwide array of fiber-producers that includes northern Africa’s dromedary camel, the Navajo churro, and the Tasmanian merino, 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.

Storey Publishing

Autrices : Carol Ekarius et Deborah Robson Date de première publication : juin 2011 Premier éditeur : Storey Publishing, North Adams, USA Langue : anglais

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Preface
Fiber Fascination
1. Sheep: Oodles and Boodles of Wool
   Blackfaced Mountain Family
      Dalesbred
      Derbyshire Gritstone
      Lonk
      Rough Fell
      Scottish Blackface
      Swaledale
   Cheviot Family
      Cheviot
      Brecknock Hill and American Miniature Cheviot
      North Country Cheviot
   Dorset Group
      Dorset Horn and Polled Dorset
   Down Family
      Southdown
      Dorset Down
      Hampshire
      Oxford
      Shropshire
      Suffolk
   English Longwool Family
      Bluefaced Leicester
      Border Leicester
      Leicester Longwool
      Cotswold
      The Dartmoors: Greyface and Whiteface
      Devon and Cornwall Longwool
      Lincoln Longwool
      Romney
      Teeswater
      Wensleydale
   Feral Group
      Gulf Coast Native
      Hog Island
      New Zealand Ferals
      Santa Cruz
   Merino Family
      Merino: Booroola, Est à Laine, Fonthill, Peppin, Poll, South Australian, Tasmanian, Type A, and Type B Merino
      Debouillet
      Delaine Merino
      Saxon and Sharlea Merino
      Rambouillet
   Northern European Short-Tailed Family
      Boreray
      Castlemilk Moorit
      Finnsheep
      Gotland
      Hebridean
      Icelandic
      Manx Loaghtan
      North Ronaldsay
      Ouessant
      Romanov
      Shetland
      Soay
   Welsh Hill and Mountain Family
      Badger Face Welsh Mountain
      Balwen Welsh Mountain
      Beulah Speckled Face
      Black Welsh Mountain
      Hill Radnor
      Kerry Hill
      Llanwenog
      Lleyn
      Welsh Hill Speckled Face
      Welsh Mountain and South Wales Mountain
   Other Sheep Breeds
      American Tunis
      Bleu du Maine
      British Milk Sheep
      California Red
      Charollais
      Clun Forest
      Colbred
      Columbia and Panama
      Coopworth
      Cormo
      Corriedale and Bond
      Devon Closewool
      East Friesian
      Exmoor Horn
      Galway
      Gromark
      Herdwick
      Île-de-France
      Jacob
      Karakul
      Montadale
      Navajo Churro
      Norfolk Horn
      Perendale
      Polwarth
      Polypay
      Portland
      Romeldale and CVM
      Rouge de l’Ouest
      Ryeland
      Targhee
      Texel
      Whitefaced Woodland
      Zwartbles
   Wider Circles of Sheep
      The Arcotts: Canadian, Outaouais, and Rideau
      Dala
      Faroese
      Gute
      Pellsau
      Racka
      Roslag
      Rya
      Rygya
      Spelsau
      Steigar
      Svärdsjö
      Swedish Finewool
      Mashams, Mules, and Other Crosses
2. Other Species: The Rest of the Menagerie
   Goats
      Mohair
      Cashmere
   The Goat Crosses
      Cashgora
      Pygora
      PCA
      Pycazz
      Nigora
   Camelids
      Alpaca
      Llama
      Guanaco
      Vicuña
      Bactrian Camel
      Dromedary Camel
   Other Criters
      Bison
      Dog, Wolf, and Cat
      Fur and Pelt Animals
      Horse
      Musk Ox
      Rabbit: English, French, German,
      Giant, and Satin Angora Rabbit
      Yak
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Donors and Supporters
Photography Credits
Index

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The field guide to fleece. 100 sheep breeds & how to use their fibers, Carol Ekarius & Deborah Robson (2013)

Présentation :

With this compact portable reference in hand, crafters can quickly and easily look up any of 100 different sheep breeds, the characteristics of their fleece, and the kinds of projects for which their fleece is best suited. Each breed profile includes a photograph of the animal and information about its origin and conservation status, as well as the weight, staple length, fiber diameter, and natural colors of its fleece. This is a great primer for beginners, and a handy guide for anyone who loves working with fleece.

Storey Publishing

Autrices : Carol Ekarius et Deborah Robson Date de première publication : août 2013 Premier éditeur : Storey Publishing, North Adams, USA Langue : anglais

Tables des matières :

A Love Affair with Wool
American Miniature Cheviot
Arcotts: Canadian, Outaouais, and Rideau
Badger Face Welsh Mountain
Balwen Welsh Mountain
Beulah Speckled Face
Black Welsh Mountain
Bleu du Maine
Bluefaced Leicester
Bond
Border Leicester
Boreray
Brecknock Hill Cheviot
British Milk Sheep
California Red
Cambridge
Castlemilk Moorit
Charollais
Cheviot
Clun Forest
Colbred
Columbia
Coopworth
Cormo
Corriedale
Cotswold
Dalesbred
Dartmoor Greyface
Dartmoor Whiteface
Debouillet
Delaine Merino
Derbyshire Gritstone
Devon and Cornwall Longwool
Devon Closewool
Dorset Down
Dorset Horn
Dorset Poll (Polled Dorset)
East Friesian
Est à Laine Merino
Exmoor Horn
Faroese
Finnsheep
Galway
Gotland
Gromark
Gulf Coast Native
Gute or Gutefår
Hampshire Down
Hebridean
Herdwick
Hill Radnor
Hog Island
Icelandic
Île-de-France
Jacob
Karakul, American
Kerry Hill
Leicester Longwool
Lincoln Longwool
Llanwenog
Lleyn
Lonk
Manx Loaghtan
Merino
Montadale
Navajo Churro
Norfolk Horn
North Country Cheviot
North Ronaldsay
Ouessant
Oxford Down
Pelssau
Perendale
Polwarth
Polypay
Portland
Rambouillet
Romanov
Romeldale and CVM
Romney
Rouge de l’Ouest
Rough Fell
Rya
Ryeland
Santa Cruz
Scottish Blackface
Shetland
Shropshire
Soay
Southdown
Spaelsau (New)
Spaelsau (Old)
Stansborough Grey
Suffolk
Swaledale
Targhee
Teeswater
Texel
Tunis, American
Warhill
Welsh Hill Speckled Face
Welsh Mountain and South Wales Mountain
Wensleydale
Whitefaced Woodland
Zwartbles
In Case You’re Curious. . .
Glossary
Credits

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The knitter's book of wool. The ultimate guide to understanding, using, and loving this most fabulous fiber, Clara Parkes (2009)

Couverture du livre The knitter's book of wool. The ultimate guide to understanding, using, and loving this most fabulous fiber

Présentation :

In this complete guide to wool – the most popular yarn around – passionate wool expert Clara Parkes translates the vast world of sheep and their wool into the language and context of knitting.

What is wool? Clara starts with the fundamentals: what wool is made of, how it gets off the sheep, and how it is transformed from a jumbled mass of dirty fluff into a gorgeous yarn that so tempts us at our local yarn stores.

Who makes it? Parkes conducts an inspiring tour of sheep breeds from around the world – introducing us to the animals who give us their wool – and explains how to best knit with yarns made from their fibers.

Which yarn do I use? If only there were a way to read a skein to know how it would behave and what it wanted to become. Now there is! Parkes demystifies the generic (non-breed-specific) wool yarn you’ll find at your local yarn shop, showing you how to best determine what every yarn longs to be.

What do I knit? Parkes went to some of the most creative and inquisitive design minds of the kniting world to provide more than 20 patterns that highlight the qualities of specific types of wool.

The Knitter’s Book of Wool teaches you everything you need to know about wool – and its journey from pasture to pullover. The next time you pick up a skein, you won’t have to wonder what to create with it. You’ll just know.

Penguin Random House

Autrice : Clara Parkes Date de première publication : octobre 2009 Premier éditeur : Potter Craft, New-York, USA Langue : anglais

Tables des matières :

Preface
Introduction
1. What Is Wool?
   Anatomy of a Fiber
      Scaling the Surface
      Into the Cortex
      Medulla in the Middle
   The Softness Myth
      The Dance of Diameter and Softness
   Creating with Crimp
2. From Pasture to Pullover
   Turning Wool into Yarn
   Skirting and Sorting
      The Commercial Class System
   Rub-a-Dub-Dub: Scouring Fleece
   Spin City
      Spinning Woolen
      Spinning Worsted
   The Charms of Color
   Wool 101: Quick Tips for Reading
   a Generic Wool Yarn
3. Meet the Breeds
   Breed Categories
   The Criteria
      Fineness
      Staple Length
      Crimp
      Luster
      Suitable For
      Felting Qualities
   Finewools
      California Variegated Mutant (CVM)
      Cormo
      Merino
      Polwarth
      Rambouillet
      Romeldale
      Targhee
   Mediumwools
      California Red
      Columbia
      Corriedale
      Finnish Landrace (Finn)
      Montadale
      Tunis
   Down and Down-Type Wools
      Cheviot
      Clun Forest
      Dorset Down
      Dorset Horn and Poll Dorset
      Oxford
      Ryeland
      Shropshire
      Southdown
      Suffolk
   Longwools
      Bluefaced Leicester
      Border Leicester
      Coopworth
      Cotswold
      Leicester Longwool
      Lincoln
      Perendale
      Romney
      Teeswater
      Wensleydale
   Dual-Coated and Primitives
      Icelandic
      Jacob
      Navajo–Churro
      Scottish Blackface
      Shetland
4. Plays Well with Others
   Blending for Luster and Drape
      Silk
      Mohair and Alpaca
      Cellulosic Fibers
   Blending for Halo
      Angora and Alpaca
      Cashmere, Qiviut, and American Bison
      Mohair
   Blending for Warm-Weather Comfort
   Blending for Strength
5. Patterns
   Hats, Hands, and Feet
      Hill Country Hat
      Flicka Hat
      Sweet Fern Mitts
      Risti Mittens
      Cabin Socks
      Windjammer Socks
      Reversing Leaves Socks
   Sweaters and Tops
      Bella Baby Ensemble
      The Three Bears Pullovers
      Comfy Cardigan
      Allegan Cardigan
      Leafy Glen Shell
   Scarves, Shawls, and Stoles
      Nara Scarf
      Prairie Rose Lace Shawl
      Falling Waters Shawl
      Tibetan Clouds Beaded Stole
      Lillia Hyrna Shawl
   Home and Beyond
      Frida Pillow
      Reflecting Pools Bag
Resources
   Washing Wool
   Keeping Moths at Bay
   Resource List
   Processors
   Recommended Reading
   Abbreviations and Techniques
About the Designers
Author Acknowledgments
Glossary
CYCA Standard Yarn Weight System
Index

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The spinner’s book of fleece. A breed-by-breed guide to choosing and spinning the perfect fiber for every purpose, Beth Smith & Deborah Robson (2014)

Présentation :

The characteristics of fleece — its structure, grease content, and fiber diameter — vary widely depending on the breed of sheep the fleece comes from. In this comprehensive guide, Beth Smith profiles 21 types of fleece, from bouncy and pliant to lacy and lightweight. A sheep-by-sheep reference describes the best way to wash and spin each fleece into rich, soft yarn. You’ll soon be confidently choosing the right fleece, spinning it to perfection, and enjoying the perfect yarn for your next fiber creation.

Storey Publishing

Autrices : Beth Smith et Deborah Robson Date de première publication : août 2014 Premier éditeur : Storey Publishing, North Adams, USA Langue : anglais

Tables des matières :

Foreword
Introduction: Spinning with Purpose and Confidence
1. The Value of Raw Fleece
   A Consistent Yarn: Fantasy or Possibility?
   An Introduction to Hand Scouring
   Storing Raw Fleece and Processed Fiber
   An Overview of Fiber-Prep Tools
2. Buying a Fleece: Dos and Dont’s
   Deciding How Much to Buy
   First Considerations
   Digging Deeper
   Moths and Carpet Beetles
3. Getting to Yarn
   Spinning Yarns for Knitting or Crochet
   Spinning Yarns for Weaving
   Spinning Singles
   Plying Your Singles
   Finishing Your Yarns
   Playing with Twist and Size
4. Fine Wools
   Washing Techniques for Fine Wools
   Preparing to Spin Fine Wools
   Spinning Flicked Locks
   Merino
   Cormo
   Polypay
   Corriedale
5. Longwools
   Avoiding Stereotypes
   Appreciating Yarn Differences
   Washing Longwool Fleece
   Combing the Longwools
   Making Top after Combing
   A Short Lesson in Worsted Spinning
   Wensleydale
   Romney
   Lincoln
   Bluefaced Leicester
6. Downs and Down-Type Breeds
   Skirting a Fleece
   Scouring Down-Type Wools
   Handcarding Techniques
   Drumcarders
   Suffolk
   Southdown
   Dorset Horn and Poll Dorest
   Black Welsh Mountain
7. Multicoated Breeds
   Working with the Multicoats
   American Karakul
   Scottish Blackface
   Shetland
   Icelandic
8. Other Breeds
   Hand Prepping Your Fleece
   California Red
   Jacob
   Tunis
Glossary of Terms
Metric Conversions
USDA Standard Wool Specifications
Reading List
Resources
Acknowledgments

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In sheep's clothing: A handspinner's guide to wool, Nola Fournier & Jane Fournier (1995)

Présentation :

This highly readable, authoritative reference provides a comprehensive look at the characteristics of wool of 100 breeds of sheep. Essential reading for handspinners, wool growers, and other fiber craft enthusiasts, this guide gives special attention to fleece characteristics, methods of preparation and spinning, and best end use. Everything from baby-soft merino to silky lincoln to sturdy karakul—the full range of nature's miracle fiber—is represented here with expert advice on selecting top-quality fleeces; cleaning wool efficiently and thoroughly; teasing, flicking, combing, carding, and other preparation methods; and spinning and plying a variety of yarn styles. Actual fleece locks are shown in full-size photographs. Knitting, crochet, weaving, and other techniques illustrate the importance of matching wool type to end use.

Goodreads

Autrices : Nola Fournier et Jane Fournier Date de première publication : novembre 1995 Premier éditeur : Interweave Press, Loveland, USA Langue : anglais

Tables des matières :

Getting Started
1. About Wool
2. Fine Wools
3. Longwool and Crossbred Wools
4. Down-Type Wools
5. Other Wools
6. Black and Colored Wools
7. Selecting, Sorting, and Storing Fleece
8. Blending Wool
9. Terms and Techniques
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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Yarnitecture. A knitter's guide to spinning: Building exactly the yarn you want, Jillian Moreno (2016)

Présentation :

Create your dream yarn! Discover the pleasures of designing and building custom-made yarn by spinning it yourself, choosing everything from color to feel and gauge. Jillian Moreno leads you through every step of yarn construction, with detailed instructions and step-by-step photos showing you how to select the fiber you want (wool, cotton, silk, synthetic), establish a foundation, and spin a beautiful yarn with the structure, texture, and color pattern that you want. In addition to teaching you the techniques you need for success, Moreno also offers 12 delicious original patterns from prominent designers, each one showcasing hand-spun yarns.

Storey Publishing

Autrice : Jillian Moreno Date de première publication : août 2016 Premier éditeur : Storey Publishing, North Adams, USA Langue : anglais

Traduction publiée :

Tables des matières :

Dedication
Foreword: Clara Parkes
Foreword: Jacey Boggs
Introduction: Why this Book?
1. The Blueprint: Yarn Vision
   Why Am I Spinning?
   The Advantage of Keeping Track
   Getting Motivated to Spin with Intention
   Keeping Your Yarn Vision on Track
2. The Foundation: Sheep Breeds and Beyond
   Wool: The Backbone of Spinning
   Angora: A Class of Its Own
   Camelids: Warmer than Wool
   The Big Beasts: Yak, Bison, and Musk Ox
   Get My Goats
   Seductive Silk
   Other Natural Fibers
   Synthetic Fiber: Nylon Can Be a Spinner’s Friend
3. The Frame: Fiber Preparations
   Woolen vs. Worsted Fiber Preparation
   Silk Preparations: Beyond Top and Roving
4. The Walls: Drafting
   A Few Words about Twist
   Drafting Triangle: The Sweet Spot in Drafting
   Drafting against Type: What Happens
   Drafting Fiber Blends: Dealing with Mismatched Staple Lengths
   Thick or Thin: Controlling Yarn Size while Drafting
   Don’t Fight It! Your Wheel Is Your Friend: Work Together
   Predrafting
   Ratios and Whorls (Pulleys): The Basics
   Drive Systems: They Can Make Spinning Easier
   How to Draft Consistently
   Semi-Worsted and Semi-Woolen Throwdown! Or, a Plea for Sanity
5. The Roof: Plying
   What Is Ply and Why Do It?
   The Basics of Equipment and Setup
   How to Ply
   Resting and Rewinding Singles: Pros and Cons
   How Twist Affects Knitting
   How Ply Affects Knitting
   Plying Mistakes and What to Do
6. The Paint: Color
   How Dyers Dye
   What Affects Color on Fiber
   Digging into Your Stash
   The Secret to Plying to Match
   Mixing It Up within a Braid
   Combining Variegated Colors
   Working with Batts
7. The Front Door: Finishing
   Steaming
   Soaking
   Snapping
   Centripetal Force (Lasso)
   Whacking
   Fulling
   Menacing
8. The Landscaping: Knitting with Your Handspun
   A Word on Mill-Spun Yarns
   Measuring Handspun Yarn
   Sampling and Keeping Track
   Planning Knitting Projects
   Twist and Knitting Style
9. Housewarming: 12 Patterns Using Handspun Yarn
   Sweet Omega Möbius, Designed by Lynne Vogel
   Maya Cardigan, Designed by Kirsten Kapur
   Jillian Shawl, Designed by Rosemary (Romi) Hill
   Lina Toe-Up Socks, Designed by Kate Atherley
   Bump in the Night, Designed by Amy King
   Tetris Pullover, Designed by Julia Farwell-Clay
   Wenny Shawl, Designed by Amy King
   La Cuerda, Designed by Laura Nelkin
   Winter Library Shawl, Designed by Jillian Moreno
   Rigby Cardigan, Designed by Bristol Ivy
   Hive Mind, Designed by Adrian Bizilia
   Dye Goddess Pullover, Designed by Jillian Moreno
Appendixes
   Suggested Reading
   Glossary of Techniques
   Abbreviations
   Resources
Acknowledgment
Index

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The spinner’s book of yarn designs. Techniques for creating 80 yarns, Sarah Anderson (2012)

Présentation :

Discover the satisfying fun of spinning your own yarn! This step-by-step guide shows you how to create 80 distinctive yarn types, from classics like mohair bouclé to novelties like supercoils. Covering the entire spinning process, Sarah Anderson describes the unique architecture of each type of yarn and shares expert techniques for manipulating and combining fibers. Take your crafting to a new level and ensure that you have the best yarn available by spinning it yourself.

Storey Publishing

Autrice : Sarah Anderson Date de première publication : novembre 2012 Premier éditeur : Storey Publishing, North Adams, USA Langue : anglais

Tables des matières :

Foreword by Judith MacKenzie 
Introduction: Endlessly Fascinating Fiber
1. Spinning Basics
2. Singles for Plying
3. Stand-Alone Singles
4. Spiral Yarns
5. Opposing Plies
6. Bouclés
7. Cable Yarns
8. Crepe Yarns
9. Core Yarns
10. Novelty Yarns
Glossary
Bibliography

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Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece. Dip-Dyeing, Hand-Painting, Tie-Dyeing, and Other Creative Techniques, Gail Callahan (2010)

Couverture du livre Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece. Dip-Dyeing, Hand-Painting, Tie-Dyeing, and Other Creative Techniques

Présentation :

Discover the colorful joys of hand dyeing your own yarn and fleece. It’s easy, fun, and can be done right in your own kitchen! Self-taught dyer Gail Callahan shows you a variety of simple techniques to turn plain, outdated, or leftover yarn into vibrant “new” fibers using ovens, crockpots, frying pans, and other standard kitchen equipment. Detailed advice on color theory, self-striping, “grocery store” dyes, and handmade multicolor skeins make successful dyeing a cinch, even for complete beginners.

Storey Publishing

Autrice : Gail Callahan Date de première publication : janvier 2010 Premier éditeur : Storey Publishing, North Adams, USA Langue : anglais

Traduction publiée :

Tables des matières :

Introduction: A Very Reasonable Craft
The Big Three: Fiber, Color, Heat
1. Your Dye Studio
   Setting Up Your Studio
   Safety First
   Be Environmentally Responsible
   Organizing Your Supplies
   Heat Sources
2. Fibers to Dye for
   What to Expect from Protein Fibers
   The Many Elements that Affect Dye Color
   Preparing Fiber for the Dyebath
3. Dyes to Try
   Types of Dyes
   Some Dyeing Warm ups
   Playing with Grocery-Store Dyes
   Simple Handpaint Method: Monochromatic
4. Color Power
   Finding Your Color Comfort Zone
   Searching for a Variant of the Color Wheel
   Tweaking Your Color Combinations
5. No-Fear Dyeing
   Simple Handpaint Method: Multicolor
   Dipping for Shades
   Dip-and-Dye: Multicolored
   Handpainting a Silk Cap
   Handpainting a Wool Roving
   An Injection of Color
   Dunkin’ Cones
   Basic Immersion Dyeing
   Half-and-Half Immersion Dyeing
   Drip-Paint–Immersion Combo
   Basic Tie-Dyeing
   Tie-Dye/Drip-Dye Combo
   2-Step Immersion: Monochrome
   3-Step Immersion: Multicolored
   Parking Meter Yarn
   Mozzarella-Style Dyeing
   Knit, Dye, Unknit, Knit
6. Show-Off Patterns
   Kangaroo Mittens
   Rainbow-Dipped Baby Sweater
   Infant Cardigan and Ruffled Cap
   Neck Ruffle
   Slouchy Ballerina Leg Warmers
   Lace Scarf
   Guy’s Ribbed Hat
   Hidden-Message Socks
   Swatching Your Dyed Yarns
Resources
Index
Acknowledgments

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The knitter's book of yarn. The ultimate guide to choosing, using, and enjoying yarn, Clara Parkes (2007)

Couverture du livre The knitter's book of yarn. The ultimate guide to choosing, using, and enjoying yarn

Présentation :

Not all yarns are alike. Some make our hearts and hands sing, some get the job done without much fanfare, and some cause nothing but frustration and disappointment. The gorgeous pair of socks that emerged from their first bath twice as long as when they went in. The delicate baby sweater that started pilling before it even came off the needles. The stunning colorwork scarf that you can’t wear because the yarn feels like sandpaper against your neck. If only there were a way to read a skein and know how it would behave and what it wanted to become before you invested your time, energy, and money in it. Now there is! With The Knitter’s Book of Yarn, you’ll learn how to unleash your inner yarn whisperer.

In these pages, Clara Parkes provides in-depth insight into a vast selection of yarns, giving you the inside stories behind the most common fiber types, preparations, spins, and ply combinations used by large-scale manufacturers and importers, medium-sized companies, boutique dye shops, community spinneries, and old-fashioned sheep farms. And, because we learn best by doing, Parkes went to some of the most creative and inquisitive design minds of the knitting world to provide a wide assortment of patterns created to highlight the qualities (and minimize the drawbacks) of specific types of yarns.

The Knitter’s Book of Yarn will teach you everything you need to know about yarn: How it’s made, who makes it, how it gets to you, and what it longs to become. The next time you pick up a skein, you won’t have to wonder what to do with it. You’ll just know–the way any yarn whisperer would.

Penguin Random House

Autrice : Clara Parkes Date de première publication : octobre 2007 Premier éditeur : Potter Craft, New-York, USA Langue : anglais

Tables des matières :

1. Fiber Foundations
   Protein Fibers
   Cellulose Fibers
   Cellulosic Fibers
   Synthetic Fibers
2. Making Yarn
   Evaluating Yarns Up Close
   Mills and Microspinneries
   Farm Yarns
   Fiber Festivals
   Going Organic
   Color in Yarn
   The Original Spin
   The Politics of Pills
3. Ply me a River
   The Single
   Two-Ply Yarns
   Three-Ply Yarns
   Four-Ply and More
   Cabled Yarns
   Textured Yarns
   Bouclé Yarn
   Brushed Yarn
   Chenille Yarn
   The Felt Factor
Putting it all Together
   Care and Feeding
   Knowing What You Have: WPI
   CYCA Numbers Explained
   Abbreviations and Techniques
   Resources
   Recommended Reading
About the Designers
Acknowledgments
Glossary
About the Author
Index

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Date de publication initiale : 26 août 2020 Date de dernière mise à jour : 2 septembre 2020