Man has been weaving fibres for very many thousands of years and
there can be very few moultings, clippings or combings that someone
hasn't woven into something!. This subsection discusses briefly the
main sources of fibre, not just for commercial spinners and weavers
but also for the huge number of hobby spinners. As Rowena
Edlin-White and Dee Duke say in their Insatiable
It is surprising how soon after becoming a Beginner
Spinner you change into an Insatiable Spinner. You want to try out
any fleece you can get your hands on and Agricultural Shows are
irresistible - you really must have that prize-winning Cotswold
fleece, and so it is added to a growing pile of other fleece in the
shed. Similarly you will begin to be beguiled by such exotic
sounding fibres as alpaca, cashmere and mohair on suppliers' lists.
And if you are a farmer or pet owner you will undoubtedly begin to
cast an enquiring eye over the pet goat or Fido's combings. It's
very tempting to gather in any and every possibly spinnable fibre
and then wonder what you're going to do with it.
Worry not! We have all been in this position, fibre is addictive,
help is at hand; instead of feeling guilty the next time you're
confronted with that fleece or fibre you really must have, this
book * will tell you exactly what to do with it - before the rest
of the family does.
* The Insatiable Spinner. Soon to be available in our online
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