They may all look alike to the untrained eye, but there are scores of different breeds of sheep in the world. In Sheep's Clothing looks at a hundred of them, with special attention to the characteristics of the wool of each, from baby-soft Merino to silky Lincoln to sturdy, coarse Karakul. You'll find expert advice on: selecting top-quality fleeces, cleaning wool efficiently and thoroughly, teasing, flicking, combing, carding, and other preparation methods, spinning and plying a variety of yarn styles. Actual fleece locks are shown in full-size photographs, and knitting, crochet, weaving, and other techniques illustrate the importance of matching wool type to end use. This highly readable, authoritative reference work is essential reading for handspinners, wool growers, and other fiber craft enthusiasts.