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Author Parkes, Clara, author.

Title Vanishing fleece [electronic resource] : adventures in American wool / Clara Parkes.

Publication Info. [United States] : Abrams, 2019.
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Summary A fast-paced account of the year Clara Parkes spent transforming a 676-pound bale of fleece into saleable yarn, and the people and vanishing industry she discovered along the way. Join Clara Parkes on a cross-country adventure and meet a cast of characters that includes the shepherds, dyers, and countless workers without whom our knitting needles would be empty, our mills idle, and our feet woefully cold. Travel the country with her as she meets a flock of Saxon Merino sheep in upstate New York, tours a scouring plant in Texas, visits a steamy Maine dyehouse, helps sort freshly shorn wool on a working farm, and learns how wool fleece is measured, baled, shipped, and turned into skeins. In pursuit of the perfect yarn, Parkes describes a brush with the dangers of opening a bale (they can explode), and her adventures from Maine to Wisconsin ("the most knitterly state") and back again; along the way, she presents a behind-the-scenes look at the spinners, scourers, genius inventors, and crazy-complex mill machines that populate the yarn-making industry.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Wool industry -- United States.
Woolen and worsted manufacture -- United States.
Yarn -- United States.
Electronic books.
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ISBN 9781683356820 (electronic bk.)
1683356829 (electronic bk.)
Music No. MWT12462635

 
    
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