Book Reviews and Sheep Ears


Many of you have given me feedback on my book—thank you so very much! It’s been a wonderful, fleece-fueled ride. I love hearing what aspects of the work you have found useful and which topics need further attention and explanation in future works.

“I am a beginner spinner and found Kate’s book a wealth of information. She shares about different breeds, skirting and washing a fleece, different ways to prepare the fleece for spinning, using prepared fibers and the difference between worsted and woolen spinning.” Martha via Amazon October, 2015

“This book has already taught me so much about the practical, how-to aspects of preparing and spinning wool, and I was pleasantly surprised at how much it has also enriched my understanding of the wider context: sheep breeds and why they matter to handspinners, how woolen mills operate, etc. I’m so thankful to have this by my side as a reference guide when I am working, and when I’m not using it, I am happy to leave it sitting out on my coffee table (there are some seriously gorgeous fleeces and yarns in the photos!).” DACK via Amazon July, 2016

If you have the book, would you consider leaving a review on Amazon? Honest reviews are incredibly helpful. You can also read and leave reviews at the Interweave Store and Goodreads.

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Order in August for Free Shipping!

Now through August 31, 2016, you can order The Practical Spinner’s Guide: Wool directly from me for $26.99 with free shipping to addresses in the United States. Check the Shop for further details.