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Sheep Breed Assn Web Pages star
Web pages of individual breed associations. Includes membership information, breed characterists, history, etc.

Border Leicester Longwool star
Are you looking for a long wool to spin? Want to create a soft yet durable sweater? Take a look at the wool of the Border Leicester!

Classifying Breeds of Sheep and Wool Grades star
A brief discussion of classifying wools by breed of sheep.

Crimp star
Crimp. We all know what it is but where does it come from and why do some breeds of sheep have highly crimped fleeces while others have only a small amount of crimp?

Fleece Characteristics and Handle star
What is handle and how is it determined? What fleece characteristics are important to selecting a good fleece for your project? Train your eyes and hands to pick the best possible fleece for your project with this simple exercise.

How to Speak Shetland - Wool that is star
The terminology and characteristics of Shetland wool

Oklahoma State Sheep Breed Directory star[offsite link]
Everything you´ve ever wanted to know about the different breeds of sheep. The origns and history of the breeds, the standards, the wool types, etc. Includes some links to breed registries as well. Easy to use format.

Protecting Your Stash star
Have you collected enough fiber that it is now an investment? Protect your investment by storing your spinning fiber properly.

Scouring Wool star
The hows and whys of washing grease fleece.

Selecting A Fleece star
Some tips on selecting a good hand spinning fleece.

Sheep 101 star[offsite link]
A web site to teach students, teachers, 4-H and FFA members, beginning shepherds, and the public about sheep and shepherding.

Skirting Wool star
How to skirt a wool fleece

Structural Fleece Faults star
How to recognize a faulty fleece.

The Down Breeds of Sheep star
Want to spin lovely, lofty knitting yarns? The Down breed of sheep have just the fleeces you need.

The Redheads - Tunis & the California Red star
Sheep come in many different colors but did you know that there are pink sheep?

Wool Count Systems star
Bradford count, blood, count, and micron count explained and compared.

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