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Title: Vegetable Dyes
Being a Book of Recipes and Other Information Useful to the Dyer
Author: Ethel M. Mairet
Release Date: December 30, 2007 [eBook #24076]
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First published in Mcmxvi
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To the end of the 18th century Spanish wool was the finest and best wool in the world. Spanish sheep have since been introduced into various countries, such as Saxony, Australia, Cape Colony, New Zealand; and some of the best wools now come from the Colonies.
Alpaca, Vicuna and Llama wools are from different species of American goats.
Mohair from the Angora goat of Asia Minor.
Kashmir Wool from the Thibetan goat.
Camel hair, the soft under wool of the camel, which is shed annually.
Lambs, 3 to 6 months growth, the finest, softest and most elastic wool.[Pg 2] Hogs and Tegs: the first shearing of sheep that have not been shorn as lambs. Wethers: all clips succeeding the first shearing.
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