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C O N T E N T S

reserving the wool and the sheep that grow it has been the passion of
Deborah Robson for as long as Ive known her. Shes one of the most
passionate advocates for preserving the diversity of sheep breeds that Ive ever
come across. The Save the Sheep contest and resulting traveling exhibit, book,
and slide show were her projects fourteen years ago and remain so today.
Through the avenues open to her, shes rallied spinners and shepherds and rare
breed advocates near and far. Every time you come across a fleece with unusual
characteristics that make it especially suited for the project you have in mind,
send a thankful thought into the ether for Deb and the spinners and shepherds
who have worked so hard to make sure those diverse fleeces are still available.
Happy spinning,

Amy Clarke Moore, Editor


aclarkemoore@interweave.com

1 Preface
by Deborah Robson

Glimpse into the History of


10 AHandspinning
by Susan Strawn

Breeds & Spinners


2 Rare
by Deborah Robson
Sheep Breeds
6 Rare
by D. P. Sponenberg, D.V.M., Ph.D.,
and D. E. Bixby, D.V.M.
List of Rare
9 Reference
Sheep Breeds

for Expression
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Amy Clarke Moore

15 A Sampling of Sheep
33 Resources

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