Detta's Spindle

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DOG SWEATERS Ten Designs to Knit & Crochet $5.00 (Leisure Arts) Keep your pet warm in style while using up some of your leftover yarn. Directions to fit dogs with chest measurements of 10" to 30". 18 pgs.

A GUIDE TO RAISING LLAMAS $20.00 (Gale Birutta) Llamas are easy to raise, manageable, and increasingly affordable. Uses for these versatile animals include packing, protecting other livestock, and producing fleece and organic fertilizer. Includes sections on: buying your first llama; building a herd; breeding, birthing and herd management; feeding and facilities; health care and first aid; llama behavior and training; using llamas as guardian and expedition animals; trade secrets and marketing tips. A whole chapter is devoted to fleece. Line drawings and b&w photos. 327 pgs.



The Story of a Happy Dog who Kept her Famiy Warm

$11.95  (Detta Juusola) bknikki This delightful true story will entertain and educate youngsters and adults alike as Nikki, a Samoyed, shares her fur with her family. A happy and playful dog, she provides soft, fluffy fur to be made into a beautiful blanket. After months of brushing, spinning and knitting, the lovely blanket is finished. Nikki looks at it and smiles. She has shared her coat to keep her family warm. The book contains an inspiring section for people who are interested in learning to spin. Easy to understand instructions take the reader from the beginning stage of collecting the dog's hair to the final product - beautiful yarn. A yarn sample is included. 64 pgs.



Storey's Guide to RAISING SHEEP $20.25 (Paula Simmons & Carol Ekarius) An update of the dependable classic, Raising Sheep the Modern Way. 389 pgs.

RAISING SHEEP THE MODERN WAY $14.25 (Paula Simmons) This is the small-scale sheep raiser's bible. Chapters include: Starting with sheep; Sheep breeds; Fences and pastures; Feeds and feeding; the ram; Flushing and breeding, Lambing, Care of lambs; Orphan lambs; Problems of pregnant ewes; Parasites; Hoof care; Medication; Wool and shearing; Meat; profit from sheep, Sheep guardian dogs. 278 pgs. This book has been revised into the previous titlle. Both titles are available.

YOUR SHEEP  A Kid's Guide to Raising and Showing $16.25 (Paula Simmons & Darrell Salsbury DVM) This book will be a constant source of help, whether you have never owned a sheep before or you would like to learn more about how to care for and show your sheep. You'll learn answers to questions such as: Can I get my sheep to come when I call? What kind of pasture and home must my sheep have? What shall I give my sheep to eat? Can I feed my baby lamb from a bottle? How can I help my sheep stay healthy? Both authors have had many years of experience with their own sheep, and their wise and friendly advice will help you to be the very best shepherd for your sheep. 120 pgs.




$10.95  (Detta Juusola & Lavona Keskey)  bksunny   We knit socks. Sunny, a lively Golden Retriever puppy, steals socks. Follow along as Sunny and his young handler, Marla, work their way through a beginning dog obedience class, transforming a young ruffian into a canine good citizen. Story is followed by a chapter on basic dog obedience. Spinners and knitters will enjoy seeing their craft portrayed in the charming illustrations. 64 pgs.  
Detta's Spindle

2592 Geggen-Tina Rd, Maple Plain, MN 55359 
Phone 763-479-2886 
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