The Evolution of Wool
The Evolution of Wool: Understanding Fleece from Mountain Goat to Merino DVD
with Judith MacKenzie
DVD | 47 Minutes
How does wool grow? How did we get from the very first sheep to the thousands of breeds we have today? And why should it matter to a contemporary spinner? In The Evolution of Wool, Judith MacKenzie takes us on a journey not only through the history of the sheep, but also from cut end to tip end of the all-important wool staple. Wonder why some sheep roo, or shed their fleece, while others grow fleece up to twelve inches long? Why do some fleeces shine like silk while others twist and curl into ringlets? You'll shop for fleece with new eyes once you know how each type came to be. Judith answers all these questions and more in this new video.
- How individual wool fibers grow
- Why fleece has changed over the millennia
- What differences have developed between wild ancient sheep, primitive breeds, and improved breeds
- What makes some wool soft, some silky, and some itchy
From ancient times to today, from sunshine and grass to springy, perfect fleece, the evolution of wool is the ultimate spinning story.
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- Not worth the price
- You would think Interweave could afford a detailed diagram of the follicle of hair production (not a "follicule" as Judith pronounces it). Instead we get drawings of squiggly lines on a white board. A lot of patting piles of fiber. The only thing I learned was a demonstration of the 5 types of coat on a primitive breed. My opinion of Judith has started to slide down hill. Save your money (Posted on 12/27/2015)