Wool Heritage Collection with Judith MacKenzie
Learn about the history of spinning wool. Discover what differences have developed between wild ancient sheep, primitive breeds, and improved breeds, and learn how to spin each particular breed with special emphasis on spinning Icelandic, Jacob, and Shetland wools. You'll also understand the physics of spindles, spinning history, and spinning traditions around the world.
Included in this kit:
|Spinning Primitive Breeds: How to Spin Icelandic, Jacob, Shetland, and Other Ancient Wools
DVD | 109 Minutes
Spin yarn for sturdy rugs, delicate lace, warm sweaters, long-wearing socks, and even fun embellishments all from one fleece! From choosing a fleece to making a wide variety of yarns, Judith teaches you how to make the most out of these primitive breeds.
|The Evolution of Wool: Understanding Fleece from Mountain Goat to Merino
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? Judith 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. You'll shop for fleece with new eyes once you know how each type came to be.
|Hand Spindles: A History
Video Download | 56 minutes
Explore Judith's collection of antique spindle whorls as she discusses the history of yarn making from early days to the present. From spinning a plied yarn with a quick roll up the thigh to creating an exquisite center-pull ball with a Turkish spindle, Judith demonstrates how this simple tool has shaped human history.
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