The Evolution of Wool Video Download

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!
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The Evolution of Wool: Understanding Fleece from Mountain Goat to Merino Digital Edition
with Judith MacKenzie
Video Download | 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.


You'll learn:

  • 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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SKU EP11152
Product Type Video Download
Author/Designer Judith MacKenzie
File Type MP4
Runtime 47 Minutes
Reviews
Customer Reviews (4)
Over priced :(
(I changed this to a 3-star because i don't want to be too harsh)

BUT ... I was a bit disappointed. for 14.95 I was expecting a lot more - perhaps some actual videos of the sheep & goats she talks about and more about their development. There is good but very basic information here and I did learn a few things but not anything i wouldn't have learned from one of the many books i have.

The things I thought were particularly good was the description of how wool grows from the follicle and how the scales develop - but that was all drawn on a whiteboard! I mean, that's fine but for practically 15 dollars (and that was the sale price) i would have expected some real professional quality work - like something that could be seen on a TV documentary.

I think a more reasonable price for this would have been no more than 3 US dollars.
:(
Review by Nancy (Posted on 12/6/2015)
Perfect for Event Demonstrations
I enjoy demonstrating at community events with other fiber guild members. We hold our meetings at a historic mill that has a few Leicester Longwools and Merinos. This video provided a wealth of information that makes it easy and interesting to explain to others as well as be able to respond to questions/reactions e.g. "itchy wool". Plus I recently purchased a locally-raised Shetland moorit fleece and this morning as I was brushing a handful, for the first time I was taking the time to study the fiber and admire the individual strands. Review by Lindalongwool (Posted on 6/15/2015)
Perfect for Event Demonstrations
I enjoy demonstrating at community events with other fiber guild members. We hold our meetings at a historic mill that has a few Leicester Longwools and Merinos. This video provided a wealth of information that makes it easy and interesting to explain to others as well as be able to respond to questions/reactions e.g. "itchy wool". Plus I recently purchased a locally-raised Shetland moorit fleece and this morning as I was brushing a handful, for the first time I was taking the time to study the fiber and admire the individual strands. Review by Lindalongwool (Posted on 6/15/2015)
Perfect for Event Demonstrations
I enjoy demonstrating at community events with other fiber guild members. We hold our meetings at a historic mill that has a few Leicester Longwools and Merinos. This video provided a wealth of information that makes it easy and interesting to explain to others as well as be able to respond to questions/reactions e.g. "itchy wool". Plus I recently purchased a locally-raised Shetland moorit fleece and this morning as I was brushing a handful, for the first time I was taking the time to study the fiber and admire the individual strands. Review by Lindalongwool (Posted on 6/14/2015)
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