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Wool innovations: useful links

This is a list of additional resources for the focus story Wool innovations.

AgResearch materials at the 2010 New Zealand Fashion Week.
Images and information about the designer garments made from Natural Easy Care fabrics.
www.agresearch.co.nz/news/events/Pages/fashion-week.aspx
Watch a video from AgResearch’s runway show from Fashion Week 2010.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjFJeX_5s8c

Textile manufacture during the industrial revolution
A historical account of textile manufacture during the industrial revolution from Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Textile_manufacture_during_the_Industrial_Revolution

History of wool for kids
A brief history of wool, including You Tube video footage of sheep being shorn.
www.historyforkids.org/learn/clothing/wool.htm

The history of wool
A history of wool from the International Wool Textile Organisation website.
www.iwto.org/wool/history-of-wool

Characteristics of wool
Download a fact sheet on the characteristics of wool, from the American Sheep Industry Association website.
www.sheepusa.org/Fast_Facts

The advantages of wool
Download a comprehensive description of wool’s advantageous properties, including diagrams, from the CSIRO website.
www.csiro.au/resources/Wool-fashion-secrets.html

The chemical and physical structure of Merino wool
A downloadable document with a detailed and technical account of the physical and chemical properties of Merino wool, from the CSIRO website.
www.csiro.au/Organisation-Structure/Divisions/CMSE/Fibre-Science/The-chemical-and-physical-structure-of-merino-wool-2.aspx

Wool as an insulation material
Wool’s properties make it suitable for use as an insulation material.
www.wisegeek.com/what-is-wool-insulation.htm

Felt-making instructions
These websites provide easy to follow illustrated instructions for making felt.
www.brainways.co.nz/ff/make00.htm

www.gfwsheep.com/flatfelt/flatfelt2.html

Making felt balls
Illustrated instructions for making felt balls.
www.gfwsheep.com/feltballs/feltballs1.html

History of felt-making
Historical accounts of felt-making and its origin.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felt

www.straw.com/tan/felt.html

www.ulaantaij.com/History_Felt.html

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