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.
Watch a video from AgResearch’s runway show from Fashion Week 2010.
Textile manufacture during the industrial revolution
A historical account of textile manufacture during the industrial revolution from Wikipedia.
History of wool for kids
A brief history of wool, including You Tube video footage of sheep being shorn.
The history of wool
A history of wool from the International Wool Textile Organisation website.
Characteristics of wool
Download a fact sheet on the characteristics of wool, from the American Sheep Industry Association website.
The advantages of wool
Download a comprehensive description of wool’s advantageous properties, including diagrams, from the CSIRO website.
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.
Wool as an insulation material
Wool’s properties make it suitable for use as an insulation material.
These websites provide easy to follow illustrated instructions for making felt.
Making felt balls
Illustrated instructions for making felt balls.
History of felt-making
Historical accounts of felt-making and its origin.
- 30 May 2010