For both the recreational wool user, and the sheep farmer, there's videos here that are sure to please.
Learn about championship winning shearing techniques, and sheep farm managing and sheep production.
Discover the magic of working with and spinning wool, and the British wool and craft fairs, held each year.
The video shows two very traditional sheep sales: the Great Findon Sheep Fair and the Cnewr sheep sale from Wales. It covers traditional crafts of making wattles, hurdles and blacksmithing a shepherd’s crook.
Also the Builth Ram Sale with over 10,000 rams and the Talgarth Fat Lamb Sale, plus shepherds and dogs working and competing.
If you are interested in raising sheep, sheep management and the sheep industry you’ll surely enjoy this 2 hour DVD.
As sheep shearing videos go, “Shearing Techniques with Fiona Nettleton” has been considered among the top sheep shearing videos to have ever been made.
Fiona won the Golden Shears Junior Championship in New Zealand – winning on quality of work.
Raising sheep is a precise art. This 2 hour video on sheep management has been produced for the new and novice Sheep producer. It covers the 12 months of raising sheep and looks at all the important aspects of raising sheep such as ewe selection, breeding, feeding, lambing, veterinary procedures, medications and more, through to the finished lamb. A must for any novice sheep producer.
Spinning videos, such as our 2 hour video, “Working with Wool, Spinning”, have helped many spinners to perfect their craft. Qualities of the different wools and breeds of sheep are included in this wool spinning video. It then follows through the process of washing, dyeing, drying, picking, carding, and then finally spinning.
When I initially considered producing a wool spinning video I could only think of working with our wonderful and unique friend, Delia Burge. Delia has been involved with wool and spinning for many decades. She has made a worthwhile business out of her interest in spinning and processing her wool and was kind enough to share her interest with me in this video.
Delia has also concentrated on the marketing side of her wool, and as such is an active member of the Water Street Studio in Pictou, Nova Scotia, a co-operatively owned craft store, where she markets her wares.
Qualities of the different wools and breeds of sheep are included in this wool spinning video. It then follows through the process of washing, dyeing, drying, picking, carding, and then finally spinning. The program is well laid out, easily explained, simple to follow and should be of great help for anyone starting out with the this craft.
“Working with Wool is a very good video. It’s very in-depth and covered all of the basics”. M.R. of Canning, Nova Scotia