18 January, 2013

Archives New Zealand Films

"They Toil and Spin"
Women in New Zealand during the Second World War, spinning yarn in the grease by hand to make water-repellent woollens for servicemen to wear.  Quite a few different spinning wheels in there.

"Patterns in Flax"
The New Zealand flax plant is a type of lily that gives fibre for textiles.  Shows fibre production, processing, mechanized manufacturing, and traditional Maori patterns and methods.

www.youtube.com/watch? v=65cqHTsldxc
"Shearing Technique (short version)

"Hill Country (1960)"
A twenty minute documentary about a New Zealand sheep farm and its community.

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