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