Wool Spinning


Wool Spinning No. 1

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Wool Spinning No. 1

Starting with a traditional sheep fair we follow the Carr family of Kilcar, Co. Donegal shearing their sheep and spinning the wool. Plants are collected and used for dyeing the wool. Mrs. Carr spins on the Small or Flax wheel & knits a pair of socks for her husband from her own wool. We see Bessie Morrisson from Co. Mayo, the last person to spin on the Big wheel or Tuirne Mor, & Kate Mitchell from Dingle, who spins on the Kerry big wheel.

Made in 1978.

Commentary- Seamus Ó Cathaín; Music- Terry Odlum;     Running time – 26 minutes

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