Laine Du Pays, La

7 minutes, 1978

From sheep farming to a wool suit, this film recreates the stages, vocabulary and old-fashioned techniques of a process that has for the most part been forgotten: shearing, carding (at the old Bernier mill in Saint-Aubert), spinning, weaving, dying, and fabrication of clothing, sheets and blankets. This is all topped off with a special atmosphere and philosophy that were particular to this 'brave' era, before commercialism took over small family businesses.

Source: Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)

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