TLF ID M019386
This is a video about short wool sheep breeds and how their wool is used at the MiniJumbuck factory at Narracorte South Australia to make quilts, underlays and pillows. Sheep are seen on farms as merino sheep producer Thyne McGregor and Southdown breeder Dee Nolan discuss the strengths of each type of wool and how each is used. The greater part of the video then shows the various stages of production at the MiniJumbuck factory including scoured and treated wool being unpacked, teased to a fairy floss consistency in the carding machine, attached to a quilt cover, and stitched into place. Retail manager Ollie Homan describes the process; tells of the amount of wool used and its source and thickness; highlights the advantages of wool quilts; and explains how MiniJumbuck has achieved brand recognition and a three-fold increase in productivity using computerised technology. The video lasts for 4:53min.