The International Wool Trade


Author: Julian Roche

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 9781855731912

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 227

View: 4644

This is a comprehensive guide the wool industry and the trading mechanisms involved in this vital business. The supply chain is examined, from sheep farming through to final garment manufacture and supply. The patterns of trade are explored, together with the various international arrangements that are associated that are associated with the wool trade. The book goes on to explain the theory and practice of trading in the futures markets and the associated regulation, and looks at the players, both wool companies and other institutions. The final chapter covers competitors to wool, such as man-made fibres and cotton, providing an analysis of current international trading patterns and looking to the future for this essential commodity.

Quilt it with Wool

Projects Stitched on Tartans, Tweeds & Other Toasty Fabrics


Author: Nathalie Mornu

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781600593895

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 1954

Provides 25 projects for a variety of wearables, accessories and home items that demonstrate how to quilt with wool, covering a range of techniques from appliqué to patchwork for such articles as a table runner, laptop case and classic quilt. Original.

The English Wool Market, c.1230–1327


Author: Adrian R. Bell,Chris Brooks,Paul R. Dryburgh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139467808

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 2588

The wool market was extremely important to the English medieval economy and wool dominated the English export trade from the late thirteenth century to its decline in the late fifteenth century. Wool was at the forefront of the establishment of England as a European political and economic power and this 2007 volume was the first study of the medieval wool market in over 20 years. It investigates in detail the scale and scope of advance contracts for the sale of wool; the majority of these agreements were formed between English monasteries and Italian merchants, and the book focuses on the data contained within them. The pricing structures and market efficiency of the agreements are examined, employing practices from modern finance. A detailed case study of the impact of entering into such agreements on medieval English monasteries is also presented, using the example of Pipewell Abbey in Northamptonshire.

The English Wool Trade in the Middle Ages


Author: T. H. Lloyd

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521017213

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 364

View: 6472

This book is the first comprehensive account of the wool trade through the whole of the medieval period. Within England it is concerned with the production and marketing of wool and with the ways in which the wool trade influenced the economic and political fortunes of different sectors of society. It describes and analyses in detail each of the periods of growth and decline in the export market. As well as explaining changes in the volume of trade it offers the first attempt to portray the distribution of the trade among individual merchants. As the scene widens Mr. Lloyd explains how England's relations with other European powers were influenced by mutual interest in the state of the wool trade. Another major theme is the influence which the export of wool exerted on England's economy as a whole.

The Biography of Wool


Author: Carrie Gleason

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778724964

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8907

Explains how wool is shorn, blended, and dyed; describes its uses; and presents a history of the wool industry.

Linen, Wool, Cotton

25 Simple Projects to Sew with Natural Fabrics


Author: Akiko Mano

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590306481

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 111

View: 3155

Objects sewn with all-natural fabrics have an unmistakable look and feel that makes them stand out from the “ordinary.” Natural fabrics are more interesting, almost always more comfortable, and they lend themselves wonderfully to all sorts of homemade projects. The simple sewing projects in this book offer home accessories made from linen, wool, and cotton. From aprons to blankets and lunch bags, each project will add a little bit of warmth and comfort to any home. Through clear instruction and easy-to-follow diagrams, all of these projects are perfect for the novice sewer; yet the sophisticated charmand utile nature of each item will also appeal to the more experienced seamster.Projects include:Linen: Sarong Apron, Handkerchief, Slouch Bag, Hand Towel,Wastebasket Cover, Duvet Cover, Pillow Case, Kitchen Cloth, Fruit Bag, Apron Wool: Muffler, Socks, Room Shoes, Blanket, Bottle Cover, Lap Blanket, Messenger’s Bag Cotton: Jumper,Wall Pocket, Bath Mat, Small Bag, Sweets Mat, Lingerie Case, Lunch Bag, Parent and Child’s Bag


Science and Technology


Author: W S Simpson,G Crawshaw

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1855737647

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 1904

In this book leading experts within the industry come together to give the first comprehensive treatments of the science and technology of wool to be published in over 20 years. The wool industry has been through a period of substantial change, with a major overhaul of trading methods, exciting innovations in wool-scouring and wool processing methods, and the development of modern technology reflecting a strong emphasis on environmental concerns and energy conservation. Research into wool science has continued to grow, and the technologist now has a better understanding of both the chemical and the physical properties of wool. Modern instruments can determine the structural differences between several types of wool proteins and how they interact, and this knowledge is leading to a deeper understanding of what can be done to create better products and more effective processes. Wool: Science and technology is an essential reference resource for anyone involved in the worldwide wool industry whether as processor, manufacturer, or user for the garment and carpets trades. First new comprehensive treatment of wool for over 20 years Covers all aspects of processing, treatment and manufacture Contributions form distinguished experts worldwide