New Zealand Flax ~ a Fortunate Fibre
Fascinating film on New Zealand’s oldest industry - the making of rope, and later twine, from flax. In the industry’s heyday there were nearly 600 flax mills, now only three exist, and the core of this film is the reopening of the Templeton mill thirty-two years after it closed. But also explored is the importance of rope, especially in maritime use, and film from the UK explores this aspect, shows a ropewalk in use etc. Interesting and unusual viewing!