Which of these animals does wool come from?
Wool comes from sheep which have a thick woolly coat called a fleece.Next Question
What do sheep eat?
Sheep eat grass. This is known as grazing.Next Question
How does wool keep sheep warm?
- Their wool attracts sunshine
- Their thick woolly coat traps warm air to stop warmth leaving their body
- Sheep wear hats, socks and scarves made from wool
- They live in hutches covered in wool
Sheep stay warm in winter because their thick coat traps warm air to stop warmth from leaving their body. If we wear a sheep's wool jumper it does the same for us!Next Question
What is a sheep's thick woolly coat called?
- A jumper
- A hide
- A skin
- A fleece
A sheep's thick woolly coat is called a fleece.Next Question
What is it called when the sheep's woolly coat is cut off?
In the warmer months, sheep have their fleeces cut off. This is called shearing and is a little bit like a haircut!Next Question
Where do fleeces get sorted into different types?
- British Wool Marketing Board
- Milk Marketing Board
- British Wool Marking Board
- Fleece Sorting Office
The fleeces are sent to the British Wool Marketing Board where they are sorted into different types and qualities. This is called grading.Next Question
Cleaning the grease and dirt from sheep's wool is called...
Wool taken straight from a sheep can be dirty. The wool must be cleaned to get rid of the dirt and any grease. This is called scouring.Next Question
What are used to turn the wool different colours?
- Special lights
When a sheep is sheared the wool is a white, cream, beige, brown or black colour. To make wool colourful, special dyes are added to it.Next Question
Which of these is false?
- A sheep is a living thing
- Wool is natural
- Sheep eat grass
- Some sheep are blue
There is no such thing as a blue sheep!Next Question
How often can sheep grow a new coat?
- Once a week
- Once in a lifetime
- Every day
- Once a year
As long as there is grass to eat, a sheep will grow a new coat every year.Next Question
What is carding?
- Counting sheep
- Getting the tangles out of wool
- Feeding sheep
- Making wool different colours
Wool is carded to get tangles out.Next Question
How is wool made into yarn?
- By spinning
- By stirring
- By washing
- By scrubbing
Big machines are used to spin the wool into long strands called yarn.Next Question
How long does it take to shear a sheep?
- About 2 hours
- About 2 days
- About 2 minutes
- About 20 minutes
A specially trainer person called a shearer can shear a sheep in about 2 minutes.Get your results