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A Special Thank You...

Posted on March 27, 2017 by Emma Nicolson

A thank you party was held today for Dr. Jana Hutt who is retiring from the Woolmill company board. Jana was presented with an Angie Lewin painting which was specially commissioned for the occasion. Trust Chairman Nicola Irwin thanked Jana...

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Spring Has Sprung!

Posted on March 27, 2017 by Kirstin Gault

We've definitely leapt into Spring... We safely returned this little frog to the pond after he attempted to get into the Visitor Centre!

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Colourful Throws - Weaving (2)

Posted on March 27, 2017 by Kirstin Gault

The weft threads have been changed!

The pattern remains the same, but the colours are slightly different from the 1st colourful throws that were woven (see previous blog post). 

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A New Blend of Wool...

Posted on March 27, 2017 by Kirstin Gault

Carding is the process of mixing and aligning the fibres prior to spinning. The Woolmill carding set consists of 3 machines. The first two, the Scribbler and the Intermediate produce thick continuous slubbings or balls.

These are transferred to the third machine, the Condenser where then are fed in slowly and taken off as fine rovings and wound on to wide spools ready for spinning.

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Mother's Day Workshop

Posted on March 26, 2017 by Kirstin Gault

What a gorgeous day for the Knitting but Not as You Know It workshop... Run by Flud, the workshop showed the group how to do finger knitting, arm knitting, loom knitting and French knitting...

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Colourful Throws - Weaving

Posted on March 22, 2017 by Kirstin Gault

Our bright and colourful throws are now being woven on the Dornier loom!

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Colourful Throws - Warp

Posted on March 21, 2017 by Kirstin Gault

New colourful throws are in production...

Cones of yarn are arranged on the creel in accordance with the pattern of the cloth. Then 
the yarn threads are wound in sections onto the warping mill to create the warp - there are a total of 1900 warp ends!

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