Posted on May 26, 2016 by Kirstin Gault
Today in our Modern Workshop...
The 1775 Tartan rugs are being tied into the loom.
First woven in 1775, this tartan is believed to be an 'apprentice piece'. The pattern is complex and would have shown the skills of the young hand weaver.
The photos below show the new threads being tied to the previous warp. Once tied in, the 1775 Tartan will be woven.
Deep in the Spey Valley, Knockando Woolmill continues an unbroken 200 year old tradition, producing woven fabric on its historic looms.
Knockando Woolmill has always been at the heart of the local community. Listed as the 'Wauk Mill' in parish records from 1784, the mill has since maintained its traditions of spinning and weaving through generations of families.
All profits go to the Knockando Woolmill Trust to ensure the future of the Woolmill.
Scottish Charity No. SC030167