Posted on March 01, 2014 by Elidh Myrvang Brown
A bright, crisp, sunny day at the mill provided the perfect conditions for our Young Friends to record the Woolmill's well-oiled and painstakingly refurbished 19th century carding and spinning machinery. Each sound captured was downloaded, cut into samples, looped, colour coded and layered to form a composition.
This will form the basis for a soundtrack to the film they will create in the next Young Friends activity on Saturday 29th March. The film will also include a wurdle inspired by the Woolmill, so get your suggestions in to firstname.lastname@example.org or post on facebook: one word that sums up the Woolmill for you!
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