Posted on July 17, 2014 by Emma Nicolson
Norman Kennedy, renowned spinner and weaver, joined us at the Woolmill today for a song and a short lesson in spinning.
Originally hailing from Aberdeen, Norman spent five years as Master Weaver in Colonial Williamsburg before settling inVermont and founding the Marshfield School of Weaving. The school focuses on handing down the traditions of generations past, and teaching time honoured skills and methods.
Hand carding the grey Norwegian Dala wool
Showing how to spin a fine Shetlace Lace weight
Norman also treated us to a traditional Gaelic Waulking song - video coming soon!
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