Posted on July 09, 2014 by Emma NicolsonOur first family activity of the Summer started with the sun shining and the group rummaging through the flower beds collecting some lovely colourul plants. These were made up into vegetation bundles ready for steaming. Whilst the steaming was taking place, the group learned how to make medieval braids with yarn until the bundles were ready to be unravelled! More family activities are coming up soon, see the website for details of Pond Dipping and Charcoal Burning, Waterwheel Challenge, Spinning and Hand Weaving, and Felted Sock Making.
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