Posted on February 20, 2015 by Emma NicolsonSam Goates from We are One Creative led a 3 day introduction to weaving course at the Woolmill this week. From the basic structure of weaving, and looking at how to design a warp, right through to drafting the heddles and weaving on a 4 shaft table top loom, participants learned all the techniques required to create a scarf width woven piece of fabric. Using a photograph for inspiration, participants deconstructed the colours their photograph contained to create the warp, and used that as the base for trying out different weaving techniques with the weft.
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