Posted on April 19, 2017 by Kirstin Gault
Our third natural throw of the year is currently being woven on the Victorian Dobcross loom.
The wool was carded and spun on our ‘Grade A’ listed spinning mule which dates back to 1870, and the throw is now away to be woven using our fully restored historic 19th Century Dobcross shuttle loom. These Victorian machines are becoming very rare and produce a unique woven selvedge, which forms the edge of the throw.
Colours of yarn used: white, dirty white, and blue steel.
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