Posted on May 15, 2017 by Kirstin Gault
Dobcross Looms were the work horses of textile manufacturing in industrial Britain. With over a million of these machines made, the one at Knockando is an early example dating back to 1899 and is thought to be one of oldest working looms in Scotland. Moreover, the Dobcross produces a unique woven selvedge, which forms the edge of the throw.
These natural throws are made with Norwegian Dala and Welsh wool - the wool was carded and spun on our ‘Grade A’ listed spinning mule which dates back to 1870.
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