Natural Dobcross Woven Throws - Weaving

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.