Posted on February 23, 2017 by Kirstin Gault
From start to finish, this throw has been made on our Victorian machinery - this is only the second time that this has been done since the restoration.
The wool was carded and spun on our ‘Grade A’ listed spinning mule which dates back to 1870, and the throw was 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.
Made with wool from three breeds of sheep, the natural undyed throw features shades of off white, moorit, and soft grey.
The main body of the throw is made from locally farmed Lleyn sheep, with overchecks of Shetland Moorit and Norwegian Dala Grey.
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