Posted on March 21, 2017 by Kirstin Gault
The Shukas are now being woven on our Dornier Rapier. The loom is shuttle-less, with weft threads woven across the warp by little pincer like carriers called rapiers.
In weaving, the weft is the term used to describe the thread or yarn which is drawn through - a single thread of the weft that crosses the warp is called a pick. When weaving the Shukas, there's 23 picks per cm.
If you are not familiar with the project, we are working with Busega Scotland to raise funds for the Mayega Children’s Centre by making a minimum of 30 Shukas.
Busega Scotland describes Mayega Children’s Centre as "home for up to twenty-eight orphaned or otherwise destitute children and young people." For more information about Busega Scotland, please read our previous blog post.
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