Dobcross Looms were the work horses of textile manufacturing in industrial Britain. With over a million of these machines made, those at Knockando are early examples dating back to 1896 and 1899 and are thought to be two of oldest looms still working in Scotland today. 

Weaving is the introduction of the weft yarn, known as picks which run horizontally across the fabric. The weft is inserted by flying shuttles carrying the yarn between the warp threads.

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