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.
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.
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