Colourful Throws - Weaving (2)

Posted on March 27, 2017 by Kirstin Gault

The weft threads have been changed!

The pattern remains the same, but the colours are slightly different from the 1st colourful throws that were woven (see previous blog post). 

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A New Blend of Wool...

Posted on March 27, 2017 by Kirstin Gault

Carding is the process of mixing and aligning the fibres prior to spinning. The Woolmill carding set consists of 3 machines. The first two, the Scribbler and the Intermediate produce thick continuous slubbings or balls.

These are transferred to the third machine, the Condenser where then are fed in slowly and taken off as fine rovings and wound on to wide spools ready for spinning.

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Colourful Throws - Weaving

Posted on March 22, 2017 by Kirstin Gault

Our bright and colourful throws are now being woven on the Dornier loom!

Posted in blanket, bright, colours, manufacturer, Moray, new product, threads, throw

Colourful Throws - Warp

Posted on March 21, 2017 by Kirstin Gault

New colourful throws are in production...

Cones of yarn are arranged on the creel in accordance with the pattern of the cloth. Then 
the yarn threads are wound in sections onto the warping mill to create the warp - there are a total of 1900 warp ends!

Posted in bright, colours, manufacturer, Moray, new product, Scotland, Speyside, threads

Traditional African Shukas - Weaving

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.

 

Posted in bright, Busega, Busega Scotland, colours, Moray, Scotland, Shuka, Speyside

New in - Limited Edition Wool

Posted on March 16, 2017 by Kirstin Gault

Limited edition natural dyed wool, available in Aran and DK. 

This yarn is carded and spun on Victorian Machinery in Speyside, Scotland.

Please note there may be variations in the yardage, weight and colour. 

Posted in colours, Knitting, Scotland, Speyside, Yarn

Traditional African Shukas - Tying in

Posted on March 15, 2017 by Kirstin Gault

The warp is now being tied in...

Once is it all tied in, it will be moved into the Dornier loom in our modern workshop.

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.

Posted in Busega, Busega Scotland, Moray, Scotland, Shuka, Speyside

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