Posted on October 24, 2013 by Emma Nicolson
Fascinating article from Scottish Woollens, a series of papers published by the National Association of Scottish Woollen Manufacturers, that discusses the origins of tweed. 'Tweed could perhaps be described rather than defined as a cloth of medium weight, best adapted for suits for men and women... Tending, but no means limited to broken effects of colour, attained either by pattern or by blends of colour; quite definitely limited to wool spun on the Scotch system - that is, woolen, not worsted yarn.' See our own range of Strathspey Tweed.
The Knockando Woolmill is based in northeast Scotland and has been manufacturing woollen textiles continuously since 1784. It is recognised as a unique part of Scotland’s manufacturing heritage and was awarded significant funding for its restoration.
The Woolmill seeks to minimise its impact on the environment throughout its sourcing and manufacturing processes whilst staying true to its heritage and traditions.
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