Posted on July 11, 2016 by Kirstin Gault
Blankets are currently being woven on the Dornier loom in our modern workshop for a local farm, Elchies - "Premium farming on a smaller scale."
Elchies is a supplier of "hogget and goat meat - tasty, exclusive and extremely healthy, a supplier of Elchies Duet - a unique blend of 20% alpaca fibre and 80% sheep wool, and a breeder of alpacas for fibre production and as stock guardians."
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.
All profits go to the Knockando Woolmill Trust to ensure the future of the Woolmill.