Posted on April 13, 2017 by Kirstin Gault
The warp for our natural throw has been tied into our Victorian Dobcross loom.
The wool was carded and spun on our ‘Grade A’ listed spinning mule which dates back to 1870, and the throw is now away to be woven using our fully restored historic 19th Century Dobcross shuttle loom. These Victorian machines are becoming very rare and produce a unique woven selvedge, which forms the edge of the throw.
Colours of yarn used: white, dirty white, and blue steel.
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.