Posted on May 15, 2017 by Kirstin Gault
Dobcross Looms were the work horses of textile manufacturing in industrial Britain. With over a million of these machines made, the one at Knockando is an early example dating back to 1899 and is thought to be one of oldest working looms in Scotland. Moreover, the Dobcross produces a unique woven selvedge, which forms the edge of the throw.
These natural throws are made with Norwegian Dala and Welsh wool - the wool was carded and spun on our ‘Grade A’ listed spinning mule which dates back to 1870.
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.