Posted on February 23, 2017 by Kirstin Gault
From start to finish, this throw has been made on our Victorian machinery - this is only the second time that this has been done since the restoration.
The wool was carded and spun on our ‘Grade A’ listed spinning mule which dates back to 1870, and the throw was 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.
Made with wool from three breeds of sheep, the natural undyed throw features shades of off white, moorit, and soft grey.
The main body of the throw is made from locally farmed Lleyn sheep, with overchecks of Shetland Moorit and Norwegian Dala Grey.
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.