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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…
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Nestled in the heart of Speyside, Knockando Woolmill has ensured the craft of carding, spinning and weaving has been passed down through generations since 1784.⁣ ⁣ #DYK 'Knockando' derives from Scottish Gaelic Cnoc Cheannachd, meaning "Hill of Commerce".⁣ Scottish Gaelic, Speyside, In The Heart, Nestled, Commerce, Spinning, Meant To Be, Weaving, Unique
Nestled in the heart of Speyside, Knockando Woolmill has ensured the craft of carding, spinning and weaving has been passed down through generations since 1784.⁣ ⁣ #DYK 'Knockando' derives from Scottish Gaelic Cnoc Cheannachd, meaning "Hill of Commerce".⁣
First listed as the 'Wauk Mill' in parish records from 1784, Knockando Woolmill was always at the heart of the community, with local farmers bringing their fleeces to be converted into fabric or knitting yarn. ⁣ ⁣ As the industrial revolution crept north, the Woolmill acquired new pieces of equipment, mechanising the labour-intensive processes of carding and spinning that had always been done by hand. Industrial Revolution, Knitting Yarn, Farmers, Mill, Intense, Records, Equipment, One
First listed as the 'Wauk Mill' in parish records from 1784, Knockando Woolmill was always at the heart of the community, with local farmers bringing their fleeces to be converted into fabric or knitting yarn. ⁣ ⁣ As the industrial revolution crept north, the Woolmill acquired new pieces of equipment, mechanising the labour-intensive processes of carding and spinning that had always been done by hand.
The latest edition of House Beautiful features a touch of the Woolmill in the "Natural Habitat" article.  Owned by artist and printmaker Angie and Simon Lewin have transformed a trio of outbuildings in the Cairngorms National Park.  The article, written by Louise Elliot, reveals the inspiration behind Angie's stylish live-work space. House Beautiful, Beautiful Homes, Cosy Cottage Living Room, Live Work Space, Cairngorms National Park, Bowl Candle, Elliot, Fabric Covered, Angie
A Touch of Knockando Woolmill in House Beautiful
The latest edition of House Beautiful features a touch of the Woolmill in the "Natural Habitat" article. Owned by artist and printmaker Angie and Simon Lewin have transformed a trio of outbuildings in the Cairngorms National Park. The article, written by Louise Elliot, reveals the inspiration behind Angie's stylish live-work space.
Snowy Speyside. Snow Day, Scotland Travel, Snowfall, Whiskey, Restoration, Heritage, This Is Us
Snowy Speyside.
Woolmill Winter Wonderland ❄️ Winter Wonderland, Cabin, Explore, House Styles
Woolmill Winter Wonderland ❄️
Last night (7th February), the Great Hall at Edinburgh Castle hosted its first ever fashion show, 'Woman of the Crown'. Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and award-winning American fashion designer, Jeff Garner of Prophetik, played tribute to the original Royal fashion icon - Mary Queen of Scots. Royal Fashion, Fashion Show, James V Of Scotland, Mary Of Guise, Stirling Castle, Red Carpet Outfits, Mary Queen Of Scots, Mary Stuart, The Conspirator
‘Women of the Crown’ Fashion Show + 12 facts about Mary, Queen Of Scots
Last night (7th February), the Great Hall at Edinburgh Castle hosted its first ever fashion show, 'Woman of the Crown'. Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and award-winning American fashion designer, Jeff Garner of Prophetik, played tribute to the original Royal fashion icon - Mary Queen of Scots.
The Last Woollen Mill by Richenda Miers Scottish Life, Autumn 2018  "Never again shall I be able to see a length of tweed, or tartan, or any sort of woollen cloth without remembering my tour of Knockando Mill, near Aberlour in Strathspey. The mill is of international importance, being one of the only surviving woollen mills of its kind in the world with some of its original machinery still in operation; seeing it in action is to witness history and traditional craftsmanship brought to life." Heavy Machinery, Woolen Mills, Rural Landscape, Tartan, Tweed, Action, History, Traditional, Length
The Last Woollen Mill
The Last Woollen Mill by Richenda Miers Scottish Life, Autumn 2018 "Never again shall I be able to see a length of tweed, or tartan, or any sort of woollen cloth without remembering my tour of Knockando Mill, near Aberlour in Strathspey. The mill is of international importance, being one of the only surviving woollen mills of its kind in the world with some of its original machinery still in operation; seeing it in action is to witness history and traditional craftsmanship brought to life."
"This is mainland Britain's last local industrial Woolmill, yet its traditions were almost lost after decades of decline and under-investment.  Named after the fast-flowing burn beside it, Knockando was originally listed as the Waulk Mill in local parish records from 1784. This compact croft was home to three multigenerational families, and its home-spun manufacturing wouldn't have seemed unusual in an era of cottage industries." Elgin, Unusual, Knock Knock, Mainland, Britain, Burns, Families
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"This is mainland Britain's last local industrial Woolmill, yet its traditions were almost lost after decades of decline and under-investment. Named after the fast-flowing burn beside it, Knockando was originally listed as the Waulk Mill in local parish records from 1784. This compact croft was home to three multigenerational families, and its home-spun manufacturing wouldn't have seemed unusual in an era of cottage industries."
Warming up with a hot chocolate is one of the best things about autumn.  At the Wooolmill, Red Roof Coffee serves Zuma 100% Fairtrade Dark Hot Chocolate, which is made with 33% West African cocoa. Red Roof, Zuma, Hot Chocolate, Cocoa, West, African, Autumn, Seasons, Coffee
It’s Hot Chocolate Season – 10 Facts About the Sweet, Chocolatey Drink
Warming up with a hot chocolate is one of the best things about autumn. At the Wooolmill, Red Roof Coffee serves Zuma 100% Fairtrade Dark Hot Chocolate, which is made with 33% West African cocoa.
Where There's a Mill, There's a Way by Philippa Gerrard  The Press and Journal, 25th August 2018 Woolen, Pressing, 25th, August, Victorian, Journal, Olds
Where There's a Mill, There's a Way
Where There's a Mill, There's a Way by Philippa Gerrard The Press and Journal, 25th August 2018
Nestled in the Highlands of Scotland, Knockando Woolmill has ensured the craft of carding, spinning, and weaving with local wool has been passed down through generations since 1784. The Highlands, Highlander, Locals, Scotland, Shed
Nestled in the Highlands of Scotland, Knockando Woolmill has ensured the craft of carding, spinning, and weaving with local wool has been passed down through generations since 1784.
Hand Spinning in the Woolmill Garden. Hand Spinning, Sunny Days, Cowboy Hats, Baby Strollers, Textiles, Hands
Hand Spinning in the Woolmill Garden.
A perfect spot for hand spinning. Everyday
A perfect spot for hand spinning.
A spinning wheel is a machine used to turn fiber into yarn. The yarn is then woven as cloth on a loom or it can be used to knit or crochet. Knitting, Crochet, Spinning Wheel, Yarn, Machine, Wheel, Loom, Woven
Facts About the Spinning Wheel...
A spinning wheel is a machine used to turn fiber into yarn. The yarn is then woven as cloth on a loom or it can be used to knit or crochet.
The Woolmill. Throwback Tuesday, Historic Buildings, Garden Arch, Trip Advisor, Outdoor Structures
The Woolmill.