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    CHRISTMAS GIFTING ALL WRAPPED UP!
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    CHRISTMAS GIFTING ALL WRAPPED UP!

    With the countdown to Christmas well underway, we’ve got Christmas all wrapped up with our pick of Knockando gift ideas to suit all the family from a beautiful soft woven...
    Cameras, Lights, Action…
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    Cameras, Lights, Action…

    It’s been all go at the Mill with a crew from Scotland’s top farming and countryside programme filming on-site. BBC’s Landward series visited Knockando to film a feature on our 120...
    New Chapman collection a season must have
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    New Chapman collection a season must have

    We’re excited to unveil an exciting new collection of beautifully crafted limited edition accessories for Autumn, the Chapman Collection by Knockando is the stylish result of a collaboration with leading...
    Help us keep Beechgrove Garden on air!
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    Help us keep Beechgrove Garden on air!

    You may remember that BBC’s popular Beechgrove Garden series selected Knockando Woolmill as one of three community garden spaces they helped redesign back in 2013 with the Mill featuring on...
    Textiles showcase makes its mark on the capital
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    Textiles showcase makes its mark on the capital

    Kitty Bruce-Gardyne is a designer and champion of Scottish textiles. She is working hard to preserve some of Scotland’s most talented artisans, supporting and celebrating the people who have kept...
    Don't miss out on our seasonal summer savings
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    Don't miss out on our seasonal summer savings

    Up to 50% off selected scarf collections We’ve launched a great one-off seasonal sale on two of our most popular previous collections to pave the way for new stock. With...
    The Rebirth of the Dobcross Loom
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    The Rebirth of the Dobcross Loom

    Knockando is home to two historically significant 120 year old Dobcross looms that have been lovingly restored as part of an exciting renovation and investment project at the Mill. Sitting...
    Open Day with Daniel Harris
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    Open Day with Daniel Harris

    Knockando Woolmill invites you to their open day on Thursday 25th July to see the completed restoration of their Dobcross loom!

    In the Pink
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    In the Pink

    Knockando Woolmill recently teamed up with Emily Murray, the Scottish founder and editor of the award-winning interiors and lifestyle blog, The Pink House. 
    Meet the Team
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    Meet the Team

    Essential to the day to day running of the Woolmill, we thought it was about time we introduced you to our magnificent team!
    New Whisper of Cashmere collection on sale
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    New Whisper of Cashmere collection on sale

    Stylish new Whisper of Cashmere collection now on sale. Luxurious limited-edition range of exquisite, soft and beautifully woven throws and scarves in three innovative designs.
    Competition - Count the Easter Chicks
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    Competition - Count the Easter Chicks

      We are giving away a stylish A5 lined notebook and versatile case from our new Highland Sunshine collection! To enter, all you need to do is tell us how many...
    The Woolmill's 8th Season - Plan Your Visit
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    The Woolmill's 8th Season - Plan Your Visit

    Opening Hours We look forward to opening on the 16th of April for our eighth season!Our opening hours for 2019 are Tuesday - Saturday, from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.ShopOur shop showcases our range of...
    We Would like Your Feedback!
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    We Would like Your Feedback!

      Whether you have ordered online at kwc.co.uk or visited the Mill in Speyside, we would be incredibly grateful if you could take a couple of minutes to write a Google review...
    This Farming Life
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    This Farming Life

    This Farming Life, a documentary series on BBC Two, follows the highs and lows of farming families in Scotland. In the new series (you can watch episode 1 on the...
    15 Interesting Valentine’s Day Facts + 20% off Your Basket Total
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    15 Interesting Valentine’s Day Facts + 20% off Your Basket Total

    Saint Valentine’s Day, commonly known as Valentine’s Day is observed on February 14th each year.   Here are fifteen facts about Valentine’s day that you may not know.   1. A popular...
    ‘Women of the Crown’ Fashion Show + 12 facts about Mary, Queen Of Scots
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    ‘Women of the Crown’ Fashion Show + 12 facts about Mary, Queen Of Scots

    ‘Women of the Crown’ Fashion Show 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...
    Dobcross Assessment & Restoration - Daniel Harris visits the Woolmill
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    Dobcross Assessment & Restoration - Daniel Harris visits the Woolmill

    The London Cloth Company, London's first micro-mill, was established in 2011 by Daniel Harris. The company was formed when Daniel rescued an old and rusty loom from a barn in rural...
    Visit Our Festive Chalet at the Aberdeen Christmas Village
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    Visit Our Festive Chalet at the Aberdeen Christmas Village

    The festive season in Aberdeen launches on the 22nd of November with the opening of the Christmas Village located on Broad Street and Upperkirkgate. The village will be open daily, expected Christmas...
    What is Geelong Lambswool?
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    What is Geelong Lambswool?

    Comparable to cashmere for its warmth and luxurious soft handle, Geelong Lambswool is an elegant, comfortable and practical yarn - lambswool refers to wool which is 50 mm or shorter...
    Thank You for Supporting the Woolmill
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    Thank You for Supporting the Woolmill

    Our Crowdfunding campaign has now closed and successfully raised £3,290! The primary reasons for the Campaign were: • To enable manufacturing to continue at this historic Speyside Woolmill. • To...
    Support Our Campaign - Out of Knockando and into the World!
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    Support Our Campaign - Out of Knockando and into the World!

    We have launched a Crowdfunding Campaign to raise £250,000 for funding an ambitious programme to export our high-quality craft textile products to an international market. John Mulligan, the historic woolmill’s...
    Top 3: Accommodation in North East Scotland
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    Top 3: Accommodation in North East Scotland

    Located in the North East of Scotland, Speyside is the heart of Scotch whisky and is also home to our unique working Woolmill, where is has excited on the same site for...
    Visit the Woolmill - Customer Testimonials 2018
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    Visit the Woolmill - Customer Testimonials 2018

    As another busy season at the Woolmill draws to a close, we are looking at our customer reviews from the last 7 months. TripAdvisor "Beautiful spot and well worth the visit, friendly team,...
    Solid Coloured Blankets in Production & Interesting Facts About Shetland Sheep
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    Solid Coloured Blankets in Production & Interesting Facts About Shetland Sheep

    Using the Mill's modern machinery, a small collection of solid coloured blankets in red, grey, blue and green are being woven. The blankets follow a twill weave design, which is the second major design...
    It’s Hot Chocolate Season – 10 Facts About the Sweet, Chocolatey Drink
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    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...
    Out of Knockando and into the World!
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    Out of Knockando and into the World!

    We have launched a Crowdfunding Campaign to raise £250,000 for funding an ambitious programme to export our high-quality craft textile products to an international market. John Mulligan, the historic woolmill’s...
    Tea Party at the Woolmill + Top 10 Facts About Afternoon Tea
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    Tea Party at the Woolmill + Top 10 Facts About Afternoon Tea

       Afternoon Tea Week (14th - 20th August) is a celebration of one of the nation’s favourite traditions.     Along with establishments up and down the country, the woolmill is hosting a special...
    Jessica Cutler Visits the Woolmill - Woven Textile Designer Award Winner
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    Jessica Cutler Visits the Woolmill - Woven Textile Designer Award Winner

    We welcomed Jessica Cutler (the winner of our Textile Designer Award) down to the Woolmill to see her winning design in production!    "It has been an amazing opportunity to...
    Moray Rocks - Fun for All the Family
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    Moray Rocks - Fun for All the Family

    "The idea is to decorate rocks found in nature and hide them in various locations to brighten someone’s day. You can use whatever you like to decorate them- as long...
    Woven Textile Designer Award - Winning Design in Production!
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    Woven Textile Designer Award - Winning Design in Production!

    Launched in 2017, our Woven Textile Designer Award sought to uncover the best of new textile design talent by inviting current students and recent graduates to submit innovative and contemporary...
    Looking for Something to Do After Visiting the Woolmill?
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    Looking for Something to Do After Visiting the Woolmill?

    After six years in the making, the new Macallan distillery and visitor experience in Speyside is now open! Located in the heart of the 390-acre Macallan Estate, the existing and...
    Happy Sixth Anniversary to the Woolmill!
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    Happy Sixth Anniversary to the Woolmill!

    To celebrate the Woolmill's sixth anniversary of being open to the public, we are offering our customers a special discount on six products!Throws1730 Tartan Throw1775 Tartan ThrowScarvesSmall Buttercup Check ScarfSupersoft Semaphore...
    National Picnic Week: Top 5 Places to Enjoy a Picnic in Moray Speyside
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    National Picnic Week: Top 5 Places to Enjoy a Picnic in Moray Speyside

    Having a picnic in the great outdoors is one of the UK's most enjoyable summer traditions! To honour National Picnic Week which takes place from the 15th - 24th June, we...
    How to Determine Your Hat Size
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    How to Determine Your Hat Size

    Ensure you choose the perfect size when buying one of our hats or caps by following the instructions below.      Option 1 - Measure  Step 1: You can use a...
    Facts About the Spinning Wheel...
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    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. ...
    Herringbone Lambswool Scarves in Production
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    Herringbone Lambswool Scarves in Production

    Here's a sneak peek of our new Ultra Marine Herringbone scarves in production. We have been busy working with a new designer to create this new contemporary range!  1. Winding  Yarn cones are...
    Salvage Hunters - A Visit to the Woolmill
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    Salvage Hunters - A Visit to the Woolmill

    The new series of Salvage Hunters is currently airing on Quest on Wednesday evenings at 9pm - the series follows Drew Pritchard  "in search of weird and wonderful objects". Yesterdays episode (6th June) featured...
    Salvage Hunters - Tomorrow at 9pm!
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    Salvage Hunters - Tomorrow at 9pm!

    The new series of Salvage Hunters is currently airing on Quest on Wednesday evenings at 9pm. Tomorrows (6th June) episode features a visit to the Woolmill! The show follows Drew and his...
    Father's Day Gift Edit
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    Father's Day Gift Edit

    Show your Dad you care on June 18th with a luxurious Father's Day present from Knockando Woolmill!  From tartan notebooks to supersoft Geelong scarves...
    Weaving an Estate Tweed
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    Weaving an Estate Tweed

    We are currently weaving tweed fabric for an Aberdeenshire Estate which is well known for its first class driven game shooting and the beautiful setting of its mansion house and gardens. Generally speaking, tweed is...
    Weaving for Pluscarden Abbey
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    Weaving for Pluscarden Abbey

    We are currently producing cloth for Pluscarden Abbey.  "Situated six miles south-west of Elgin in Moray, the monastery enjoys the peace and stillness of a secluded glen, but is easily reached...
    North East 250 Road Trip
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    North East 250 Road Trip

    We are happy to announce Knockando Woolmill is now a business member of the North East 250 - you can see our website listing here! Visitors and locals who visit...
    What is Beaming?
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    What is Beaming?

    Winding warp threads onto the beam in the 1970s. If you would like to learn more about the 'beaming' process, watch our YouTube video below...
    Dobcross Pattern Chain
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    Dobcross Pattern Chain

    When we want to weave a new item on the Dobcross loom, a new Dobcross pattern chain needs to be created. This chain distinguishes the pattern of what is woven, such as tartan scarves or...
    Edinburgh Yarn Festival - Fruity Knitting Podcast
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    Edinburgh Yarn Festival - Fruity Knitting Podcast

    We were delighted to exhibit at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival from the 15th - 17th March at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange. This was our third time attending the event, which sees thousands of yarn enthusiasts gather...
    Dalrachie Escapees!
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    Dalrachie Escapees!

    As you may know, we have been busy carding and spinning wool from North Country Hill Cheviot Ewes from nearby Dalrachie Farm.The ewes were born, bred and raised on the rugged...
    Woolmill Open for Seventh Season!
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    Woolmill Open for Seventh Season!

    The Knockando Woolmill visitor centre, shop and Red Roof Coffee reopens to the public today at 10:00 AM for its 7th season!      Visitor Centre and Shop: Tuesday - Sunday, 10:00...
    Red Roof Coffee, Visitor Centre & Shop
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    Red Roof Coffee, Visitor Centre & Shop

    The Knockando Woolmill visitor centre, shop and Red Roof Coffee will reopen to the public on Tuesday (27th of March) for its 7th season! Our café has undergone a facelift...
    The North Country Cheviot - Everything You Need to Know!
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    The North Country Cheviot - Everything You Need to Know!

      • In 1791, Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster brought 500 "long hill" ewes from the Cheviot Hills near the English borders to his estate in Caithness, with the aim...

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