Woolly weekend at Auchindrain

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th May will see a focus on sheep and all things woolly at Auchindrain, Scotland’s last preserved highland farm township.

There will be demonstrations of each of the processes taking fleece to yarn and beyond : spinning, skeining, carding, weaving, dyeing, felting and kiltmaking. as well as weaving with grass and willow,

On Saturday Sgioba Luaidh Inbhirchluaidh  – the Inverclyde Gaelic Waulkers – will be delivering their familiar  demonstration of waulking the tweed. But on Sunday they’ll be waulking for real – working on the lovely new tweed, woven for them by Christine MacLeod, the handloom weaver at Kilbarchan. This is a very special and rare event, as genuine waulkings are few and far between these days.

The weather’s not looking too bad, either. Saturday will have the occasional shower and Sunday looks as if it should be dry all day.

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