The Mill | AW19 Production

The Mill | AW19 Production

If you’ve followed my blog for a while you’ll know that t this time of year we are in production for AW19. We popped down to the mill last week with photographer & creative Paula Russell to capture some behind-the-scenes action. I’m really...
Cashmere Yarn | Finished product

Cashmere Yarn | Finished product

Once the cashmere fibre has been through dyeing, carding, spinning and winding and turned into yarn it is ready to go into stock or be sold. It is in these boxes pictured that the yarn is shipped up to our mill in the Scottish Borders. We buy our yarn in Kgs and order...
Cashmere Yarn | Winding

Cashmere Yarn | Winding

After being spun on the mule spinners the yarn which is on cones, known as “cops”, is then moved to winding. The winding machine undertakes quality control processes and also winds the yarn from the “cops” onto cones. The cones are what the...
Cashmere Yarn | Spinning

Cashmere Yarn | Spinning

Once the cashmere fibre has been dyed, blended and carded it is ready to be spun into yarn. The spinning department is the noisiest as the machines are big and constantly on the go, they often run through the night. The machines are known as spinning mules. Each...
Cashmere Yarn | Carding

Cashmere Yarn | Carding

We hope you’ve been enjoying our series of posts on the making of cashmere yarn, today we’re moving onto the Carding process. Carding is a mechanical process that disentangles, cleans and intermixes fibres to produce a continuous web of fibre/yarn suitable...