Looking to keep the kids occupied? Look no further!
A bit of fun that is aimed at kids (with a little bit of help from all you parents and grandparents out there)! Around Moray treasure boxes have been filled with little treasures which are waiting to be found.
People interested in the activity should head over to the Facebook group ‘Moray Mini Adventures’ where clues are posted which will guide you to where the treasure is hidden.
“In each box there is logbook where you can jot down your name to say you completed the challenge. You can even add or swap a piece of treasure of your own such as a wee toy, button, drawing or keyring.” The box is then placed “back where you found it for the next lot of mini hunters to find!”
A box full of treasure has been hidden in the Knockando Woolmill Garden – will you be able to find it? If you are looking for clue… look around for a pipe coming out of the ground.
After finding the treasure you are more than welcome to have a look around the mill or treat yourselves to a delicious piece of cake in the café.
For more information ,and clues to where other treasures are buried head to the Moray Mini Adventures Facebook - Moray Mini Adventures Group
Coming up on Friday 20th November 2015 - a Poetry Workshop lead by Tez Watson, member of forWORDS. Following a tour of the Woolmill, Tez will be leading a formal workshop session where participants can use influences drawn from the setting/landscape, the Mill, machinery, fabric, processes, personalities, history, colours and more.
Places are £7 and are limited, so please book in advance by calling 01340 810 345 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
This November the Woolmill is host to two events remembering WW1:
‘Knockando Men in WW1’
Exhibition Opening - 2-4pm, 11th November
Join exhibition organiser Steve Byrne throughout the afternoon of the 11th November to discuss photographs and stories of Knockando Men in WW1. In collaboration with the Bedford museum, explore a series of photographs featuring the 6th Seaforth Highlanders, a regiment with a number of Knockando soldiers. The exhibition will be on display in the cottage throughout November.
‘Lewis Cumming, son of Aberlour: An Experience of War’
Talk by Lt. Gen Sir Alistair Irwin - 7pm, 28th November
Lt. Gen Sir Alistair Irwin presents an hour long talk on the experiences of his Great Uncle, Lewis Cumming. Entry to this talk is by donation to Poppy Scotland, but please book your seat in advance by calling 01340 810345 or emailing email@example.com.
Join Brain Robinson from Ballindalloch Distillery for a Seasonal Food and Whisky Pairing. During the lunch session Brian will guide you through the tastes of the season and bring together new flavour combinations with a range of Malt Whiskies including Knockando 12 Year Old, 1986 Cragganmore Private Cask, and Balvenie 12 Year Old Doublewood. Tickets are £19.50, with all proceeds going to the restoration of the second Dobcross Loom!
~ Tomato Bruschetta ~
~ Smoked Salmon with Capers and Lemon ~
~ Meat Tasting Plate with Beef, Venison & Pheasant ~
Saturday saw our Spin & Yarn group celebrating its first birthday with cake, coffee and all things woolly! We were joined by seven new spinners who tried their hand at both wheel and drop spinning under the expert tuition of group leader Sally Williams and group member Phil Hawkins, who has been spinning and building wheels for many years. If you would like to learn more about spinning or want to get to grips with that wheel you’ve had for years come along to next months group, and learn, chat and relax with our Spin & Yarn Group! Sessions are on the first Saturday of every month, and run from 11am until 1pm.
Yarn spun by group member Phil Hawkins, ready for his wife Fiona to knit into something fabulous!
Our Learning and Outreach Coordinator, Garance, spent a very enjoyable few hours with the team and young folk at Action for Children in Elgin (www.actionforchildren.org.uk). They are busy learning lots of different craft based skills and making lovely things for their Christmas fayre. It's fantastic to see young folk pick up traditional crafting skills so quickly, this bunch went form two stick stick weaving to using four sticks in a matter of 30 minutes!
A fabulously fun day was spent in Forres meeting lots of new folk from near and far and getting creative as part of Findhorn Bay Arts' Culture Day!
Lara and her sister Alina joined us to have a go on the giant French Kntter, and ended up teaching the group how to finger knit!
We spent the day not only finger knitting but arm knitting, crocheting, stick weaving and creating big fabric with our giant French knitter we then had a lot of laughs yarn bombing the street furniture around Market Green.
Even managing to rope in the army to join in the fun…
Culture day also saw us launch our Knockando Woolmill activities tent, so next time your out and about at an event look out for our bright red tent with jaunty tweed bunting, your guaranteed to have fun and get hands on with funky textile activities.
A big thank you to all the volunteers who made the day so much fun and shared their skills and all the folk who came and spent time with us making fabrics and yarning up Forres!