Tis that time of year again when all the festive merry-making has begun… and, to coincide, you should now all have a copy of our latest John Arbon Textiles catalogues – 2 this year, one just for our lovely Socks and the other full of Yarny things (these accompany our up-dated website). Continue reading →
We are home and unpacked from the first ever Nottingham Yarn Expo! Thanks so much to everyone who came and visited the stand. We had a great weekend, and we loved the venue of Nottingham Uni. Frankie had a successful first solo show selling all her patterns alongside us – it was lovely to have her there.
We particularly loved the string quartet and harp playing over the weekend – a lovely touch.
Oh, and we had a great curry one evening – it was amazing and they even produced real hot towels at the end of the night!
We are now busily packing up for our next show, Bath Christmas Market. This is all about the socks and cosy feet. It is that time of year already! We are looking forward to being cosied up in our normal chalet on York Street (no.114 – near the end where York St meets Stall St).
As the Autumnal weather takes hold and start preparing our Christmas knits and socks (dare we say it!?). This means it is also the time of year where we begin to send out our new catalogue.
We thoughtfully approach every yearly catalogue to best show you our sock styles, yarn ranges and tops blends. We won’t ruin the new catalogue by sharing to much but here are some behind the scenes photos (and a couple of tasters) to give you a glimpse of this year’s feel.
In just a couple of days we will be heading up north from the rolling hills of Devon to the beautiful countryside of Skipton. Canals and antique shops a plenty, we shall be excitedly setting up there for Yarndale! And you will be able to find us just opposite our usual spot this year in the Yarndale Market – stand 81 (right near the Knit & Natter lounge) at Skipton Auction Mart, 23rd – 24th September 2017 … Saturday 10am – 5:30pm & Sunday 10am – 4:30pm.
Our Knit by Numbers range is what we would consider our most show stopping display. We are, therefore, going to share a brief history of KBN before we tell you the really exciting news, (by the way, it’s small and cute.)
A small idea with big potential created by John almost 7 years ago. The Knit by Numbers range is named after one of John’s fun pastimes when he was a child – Paint By Numbers, whilst at the same time being a homage to the celebrated Pantone colour charts.
Entering August normally means everyone is getting excited for summer holidays and going to the beach!
However over here, us knitters, spinners, crocheters and crafters are getting excited as it means its coming closer to sweater weather! Don’t get us wrong we love the British summer time and the seaside. But what about all the knitting!?
The perfectly timed arrival of Pom Pom Quarterly’s Issue 22 has got us thinking! A beautiful issue as ever, you can see every item to knit here on their Ravelry page.