We have been chattering about moving our mill from Tiverton to South Molton for quite a while now. The move was long overdue, and in addition to cutting commuting time in half, puts us much closer to Mole Valley Farmer’s (everyone is particularly happy about this!)
You may already have come across one of our favourite new yarns, Alpaca Supreme 4 Ply. It’s a blend of naturally coloured British Alpaca in Black, Brown and Fawn with Organic Falklands Merino and Mulberry Silk. We think we’ve hit the perfect balance between the weight and warmth of alpaca, light softness of merino and luster of silk. The finished yarn is warm, shiny, knits up like a dream and looks fab in stocking stitch as well as complex stitch patterns; in other words, we’re pretty pleased with ourselves.
As some of you may already know, Woolfest 2013 is quickly approaching! On the weekend of June the 28th and 29th, the John Arbon Textiles gang will be in Cockermouth enjoying the best of British fibres. In addition to the great selection of vendors, Woolfest also offers fleece sales, workshops, demonstrations and the chance to meet fibre enthusiasts from far and wide.