Settling into Bath Christmas Market

We are now all settled in to our cosy sock grotto at the Bath Christmas Market. We have spent the last couple of days filling it to the brim with all our socks – selecting our very best for the coming cold winter moments.

We have with us the most warming Alpaca Bed socks, in the new pastel colours, the hardy yet comfy Stanbury Walkers made with our local sheep fleece.

We have the warm, thick, cosy, cushion-sole https://www.jarbon.com/alpaca-socks/alpaca-terry-loop-socks/alpaca-terry-loop-socks?zenid=o5g9ocd54smfk9rfest4tjtii0#.VlhEnmThAy4 (which had a special mention in the Saturday http://www.theguardian.com/uk magazine Christmas Gift Guide last weekend)
And to celebrate we have bought a special limited edition colour way with us only available at Bath Christmas Market… Royal Blue!

So if you fancy visiting us in our haven of socks over the next couple of weeks we will share our festive cheer.
And do not forget, if you have received our catalogue there is a 10% off purchases flyer in there you can use on with us in Bath!

Bath Christmas Market

Those of you who have received our new catalogue you will know that we are having a chalet at Bath Christmas Market. And would have also have received the 10% off flyer for anything purchased at said chalet that can be found inside the catalogue. If you haven’t had one yet, please request one HERE.

We are so excited to get snug in our chalet (number 93 in York St, near the Stall St end). We will be filling it full to the brim of all our lovely socks and making it all Christmasy.
Bath Christmas market is fantastic … loads of wonderful chalets and tasty foods. We will be coming along with loads of Seasonal Cheer to share.

Over the last few weeks we have been enjoying planning how to line the walls top to bottom with all our cosy socks! We will be bringing all our staple sock styles with us…

We will be proudly showing off our brand new re-designed and extra soft Alpaca Bed Socks in the lovely new pastel colours… this will be their very first outing. They have been revamped with more colour choices and redesigned for a more cosy fit. We also now have certain pastel colours available in size 8-10 as well as the usual size 4-7!

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Wovember

Happy Wovember wool lovers!

With each November, comes Wovember … and Wovember is about celebrating all things WOOL.

Instigated by designers Kate Davies and Felicity Ford, the movement celebrates real wool, whilst highlighting the misuse of the term wool in product labeling – campaigning for clear and non misleading terms, such as wool rich, and adopting clear and concise compositions.

At John Arbon Textiles we love to use pure wool. There is no substitute for it. We produce lovely knitting yarns and fibre for spinning, felting and other crafts from wool. We also have our sock range using yarn we spin, made here in the UK. Our production concept is simple – a return to old style textile manufacture sustainably sourcing raw fibre locally wherever possible and converting it in Britain into high quality tops, yarns and textiles.

We support our local community by using the Exmoor Blueface Sheep fleece in some of our hand knit yarns – Excelena, a yarn created by John and used by designer Susan Crawford and our Exmoor Sock yarn, and 3 of our sock ranges – the hard-wearing, cushion soled Stanbury Walkers, the everyday Exmoor Socks, and the knee-length Exmoor Country Hose. We also use our local Zwartbles sheep in a few of our yarns!

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