With Woolfest now just around the corner we are busy filling our shelves and cans with gorgeous woolly goodies.
John has now plucked the winners of the lucky dip Mill Open Weekend 2018 ‘Show & Tell’ out of a fibre can!
Good luck to you all!
One of the main events at our annual Mill Open Weekend is Show & Tell.
We invite all our lovely Mill visitors to bring along something they have crafted in our Fibre or Yarn. This year’s entries were amazing as always. The crafts span from felted books and embroidered structures to the finest hand spun yarn and beautiful knitting, crochet and weaving work. We spent the weekend taking photos of the lovely projects you brought in which we are delighted to share here…
For quite some time now John has been hankering after a new Gill Box to enable us to produce more yummy tops at our Mill. One of John’s most favourite machines, they are an integral part of the process that makes our luxury Tops blends second to none. You have to be top of the Tops (sorry, could not resist the pun!) to be let loose on and operate these lovely machines at the Mill.
As the sun begins to peer between the clouds and the sea tries to warm up a little here in Devon, the Mill is a thriving hub of activity. We’ve begun to prepare for our annual Mill Open Weekend on the Sat 19th & Sun 20th May. Now in its 5th year, we look forward to a weekend of opening up the Mill, inviting you all in to have a peak of our wonderful woolly world and a slice of home-made cake.
But this year we also have a special guest joining us…
Rachel Atkinson of Daughter of a Shepherd will be with us at the Mill all weekend. She will be bringing her gorgeous yarns back to the place where they were spun and sharing her inspiring new book.
Today at the mill we are busy bustling around and gathering the finishing touches for our stand at Edinburgh Yarn Festival! Whilst John is finishing off making some specials to bring (he can’t help himself), and packing the van and trailer full of woolly goodies, we thought we would share some of the treats we are bringing up with us.
Happy new year from all of us at John Arbon Textiles! We hope you managed to get in lots of spinning, knitting and all other crafty goodness over the festive holidays!
We are now back from our break and full of vim and vigour for the new year ahead! Kevin and Butler (the spinners) are both spinning away at the Mill and we are busy making lots of lovely tops and yarns.
With the holidays fast approaching we are busy festooning the tree whilst slurping mulling wine. But we wanted to take a moment to wish you all a very very Merry Christmas, and thank you so much for your continuous support and encouragement throughout the year. We wouldn’t be able to do it without you! May you forever be surrounded by woolly wonders and have warm and cosy feet. Merry Christmas.
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).