Thank you so much for everyone who came to visit our stand at Fibre East! We had a wonderful time.
If you couldn’t make it here are some photos of our stand to show you all the woolly treasures we took with! And a close up look of a few of the Tops we took along too.
After 2 years of waiting, we have managed to locate the perfect fibre to produce a beautiful Devon bred and processed Bluefaced Leicester Top. And we hope you will agree it was worth the wait!
It has been selected from breeders on Exmoor and then graded and sorted at the South Molton Wool Board depot. Our wool agent, and close associate, Andrew Bowman of Wooltops, has then sorted the wool again removing 20% of unwanted kemps and inferior fibres.
The result is an exceptional BFL at 26 micron with superb lustre and a handle, unlike any other BFL on the market at the moment.
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We are busily getting ready for Fibre East this weekend!
And along with all our yarns, and socks, we are taking loads of Tops …
including a special new Top blended up especially, and exclusively, for Fibre East called Spin Fresh.
Spin Fresh is a glorious blend of 55% dyed Merino / 33% Perendale / 12% Zwartbles and is a lovely Caribbean bluey sea colour!
What a blast we had at Fibre East … we camped, got rained on and had a fabulous show.
As always, it was great to see everyone again and catch up with projects in the planning and just completed.
A lovely customer – Adrienne, who often visits our stand at shows, has finished her blanket that we have been longing to see for months!
A whopping 3.5 Kg worth of Knit By Numbers yarn was used to create this amazing piece!
It looks totally wonderful…
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Hello woolly folk!
We thought we would share some info about the goodies on the secret Mill Members web page at the moment.
One of the perks of being a Mill Member is you get first look at our new scrummy fibres and luscious yarns.
On the secret Mill Member web page we have two new wondrous tops, and two limited edition yarns, exclusive to our Mill Members.
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We we have had a very busy time in the mill since our
Fibre East visit a couple of weeks ago, but wanted to mention it now all the same…
…John and Juliet had a lovely time in Bedford! The best bit about the knitting shows we go to is always meeting new knitters and catching up with old friends…and squeezing in the odd curry of course!
It’s a sunny day in Lynton today, and here at the John Arbon Textiles show we are busily preparing for