Open Weekend 2016

Our 3rd Mill Open Weekend is now just around the corner (Sat 14th and Sun 15th May)!

We are busily polishing our most prized machines – they will be standing proud waiting to show you what they’re capable of!

Here are a few photos of our machines in action to wet your appetite!

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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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PomPom Quarterly come to visit!

If you have managed to get your hands on the latest POMPOM Quarterly magazine (the Autumn issue), you may have noticed that they came to visit us at the Mill and also our home town of Lynton recently. We had so much fun when Lydia, Meghan, Amy and Agnes came and they have written an amazing article about their 24 hour action packed fun Friday with us. Photos are by “Agnese Sanvito for Pom Pom Quarterly.

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Top Tastic Fibre East

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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Membership secrets

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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Fibre east is almost here!

With Fibre East (25th & 26th July) just around this summery corner we are busy preparing goodies…

Here is just a glimpse of what we will bringing for you!

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Our First Mill tour!

The launch of our Mill Membership is complete and the first Membership packs have been sent out in the post.

So we hope all you Mill Members have received your packages, with your special John Arbon Textiles needle gauge Membership card that has your Mill Membership number on the back … hope it made you smile!

And we had our first Mill Members come and visit the brand new show room AND have a mill tour! A couple of those visiting had even won their free membership in the raffle at the Open Weekend. A group of splendid ladies and one lovely man, who were on a camping holiday and they had all brought their spinning wheels along for a grand spin-along around the campfire. (HOW GREAT IS THAT!?)
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Drum roll…. The Winners!

At our Mill Open Weekend we asked people to bring along things they had made out of any of our products (ie: yarn spun from our tops or textiles knitted with our yarn or animals made with our socks, etc, etc).
Each person who brought along something was given a raffle ticket and entered in the prize drawer, with the winners (10 from each day) getting a Free Mill Membership.
We were so overwhelmed with all the lovely things you brought along, that we decided to pick 11 winners from each day (so 22 in total).
John and Becky drew the raffle tickets out of a fibre can a couple of days ago…

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Open weekend… hurrah!

Firstly, thank you so very much to everyone who came to our Mill Open Weekend and made it such a special event!  We all had a fantastic time and hope you all did too…

It was so wonderful to be able to spend a couple of days letting you lovely folk have a look around the Mill where all the magic yarn and top making happens!  We hope you had a fabulous time and got to know a bit more about our process and some of our fibre secrets!

We are now back into normal Mill mode.  After having a tidy up and finishing off the cakes, we are prepping for Proper Woolly, our next show in a couple of weeks!

Anyway, here are a selection of images from the weekend.

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Here is John, surrounded by a group of eager top lovers first thing in the morning!
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