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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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.


Here is John, surrounded by a group of eager top lovers first thing in the morning!
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We are in the final days of the preparation for our Mill Open Weekend!

And haven’t we been busy!

Yarn, socks, tops and cakes have been made ready for your visits over the weekend!

Here are a few further images to show you the special limited edition Mill Open Weekend Yarn you can get exclusively this weekend!

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Today we are spending the day giving final touches to our new Mill Showroom! This you can also visit on other days by appointment if you become a Mill member! Speaking of Membership, don’t forget to bring your made items to enter the prize-draw to win a free Mill Membership!

Tomorrow we will be putting up the marquee and filling it with lots of woolly sale goodies!

Now, just a teaser of what to expect….

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Open Weekend Preperation

our Open Weekend is almost upon us!

Just a reminder of the exciting things we have in store…

So don’t you forget your fibreous goodies made from any of our products to enter into the lucky dip for a chance to win a free life time Mill membership.
Be it a spun yarn, a made garment, a sock animal transformed from an old pair of socks, or even a needle felted John Arbon figure, etc etc, we would love to see it all!

Find out more about the mill membership HERE.
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Open weekend!

With our Mill open weekend just around the corner (just over a week away), we are busy as can be spinning, plying, skeining and preparing lots of tops for your fondling pleasure.
We have created a special Mill Open weekend YARN! A one-off limited edition run only to be available at this Open Weekend. We are not going to tell you what blend it is, but here is a first look at it!

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If you are able to come along on 16th & 17th May (see more Open Weekend info here), we would like to share a few pictures to get you in the mood!

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How to become a John Arbon Mill Member!

As we promised, here is some more information regarding the launch of our new MILL MEMBERSHIP!
And how you can also get a chance to WIN your very own FREE Mill Membership!!!!!!!!!!!!…

To start, this is the card that you will receive if you sign up for the John Arbon Textiles Mill Membership…

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It is a fantastic needle gauge Membership Card and, as a Mill Member, it will be sent to you in a special new John Arbon Texitles project bag, along with a mini skien of Knit by Numbers, a button badge … and a choice of either a bag of tops OR a skien of yarn OR a pair of socks!

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So our 2nd annual Mill Open Weekend is almost upon us – the 16th and 17th May
…and we are very very excited indeed…

Not only because we want to show off our lovely new spinning machine Kevinson,
but because we will also be launching our brand new MILL MEMBERSHIP scheme!

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