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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Top Confirmation for Sitting Knitting!

John has now confirmed which tops we can squeeze into the Van alongside the Yarns when he visits Sitting Knitting for the trunk show (Sat 23rd Jan, 10.30-4.30!)

Sitting Knitting
Stable Gallery, Rear of 7 Belwell Lane
Four Oaks
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
B74 4AA
United Kingdom
Telephone: 0121 308 4205
Email: Rachel@sittingknitting.com

So if you are a spinner, felter, or any other type of fluffy crafter you can look forward to this splendid list of tops we will be bringing along!

Our Natural coloured tops include…..

Alpaca superfine in brown.

The incredible Alpaca Supreme, a blend of Alpaca, Merino & Silk (in white and anthracite) … just breath taking and glorious.
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We are visiting Sitting Knitting

We are very excited to be doing our first woolly trunk show of the year!

We will be visiting the lovely Rachel at Sitting Knitting at her yarn shop in Sutton Coldfield.

We will bring with us from Devon a selection of our yarns, scrummy tops, and some socks

It will be the first ever outing for the complete range of ‘Harvest Hues’ … a fingering weight Merino yarn blended with our local Zwartbles wool. The natural dark brown Zwartbles in the blend creates a rustic and buoyant yarn.

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Also making its first appearance is our Alpaca Delight fingering weight yarn … a super soft yarn with a beautiful drape when knitted. The colour range includes some lovely pastel to compliment the natural shades.

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We will also be taking along some trusty stalwarts … a selection of colours from our beautifully blended Viola range, our Alpaca 2-3ply heavy lace, our Exmoor sock yarn (made from our local sheep) and our Zwartbles range in 3 natural shades.

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So, John and Juliet will be at Sitting Knitting between 10.30 & 4.30 on Saturday 23rd January.

Address:

Stable Gallery, to the rear of 7 Belwell Lane, Sutton Coldfield, W Midlands B74 4AA

tel: 0121 308 4205
http://sittingknitting.com/

Hope to see you there

Happy New Year!

We are now officially back to work, both here at the shop, and in the mill.

After a lovely bit of festive time off doing jigsaws, finishing knitting projects, enjoying the fire (when it was needed!) and catching up with friends, we are ready to go in the year 2016 with gusto!

We are very excited for the year ahead.

With a few shows confirmed for 2016 already we have lots of spinning to do!

We will give you lots more information about these shows over the next few weeks. Including information about our third annual Mill Open Weekend (dates confirmed now for 14th & 15th May)!

You can also keep up with this information in our Ravelry group, which you can find here.

Each New Year brings new resolutions, so you will be glad to hear ours is to make more & more yarn and lovely tops!

A few things to tickle your fancy will be the 4-ply Knit by Numbers range. We will give you more information about the top-secret grand unveiling of this nearer the time.

So for now, we would just like to say … Happy New Year!

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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Number 10 has landed!

Its official, we are now well into the run up to Christmas and festive cheer is starting to bubble…

With the unveiling of our updated website this morning and the impending arrival of our new catalogues on your doorsteps

…We are getting very excited here and are now starting to prepare for our next show – Bath Christmas Market!

On our up-dated website and in our new catalogue you will find a number of new scrummy things!

In sock world we have brand new and improved Alpaca Bed socks! A more snugg and cosy fit in lovely new colours, these socks are perfect for wearing when relaxing (or knitting) in front of the fire and or cosy in bed. The new colours are available in size 4-7, and select colours are also available in size 8-10 too.

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John Arbon Textiles Catalouge Number 10.

…It is that time of year again where the nights start drawing in and the mornings have that chill … which can only mean one thing … that the Christmas elves are starting to get busy and we here at John Arbon Textiles are putting our latest catalogue to bed.

So, drum roll please, for the new John Arbon Textiles catalogue number 10 (out very end of October)…

Here is the cover

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Yarn in the City…

We are busily preparing for the Great London Yarn Crawl – Pop-Up Market Place at the Old Chelsea town hall this weekend.
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We will be exhibiting at the market place which kicks off the great crawl, before all you crafty adventures set off to wonder round some of London’s greatest yarn and haberdashery shops.

The market place is open exclusively to yarn crawlers, before being open to the general public (12noon til 7pm).

You can find more information about the Yarn Crawl and Pop-Up Market Place here. Details of all the exhibitors and info about which crawls will visit where. Should be a fab yarntastic day!

To get you tingling, here’s a bit of what we are bringing!
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PLUS, a few new Tops! We love a surprise…

Guild Summer School and our next show…

We are back and un-packed from the Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers summer school weekend show!

You would have found us nestled amongst all our fibre cans that were brimming over with different luscious blends of tops. We had a great time.

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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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