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.
…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)…
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.
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…
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! Continue reading →
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!
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!