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.
Alpaca Supreme Anthracite
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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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Open Weekend Preperation

our Open Weekend is almost upon us!

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

We have our MILL MEMBERSHIP LAUNCH!
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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Wonderwool Wales Action…

Hello Fibre Folk,

We are now back into spinning world at the Mill after the whirl wind of Wonderwool Wales 2015! What a fab show, it’s one that we always enjoy doing.

John had lots of fun in ‘Top of the Tops’ corner as always! Lots of spinning folk visited our array of Mill cans brimming over with lovely fluff!
We took along a few new colours and fibre blends, created by Frankie.

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ANNUAL OPEN WEEKEND AND MEMBERSHIP LAUNCH

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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Spun and knitted by Amanda

Having a look through Ravelry as a knitter does in the evening in front of the fire, i came across Amanda’s work in the ‘Proper Woolly‘ forum, ( a show coming up in Devon) and saw a beautiful piece of work by a lady called Amanda.

Amanda has brought The Three Supreme tops at a recent show and been busily working, spinning and knitting it, into this fabulous shawl!

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Alpaca Supreme Tops
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Unravel is almost here!

So Unravel 2015 is this weekend!

Come and find us … we are in the main hall as always, but ina new spot … however, not far from our normal place, so no need to worry, you will find us!

Anyway, we are so excited and thought we would share some lovely photos to get you in the mood!

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Sale bobbin ends!
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