High Quality Socks, Textiles and Worsted Yarns Designed & Spun in Devon


We thought we would let you know which shows we will be attending in 2012. So following is a list of those shows we will be having stands at this year. We will be taking our yarns, tops and socks along to each of the shows. If you come along to any of them please do come and say hello.

all the best
Juliet & John

'wool & fibre festival'
we will have a stand as 'John Arbon Textiles / Fibre Harvest' and Susan Crawford will be doing a book signing of ‘A Stitch In Time Vol 2’ on our stand (accompanied by a special Excelana yarn offer) on the Saturday at 2pm
tel: 01938 820495

'british festival of wool'
we will have a stand as 'John Arbon Textiles / Fibre Harvest'
Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd June 2012
Mitchell's Lakeland Livestock Centre in Cockermouth, Cumbria
tel: 016974 78707

'celebration of british fibre crafts'
we will have a stand as 'John Arbon Textiles / Fibre Harvest'
Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th July 2012
Scale End Farm in Thurleigh, Bedford


'festival of knitting, yarns, talks & workshops'
we will have a stand as 'John Arbon Textiles / Fibre Harvest'
Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th February 2012
Farnham Maltings in Farnham, Surrey
tel: 01252 745444
…we had a stand as 'John Arbon Textiles / Fibre Harvest' and we loved every moment of it … thank you for visting us and making it a wonderwool show … and thank you also to the organizers who put everything together spendidly…

John Arbon Textiles & Fibre Harvest - British makers of unisex socks, yarns and fibres

At John Arbon Textiles we are a small family-run business, nestled in North Devon, producing a wide range of luxury unisex socks in the UK.

Sister Company, Fibre Harvest, uses traditional worsted machinery to process & spin fine quality British yarns - one of only a handful of small scale worsted Mills still operating in the UK.

Our Production concept is simple - a return to the old style of textile manufacture...sourcing raw fibre (locally wherever possible) & converting it in Britain into high quality hand knit yarns & the very sock yarn used to knit our luxury British made socks.

John Arbon, our trusty leader, has 18 years experience in all things woolly. He makes the world of fibres, yarns and textiles come alive with his unceasing enthusiasm and never ending energy.

Under his guidance, we've moved our Mill to South Molton. It took 3 months to carefully dismantle, re-furbish & re-assemble our vintage textile machinery. Now everything is running smoother than ever & the aim is to expand within our new space and quadruple production.

We lovingly make our own range of fine hand knit yarns (such as Excelana, Alpaca Supreme, Knit by Numbers) & fine yarns to knit our luxury sock styles (from hard-wearing Walking to cosy Bed and everyday Dress socks).

Our New Developments this year bring you:

STRIPY SOCKS - a re-design by John and Juliet of one of our most popular ranges

HAYWARD - a beautiful DK range of marls developed by Sara

VIOLA - a seductive colour-blended range of DK created by Emily

EXMOOR SOCK YARN - a robust yet subtle light 4ply produced by John

PATTERNS - the first few of a run of patterns designed by Emily using our yarn ranges.


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