ticking along at the new mill


We are now all set up and running again proper at the new Mill. Our machinery has all been re-vamped and improved, so production is more efficient than ever – it’s very exciting!


We have big plans for next year as well – a new Spinning Frame will join the team – big brother to Butler, our current spinner. Once big brother Butler is in action, we will be able to quadruple our production. More yarn and socks, hooray!


Here is Butler, our trusty and hard working spinner. He will surely be happy to have another spinner join the team and lighten his work load.

For the time being though, the dust has settled from our long move. Our new Mill and the modifications we’ve made to the machines have made a world of difference and we are loving our new work space.

We have been so inspired by our new Mill that we’ve nearly completed a proper run of our newest yarn, Viola. Viola should be made up into yarn and available to all and sundry for December!


You may be surprised to see the Viola tops before they’ve had much gilling. Somehow this colour collision turns into the subtly blended colours that we have come to love. Pretty cool, huh?

The image at the beginning of this post is more Viola top going through Henry the roving frame. This is the last step before spinning, which means the yarn is nearly ready!

 Our recent Mill move and expansion has been helped by the grant project which is supported by the Rural Development Programme for England, for which Delta is the Managing Authority, part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas. It has been grant funded through the HOTSW LEP REG Programme and delivered by Devon Count Council on behalf of the Heart of the South West (HotSW) Local Enterprise Partnership.

Our move, re-vamped machines, full run of Viola yarn, and happy bellies due to our proximity to the Kenniford pork van would not have been possible without this grant. Many thanks from the John Arbon team!



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