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

Wooltops

Collaboration to produce luxury White Yarns

John Arbon Textiles is a small, family-run business with a Mill, known as Fibre Harvest, nestling in North Devon. It is one of only a handful of small-scale worsted Mills still operating in the UK, using traditional machinery to process and spin fine quality British yarns and tops.

Our production concept is simple – a return to old style manufacture ... sourcing raw fibre (locally wherever possible) and converting it in Britain into high quality, luxury yarns and fibre tops.

To help bring this to life we work closely with Andrew Bowman of Wooltops. He is our Wool agent and sources many of the beautiful fibres we make into tops and yarns at our Mill.

We also spin for him, at our Mill, small runs of commission yarns in natural shades from his own fibres which he wholesales and retails.

Wooltops, set up by Andrew’s grandfather, has an established supply chain that is 100% committed to focusing on the traceability of its wool products.

Sourcing from the UK whenever possible, the British Falkland Islands, and from selected farms around the world, Andrew gets to know his farmers and their sheep farming techniques that produce (Mulesing-free) premium wool.

Andrew works closely with spinning mills that share his ethos and enthusiasm (this is where we come in) so the passion shines through. Wooltops and John Arbon Textiles together, specialise in taking wool from the farm right through to the highest quality spun yarn.

(see short films giving a glimpse into our woolly lives... Veiw our Spinning Mill ...and ... www.wooltops.co.uk)


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

Welcome to John Arbon Textiles’ catalogue No.12, every page adorned with our luxury yarns & fibre tops, a fine array of woolly wonders.

We develop & make our yarns & tops at our specialist processing & spinning Mill, Fibre Harvest, a haven of enthusiasm & creativity, snug in the heart of North Devon.

The new Mill arrival, Italian cone winder (Gino) has settled in splendidly, whilst Gillian the skeiner (one of our oldest machines at over 100 years of age) has had are-vamp & is running smoother than ever.

Our latest yarn & tops range, Devonia, a beautiful blend of Devon fibres in 14 deep, mottled, irresistible shades, proudly features on the catalogue cover (see also p11 & p23). And our KBN 4ply minis are welcomed into the fold - all 103 Knit By Numbers shades now available in baby 25g hanks, perfect for colour-work (see p.5).

Mill Membership numbers increase monthly & we’re planning more special treats for the Mill Members’ secret web page in 2018 (see centre pages).

The fabulous Mill team, led steadfastly by John, are Helena, Jack, Phil & Natasha; our Lynton shop & office, with Juliet at the helm, is run by Ginette, Judi & Natasha(again), whilst Frankie is our roving ambassador.

2018 sees our 4th Mill Open Weekend & Sale on 19th & 20th May, whilst we look forward to attending shows such as Unravel, Edinburgh Yarn Festival, Wonderwool, Woolfest, Fibre East & Yarndale.

Thanks to all our customers for your warm wholehearted support & encouragement.

All the best indeed

John & Juliet

Jarbon




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