Mill Open Weekend
Yarn, Tops and Socks sale - Sat 10th & Sun 11th June 2017
We would like to invite you to our Mill Open Weekend
...on Sat 10th & Sun 11th June 2017
... 10am till 5pm (with FREE entry) …
......at our Mill in South Molton (see bottom of e-mail for address & directions, or click here) ...
...with tours of the Mill (see further to pre-book and find out details re: bringing dogs and / or children - see bottom of e-mail for more info, or click here) ...
...and also a Yarn, Tops and Sock sale (plus tea & cake!)
Our Mill in South Molton is one of only a handful of small-scale worsted spinning Mills still operating in the UK. Although we established it over 10 years ago, we have been at our current location in South Molton for almost 4 years. Here John Arbon, our leader in all things wonderfully woolly, alongside his trusty Mill workers Daisy, Becky and Helena, create and make all our luxurious Tops and Yarns, as well as the yarns we use to knit our Socks.
A few years ago John moved his cherished vintage Mill machinery to its new South Molton home (near the Wool Board). He slowly, but surely, lovingly dismantled his machines, moved them, then revamped and re-assembled them at our bigger and brighter premises. At the end of 2014 our new spinner (Kevin) arrived – although he took over a year to find his feet, after much tinkering, tweaking and fine-tuning by John, he is now running smoothly and spinning the most beautiful yarns. And we have a new member to join the fold - our latest machine, who arrived with us just last Autumn, is Gino … a cone winder who came all the way from Italy.
Our Mill is not usually open to the public, but on this special weekend it will be open for tours throughout both days so people can see and learn about all our vintage spinning and processing Mill machinery. This year we have 4 specific tours each day that can be pre-booked … at 10.00am, 11.30am, 1.00pm and 2.30pm. To book a slot simply email (email@example.com) or phone (01598 752490) with your name, number of people, time of tour and date (you will need to be at the Mill at least 15 minutes before your tour starts. Once booked, if you cannot attend for any reason we would be grateful if you would let us know so we can pass your place on to someone else).
As part of our Mill Open Weekend we will have a sale – giving all visitors the opportunity to gather up some Yarns, Tops and Socks at discounted prices. And to make the day complete, there will be tea and local home made cakes on hand to refresh and content.
Please bear in mind, we are happy for children to come along to the Mill Open Weekend, but due to health & safety restrictions children under 11 cannot go on a Mill tour, and any children between 11 and 16 must be accompanied by an adult over 18. We also love dogs, so any that are well behaved (on a lead) will be more than welcome, but again they will not be able to go on a Mill tour.
During the weekend some of our happy shop / office folk will also be in attendance ... myself – Juliet (John’s other half), Judi, Ginette, Sandra, Lorraine and Freha..
So do come and join us ... have a look around our Mill, fondle some yarn, taste some tempting fancies and, on top of that, you may learn a few of John’s most yarny woolly secrets!!!
For more info:
date: Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th June 2017
telephone: 01598 752490
entry price: Free
tours: There will be tours of the Mill throughout both days, but there are 4 specific daily tours that can be pre-booked … at 10.00am, 11.30am, 1.00pm and 2.30pm. To book a slot simply email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (01598 752490) with your name, number of people, time of tour and date. You will need to be at the Mill at least 15 minutes before your tour starts and, once booked, if you cannot attend for any reason, please let us know so we can pass your place on to someone else.
children: Children are able to attend the Mill Open Weekend, but due to health & safety restrictions children under 11 cannot go on a Mill tour, and any children between 11 and 16 must be accompanied by an adult over 18.
dogs: Well behaved dogs, on a lead, can attend the Mill Open Weekend, but cannot to go on a Mill tour.
parking: ...there is ample parking outside the mill, however if you have any special parking/ drop off requirements please contact us in advance and we will do all we can to help … we also have overflow parking arranged very close by (within a 5 minute walk) for larger vehicles if needed.
directions: …the Mill is situated on the outskirts of South Molton (just off the A361) on a small Business Park called Hacche Lane just off the main road running through the Pathfields Industrial Estate … the entrance to Hacche Lane Business Park is almost opposite (across the other side of the main road) from the large and unmissable Mole Valley Farmers and also runs up at the back of RGB … once in the Hacche Lane Business Park you will see us quite clearly waving and smiling. Basically if you get lost at all around South Molton just ask anyone directions to the main Mole Valley (everyone knows it). Please note, the Mill is not actually on the road called Hacche Lane (this is somewhere else in South Molton), the Mill is in Hacche Lane Business Park on Pathfields Industrial Estate.
accommodation: ...if you would like some information about places to stay near the Mill in South Molton please click here
And if you should need any further information please just contact me (Juliet) direct on tel no: 01598 752490 or e-mail: email@example.com
John Arbon Textiles & Fibre Harvest - British makers of unisex socks, yarns and fibres
As John Arbon Textiles we are a small family-run business, nestled in North Devon producing a wide range of luxury 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 unisex socks.