Mill Open Weekend

Friday 10th, Sat 11th & Sun 12th of June, 2022 

We would like to invite you to our Mill Open Weekend

  • Days: Fri 10th to Sun 12th June 
  • Hours: 9:30am til 5pm (with FREE entry)
  • Location: The Assembly Rooms, South Molton Town Hall, EX36 3AB
  • Tours: We will have ticketed tours around the Mill, with a mini bus to take you to and from the Mill.
  • Pop Up Shop: browse all our wondrous woolly wares and a few extra special limited editions too.. 
  • Plus Special Guest Vendors: We are simply over the moon to announce that we will have Daughter of a Shepherd, Katie Green Bean and Provenance Craft Co. vending all weekend long! 
  • Classes: This new space is big enough to allow us to host some workshops. Please click here to view classes and book a session.
  • Talks: We are so excited to say we will have a mini talks series. Please click here to view talks and book a session
    • Space is limited so you will need to book if planning to attend a talk.
    • £6.00 Reservation fee per person, which can be redeemed as a voucher during the weekend. 
  • Cafe: We will be partnering with a local business who will offer teas, coffees and cakes (and a few savouries). More info to come. 

  • Will there be a virtual Mill Open Weekend again? Yes, of course! The dates are the 9th & 10th July – we are working on putting together a brilliant program of events for this. All will be free to attend, like last year. 

Our Mill in South Molton is one of only a handful of small-scale worsted spinning Mills still operating in the UK. This is where us marvellous Mill Folk create all our luxurious tops and yarns using vintage machinery and local fibre. 

Tours of our Mill are not usually available, but on this special long weekend it will be open for viewings, so you’ll be able to see and learn about our vintage spinning and processing machinery. Our trusty Mill Folk will be on hand to explain things as you travel through the Mill, providing you with a glimpse of how our yarn is made. Each tour offers the opportunity to wander around the Mill, soak everything up and ask as many questions as you fancy.  

This year we have expanded to a bigger venue, the beautiful 18th century function rooms in South Molton Town Hall. So we have organised a mini bus to collect you from just outside the Town Hall (20 mins before your tour starts) and drop you off again after. 

However, there is absolutely no need to go on a Mill Tour – you’re more than welcome to just come along, spend some time with us during the day, and soak up the atmosphere chatting to like-minded folk and browsing our wares.

This year we will also be hosting some workshops and talks. Click here to book onto a talk or workshop

As part of our Mill Open Weekend we will be creating some limited edition special woolly items – giving all visitors the opportunity to gather up some exclusive Yarns and Tops. 

We will also have our regular ‘Show & Tell’ – where any visitor can bring along and show us any item that they have created from our fibre or yarn (be it spun or felted, crocheted, knitted or woven) … each person will be issued with a raffle ticket and entered into a prize draw for a chance to win a goodie bag of woolly treats.

Please bear in mind, we are happy for children to come along to the Mill Open Weekend, but due to health and safety restrictions, children under 11 cannot go on a tour, and any children between 11 and 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult over 18. We also love dogs, but now that we have moved to a different venue, they are no longer able to attend. Apologies. 

– We are so looking forward to seeing you in person again! 

Guest Vendors: 

  • Katie Green is an illustrator, knitwear designer and video podcaster based in Devon. Katie creates stationery and gifts with fibre crafters in mind, from rubber stamps to home textiles, as well as gorgeous knit designs inspired by the Dartmoor landscape.

  • Take a peek at Katie’s Website. 

  • At Provenance Craft Co, Fay sells carefully sourced, practical, quality products for the knitting, crocheting and crafting community.   There are ceramic yarn bowls, crafters’ mugs and pin cushions made less than 10 miles from her home. The laser cut and engraved notions such as hook and needle gauges and Kitchener Stitch reminders are all made by Fay in her Cheshire studio and waxed cotton and Scottish tweed project bags are made just over the border in Shropshire.  Fay is also a crochet and knitwear designer, with a focus on gorgeous British wool.

  • Take a peek at Fay’s Website. 

MORE INFO & FAQ:

Date: Friday 10th to Sunday 12th June 2022
Time: 9:30am-5pm
Location: The Assembly Rooms, South Molton Town Hall, 5 Broad St, South Molton EX36 3AB
Telephone: +44 (0)1769 579861
e-mail: [email protected]
website: www.jarbon.com
Entry Price: Free 

Mill Tours:  There will be Mill Tours on each day. A mini bus will pick you up outside the Town Hall and drop you off at the Mill.

Cafe: We will be partnering with a local business who will offer teas, coffees and cakes (and a few savouries). More info to come. 

Children: Children are able to attend the Mill Open Weekend, but due to health & safety restrictions children under 11 cannot go on a tour machines, and any children between 11 and 16 must be accompanied by an adult over 18.

Dogs: We love dogs, but now that we have moved to a different venue, they are no longer able to attend. Apologies. 

Parking: There is ample parking in South Molton town centre. 

Directions: South Molton Town Hall is situated right in the heart of town, on Broad Street.