High Quality Tops and Worsted Yarns
Designed & Spun in Devon


"Just "test driven" my new socks, all I can say is "bloody fantastic socks!!".

It's like walking along with sheep sellotaped to your feet, very comfy, warm (I stood in the river for ten mins without getting cold, although my dogs got bored and wondered what I was doing!!)

Great communication, friendly and very honest as I received 50p refund on my postage!!, most companies would keep this and not say a word.

So thank you Sandra and all your team that work for you."


"Wonderful socks, exceptional customer service ... Buy with confidence from lovely people with the right values and exceptional quality products. Thank you and will be ordering again. Best Wishes to you."


"Mums bed socks are gorgeous and thank you so much for rushing them to her with a birthday wish especially for her 86th! Fantastic small business, can't wait to order more"


"So pleased to have it made it to Lynton today, very happy with my bag of lovely yarn."


"First class socks absolute pleasure to wear and brilliant customer service lets all support fantastic companies like this one."


"Such a lovely company and a great product!"


"I love the merino and silk I received and really love the price."


"Fantastic yarn. Beautiful to knit with. I will definitely be recommending it to other knitters."


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

Welcome to John Arbon Textiles' website, every page adorned with our luxury Yarns & Fibre Tops, a fine array of woolly wonders.

Nestled in the heart of North Devon, our Mill is one of only a handful of small-scale, specialist worsted processing & spinning Mills still operating in the UK. Full of refurbished machinery John has rescued over the years, with some newer additions along the way, the Mill is where we create, develop and make all our Yarn & Fibre Tops ranges. 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 a re-vamp & is running smoother than ever.

Some of our ranges are... Knit by Numbers (100% organically farmed Merino in over 100 gradient shades), Exmoor Sock (our newest addition), Exmoor Zwartbles 4ply & DK (wonderfully woolly & hardwearing), Harvest Hues (bouncy with deep, rich shades), and Devonia (brimming with drape and lustre). Many of these glorious ranges are made using sheep reared and sheared on our doorstep in Devon, as it is important to John to incorporate local & rare breed fleeces wherever possible.

This last year has been a rollercoaster of woolly excitement - we passed the sock side of our business onto Kim Kearney (Arbon Socks) in order to focus wholeheartedly on producing our specialist Yarn & Tops. Our South Molton Mill folk, led enthusiastically by John, are Helena, Jack, Phil, Tash & Frankie (who's come back to the fold proper) - a fantastic team of woolly magicians. Generous amounts of backup comes from Juliet & Sonja (an invaluable new addition) based at our Lynton shop & office, which steadfast assistance from Judi & Ginette.

2019 sees our 5th Mill Open Weekend & Sale on 8th & 9th June, whilst we look forward to attending shows such as Unravel, Edinburgh Yarn Festival, Wonderwool, Woolfest, Fibre East & Yarndale.

Thanks to all our loyal customers for your warm wholehearted support & encouragement. We couldn't do it without you.

All the best indeed

John & Juliet


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