Virtual Mill Open Weekend

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th of July, 2022 

As much as we’d love to see all your faces in person, we know that it’s not always possible. There are many wonderful things about residing in the heart of Devon, but easy access for visitors is by no means one of them! But we deffo want to make sure to include all of you who are unable to visit in person in our festivities. For this reason we will be hosting a Virtual Mill Open Weekend on 9th & 10th July 2022 and we’d love for you to join us!

There will be all the usual goodness – virtual mill tours, workshops with talented tutors, oodles of limited editions and specials – but you’ll be free to enjoy it all from the comfort of your own home. All events are now live on Eventbrite and you can find them all here. 

  • Days: Sat 9th & Sun 10th July

  • Hours: 11am til 7:30pm (BST)

  • Location: Your own home, courtesy of Zoom, Instagram, YouTube and our website

  • Classes and Talks: We have some absolutely ace talks and workshops over the weekend, including natural dyeing, beginners spinning, Mill Q&A, visible mending and chats with a few talented designers.

  • Virtual Show & Tell: One of our favourite bits of our Mill Open Weekend is the show & tell! So without further ado, we want to invite you all to ‘bring along’ something you have crafted (spun, crocheted, knitted, felted or even woven) in our fibre or yarn by posting a photo of it below using the tag #jatshowandtell2022. Each and every item you post will be ELIGIBLE TO WIN a £20 gift voucher – yippee! We will have 15 winners, so those are some pretty fab odds. 

    It is always a joy for all of us who work at the mill to see the glorious things you’ve created with our woolly wares. It always leaves us brining over with inspiration and we hope all you peeps at hone will enjoy looking through the # too when the time comes…

    We wanted to let you know now so you have a little time to rummage out those projects and join in next weekend.

  • Brewed by the Mill Folk Specials: The Virtual Open Weekend will also be where we’ll be releasing our special edition, Brewed by the Mill Folk yarn and tops. These shades have been lovingly hand-chosen and spun by our talented team and we love every single one of them. This will be the first time we’ll be offering these joyous limited editions on the world wide web, and we can’t wait to see what you think.

    Designing these shades has been a very personal project here at the Mill, and everyone has blended something that reflects their own personality… More on that to come! We have created three swanky new shades for each of Appledore, Devonia, Harvest Hues and Yarnadelic in all available weights. 

To celebrate the occasion, and our new specials, we’re also releasing a brand new pattern…

The Pick and Mix Cowl, designed by our very own Kari-Helene Rane, is a pattern that lets your imagination run wild. Take three of your favourite skeins, and mix and match sections of lace, colourwork and texture, to create a cowl that’s truly your own. We’ve made some gorgeous versions of Kari’s cowl and can’t wait to share them with you! 

Classes & Talks

click the graphic below to take a peek at our full line up!