Our Mill Tours are an invaluable part of what we do - those venerable old machines love all the attention folk give them (we swear it makes them run better over the following few months). As we are no longer having visitors, we've created a virtual Mill Tour with a video of John proudly running each machine and a few downloadable pdfs with info on how each specific machine works. We hope you'll find it useful having this extra insight into seeing how we create our yarn and fibre tops! The machines are rather loud, so it can sometimes be tricky to hear John (apologies) for this reason you'll be able to find a full transcript below too.
Here you will find some downloadable info detailing the different processes involved with the worsted yarn production we use. Enjoy!
- John Arbon Textiles Virtual Mill Tour Transcript
- Mill Floor Plan
- Worsted Process
- 1 - Chapman the Carder
- 2 - Ralph the Gill Box
- 3 - Clint the Comb
- 4 - Cuthbert the Gill Box
- 5 - Drucilla
- 6 - James Henry the Roving Frame
- 7 - Butler the Ring Spinner
- 8 - Gino the Cone Winder
- 9 - Mr Boyd the Twister
- 10 - Gillian the Skein Winder