High Quality Tops and Worsted Yarns
Designed & Spun in Devon

Visit Our Shop

Our shop at 19 Queen Street, Lynton, Devon EX35 6AA is open regularly (10.30am til 3.30pm) throughout the year and also on certain bank holidays.  However it is usually closed a couple of days a week when everyone is busy doing woolly things at our Mill or away at a show.

Please therefore contact us via e-mail or phone 01598 752490 for exact opening days and hours. 

However, we do live in Lynton, so if you are intending to pay us a specific visit please contact us in advance and we will arrange a time / date that suits when we are open for you.

Also, we do not always hold all our Yarn and Tops stock at our shop (especially our Tops as they take up so much room and therefore live at the Mill).  So if you are visiting us for something specific, please let us know in advance what you may wish to look at and we will happily make sure we have it available at our Lynton shop.

Many thanks

John & Juliet

SHOP:- 19 Queen Street, Lynton, N Devon EX35 6AA


PHONE:- 01598 752490

Please note… we are not open daily and do not always have all our ranges at the shop, so please contact us and pre-arrange a visit if you are making a special trip or would like something specific.

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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