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Arbon Socks

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We would like to welcome Kim Kearney (of Town End Yarns in the Lake District) into our sock fold. As of the 1st February 2018 we pass our sock mantle to Kim for her to nurture and expand.

Under the name of Arbon Socks, she will work closely with us to continue to supply all our regular styles.

John will carry on sourcing fibre and spinning the unique specialist sock yarns at our Mill in Devon.

Whilst together, John and Kim will improve on existing and develop new sock styles, producing an exciting and comprehensive luxury Arbon Socks range.

We know Kim will take on and move forward with our British-made luxury sock range, adding her years of yarn and animal breeding experience into the mix.

And, with Kim at the sock helm, we will be able to ensconce ourselves at our specialist small scale worsted mill (one of only a handful still operating in the UK).  Here, deep in the heart of North Devon, we design, develop and make all our glorious yarns and splendid fibre tops.

So, if you would like to buy, or want more info about Arbon Socks, please click here -

And for further details about all our Yarn ranges and fibre Tops, go to this website’s home page as usual and simply select the appropriate category from the list of pages on the left hand side of (or click here).

Please do contact me if you have any queries or would like anymore information

Email: juliet@

Tel: 01598 752490


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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