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Exmoor Sock Yarn

Our new Exmoor Sock yarn will launch on 24th of January 2019!  But, as always, our Mill Members will be able to get their hands on it sooner... 

The original Exmoor Sock Yarn is amongst the first yarn ranges John developed at our Mill. However, we felt it was time for this yarn to have a re-vamp and a splash of new life.  So we've been hard at work in the Mill developing and creating, testing and tweaking this new sock yarn range.  We are really proud of this new and improved blend and cannot wait to share it with you in a few months time!

Our Exmoor Sock Yarn enhances the durable character and bounce of the fibre from our local Exmoor Blueface sheep - a cross breed of the Exmoor Horn (full bodied and hard-wearing) and the Bluefaced Leicester (renowned for it's softness and lustre).  We’ve added naturally dark browny-black Devon Zwartbles giving extra bounce and a subtle fleck of colour, plus British Corriedale to enhance softness and stitch definition. For strength we have spun the yarn with a robust high twist and added Nylon to ensure extra durability.

There are 13 wonderful new shades inspired by the changing seasons of our local Exmoor landscape.  Our new Exmoor Sock Yarn not only celebrates Exmoor, but is designed to be perfect for socks, whilst still having the versatility to suit garments and accessories that relish a hard wearing, machine washable yarn.

Composition: 60% Exmoor Blueface / 20% Corriedale / 10% Zwartbles / 10% Nylon

Yarn Specifications:

4ply (50g skein)
200 meters per 50 grams (3/12nm) 

Machine wash on a wool cycle with mild detergent

 


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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.

We develop & make our yarns & tops at our specialist processing & spinning Mill, Fibre Harvest, a haven of enthusiasm & creativity, snug in the heart of North Devon.

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 are-vamp & is running smoother than ever.

Our latest yarn & tops range, Devonia, a beautiful blend of Devon fibres in 14 deep, mottled, irresistible shades, proudly features on the front cover of our latest catalogue.  And our KBN 4ply minis are welcomed into the fold - all 103 Knit By Numbers shades now available in baby 25g hanks, perfect for colour-work.

Throughout the last year Mill Membership numbers have increased monthly & we’re planning more special treats for the Mill Members’ secret web page in 2018.

The fabulous Mill team, led steadfastly by John, are Helena, Jack, Phil & Natasha; our Lynton shop & office, with Juliet at the helm, is run by Ginette, Judi & Natasha (again), whilst Frankie is our roving ambassador.

2018 sees our 4th Mill Open Weekend & Sale on 19th & 20th May, whilst we look forward to attending shows such as Unravel, Edinburgh Yarn Festival, Wonderwool, Woolfest, Fibre East & Yarndale.

Thanks to all our customers for your warm wholehearted support & encouragement.

All the best indeed

John & Juliet

Jarbon




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