Tuesday, 29 May 2018

John Arbon Textiles Mill Open Weekend

I have recently been knitting projects with multiple shades of John Arbon Textiles Knit by Numbers (KBN). As well as my Sukie cardigan design from the Knitter Magazine 123, which uses two beautiful shades of pink KBN 4ply, I have also been working on swatches, scarves and shawls in all sorts of combinations of KBN pinks.

Imagine my delight when I realised that we would be in North Devon during the John Arbon Textiles Mill Open Weekend (May 19th & 20th 2018)!! Not only would this be a chance to stock up on more gorgeous gradient shades, but we also managed to book on one of John's mill tours.

John Arbon Knit by NumbersYarn

John Arbon Knit by NumbersYarn
The mill is situated within a small industrial estate in South Molton and John and Juliet had set up a huge marquee outside. It was a beautiful sunny day when we visited and the marquee full of happy visitors sampling yarn, tea and cakes! The mill tour was fascinating. John and Phil talked passionately about the different processes, demonstrating each piece of machinery to show how the yarns are produced. We really enjoyed the tour and the chance to browse all the beautiful yarns. You can read more about the whole weekend on John and Juliet's blog.

Thank you John, Juliet and your whole team for such a lovely visit!

Yarn in production at John Arbon Textiles
Visitors enjoying the mill tour

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

"My Inspiration" - My Interview with the Knitter Magazine!

Last month, I was interviewed by the Knitter Magazine as part of their "My Inspiration" series of articles. If you would like to read more about where I find my inspiration for designs, the magazine has just published the full interview over on The Yarn Loop Website!

My Inspiration Interview
photo by the Birlinn Yarn Company featuring the Storm Cast Cowl

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