As you may know, John, the founder of John Arbon Textiles, is not only a spinner of yarn, but also records. JAT thought that it would be wonderful to create a yarn range inspired by his eclectic record collection – everything from punk to funk. They had a cracking evening when John played the Mill folk a few of his favourites and, whilst sipping a few glasses of chilled wine, they all wrote down the colour each song evoked. Then the hand carders came out and they began creating shades to illustrate the sentiment of each song – and thus the palette for Yarnadelic was born.
Each of the shades in this range is named after a specific track. Click here to visit their Yarnadelic Spotify playlist with some of the songs that inspired them and Click here to get your hands on the Soundcloud mix. So sit back and click those needles, wave those hooks and tap that treadle to the beat!
Yarnadelic is 100% Falklands Corriedale. The breed is around 100 years old and was derived by crossing the Merino and Lincoln Longwool. Its properties are a perfect balance of delightful softness and bounce from the Merino combined with the slight lustre and long staple length of the Lincoln Longwool – a fibre lover’s dream!
By giving this yarn a rounded 3 fold structure, they’ve enhanced the fibres natural stitch definition and drape creating the ideal all round go to yarn for everything from cables to lace and garments to accessories.
Their Corriedale is farmed in the Falkland Islands – ensuring that the animals have been treated with the utmost care and are free from harmful mulesing. The fibre has then been dyed in the UK and lovingly prepared, blended and spun at their North Devon Mill.