Latest News — merino

From Sheep to Skein!

We here at Wool Tops are very proud of our traceability and are passionate about wool which is why we have invested time ensuring that all our suppliers are too. We now have a well established supply chain and are 100% committed to focusing on the traceability of our wool products. We have amazing talent in the UK so, wherever possible, all our production happens in Britain. We have produced this video with John Arbon and hope it gives a little insight into our daily lives at Wool Tops and John Arbon Textiles. We start with the hand selecting of...

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New 4-ply yarns!

We are thrilled to announce the release of our new super fine Merino and superfine Merino / Silk 4-ply yarn.  It will be available on our website next week. Spun at John Arbon Textiles worsted mill in Devon, these yarns are luxuriously beautiful. Here are some images of it being finished off at the mill... For more information keep an eye out on our social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Oh, and hope to see you at Kendall Wool Gathering at the weekend! 

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Spinning up a storm.

We are currently working on our latest new undyed white yarn. We are working with John Arbon and his team at his North Devon spinning mill to create some super lovely yarn. The yarn is going to be a beautiful light 4-ply. The fibre is 19.5 micron Organically farmed Merino from the Falkland Islands. Its incredible micron count means it is ultra fine (for Falkland Islands wool) and makes is very special. ...here are photos of the mill in action spinning it up! Also on the way we have a blend of Merino / Silk yarn, which is oh so...

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New Yarn!

At Wooltops this week we have just produced some seriously scrummy superfine Falkland Tops from the finest wool producers in the Falkland islands this season. At 18 Micron its like candy floss. We will be spinning this beautiful Falkland Tops into a beautiful undyed lace weight yarn for all you Knitters, Dyers and Crocheters. This fibre is Snow White and has a Cashmere handle. It really doesnt get much better - it definitely has got the 3 F's... FABULOUS FONDLE FACTOR! Right now we are busy spinning up the Tops so the delicate lace will be with us soon. We...

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