Calling all Christmas Creatives!

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Fancy seeing your Christmas design featured on Marriner Yarns?

There is nothing like getting on with some Christmas crafting to get you in the festive spirit – we can imagine that you are all planning your autumn and winter projects already.

At Marriner Yarns, we love seeing everything that our customers make over the festive period (we know how talented you all are!), so we want to see as many of your own original
patterns for small and simple Christmas themed projects
as possible. Send us your patterns for quick and easy projects – anything from Christmas pom poms, crochet baubles, Santa hats, knitted garlands – anything that can be made with our Marriner yarns.

Christmas Creative with Marriner Yarns

We will choose 3 of these small yarn-based projects to share with all of our readers across social media, everyone signed up to receive…

Marriner’s British Wool – A flock update

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Our Marriner flock is well and truly at home in their lush, green sloping field. They are more than happy spending their days roaming the small hills and munching their way through a considerable amount of grass.

Their fleece is getting thicker by the day and we can already tell that it’s going to be quite soft. They are due their very first haircut around this time, and we can’t wait to take you through the whole process from shearing, to scouring, roving, spinning and, finally, winding. With only a small flock we won’t see a huge amount of wool from this first shearing, but we are excited to start the process and be able to offer our very own Marriner wool.

Marriner Flock in their field

Romneys are slightly unusual as they are usually sheared twice a year, compared with just once for a…

September’s Winner is…

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We know that our customers love to show off their knits or their crochet projects – and quite rightly too, you clever bunch – which is why we decided to reward one of you every single month.

Each month you can share your projects with us on social media for entry into our prize draw and the chance to win a £50 voucher to spend on MarrinerYarns.com.

 

#AutumnwithMarriner winner

September saw the arrival of our favourite season, and while we still seem to be seeing a bit of an Indian summer, there is definitely that distinctive autumn chill in the air….

Bulky Blanket Yarn – Marriner’s New Guest Yarn

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Marriner Yarns | Special Guest Yarn | Bernat Blanket Yarn

Autumn has arrived and we can think of nothing else but getting cosy every evening and delving into our knitting and crochet – and what else to create during autumn other than a soft and snuggly blanket?

We know that you are all pulling out your projects now that our scorcher of a summer has finished, and it looks like the windy and rainy weather has certainly announced that autumn is most definitely here. Perfect weather for hiding under a blanket -…

August’s winner is…

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We know that our customers love to show off their knits or their crochet projects – and quite rightly too, you clever bunch – which is why we decided to reward one of you every single month.

Each month you can share your projects with us on social media for entry into our prize draw and the chance to win a £50 voucher to spend on MarrinerYarns.com.

 

#MarrinerBookClub winner

In August, we wanted to celebrate everyone’s favourite characters, themes and creations from the world of books. It felt like the perfect theme to allow us an excuse to settle down with…

Calling all knitting & crochet clubs…

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Knitting & Crochet clubs | enter to win your order back

There are only 1 week left to enter our prize draw for one lucky knitting or crochet club to win back the value of their entire order.

With autumn fast approaching (how did that sneak up on us?!) it’s the perfect time to start thinking about what your group could be knitting or crocheting in the months to come and what yarn you might need to top up your stash.

Gather round, make a list, and place your order now. What are you waiting…

Say hello to Marriner’s new flock…

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Marriner Yarns has welcomed our very own flock of Romney Marsh sheep.

We are excited to start this journey with our own special flock and are looking forward to bringing our customers along every step of the way. The ladies have been getting to know their new home and are already looking rather fleecey. You will see more of them as they grow their fleece, when little lambs start frolicking, when they are sheared, and right up until we launch our very own Marriner wool.

What…

July’s winner is…

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We know that our customers love to show off their knits or their crochet projects – and quite rightly too, you clever bunch – which is why we decided to reward one of you every single month.

Each month you can share your projects with us on social media for entry into our prize draw and the chance to win a £50 voucher to spend on MarrinerYarns.com.

 

#MarrinerPicnic winner

Our theme for July sought to celebrate all of the yummy food that brings us all together this time of year. Sunny picnics in the park, strolls along the beach with ice…

The rise of the great-value, budget yarn

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Since the 40s and 50s, acrylic fibres have provided an alternative to natural fibres and made cheap and value yarns accessible to everyone who knits, crochets or works with yarn.

While natural fibres, such as wool or alpaca, are still very much sought after and natural fibres undoubtedly produce some beautiful yarns, these qualities and textures are being recreated by man-made fibres and turned into extremely affordable yarns that are now more popular than ever before.

Is acrylic yarn better than natural yarn?

There are advantages and disadvantages to natural and man made materials, but just because low cost or…

June’s winner is…

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We know that our customers love to show off their knits or their crochet projects – and quite rightly too, you clever bunch – which is why we decided to reward one of you every single month.

Each month you can share your projects with us on social media for entry into our prize draw and the chance to win a £50 voucher to spend on MarrinerYarns.com.

 

#MarrinerTropics winner

 

Our theme for June was certainly very relevant with all of the scorching weather that we’ve had. We’ve got the topics right here in the UK. It was only fitting that you…