Marriner only use British Wool in their with Wool yarns.

And 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.

#MarrinerSummer winner

This month we have had loads of bright and summery knits and crochets. We have seen beautiful handbags, shawls, baby clothes and so much more. But as always one stood out for us

Without further ado…check out this months winner Suze Morris and her stunning bag. We loved everything about it, from the beach hut design to all the extra pockets, this really did stand out!

 

View all of the #MarrinerSummer entries here.

From soft teddies…

Marriner Yarns gets a Massive 8 nominations

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For the 3rd year running, Marriner Yarns has been nominated in the British Knitting and Crochet Awards across several categories. We are extremely grateful and cannot thank everyone enough for voting for us over the years, and for nominating us again this year. Our customers really are the greatest!

As a small family business, these awards help us reach even more yarn lovers, and, in turn, help us to continue providing quality yarn at great prices, as well as introducing new and exciting ranges for you to enjoy.

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in 8 categories this year;

  • Number One Overall Yarn Brand
  • Best Value Yarn Brand
  • Best Sock Yarn Brand
  • Star Baby Yarn Brand
  • Most Luxurious Yarn Brand
  • Ultimate Toy Yarn Brand
  • Best Brand for British Yarn
  • Favourite Patten House

We would be incredibly grateful

Marriner Flock | Simone the Lamb

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We were thrilled at the arrival of the Marriner lambs a few months ago, but one of the little ones didn’t have a very strong start with the rest of the flock.

  

Simone the lamb was suffering from Joint-ill, an infection that affects the joints of lambs, causing swelling and difficulty standing or walking. Monty the lab took to the little guy immediately and became his protector after we brought him inside to help with his recovery.

Marriner Flock | It’s scanning day at Marriner Farm…

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A few weeks ago, our ladies of the Marriner Flock were paid a visit for their routine scan.

Chris stopped by the Marriner Farm and saw every single ewe to determine how many lambs she may be carrying.

The ladies are sent through a special run, that allows Chris access to place a probe on the udder. This will then send out soundwaves, which bounce back and present an image of the lambs on the screen. Just as you would see in a human ultrasound examination.

Depending on the number of lambs the ewes are carrying, they…

Rocking the winter coat!

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The flock are embracing their winter coats as the weather has changed recently – but no snow here quite yet.

However, there’s no time for a haircut at the moment! It’s busy busy busy at the Marriner Farm. All of the ewes have been separated according to the number of lambs they are carrying, so we can ensure they are all getting enough food and shelter to grow happy and healthy little lambs.

Even the rams have been on the move – relocated to pastures new to give the ladies the room (and…

It’s here! Marriner’s own pure wool range…

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It’s finally here! Our very own 100% pure British Wool range is now available for you to get your hands on.

Our Romney Vale wool is made with 100% British Wool, licensed by British Wool (formerly British Wool Marketing Board), and 100% natural. The sheep are Marriner’s own flock, kept and looked after by Marriner’s MD himself, with the assistance of local farmers and other experts, in fields not too far from our HQ in Cardiff.

The wool is traditional Aran weight and 100% natural in colour with no added dyes….

Marriner Flock | The little ones are all grown up…

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The lambs are now around 7 months old, and no longer the tiny little things we once knew back in the spring. They’re still lively, sprightly and cheeky, but now all grown up. Because of this, at the end of the summer it was time to separate them into a different field to give their mums a chance to rest and recover.

While the lambs are no longer dependent on the milk from their mother, they will still take milk as and when they want to – and given that they are no longer the…

Marriner Flock | Fleece First Impressions

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After shearing, we sat down with the shearer and asked him to tell us a little bit about shearing Romneys twice a year and his first impressions on the fleece.

It’s already lovely and soft, and also very clean – so that means it should be easier to process and yield more yarn – which means even more yarn available for our lovely customers! But a little less on our ladies…

The fleece is now currently being processed, and we will have news of an arrival date very…

Marriner Flock | Spring Shearing

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Our beautiful ladies’ fleece was getting a bit long, so they were due their second yearly shearing this week – and they certainly deserve it after running around with their little ones who are getting cheekier and cheekier by the day.

Shearing not only means that we can turn the lovely fleece into wool, but it also is necessary for the sheep to have a better quality of life. Shearing keeps the fleece away from their eyes, which can cause wool-blindness when left to grow too long,…

Marriner Flock | Moving to fresh pastures

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All of lambs have now arrived, and it’s already time to take their very first holiday as we relocate them to newer, fresh pastures.

Our flock are happy and content where they are, but by moving the mums onto fresher grass, it means that they can produce better quality milk to feed their little ones. This milk will be better for the lambs and make sure they are getting all they need from their mums.