And 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.

#MarrinersCosySeason Winner

September, a month when we can definitely feel the temperature change… Autumn has arrived, and what better inspiration for this month’s competition? Yes, it was weird starting a Cosy Season when the sun was still shining and we were wearing shorts and t-shirt… but fast-forward a few days and all our staff are arriving to work in coats and knitted jumpers!

And so to our wonderful winner who made their own Aran dress ready for the winter…and uni!

Without further ado…

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

And 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.

#MarrinerDads winner

When thinking of this months theme, it was obvious for us to do something for the men in our lives. You gave us so many different ideas and we loved them all…as…

And April’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.

#MarrinerFloral winner

With April being the month that flowers are blooming, and the country explodes with colour, we thought it was the perfect month to ask you crafty bunch for some knitted and crocheted…

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…

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 | 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 | Growing up!

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Our little lambs are now about 8/9 weeks old and they have been thoroughly enjoying themselves and making themselves at home in their new field.

You can see that they are all now looking much bigger – and much more fleecy. Can you see that signature Romney ‘wool mask’ that is starting to appear?

They are still sticking close to their mums – and altogether make for a very fluffy bunch! Another shearing is coming up very soon…