Marriner DK washability

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Knitting or crocheting anything with yarn is incredibly satisfying, but when it comes to washing those precious garments, blankets, and other creations, it can create a slight pang of anxiety. Should you wash it warm? Cold? Does it need to be hand washed? Will it affect the quality? Will it run, stretch, or alter the fit? Should I even wash it at all…?

These are all valid questions that arise when faced with a handmade item – after all, it doesn’t usually come with a handy label telling you how to care for it. When it comes to yarns, the sheer variety of materials available can also confuse things further – can you treat wool the same as you would cotton? Can you wash man-made yarn such as acrylic?

Acrylics yarns are often far more affordable and accessible than natural fibres, like wool. Acrylic yarns are known for their colour-fast properties,…

And May’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.

#MarrinerPets winner

May was National Pet month! We know that so many of you have a soft spot for your furry friends and are often busy knitting or crocheting blankets, toys, beds and more for them – so May seemed like the perfect opportunity to show off everything that you’ve been making for your dogs, cats, rabbits, horses, and any other member of your animal family.

Without further ado…

 

View all of the #MarrinerPets entries here.

We have seem some…

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…

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.

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.

#EasterwithMarriner winner

With Easter arriving so late this month, it meant that we had most of April to prep and get busy making our Easter themed projects. Us yarn-lovers will jump at any excuse…

Marriner Flock | Get to know Marriner’s farmer

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After introducing you to our flock and our gorgeous new lambs on the Marriner farm, we thought it was about time that you heard from Mr. Marriner himself, and how he came to be our farmer.

We couldn’t be happier that Colin’s ‘hobby’ has turned into something so wonderful. It’s been a great opportunity for a lot of the Marriner team to get involved, spend some time in the countryside, and see the very beginnings of the wool production process.

Marriner Flock | The lambs have arrived

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It’s Easter weekend, and the perfect time to welcome the new arrivals on Marriner farm.

Happy Easter!

All the team at Marriner Yarns has been very excited this week as we get news of more and more baby lambs arriving at the farm. Our special flock of Romney ewes have been amazing and we are happy to say that we now have 40 more lambs at the farm – with more still on the way!

And March’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.

#MarrinerMiniMakes winner

Time to embrace the new, fresh feeling of spring and have a bit of fun in making mini projects. We know that lots of you love amigurumi and we love to see…

And February’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.

#MarrinerwithWool winner

Still in the full flow of winter, we saw some seriously cold snaps – and even a fair bit of snow – in February. The days are still a bit dark and…

The British Knitting and Crochet Awards | Please nominate us

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The British Knitting and Crochet Awards have now launched for 2019.

Every year these awards celebrate the the retailers, brands and products that makes knitting and crochet such a pleasure for all of us yarn addicts.

We hope that Marriner is a great place for all of our customers to get their yarn-fix; we love to see everything that you have made with our yarns. It’s down to wonderful customers like you that Marriner is able to grow and expand.

You can help us even further with this by nominating us for this year’s British Knitting and Crochet awards.

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