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.
Colin loves heading out to see the flock every morning, and he makes sure they are very well looked after – especially now that their little ones have arrived. Colin makes sure they will grow up strong and healthy like their parents,…
With knitting yarn coming in so many different thicknesses, colour variations and textures it’s easy to forget where British knitting began – wool.
At Marriner our very first yarns were wool yarns, spun in a Yorkshire mill back in 1784. Since then it’s fair to say that we’ve moved with the demands of our customers, offering acrylic based yarns to meet current trends. However we’ve always taken a great sense of pride in remaining true to our roots, incorporating British Wool into our range whenever possible.
On a sunny morning in June, we were delighted to be invited along to a British Farm to witness the beginnings of the knitting wool manufacturing: sheep shearing.
‘A Close Shave’ – Stage 1 of British Wool
We’re sure you’ll agree that the above video, is a humbling reminder that the wool we knit with and…