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, it allows the lambs to find the udder more easily, and it eases the load they have to carry around each day. When they are sheared, it also means that their instincts tell them to seek shelter in rainy or colder conditions, whereas with a full fleece, they are more…
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…
We also wanted to give you a quick update on our ram Baarney
He is enjoying some alone time at the moment – with plenty of cuddles of course! He is also due another haircut soon.
We are now getting very close to our…
It’s Easter weekend, and the perfect time to welcome the new arrivals on Marriner farm.
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!
Good news – after getting friendly with our rams Baarney and Hercules in November, our ladies were scanned this week to find out how many baby lambs will be joining us in spring. Just like humans, ewes are scanned around the 10/12 week point to find out the number of lambs they carry.
The vet uses an ultrasound scanner to determine how many lambs each ewe is carrying to then mark the sheep’s back with a specific colour.
Watch our video below where Rhos explains how the coloured dots indicate how many lambs…
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.
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.
October’s theme was, of course, Halloween, and you did not disappoint with all of your wonderful creations. We had perfect pumpkins, scary spiders, cute creatures and some suitably seasonal hats, blankets…
Another must-have autumn yarn is now here.
Marriner’s new Heritage collection offers rich colours and tones; perfectly suited to the autumn season.
This colour-changing blend is the perfect match for your seasonal projects. Unique jumpers, cosy scarves, cute amigurumi and much more.
Create something truly unique from our Atmosphere, Electron, Polar, Solar, and Lonosphere colours.
Get yours today on Marrineryarns.com.
Marriner’s new Regency collection has now arrived. Rich colours, vibrant tones, and a soft, chunky blend.
We are excited to show off this striking collection of 6 multicoloured yarns as the autumn approaches. Wrap yourself in Regency this season with blankets, jumpers, scarves and more to keep out the cold.
This new Regency collection is at an amazing price of only £2.50 per 100g ball.
Get yours today on Marrineryarns.com.
With over 200 years of supplying the Great British public with yarn, it’s fair to say that Marriner has ‘woven’ it’s way into the hearts of knitting enthusiasts throughout the country.
From our beginnings as a cotton spinning mill in Yorkshire in 1784, right up to selling our yarn online today, our company’s two hundred year history has run parallel with Britain’s love of knitting.
We’re proud to have…