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Marriner Flock | Time for a haircut…

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Our ladies are now getting ready for winter and that also means they are getting ready to be mums. We will hopefully see the arrival of some gorgeous little lambs come March and April and our flock is currently being looked after in preparation to carry their little ones for a few months. One of the ways we prepare for this is to shear them.

A few weeks ago, all of our sheep went for a visit to the hairdresser and are now looking considerably less fluffy…

Marriner Yarns flock | Our sheep have been sheared for the winter

Why are they sheared in autumn?

As we are now in November and fast approaching the coldest time of year, it may seem strange that we have chosen to shear our ewes now, but it is common practice to shear Romneys twice a year. Other breeds…

Black Friday and Cyber Monday

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It’s almost that time of year again. Lots of us are waiting for the discounts and offers to descend and take advantage of the all the mega sales being thrown at us from every direction.

 

Black Friday at Marriner Yarns

 

At Marriner Yarns, there’s no reason to wait until Black Friday or Cyber Monday for special discounts.

We pride ourselves on our consistently honest pricing all year long, ensuring that our customers are always getting the lowest price possible.

Whether it’s our Double Knit for only £1, Super Chunky yarn for only £1.25, Blanket kits from only £6 and even wool blends from only £2.50 – we are always confident that we can offer Black Friday-beating prices 365 days a year.

 

Black Friday Offers

Along with our 365 days of value, we have something…

Free Christmas Mini Makes!

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Our customers are some of the most talented and creative people we have the pleasure of dealing with. Each day they surprise us with their knitting and crochet makes – conjuring everything from huge blankets, cute amigurumi, beautiful cardigans and cosy scarves with their own hooks or needles.

As it’s approaching our favourite, festive time of year, we couldn’t let it go by without asking our customers if we could show off some of their own little Christmas creations that we think everyone would enjoy making in the run up to the big day.

Maggie Johnson has…

Marriner’s British Wool – A flock update

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Our Marriner flock is well and truly at home in their lush, green sloping field. They are more than happy spending their days roaming the small hills and munching their way through a considerable amount of grass.

Their fleece is getting thicker by the day and we can already tell that it’s going to be quite soft. They are due their very first haircut around this time, and we can’t wait to take you through the whole process from shearing, to scouring, roving, spinning and, finally, winding. With only a small flock we won’t see a huge amount of wool…

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.

 

#AutumnwithMarriner winner

September saw the arrival of our favourite season, and while we still seem to be seeing a bit of an Indian summer, there is definitely that distinctive autumn chill in the air….

Bulky Blanket Yarn – Marriner’s New Guest Yarn

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Marriner Yarns | Special Guest Yarn | Bernat Blanket Yarn

Autumn has arrived and we can think of nothing else but getting cosy every evening and delving into our knitting and crochet – and what else to create during autumn other than a soft and snuggly blanket?

We know that you are all pulling out your projects now that our scorcher of a summer has finished, and it looks like the windy and rainy weather has certainly announced that autumn is most definitely here. Perfect weather for hiding under a blanket -…

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.

 

#MarrinerBookClub winner

In August, we wanted to celebrate everyone’s favourite characters, themes and creations from the world of books. It felt like the perfect theme to allow us an excuse to settle down with…

Calling all knitting & crochet clubs…

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Knitting & Crochet clubs | enter to win your order back

There are only 1 week left to enter our prize draw for one lucky knitting or crochet club to win back the value of their entire order.

With autumn fast approaching (how did that sneak up on us?!) it’s the perfect time to start thinking about what your group could be knitting or crocheting in the months to come and what yarn you might need to top up your stash.

Gather round, make a list, and place your order now. What are you waiting…

July’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.

 

#MarrinerPicnic winner

Our theme for July sought to celebrate all of the yummy food that brings us all together this time of year. Sunny picnics in the park, strolls along the beach with ice…

The rise of the great-value, budget yarn

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Since the 40s and 50s, acrylic fibres have provided an alternative to natural fibres and made cheap and value yarns accessible to everyone who knits, crochets or works with yarn.

While natural fibres, such as wool or alpaca, are still very much sought after and natural fibres undoubtedly produce some beautiful yarns, these qualities and textures are being recreated by man-made fibres and turned into extremely affordable yarns that are now more popular than ever before.

Is acrylic yarn better than natural yarn?

There are advantages and disadvantages to natural and man made materials, but just because low cost or…