tomofholland visits Diamond Fibres Mill

Some really great photos of the yarn process.

Wovember

Day trips to spinning mills seems to be a favourite pastime of Wovember contributors. Here’s Team Wovember Member Tom talking about his visit to Diamond Fibres Mill in Kent. This blog post has been edited from the original blog posts on Tom’s own blog. All pictures ©Tom van Deijnen and used with his kind permission. Here goes!

Last Friday I jumped at the chance to accompany my friend Sue to visit Diamond Fibres, a small independent spinning mill specialising in worsted spinning for knitting yarns.

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The Diamond Fibres Mill at Diamond Farm

After Wovember2012, I had a greater understanding of how fleece gets turned into yarn, but to see a mill for real was an unexpected pleasure. The mill is owned by Roger, who used to work in The City, but he quit in the 1980s to start the mill.

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Roger tweaking the spinner

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About littlehawkyarns

I'm a gardener that is trying to provide good food for my family to enjoy. I have two children, two dogs, a husband, four chickens, and four cats. In addition gardening I enjoy handwork such as knitting, crochet, and sewing. I'm in the process of trying to learn tatting and embroidery as well. I am soon adding more critters to the collection since we just got property and I spin yarn.
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