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News - We are hiring! 

Assistant to the manager of a knitting yarn brand

Blacker Yarns in Cornwall produce thoughtful breed specific British yarns, spun by their sister company The Natural Fibre Company a woollen and worsted spinning mill.  We need someone with enthusiasm for the industry and an understanding of brand cohesion and social media.  Experience working in retail, writing copy and / or maintaining a website is desired, but not essential.  This position is full time and does involve occasional weekend work.

Please read the job specification and contact Sonja Bargielowska on 01566777635 or via email at [email protected] if you have any specific questions. Remuneration in line with experience.

If you would like to apply then please email us a with a copy of your CV, a covering letter and a 250 word writing sample describing one of your favourite yarns – it doesn’t need to be one of ours, we’d just like to get a feel for your copy writing style.


Closing date 28th February, 2017, interviews mid March


Find us at Shows

We expect to attend the following shows in 2017:

  • Edinburgh Yarn Festival, 10-11 March
  • H+H, Cologne, 31 March - 4 April (can collect en route!)
  • Wonderwool, Builth Wells, 22-23 April
  • Woolfest, Cockermouth, 23-24 June
  • RBST Sedgemoor Show/Sale, Sedgemoor, Somerset: late September
  • Scottish Smallholders, Lanark: 24 September
  • Yarndale, Skipton, 23-24 September

We are still thinking about possible Open Days for yarn sales and mill tours and we may consider more shows, though possibly just to visit, network and collect fleece or deliver to stockists. For more information please email [email protected]