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Interesting and different yarns and threads for knitting, crochet, needlepoint & embroidery in mostly natural fibres


We are specialists in yarn, especially wool, and natural fibre mixes. We also stock knitting accessories, fibres and kits for spinners and felters, needlepoint and embroidery supplies, haberdashery, threads and gifts. We also run short workshops and classes.

Whilst we sell mostly natural fibres, we cater for baby knitters and sock knitters with wool/nylon and wool/acrylic mixes from a variety of producers. Here are our main brands:

Adriafil is an Italian yarn company which produces beautiful high quality yarns in an array of stunning colours in all thicknesses from 2-ply pure wool to wonderful mega-chunky yarns, and with eye-catching fancy yarns and mixed fibres too. Most yarns are spun in Adriafil’s own factory in Rimini. Here’s a video of their yarns being created: Adriafil yarns being made

Adriafil began as a small watermill over 100 years ago and has grown into a modern supplier of some of the best yarns available. Original and inspirational, this company is the preferred choice of many customers. The quality is outstanding and this is demonstrated by the loyalty of the customers who keep coming back for more. The standards are consistently high and year after year they release new styles, yarn blends, yarn ideas and patterns.

So, if you’re looking for Adriafil yarn and wool, you have come to the right place!

Juniper Moon Farm is nestled away in the rolling hills of central Virginia, a place where fine wool sheep and Angora goats produce some of the finest farm yarns in the USA. Founded in 2007, the brand was the first to apply the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model to yarn and spinning fibres. The flock will be retiring at the end of the 2015 season, because they will have earned a lifetime of R&R, and they will live out their days grazing on grass and sleeping under the stars.

 Additionally, Juniper Moon Farm carefully source thoughtfully crafted yarns which feature fibres grown in Peru, Argentina, Nepal, and Italy. Each yarn, with gorgeous textures and rich colours, is paired with a curated collection of patterns by some of the hottest and up-and-coming designers, like Pamela Wynne of February Lady Sweater fame.

Download the pattern for free from Ravelry.

On the border with Mongolia the Xingtai Lotus Cashmere Company, in China, are ideally placed to source Mongolian Cashmere, Yak and Chinese Silk. The company are focused on developing, dyeing and spinning natural and luxurious fibres and exotic yarns for the international hand-knitting and hand dyeing markets.  

Lotus Yarns’ Tibetan Cloud fingering yarn is made from 100% yak and has a smooth, silky luxurious finish. Incredibly strong and hardwearing, yak is said to be warmer than merino wool and even better, it does not pill! Ideal for lace knitting, just one skein is enough to knit a beautiful shawl.

Lotus Yarns provide a range of exclusive patterns for those wishing to create something special. The designs are stylish and feminine with lace and cabling integrated into the designs, offering a range of cardigans, sweaters and accessories, and are suitable for a range of knitting abilities.

Manos del Uruguay was created in 1968 to provide jobs for women in their rural hometowns in Uruguay; creating social benefits as well as beautiful garments. The organisation brings together almost 800 artisans in co-operatives, generating economic and social opportunities. The yarn is hand-dyed in large kettles, following traditions passed down from generation to generation. The result is a beautiful marbleised effect and a rich colour palette. There are no dye lots, which means, no two skeins are exactly alike and often enjoy subtle irregularities which the hand of each artisan gives to it.

In 2009, because of it’s commitment to Fair Trade, Manos del Uruguay was made a member of the World Fair Trade Organisation. Each Manos skein has a tag with the name of the artisan who made it and the cooperative location. The yarns are created in a variety of weights, from chunky through to lace. Watch this video clip to see how the yarns are created.  

For more than a thousand years, the Faroese people have survived an uncontrollable climate in the heart of the tempestuous North Atlantic Ocean. Here, the 70.000-odd sheep, grazing the 18 small islands, and still outnumbering the Faroese population by about a third, have proved a particularly helpful ally throughout the years. These furry friends have provided a significant advantage in the fight for survival, inspiring the centuries old custom of spinning wool into yarn, knitting and sewing - a tradition about making the most of the raw materials available.

This rich history is the building block of Navia, which gathers its Faroese wool from local sheep farmers. A lanolin rich wool mix of Australian lambswool, Shetlandic and Faroese wool as well as cotton and silk, make up a broad range of knitting yarns, sock yarn and raw traditional Faroese yarn. Geometric patterns provide a good introduction to colourwork for the adventurous knitter.

Woolyknit are the proud producers of great British Wool from 4 ply to super chunky. The company is centred around a small and family run mill, nestled within the valleys of the Pennines in northern England. Building on the style carried out within the area for over 250 years, R.W. Shepley used wool processed within Yorkshire to make a unique product range.

Woolyknit are pleased to carry the British Wool ‘Shepherd’s Crook’ mark and gorgeous yarns of this quality will enable you to produce warm and durable hand-knits. The brand offers an extensive range of pure British wool and Merino wool yarn to suit all knitters, crocheters and felters. Providing everything from knitting patterns, knitting needles, wool yarns, crochet hooks, circular needles, wooly jumpers, woolen socks and many craft materials for all sorts of projects. They also provide fibres of all colours for wet felting and needle felting projects.

If you wish to visit our well stocked wool shop in person you will be well rewarded as we also have a beautiful fully licensed cafe set in a lovely garden, backing onto the Huddersfield narrow canal where, most weekends we hold numerous crafting classes suitable for all levels and skills, given by our very own highly trained staff.