LOTUS YARNS is a yarn company based in the Hebei province of China. It specialises in sourcing and producing luxury, high quality, natural and exotic yarns and fibres for the international indie dyers and yarn markets. The Lotus range includes an extensive undyed base of luxury yarns and fibres and also a growing range of commercially dyed yarns. Their yarns and fibres include: Mongolian cashmere, Tibetan yak, mink, Mongolian baby camel, silks, extra superfine merino, angora, soy, bamboo and cotton. Their range of yarns tend to be very soft to work with and good for knitters with sensitive skins.
ITO yarns includes a wide range of unusual fine yarn bases in an amazing palette of colours. ITO means yarn in Japanese and the majority of the yarns are sourced from small spinning mills based in Japan. Their yarns include: stainless steel / silk, wool / paper and tussah silk.
CHIAOGOO (pronounced Chau and Gu) are premium high quality precision needles which are designed and distributed in the US, but manufactured in China. The new RED Lace circulars have no bend in the needle and the tips are pointier and the needle size is laser imprinted on each of the needles. ChiaoGoo bamboo circulars have fantastic joins and flexible cables, they are made from Chinese MOSO bamboo and only available in the dark patina colour. They have a nickel-plated join and are crimped on sizes 3 (3.25 mm) and larger to guarantee no separation.
HABU TEXTILES is an American / Japanese company which is based in New York, specialising in sourcing unusual yarns for weaving and knitting from small specialiity mills in Japan and Asia. Their extensive base yarns include: linen steel, silk steel, linen, cotton, copper bamboo, overtwist wool crepes, silks, paper, pineapple, ramie and much more…
CASCADE YARNS is an American yarn company which sources high quality yarns from all over the world at great prices.
MALABRIGO is a small, family owned yarn company located in Uruguay, the foremost wool producer country of South America and one of the world’s most important. Working closely with a cooperative of women from Uruguay they have developed a line of hand painted yarns of incredible softness and wonderful color variations.
FYBERSPATES is a British company which produces a wide range of luxury hand and commercially dyed yarns with extensive pattern support.
NAVIA has become one of the major wool producers on the Faroe Islands. It is a family-run business based in Toftir on the island of Eysturoy. Navia yarn is made from Faroese wool blended with Shetland wool and Australian lambswool. It is a very high-quality yarn and has a lovely soft feel. It comes in natural shades and a large range of beautiful colours. Currently stocking Navia Sock Yarns in 8 natural colours.
He has sourced Southern Hemisphere Merino yarn to ensure that there is a consistency in the micron count along the length of the individual fibres. All of the yarns offered are hand-dyed or hand-painted. His 100% Merino, fingering weight, yarn is superwashed and comes in 225 yard skeins, in semi-solid, variegated and stipple-dyed colours. Each colourway is named, with a lyrical description. Their 100% Merino, worsted weight, yarn is superwashed and comes in 175 yard skeins, in semi-solid, variegated and stipple-dyed colours.
High quality and well priced range of yarns from Germany. Stocking Creative Cotton Aran and Essentials Cotton DK, excellent range of colours and perfect for toys, baby clothes and household accessories.
Hedgehog Fibres is an Irish based yarn company, well known for its amazing and inspiring colour palettes, the yarns are works of art and are hand-dyed by Beata and her team in Cork, Ireland. Her yarns are extremely popular with both designers and knitters alike from around the world.
Uschitita is a new indie hand dyed yarn company based in the Netherlands and founded by Steffi, whilst she was training to be a doctor. She is an incredible and very talented dyer with an amazing eye for exciting colour combinations.
Qing Fibre originally from Beijing, Layla now lives and hand dyes her yarn in London, Layla has a great eye for bright and happy colours.
Cathrin is based in Aschaffenburg, Germany and specializes in hand dyeing high-quality and luxury yarns and fibres in small batches. She has an amazing portfolio of stunning colours which inspire designers and knitters from around the world.
Named after the Norwegian word for happiness, LYKKE Crafts combine high quality materials and thoughtful design to produce beautiful, durable, happy-making knitting needles.
Olann.ie is an indie dyer based outside Dublin Ireland, Jess is a very talented artist and her colours are just stunning and her yarns are works of art.
The Danish company Isager has since 1977 been supplying patterns and quality yarns made from natural fibres, both known and loved by knitters the world over. The yarns and patterns are sold in selected shops in Denmark and internationally. The founder of Isager, Marianne Isager, and her daughter and co owner of the company Helga Isager, are behind a line of popular knitting books.