How it all began...
Hello, and welcome to Luxury Yarns- the home of... yes - you guessed it - luxury yarns - and a few accessories too. My name is Abby and I am a yarnaholic. I also have a lovely husband, two amazing sons (one is almost 6 years old and the other is just 1) and two dogs so I am always busy!
I have been knitting and crocheting since I was about 5 years old... I would watch my mother make beautiful jumpers, bags and belts etc (bearing in mind this was the '70s - and almost everything was made out of afghan squares) and I longed to be able to make things for my dolls. So I begged her to teach me, and I haven’t really stopped since.
I am passionate about quality wool, and have spent my life trailing haberdashery shops looking for the ultimate feel good yarns. I remember all the way through my teens and twenties my friends would laugh at me as I knitted away, but were happy to make the most of hand-made jumpers hats and scarves. However, recently my “uncoolness” has become fashionable again - perhaps this is due to the economic climate and a desire to tighten our belts, or just as things trend in and out - but either way home crafts are making a comeback - and I love it.
If you have been a regular browser here you will notice we have a new look. We still have all the same wonderful products and accessories, but in keeping up with the times, I needed to make my site function well on mobiles and tablets so hopefully now you can even shop 'on the go'.
Hopefully you will find exactly what you are looking for right here, as well as a few things you never knew you needed, but now can't do without ;) I have spent the last 18 months looking for interesting and original products and I am constantly adding new stuff to the site. If however, you would like to discuss your purchase beforehand then please feel free to give me a call on +44 (0) 20 8133 9336 and I will try to help. For example, if you want to buy a selection of colours that you think would look good together but you’re not 100% sure then I can take a picture of them together and send them to you.
I also offer a bespoke colour service on all Shreya Silks, at no extra cost (subject to minumum order of 500g) and have created yarns for items for weddings, and other special occasions where colours must be exact.
Basically this whole site has been created based on things I would have liked someone to find for me - products, services, patterns, accessories - all with a personal touch. Luxury Yarns is me, and comes from a love of all things knitting and crochet. Maybe you can buy some of what you see here elsewhere, but I hope that you will want to come back because my service is second to none. I am happy to advise you or help in any way I can and you don't have to spend your time searching for things, I will.
Remember too, that I offer a 100% money back guarantee on most products for a whole year from the date of purchase - provided your yarn is unused and still in its original packaging, then I will refund exactly what you paid for it (for more information see customer service) I wanted to offer this service because many of the yarns I sell are hand-dyed individually, and do not contain lot numbers. Because of this I recommend ordering a little more than you think you will need, safe in the knowledge that you can get your money back at the end if you dont use it all.
Thanks again for looking - hopefully you will love what you see - I know I do :)