Appletons Crewel Yarn
Appletons Crewel Yarn

100% Wool 2 ply Crewel Yarn

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Appletons Crewel Skein $2.90 BUY NOW

For the last 180 years, the family firm of Appleton Bros has been producing fine quality tapestry and crewel wool. Based until early 2013 in Chiswick, London, near the river Thames, Appletons has moved more recently to the village of Long Crendon in Buckinghamshire, near the historic market town of Thame. Although the firm is no longer family owned, the essence of the company remains the same, with the quality of the wool and personal attention to detail being of paramount importance.

Appletons reputation has been built up over generations by selecting the finest English wools from the wool markets in Bradford, Yorkshire, and having them spun in the UK into either 4 ply tapestry or 2 ply crewel wool. It is hardwearing, mothproofed and durable. Tapestries made from it last generations, and Appletons is particularly proud to have been involved with the recent completion of the world famous Bayeux Tapestry as well as the Prestonpans tapestry and the ongoing Great Tapestry of Scotland.

Appletons wool is dyed to 423 different shades, all of which are available in both tapestry and crewel weights. Some of the colours are the original shades used by William Morris in his designs and still popular today. More modern shades have been developed over the years and a mixture of these are used by a variety of tapestry and rug designers around the world.

See Colour Chart here

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Appetons Tapestry Yarn
Appletons Tapestry Yarn

100% Wool 4 ply Tapestry Yarn

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Appletons Crewel Skein $2.90 BUY NOW

For the last 180 years, the family firm of Appleton Bros has been producing fine quality tapestry and crewel wool. Based until early 2013 in Chiswick, London, near the river Thames, Appletons has moved more recently to the village of Long Crendon in Buckinghamshire, near the historic market town of Thame. Although the firm is no longer family owned, the essence of the company remains the same, with the quality of the wool and personal attention to detail being of paramount importance.

Appletons reputation has been built up over generations by selecting the finest English wools from the wool markets in Bradford, Yorkshire, and having them spun in the UK into either 4 ply tapestry or 2 ply crewel wool. It is hardwearing, mothproofed and durable. Tapestries made from it last generations, and Appletons is particularly proud to have been involved with the recent completion of the world famous Bayeux Tapestry as well as the Prestonpans tapestry and the ongoing Great Tapestry of Scotland.

Appletons wool is dyed to 423 different shades, all of which are available in both tapestry and crewel weights. Some of the colours are the original shades used by William Morris in his designs and still popular today. More modern shades have been developed over the years and a mixture of these are used by a variety of tapestry and rug designers around the world.

See Colour Chart here

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Bellissimo 5ply 507 Peacock
Bellissimo 5 507 Peacock

100% Merino Exra-Fine 5ply
Machine Washable
Made in Italy with New Zealand and Australian Merino

Tension: 26 sts & 34 rows measured over 10cm of Stocking stitch using 3.75 needles
Length: 170m
50g ball

$10 BUY NOW

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Bellissimo 5ply 510 Green
Bellissimo 5 510 Green

100% Merino Exra-Fine 5ply
Machine Washable
Made in Italy with New Zealand and Australian Merino

Tension: 26 sts & 34 rows measured over 10cm of Stocking stitch using 3.75 needles
Length: 170m
50g ball

$10 BUY NOW

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Bellissimo 5ply 512 Cobalt
Bellissimo 5 512 Cobalt

100% Merino Exra-Fine 5ply
Machine Washable
Made in Italy with New Zealand and Australian Merino

Tension: 26 sts & 34 rows measured over 10cm of Stocking stitch using 3.75 needles
Length: 170m
50g ball

$10 BUY NOW

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Bellissimo 5ply 514 Fuschia
Bellissimo 5 514 Fuschia

100% Merino Exra-Fine 5ply
Machine Washable
Made in Italy with New Zealand and Australian Merino

Tension: 26 sts & 34 rows measured over 10cm of Stocking stitch using 3.75 needles
Length: 170m
50g ball

$10 BUY NOW

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Bellissimo 5ply 522 Dark Grey
Bellissimo 5 522 Dark Grey

100% Merino Exra-Fine 5ply
Machine Washable
Made in Italy with New Zealand and Australian Merino

Tension: 26 sts & 34 rows measured over 10cm of Stocking stitch using 3.75 needles
Length: 170m
50g ball

$10 BUY NOW

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Bellissimo 5ply 523 Silver
Bellissimo 5 523 Silver

100% Merino Exra-Fine 5ply
Machine Washable
Made in Italy with New Zealand and Australian Merino

Tension: 26 sts & 34 rows measured over 10cm of Stocking stitch using 3.75 needles
Length: 170m
50g ball

$10 BUY NOW

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Bellissimo 8ply 201 Cream
Bellissimo DK 201 Cream

100% Merino Exra-Fine 8ply
Machine Washable
Made in Italy with New Zealand and Australian Merino

Tension: 22 sts & 30 rows measured over 10cm of Stocking stitch using 4mm needles
Length: 125m
50g ball

$10 BUY NOW

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Bellissimo 8ply 202 Beige
Bellissimo DK 202 Beige

100% Merino Exra-Fine 8ply
Machine Washable
Made in Italy with New Zealand and Australian Merino

Tension: 22 sts & 30 rows measured over 10cm of Stocking stitch using 4mm needles
Length: 125m
50g ball

$10 BUY NOW

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Bellissimo 8ply 205 Denim
Bellissimo DK 205 Denim

100% Merino Exra-Fine 8ply
Machine Washable
Made in Italy with New Zealand and Australian Merino

Tension: 22 sts & 30 rows measured over 10cm of Stocking stitch using 4mm needles
Length: 125m
50g ball

$10 BUY NOW

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Bellissimo 8ply 507 Peacock
Bellissimo DK 207 Peacock

100% Merino Exra-Fine 8ply
Machine Washable
Made in Italy with New Zealand and Australian Merino

Tension: 22 sts & 30 rows measured over 10cm of Stocking stitch using 4mm needles
Length: 125m
50g ball

$10 BUY NOW

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Bellissimo 8ply 210 Green
Bellissimo DK 210 Green

100% Merino Exra-Fine 8ply
Machine Washable
Made in Italy with New Zealand and Australian Merino

Tension: 22 sts & 30 rows measured over 10cm of Stocking stitch using 4mm needles
Length: 125m
50g ball

$10 BUY NOW

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Bellissimo 8ply 211 Dark Red
Bellissimo DK 211 Dark Red

100% Merino Exra-Fine 8ply
Machine Washable
Made in Italy with New Zealand and Australian Merino

Tension: 22 sts & 30 rows measured over 10cm of Stocking stitch using 4mm needles
Length: 125m
50g ball

$10 BUY NOW

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Bellissimo 8ply 212 Cobalt
Bellissimo DK 212 Cobalt

100% Merino Exra-Fine 8ply
Machine Washable
Made in Italy with New Zealand and Australian Merino

Tension: 22 sts & 30 rows measured over 10cm of Stocking stitch using 4mm needles
Length: 125m
50g ball

$10 BUY NOW

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Bellissimo 8ply 213 Jade
Bellissimo DK 213 Jade

100% Merino Exra-Fine 8ply
Machine Washable
Made in Italy with New Zealand and Australian Merino

Tension: 22 sts & 30 rows measured over 10cm of Stocking stitch using 4mm needles
Length: 125m
50g ball

$10 BUY NOW

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Bellissimo 8ply 217 Duck Egg
Bellissimo DK 217 Duck Egg

100% Merino Exra-Fine 8ply
Machine Washable
Made in Italy with New Zealand and Australian Merino

Tension: 22 sts & 30 rows measured over 10cm of Stocking stitch using 4mm needles
Length: 125m
50g ball

$10 BUY NOW

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Bellissimo 8ply 220 Purple
Bellissimo DK 220 Purple

100% Merino Exra-Fine 8ply
Machine Washable
Made in Italy with New Zealand and Australian Merino

Tension: 22 sts & 30 rows measured over 10cm of Stocking stitch using 4mm needles
Length: 125m
50g ball

$10 BUY NOW

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Bellissimo 8ply 522 Dark Grey
Bellissimo DK 222 Dark Grey

100% Merino Exra-Fine 8ply
Machine Washable
Made in Italy with New Zealand and Australian Merino

Tension: 22 sts & 30 rows measured over 10cm of Stocking stitch using 4mm needles
Length: 125m
50g ball

$10 BUY NOW

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Bellissimo 8ply 223 Silver
Bellissimo DK 223 Silver

100% Merino Exra-Fine 8ply
Machine Washable
Made in Italy with New Zealand and Australian Merino

Tension: 22 sts & 30 rows measured over 10cm of Stocking stitch using 4mm needles
Length: 125m
50g ball

$10 BUY NOW

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Bellissimo 8ply 224 Pale Pink
Bellissimo DK 224 Pale Pink

100% Merino Exra-Fine 8ply
Machine Washable
Made in Italy with New Zealand and Australian Merino

Tension: 22 sts & 30 rows measured over 10cm of Stocking stitch using 4mm needles
Length: 125m
50g ball

$10 BUY NOW

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Bellissimo 8ply 228 Chartreuse
Bellissimo DK 228 Chartreuse

100% Merino Exra-Fine 8ply
Machine Washable
Made in Italy with New Zealand and Australian Merino

Tension: 22 sts & 30 rows measured over 10cm of Stocking stitch using 4mm needles
Length: 125m
50g ball

$10 BUY NOW

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Bellissimo 8ply 232 Charcoal
Bellissimo DK 232 Charcoal

100% Merino Exra-Fine 8ply
Machine Washable
Made in Italy with New Zealand and Australian Merino

Tension: 22 sts & 30 rows measured over 10cm of Stocking stitch using 4mm needles
Length: 125m
50g ball

$10 BUY NOW

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Bellissimo 8ply 234 White
Bellissimo DK 234 White

100% Merino Exra-Fine 8ply
Machine Washable
Made in Italy with New Zealand and Australian Merino

Tension: 22 sts & 30 rows measured over 10cm of Stocking stitch using 4mm needles
Length: 125m
50g ball

$10 BUY NOW

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Rug Canvas
Latch Hook Rug Canvas

3 Count Canvas suits the Semco Rug Wool

Available in 2 widths:

Adjust the amount that you require in the shopping cart

71cm wide $25/Metre BUY NOW
100cm wide $34/Metre BUY NOW

The perfect tool for making latch hook rugs with the Semco Rug Yarn
Latch Hook $6 BUY NOW

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Madeira Lana
Madeira Lana

Lana is a speciality embroidery thread with the characteristics and appearance of pure wool adding warmth and dimension to decorative stitching on all home sewing and embroidery machines.

A unique wool embroidery thread, strong enough for use on medium to heavyweight fabrics such as wool, linen and lightweight denim. It is particularly suitable for computerized embroidery, overlocking, quilting, bobbin work, free motion embroidery, couching, hand embroidery and cross stitch.

Lana is about three times thicker than standard weight thread and fills designs quickly, meaning at reduced speed Lana produces larger stitches, and the stitched area requires fewer stitches to cover it.

See Colour Charts, while we tried to get the colours as close as we can they can vary depending on your computer screen.

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20m Skein $3 BUY NOW

200m Reels $18 BUY NOW

50% Wool 50% Acrylic

MADEIRA are renowned for their innovative and superior quality threads and the selection they are able to offer will make your embroidery come alive!!

Did you know that MADEIRA offers Eco-Friendly embroidery supplies? Over the years MADEIRA has set an industry standard for eco-friendly production and responsible behaviour. Most categories of Madeira embroidery threads are Oeko-Tex certified. Oeko-Tex is an international testing and certification system for textiles, limiting the use of certain chemicals.

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Semco Rug Wool 1117 Insect Green
Semco Rug Wool 1117 Insect Green

Previously known as Turkey Rug Yarn, this popular range has been updated and will expand to 71 gorgeous shades.The yarn went out of production for a while and small range of colours are now available again, watch this space for more.
Proudly grown and manufactured in New Zealand and available in cut packs of 160 pieces.
$4.20 per pack

Insect Green $4.20 BUY NOW

The perfect tool for making latch hook rugs with the Semco Rug Yarn

Latch Hook $6 BUY NOW

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Semco Rug Wool 1186 Dark Pink
Semco Rug Wool 1186 Dark Pink

Previously known as Turkey Rug Yarn, this popular range has been updated and will expand to 71 gorgeous shades.The yarn went out of production for a while and small range of colours are now available again, watch this space for more.
Proudly grown and manufactured in New Zealand and available in cut packs of 160 pieces.
$4.20 per pack

Dark Pink $4.20 BUY NOW

The perfect tool for making latch hook rugs with the Semco Rug Yarn

Latch Hook $6 BUY NOW

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Semco Rug Wool 5 Black
Semco Rug Wool 5 Black

Previously known as Turkey Rug Yarn, this popular range has been updated and will expand to 71 gorgeous shades.The yarn went out of production for a while and small range of colours are now available again, watch this space for more.
Proudly grown and manufactured in New Zealand and available in cut packs of 160 pieces.
$4.20 per pack

Black $4.20 BUY NOW

The perfect tool for making latch hook rugs with the Semco Rug Yarn

Latch Hook $6 BUY NOW

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Semco Rug Wool 50 Cream
Semco Rug Wool 50 Cream

Previously known as Turkey Rug Yarn, this popular range has been updated and will expand to 71 gorgeous shades.The yarn went out of production for a while and small range of colours are now available again, watch this space for more.
Proudly grown and manufactured in New Zealand and available in cut packs of 160 pieces.
$4.20 per pack

Cream $4.20 BUY NOW

The perfect tool for making latch hook rugs with the Semco Rug Yarn

Latch Hook $6 BUY NOW

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Semco Rug Wool 501 White
Semco Rug Wool 501 White

Previously known as Turkey Rug Yarn, this popular range has been updated and will expand to 71 gorgeous shades.The yarn went out of production for a while and small range of colours are now available again, watch this space for more.
Proudly grown and manufactured in New Zealand and available in cut packs of 160 pieces.
$4.20 per pack

White $4.20 BUY NOW

The perfect tool for making latch hook rugs with the Semco Rug Yarn

Latch Hook $6 BUY NOW

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Semco Rug Wool 919 Gorse Gold
Semco Rug Wool 919 Gorse Gold

Previously known as Turkey Rug Yarn, this popular range has been updated and will expand to 71 gorgeous shades.The yarn went out of production for a while and small range of colours are now available again, watch this space for more.
Proudly grown and manufactured in New Zealand and available in cut packs of 160 pieces.
$4.20 per pack

Gorse Gold $4.20 BUY NOW

The perfect tool for making latch hook rugs with the Semco Rug Yarn

Latch Hook $6 BUY NOW

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Semco Rug Wool 922 Mid Blue
Semco Rug Wool 922 Mid Blue

Previously known as Turkey Rug Yarn, this popular range has been updated and will expand to 71 gorgeous shades.The yarn went out of production for a while and small range of colours are now available again, watch this space for more.
Proudly grown and manufactured in New Zealand and available in cut packs of 160 pieces.
$4.20 per pack

Mid Blue $4.20 BUY NOW Out of Stock

The perfect tool for making latch hook rugs with the Semco Rug Yarn

Latch Hook $6 BUY NOW

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Semco Rug Wool 940 Mastic
Semco Rug Wool 940 Mastic

Previously known as Turkey Rug Yarn, this popular range has been updated and will expand to 71 gorgeous shades.The yarn went out of production for a while and small range of colours are now available again, watch this space for more.
Proudly grown and manufactured in New Zealand and available in cut packs of 160 pieces.
$4.20 per pack

Mastic $4.20 BUY NOW

The perfect tool for making latch hook rugs with the Semco Rug Yarn

Latch Hook $6 BUY NOW

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Semco Rug Wool Loam Brown
Semco Rug Wool Loam Brown

Previously known as Turkey Rug Yarn, this popular range has been updated and will expand to 71 gorgeous shades.The yarn went out of production for a while and small range of colours are now available again, watch this space for more.
Proudly grown and manufactured in New Zealand and available in cut packs of 160 pieces.
$4.20 per pack

Loam Brown $4.20 BUY NOW

The perfect tool for making latch hook rugs with the Semco Rug Yarn

Latch Hook $6 BUY NOW

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Strand Hebe Blue 111- 115
Strand Skeins 111-115 Hebe Blue

New Zealand made 50% mohair/50% wool crewel yarn
The 10 metre skeins are $NZ2.55 each.

Select colour and update the shopping cart if you require more than 1 skein

Strand 111 BUY NOW
Strand 112 BUY NOW
Strand 113 BUY NOW
Strand 114 BUY NOW
Strand 115 BUY NOW

The exclusive colour range for Stand Natural Fibres has been developed
to reflect New Zealand's unique light and landscape colours.
There are currently 177 colours available including a new black and pohutakawa red.

The thread is suited to any crewel embroidery, though it is marginally thicker than Appletons.
It is ideal for petit point which is a traditional type of needlework stitched on canvas.
A single thread of the yarn covers 18# canvas whether the design is printed on it or not.
It will cover 14# canvas (if the design is printed on it).
For 12# or 10# or 7# use 2 or more threads in the needle.
It is also very suitable for using with a variety of threads in modern interpretive designs
It knits as a 3 ply/ Super Fine Yarn weight

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Strand Hebe Mauve 121- 125
Strand Skeins 121-125 Hebe Mauve

New Zealand made 50% mohair/50% wool crewel yarn
The 10 metre skeins are $NZ2.55 each.

Select colour and update the shopping cart if you require more than 1 skein

Strand 121 BUY NOW
Strand 122 BUY NOW
Strand 123 BUY NOW
Strand 124 BUY NOW
Strand 125 BUY NOW

The exclusive colour range for Stand Natural Fibres has been developed
to reflect New Zealand's unique light and landscape colours.
There are currently 177 colours available including a new black and pohutakawa red.

The thread is suited to any crewel embroidery, though it is marginally thicker than Appletons.
It is ideal for petit point which is a traditional type of needlework stitched on canvas.
A single thread of the yarn covers 18# canvas whether the design is printed on it or not.
It will cover 14# canvas (if the design is printed on it).
For 12# or 10# or 7# use 2 or more threads in the needle.
It is also very suitable for using with a variety of threads in modern interpretive designs
It knits as a 3 ply/ Super Fine Yarn weight

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Strand Miro Brown 141 - 145
Strand Skeins 141-145 Miro Brown

New Zealand made 50% mohair/50% wool crewel yarn
The 10 metre skeins are $NZ2.55 each.

Select colour and update the shopping cart if you require more than 1 skein

Strand 141 BUY NOW
Strand 142 BUY NOW
Strand 143 BUY NOW
Strand 144 BUY NOW
Strand 145 BUY NOW

The exclusive colour range for Stand Natural Fibres has been developed
to reflect New Zealand's unique light and landscape colours.
There are currently 177 colours available including a new black and pohutakawa red.

The thread is suited to any crewel embroidery, though it is marginally thicker than Appletons.
It is ideal for petit point which is a traditional type of needlework stitched on canvas.
A single thread of the yarn covers 18# canvas whether the design is printed on it or not.
It will cover 14# canvas (if the design is printed on it).
For 12# or 10# or 7# use 2 or more threads in the needle.
It is also very suitable for using with a variety of threads in modern interpretive designs
It knits as a 3 ply/ Super Fine Yarn weight

Read more
Strand Miro Olive 151 - 155
Strand Skeins 151-155 Miro Olive

New Zealand made 50% mohair/50% wool crewel yarn
The 10 metre skeins are $NZ2.55 each.

Select colour and update the shopping cart if you require more than 1 skein

Strand 151 BUY NOW
Strand 152 BUY NOW
Strand 153 BUY NOW
Strand 154 BUY NOW
Strand 155 BUY NOW

The exclusive colour range for Stand Natural Fibres has been developed
to reflect New Zealand's unique light and landscape colours.
There are currently 177 colours available including a new black and pohutakawa red.

The thread is suited to any crewel embroidery, though it is marginally thicker than Appletons.
It is ideal for petit point which is a traditional type of needlework stitched on canvas.
A single thread of the yarn covers 18# canvas whether the design is printed on it or not.
It will cover 14# canvas (if the design is printed on it).
For 12# or 10# or 7# use 2 or more threads in the needle.
It is also very suitable for using with a variety of threads in modern interpretive designs
It knits as a 3 ply/ Super Fine Yarn weight

Read more
Strand Ngaio Violet 171 - 175
Strand Skeins 171-175 Ngaio Violet

New Zealand made 50% mohair/50% wool crewel yarn
The 10 metre skeins are $NZ2.55 each.

Select colour and update the shopping cart if you require more than 1 skein

Strand 171 BUY NOW
Strand 172 BUY NOW
Strand 173 BUY NOW
Strand 174 BUY NOW
Strand 175 BUY NOW

The exclusive colour range for Stand Natural Fibres has been developed
to reflect New Zealand's unique light and landscape colours.
There are currently 177 colours available including a new black and pohutakawa red.

The thread is suited to any crewel embroidery, though it is marginally thicker than Appletons.
It is ideal for petit point which is a traditional type of needlework stitched on canvas.
A single thread of the yarn covers 18# canvas whether the design is printed on it or not.
It will cover 14# canvas (if the design is printed on it).
For 12# or 10# or 7# use 2 or more threads in the needle.
It is also very suitable for using with a variety of threads in modern interpretive designs
It knits as a 3 ply/ Super Fine Yarn weight

Read more
Strand Manuka Grey 191 - 195
Strand Skeins 191-195 Manuka Grey

New Zealand made 50% mohair/50% wool crewel yarn
The 10 metre skeins are $NZ2.55 each.

Select colour and update the shopping cart if you require more than 1 skein

Strand 191 BUY NOW
Strand 192 BUY NOW
Strand 193 BUY NOW
Strand 194 BUY NOW
Strand 195 BUY NOW

The exclusive colour range for Stand Natural Fibres has been developed
to reflect New Zealand's unique light and landscape colours.
There are currently 177 colours available including a new black and pohutakawa red.

The thread is suited to any crewel embroidery, though it is marginally thicker than Appletons.
It is ideal for petit point which is a traditional type of needlework stitched on canvas.
A single thread of the yarn covers 18# canvas whether the design is printed on it or not.
It will cover 14# canvas (if the design is printed on it).
For 12# or 10# or 7# use 2 or more threads in the needle.
It is also very suitable for using with a variety of threads in modern interpretive designs
It knits as a 3 ply/ Super Fine Yarn weight

Read more
Strand Manuka Blue 201 -205
Strand Skeins 201-205 Manuka Blue

New Zealand made 50% mohair/50% wool crewel yarn
The 10 metre skeins are $NZ2.55 each.

Select colour and update the shopping cart if you require more than 1 skein

Strand 201 BUY NOW
Strand 202 BUY NOW
Strand 203 BUY NOW
Strand 204 BUY NOW
Strand 205 BUY NOW

The exclusive colour range for Stand Natural Fibres has been developed
to reflect New Zealand's unique light and landscape colours.
There are currently 177 colours available including a new black and pohutakawa red.

The thread is suited to any crewel embroidery, though it is marginally thicker than Appletons.
It is ideal for petit point which is a traditional type of needlework stitched on canvas.
A single thread of the yarn covers 18# canvas whether the design is printed on it or not.
It will cover 14# canvas (if the design is printed on it).
For 12# or 10# or 7# use 2 or more threads in the needle.
It is also very suitable for using with a variety of threads in modern interpretive designs
It knits as a 3 ply/ Super Fine Yarn weight

Read more