Skein Sisters

This Sydney store owes its existence to the frustration of Deb and Janine, who were unable to access quality yarn locally. They now serve the city’s craft community with a diverse range of internationally-sourced yarns, accessories and classes. You will find them at 721 New Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill, New South Wales 2203. Telephone 02 9554 7444


The Knitting Loft

Bruna & Maria (Mum and daughter) owned The Knitting Loft / Toronto Yarn Shop. They are supply knitters/crocheters with luscious yarns in a modern yarn shop & knitting café. The shop can be found at 672 Wilson Ave, Toronto, Ontaria, M3K 1E1. Contact Bruna or Maria. Contact Bruna or Maria by email

Czech Republic

Natural Yarn

An on-line shop that specialises in traditional British natural yarns, specifically those produced by Blacker Yarns. It encourages its customers to use Blacker Yarns’ free patterns. Wool prices are regulated to allow for market competition. Now that the on-line store is established, the company is taking an increasing part in fairs, master-classes and exhibitions. They can be found on Instagram: @naturalyarn_cz



The two ladies behind this on-line shop are Eveliina and Johanna. They have big plans for the future, but are currently working through Social Media, in particular Instagram and Facebook. Their website shows that they are particularly keen on cats, sheep and knitted socks. To contact Eveliina by email use:


Laine des Iles

Yasmin Harper’s on-line shop is based at Brusvily in Brittany. It specialises in yarns from the islands of Northern Europe and the Falklands. As many ancient sheep breeds originated on islands, Yasmin aims is to preserve that heritage by stocking a range of quality, ethical yarns, produced by enterprises who respect both the environment and the animals.  Contact her by telephone on +33 6 25 34 28 98, or by email at



Karen Korff started her German yarn business in 2009. Her shop is at Unterpunkt 42, Murnau, Bayern 82418. It is closed on Sundays and Mondays, but open between 9.30 and 6 pm Tuesday to Friday and 9.30 to 1:30 pm on Saturdays. Contact Karen by telephone on +49 8841 4874597 or by email:

Wolle Willich

Christian & Elizabeth Gütschow are the people behind this our first German stockist, at Krusestrasse 26, D – 478777 Willich which is near Dusseldorf. In addition to the shop, there is an on-line store. Elizabeth has designed several patterns in our mohair blends and also stocks Blacker Swan. Contact them by email: or by telephone +49 2154 893 7962


Rauwerk began when friends offered Christine, a keen knitter, the fleece from their flock which she decided to have spun into yarn. Christine also came across a small shop in the creative centre of Munich which used to be a yarn shop, and decided to revive it with her large quantity of farm-assured merino yarn. Rauwerk has since grown, and Christine specialises in stocking ethical and environmentally-friendly yarns.


The Netherlands


At Trollenwol, Marja de Haan and her team love to share their passion for wool and Scandinavian design. Their shop is full of colour, and of yarns created with respect for animals and the environment. When you pop in, they usually have tea and coffee at the ready! Contact them by email at:



This shop can be found at ul. Poludniowa 138, Truskaw, Izabelin 05-080. It sells a wide range of yarns from Donegal and Shetland including alpaca and mohair. Telephone 60098 7740



Rita Schneider’s shop is 30 minutes drive west from the centre of Zurich at Zugerstrasse 14 in 8918 Unterlunkhofen. To find the detailed opening hours, visit her website by clicking above. Her yarns can also be found in our on-line shop. Rita can be emailed at

United Kingdom

Fine Fettle Fibres

Judith Goodfellow is an independent Local Yarn Shop owner and online retailer obsessed with all things woolly. From her delightful studio in the beautiful village of Felton, Northumberland, she sources and sells some of the loveliest British and Fair Trade yarns. She passionately believes in supporting our farmers, yarn producers, dyers and spinners, to help keep this most traditional of industries alive and well. Contact her on or 01670 600001

Kathy’s Knits

Catherine Robb’s shop is at 64a Broughton Road, Edinburgh, but customers can also buy on-line. She specialises in British wool and stocks a wide range of Blacker British Breeds. Catherine also runs regular evening and full-day classes. Contact her by telephone on 0131 556 4837 or email

MacCulloch & Wallis

Particularly known for fabrics and trimming, this company has been supplying the fashion trade since 1902. After being overcrowded on five tiny floors, it is now spread over two large ones in the centre of London at 25 Poland Street W1F 8QN and has been successfully selling yarn since 2019. The shop is open between 10 am and 6 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Late night is Thursday, 10 pm to 7 pm; Saturday 10.30 am to 5 pm. Telephone 020 7629 0311

Stitches & Cream

Stitches and Cream in Cornwall specialist in contemporary dressmaking fabrics, fine yarns and sewing accessories in Falmouth & online. The shop can be found at 16 The High Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 2AB. Contact Jane by email at or by telephone: 07966 240076



United States

The Woolly Thistle

The Woolly Thistle specializes in bringing US customers the best yarns from the United Kingdom and is proud to include Blacker Yarns amongst them. The Woolly Thistle is located in New Hampshire,  so when you place your order you receive your yarn quickly and without the added cost or hassle of international shipping or customs; and also, due to being located in NH, your purchase is sales tax free. Go to the website to view their inventory of Blacker Yarns. Contact Claire by email

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