BRITTANY knitting needles and crochet hooks are made in California from sustainably harvested birch. These finely crafted wooden tools are hand finished and exactly sized. They are not only beautiful to look at but feel warm and smooth in your hands and are a pleasure to work with.
We pride ourselves in being an environmentally-minded company and try to minimize our
impact at every stage of production. We have worked very hard to develop the “greenest” packaging possible for our needles. It is made from 100% recycled paperboard and is 100% recyclable. If the label is removed it is perfectly safe to put in your compost pile. The package is as small and lightweight as possible to be efficient in shipping and thus consume less energy getting to the final customer.
Renowned international knitting brand, Debbie Bliss, has established a new design team Conway+Bliss to target the younger knitter. The dynamic design collaboration is between Teresa Conway and Nell Bliss, daughter of Debbie Bliss, aim to encourage and introducing new or younger knitters to the craft. The new brand will combine exciting designs with the classic yarns integral to the Bliss line.
Luxurious yarns from natural fibres, combined with elegant design, set Debbie Bliss apart from the competition. Knitters all over the world know the name of Debbie Bliss to be synonymous with style and quality. Regardless of her busy schedule of work-shops and lecture tours worldwide, Debbie continues to produce beautiful designs women want to knit and been see in. The Debbie Bliss collections of yarns and books have something for everybody.
Debbie Bliss has her own yarn line made up of beautiful classics in her signature palette. She is also the most published knitwear designer, with over 35 books, 20 booklets and her own magazine. She was also recently awarded with an MBE in the Queen’s 2015 Birthday Honours List for her services to hand knitting and the craft industry.
The DY Choice brand is the result of over 2 years research and development work, we set ourselves a number of targets and challenges. First of all if DY was going to launch an economy range, it still had to meet the very stringent quality criteria applied to all of our yarns. We are confident that the yarns we have now launched under the DY Choice banner, are simply as good as they can possibly be.
For example we are using the best acrylic fibre available in the world, “Dralon“, from Bayer in Germany. Using high quality virgin wool and the very best, cleanest dye stuffs available all of our DY Choice yarns are spun in Europe.
We are confident that DY choice offers retailers and consumers alike, the very best budget yarns available, at very competitive prices, backed by DY’s 24 hour delivery service and our expanding range of exclusive deisgns.
Lotus Yarns and our exclusive range of patterns cater for those customers looking for something which is pure and unashamed luxury. Based close to the border with Mongolia, Lotus Yarns are ideally placed to source the finest Mongolian Cashmere, Yak and Chinese Silk
Elegant, unique and unapologetically feminine, Louisa Harding’s portfolio of timeless classics have cemented her reputation as one of the UK’s foremost knitting designers. With nearly twenty years in the business, Louisa launched her own range of signature yarns and publications in 2005, with garments and yarns designed to appeal to knitters with a certain sensibility.
The Mirasol Project supports local communities in the remote Peruvian Andes, with a school and residential centre for children of alpaca farmers. Mirasol operates fair trade system in the sale of its Yarn collection and every ball sold helps support the project.
The collection includes yarns made from soft and luxurious blends of merino, alpaca fibre, llama and even silk.
Noro Yarns’ unique textures and colours have no equal. Spun using highly specialised and luxurious materials each ball or hank of the multi-coloured yarn is individually blended to produce a unique palette of subtle shadings and vivid hues. Such wonderful yarns need beautiful designs to show off their fabulous colours. Noro patterns are simple and straightforward, making knitting as exiciting as the unique end result.
The UK Hand Knitting Association, (UKHKA), formerly The British Hand Knitting Confederation, was formed in 1991 when the Hand Knitting Association (HKA) merged with the British Hand Knitting Association (BHKA). The UKHKA’s main aim was and is now to raise the profile of hand knitting. It did this through ‘Learn to Knit’ classes held throughout the UK, ‘Relax and Knit’ stands at all the main Knitting and Sewing shows and by the introduction of National Competitions showcased at the Knitting and Sewing shows.
We are delighted to announce that Brendan Kavanagh has joined Designer Yarns as Sales Manager for Ireland. Brendan has a great deal of commercial experience before joining Designer Yarns and we feel this, together with his knowledge of the hand knitting business makes him the ideal candidate for the role. We are sure you […]
We are delighted to announce that Gareth Probert will be joining the board of DY on 12th April 2017. Gareth has been with the company for almost 8 years, operating in various parts of the country as national sales manager, so many of our customers will know him already. We are sure you will join all of […]
As distributors we are constantly looking at ways of marketing our products, advertising in specialised knitting magazines, using social media to inspire and keeping our website flowing with the latest products. We wanted to do something more interactive, more fun and of more value to our customers and extended customers…. So we started a series […]