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Oceans, microfibres and your washing machine

Oceans, microfibres and your washing machine

We know that it's better for the environment to wash in cold water and hang our clothes to dry, but did you know that your clothes shed microfibre...

Introducing our newest yarn: Cotton Love

Introducing our newest yarn: Cotton Love

Ministry of Yarn is proud to present the newest member of our yarn family: Cotton Love. It's been 18 months in the making, and now it's here!  Our first fair trade, certified organic, botanically/low impact dyed DK cotton.  It's amazingly soft and squishy, and helps to comes in 10 different, vibrant colours.

Crocheting in the round - a master pattern

Crocheting in the round - a master pattern

If you are just starting out in crochet, or have stuck with straight lines up until now, crocheting round things might look a little intimidating ...

Meet the maker: Jocelyn Bignill

Meet the maker: Jocelyn Bignill

          With the fabulous Lola Doily Rug crochet pattern already available, and more patterns in the works, we thought you might like to get to ...

What's so good about t-shirt yarn?

What's so good about t-shirt yarn?

If you've ever thought about home decorating & have visited Pinterest, then the chances are that you've come across t-shirt yarn. There are crochet rugs and baskets, macramé wall-hangings, knitted clutch purses and tote-bags galore.  It's enough to get anyone's creative juices flowing.  And if you've ever kicked off your shoes and walked about on a crochet t-shirt yarn rug, you'll know just how delightfully squishy and textured it feels underfoot.  It's almost therapeutic - it's good stuff.

The Backstory

The Backstory

Firstly, welcome to Ministry of Yarn! I can't tell you how seriously excited I am that you are reading this, because it means that this big idea that I had, to start selling reasonably priced tshirt yarn in Australia, has actually happened! I'd love to take a couple of minutes to tell you how it all began, and of our big plans for the future.