Have you been seeing yarns in our videos that you cannot access but look exquisite? I’m sure you have and we are proud to have a new group of fabulous yarns to make your fingers tingle.
The Crochet Crowd is a diverse global community where yarns are not always available. In fact, we get several inquiries each day requesting where to find yarn brands in our videos. While some cry foul saying it’s not fair that certain brands aren’t available in their country. We have the same issue here in North America where many brands found in England or Europe are impossible to pick up at retailers here.
When looking at our demographics, we realized that there is Westminster Fibers here in North America that are providing fabulous yarns here that are readily available in England and Europe. We have a strong following in England and Europe with our Facebook and YouTube subscribers. We figured it was time for us to be including other yarn brands that are available in the independent market. This would help little yarn shops with tutorial resources to show tutorials using yarns they have on the shelf. But, it hopefully will increase the need and peak up the interest with yarn that feels so very nice.
We approached Westminster Fibers several months ago with the concept of including more of a diverse yarn base with featuring their yarns from time to time. In North America, they distribute Rowan, Schachenmayr, Regia, Lopi, James C Brett and more. These yarns are made in Europe and are incredible. Most of these brands are available at the every day yarn store in Europe.
My very first brand of yarn, outside of Red Heart and Bernat Value yarns that I purchased was a huge bowling ball size of James C Brett Chunky Marble. I thought I had died and gone to yarn heaven! The colour blending was amazing and the feel was like Egyptian cotton bed sheets! For me, I was so used to paying for value yarn, that making this leap in yarn was really hard. Looking at exquisite yarn on the shelves, you see the price tag and immediately hesitate and your heart races. In the years following this event, I know now that yarn materials, processes and manufacturing has everything to do with the price. These brands being distributed by Westminster are a higher quality of yarn products. There’s more to the yarn than the pretty colours. As I grew in practice and love for to crochet became stronger, I wanted to expand my yarn tasting to truly see what am I missing. If you have the opportunity, don’t hesitate, you might never turn back. You might even vary your yarn choices depending on your projects.
We are so thrilled to be featuring the above yarns in our 2014 editorial year. You will begin to see video tutorials using assorted brands being distributed by Westminster on our YouTube Channel. This will allow our friends in other countries, plus those here in North America to enjoy fine yarn, and to be able to be inspired by the yarns at the same time.
Though we will never be able to use all yarns that are available for everything we do… this is a great step and we are extremely pleased to have this opportunity as well. We formally welcome Westminster Fibers to The Crochet Crowd Network of educational videos!