New Tutorials for 2014, Welcome to Westminster Fibers


Mikey

Tutorials featuring yarns distributed by Westminster Fibers.

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!

 

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About Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

I am Mikey, owner of The Crochet Crowd Blog. I'm a 'hooker' at heart with the passion to crochet. I am from Ontario Canada and teach how to crochet online through YouTube Video Tutorials. From a simple idea and being at the right place and time in my life back in 2008, the concept of The Crochet Crowd was developed. I'm here to hook and share. Come follow my crochet journey and share yours with comments here and you are most welcome to share your creativity within our Facebook page.
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18 Responses to New Tutorials for 2014, Welcome to Westminster Fibers

  1. I used the chunky marble to hook a pair of crocodile stitch boots, we are lucky to be able to buy online in England for a real bargain!

  2. Janice says:

    Just bought some chunky marble. Love the texture and colours! I thought it was priced quite reasonable for the amount of yarn in a ball.

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  4. Kate Campion says:

    Hi there.

    I love Marble Chunky too and have met Jamie who is the grandson of James C Brett. I teach ladies to crochet in my local wool shop and Jamie is often in taking orders.

    I love the colours and encourage my ladies to use Marble Chunky. We recently worked on crochet owl door-stops and this yarn was a favourite amongst the crocheters. I have a photo of some of the owls made on my blog at http://www.katecampion.blogspot.co.uk/

  5. Carol says:

    James Brett makes a dk too, in same colour ways as chunky. Actually a light worsted, and makes great hats. One ball, one hat, great yardage. Don’t hesitate to buy this yarn, seems pricey, but you get a lot of yarn for price.

  6. Error apology…James C. Brett yarn marble is 200 g/341 yds. @ $12.98

  7. James C. Brett yarns can be found at http://www.yarnmarket.com/yarn/James-C.-Brett-Value-Yarns-Marble-Chunky-Yarn-8215.html. They charge $12.98 for 200 g/242 yds of the marble yarn.

  8. Teresa says:

    Hello. I see that nice a lot yahoo turbo. Good sound. Different kind make it

  9. Sue says:

    Is there a written pattern available for the Little Sweetie Dress? Beautiful dress.

  10. I went to their website and was able to order the yarn for 5.99us dollars each…just waiting for it to arrive…

  11. Michele says:

    I’m going to look for some at my favorite yarn shop. It is an indendant store, a mom and pop shop, that carries some of the most wonderful yarns here in Houston TX, USA. I stopped crocheting and knitting for a few years because I don’t like run of the mill stuff. I am kind of a yarn snob! Thanks for all you do Mikey!

  12. LAura says:

    I have used James C Brett Chunky Marble before it is wonderful.

  13. Pam Maue says:

    What is the color number for the scarf you show in the JCB Yarn? I am anxious to order it

  14. Pat hamer says:

    I am working a scarf with the JCB chunky marble…I love it. I have no problem paying for a superb yarn, especially when making wearables

  15. Thank you so much for the intro to Westminster Mikey, turns out it is available here in Edmonton through one of our shops, I’m excited to make a visit on a day off… the James Brett yarn you had looked so delightful!

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