Welcome to Extraordinary Yarns

You may be wondering who or what is Extraordinary Yarns.

Extraordinary Yarns aims to bring together a very special community of people who have an active interest in hand knitting, crochet and associated yarn crafts.

Our team has been involved in the Australian and New Zealand knitting and crochet scene for many years and we are passionate about the future of our uniquely “Down Under” approach to this craft.

We invite you to be part of our journey.

Over the coming months, with your help and input, we will roll out an ambitious program of information and knitting related news.

We have a couple of special campaigns we think you will love as well as some competitions and maybe one or two surprises.

Register now to receive our regular e-newsletter and join us on Facebook. It’s going to be an exciting year.

Australia and New Zealand have a wonderful legacy of knitting and crochet.  We will explore this heritage through our website and Facebook page and showcase the vital role played by local independent wool shops, knitting groups and inspired individuals.

If you are part of a knitting group or maybe just a group of friends who get together every week or so to knit and chat, we would love to hear from you. If you organise or are involved in craft festivals, school knitting days or other knitting type events – please get in touch. We are not an advertising platform for commercial interests but we are happy to help highlight your not-for-profit activity.

Extraordinary Yarns is the culmination of several years of work under the banner of Creative Images. As a specialist supplier of quality knitting yarns and accessories to retailers across Australia & New Zealand we know there is a need for all of us to support and promote our craft at a local level.  Our specialist retail wool shops do this on a daily basis and often share information about knitting and crochet with each other and their customers.

We urge you to keep in touch with your local yarn shop.

Our web site is part of this process and very much a work in progress. We will continue to develop and modify it over the coming months and we greatly appreciate your comments and suggestions as to how it can be improved. Watch out for new product ranges!

Please also note that while this site is for you, the hand knitter and crochet practitioner, we do not retail to the general public. We distribute quality yarns, patterns and accessories to independent wool shops across Australia and New Zealand. Ask for our products at your local wool shop.

For retailers who don’t yet carry products from Extraordinary Yarns and would like to expand their range, we invite you to contact us. We send regular retailer updates on coming events and new products.  We also conduct occasional surveys to help better understand the opportunities of the yarn industry. It’s all about making connections to support your customers!

To all our readers – knitters, crocheters, craft group members, retailers and anyone interested in yarn craft –  add this page to your favourites, sign up for our free newsletter or stay in touch via Facebook.

It’s going to be an Extraordinary year as we get to know each other

Steve Dowling


Extraordinary Yarns

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