Tuesday, 7 September 2021  |  Admin

When you're in the business of yarn, the options are endless! It doesn't matter what you're making, there's a yarn for just about everything. You likely have your staple yarns that you use over and over because you love the texture, the colour or the way it washes. And you'll have those yarns that you purchase with special projects in mind.

Here at Secret yarn Stash we have the amazing job of choosing and stocking a wide range of yarn and we wanted to share some of our favourite with you! We love trying out a new yarn and sharing our experiences with you, so this month we're taking a look at a firm favourite of ours; the Cygnet Boho Spirit range.

Friday, 13 August 2021  |  Admin
Go Back To School In Style With These Fun Yarn Projects!

With the summer holidays drawing to a close, we thought it would be fun to bring you some back-to-school yarn project ideas! Whether you want to make sure the kids are kitted out with everything they need, or you're looking forward to picking up your needles in peace, we have some fun ideas for both!

Thursday, 29 July 2021  |  Admin
Cygnet Yarns: What Not To Miss!

Cygnet Yarns are still considered a relatively new brand of yarn only forming in 2004, however, they have grown a lot since their early days. They openly admit that they may once have been considered the 'Ugly Duckling' in the industry, only selling cheap acrylic yarns, but they have truly blossomed into a beautiful swan with a range of yarns to match their name!

We already stock a number of the Cygnet ranges on our website and the list is growing. In this post we want to share some of the newest additions to the Cygnet family which we absolutely love and think you will too!

Wednesday, 14 July 2021  |  Admin

With the summer now in full swing, for many of you it's time to start thinking up activities to fill the summer holidays with your kids or grandkids. And what better than to get busy with some fun yarn crafts! Whether you want to go all-in and teach them a new skill, or just have some fun with some simple yarn crafts that even little ones can have a go at, we've got you covered.

Thursday, 8 July 2021  |  Admin
The Place For All Things Amigurumi

When it comes to Amigurumi, the opportunities are endless! Originating in Japan in the early 70's and really taking off in America in the 2000's, Amigurumi has evolved to become much more than just a fad, but a well establish form of yarn craft. It's success lies in the simplicity. These stuffed toys are quick to make, meaning they are accessible for beginners and with most being worked in the round it makes for a very streamlined process.

There are so many fun Amigurumi patterns out there which is why we wanted to share this awesome website with you: Amigurumi Today

We share some of our favourites that we think would work perfectly with YarnArt Jeans or Jeans Crazy!

Friday, 2 July 2021  |  Admin
How Will You Celebrate National Doughnut Week?

National Doughnut week is nearly here! After some delays due to Covid, this year's Doughnut week is now being held from the 10th July - 18th July. And to celebrate we've got some fun doughnut yarn ideas to get you inspired!

Tuesday, 22 June 2021  |  Admin
Knitting in the Round - Expert Tips and Tricks

If youíre anything like me, youíve been knitting for a little while now, having perfected scarves, blankets, pot holders, washcloths, and just about anything else you can knit flat. You probably gaze wistfully at hats, socks, and tube scarves, wishing you could make those. What if I told you you could? And what if I told you knitting in the round is actually easier than knitting flat?

Wednesday, 9 June 2021
17 Crochet Projects you'll want to try this Summer

Summer is here! And with it, lots of opportunity to get creative with our yarn crafts. If you ever thought yarn craft was just for the winter months, then take a look at these fun crochet projects that are all about the summer sun! Whether you are planning a trip to the beach, or simply want to brighten up your home with some summer inspired projects, we've got you covered.

Friday, 21 May 2021
15 Yarn Inspired Gifts for Men

When it comes to yarn, the possibilities are endless and sometimes we just need a little inspiration to get us thinking outside the box! With Father's Day just around the corner, we wanted to bring you some fun ideas, not just for dads, but that make great all-round gifts for men whatever the occasion!

Friday, 23 April 2021  |  Admin
Lockdown Yarn Projects Spreading Joy

It's unlikely to come as a surprise to our customers and readers that crafts – and yarn-based crafts like knitting and crochet in particular – have enjoyed a huge surge in popularity during the past 12 months of lockdowns with restrictions on social interaction.

Here’s what some of our lovely customers have been doing during lockdown to spread some joy and positivity in difficult times:

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