Knitting Patterns, Crochet Patterns, Wools and Yarns for the 21st Century
I've been knitting since I was 5 years old when my Grandmother bought me a knitting kit with tiny pink plastic needles and small balls of Red, Green and Yellow wool. I made my Teddy bear a scarf in garter stitch and was hooked for life. I've learned several other crafts too...... I'm a bit of a craft geek, but Knitting and Crochet are my passions.
I had a great career in IT and taught my work colleagues to knit, crochet, sew, make cards and all sorts of other crafts in our lunch breaks. "You should do this professionally instead of all this project stuff", they said. So when one of my contracts came to an end in 2006 I decided to give it a go.
Things went well but my students bemoaned that many of the high street shops selling yarn, wool, needles, ribbons etc. had closed down and they didn't know where to go - there wasn't much online at the time. So, I found wholesalers willing to take a chance on me and opened my first on-line shop in 2007.
I was determined that this was going to be a shop for everyone, not just old ladies making lacy jackets for their baby grandchildren. I take great care to make sure there's lots of fashionable designs as well as the more traditional favourites so there's something to suit every taste.
I found Etsy by chance one day looking for new stock - at the time everything was in US dollars and Americanised language and I became fascinated by the different words used for the same thing around the world for the tools of my crafts. I now do my best to write my descriptions with American and Australian terminology included in brackets which hopefully makes it easier for everyone to trade with me.
But if there's something you don't understand in your version of English or you just can't find what you need - please don't hesitate to get in touch............
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I stock Knitting Patterns, Crochet Patterns, Wools and Yarns to suit all styles and tastes. From modern fashion to traditional must haves you're sure to find something you like. My patterns include styles for all the family...........including the dog.
If you can't find what you're looking for - please ask and I'll try to help. Do remember the time difference though if you're not in the UK :-)
So come in and browse a while............
Accepted payment methods
Wools and Yarns are sent by Hermes Courier within the UK to allow you to track your parcel. Please let me know if you have a safe place to leave your item if you are out, that you would like to be given to the delivery driver. First Class 'signed for' delivery option is available if prefered but is more expensive.
International parcels are sent by Royal Mail international tracked and signed postal services so all parcels can be tracked.
Additional policies and FAQs
Therefore I've taken the decision to change all my international parcels to tracked and signed for to remove the need for any dispute. This obviously impacts the price of shipping but I see no other way around it. I apologise to anyone this adversely affects.
Information I Collect
To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorised Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of jewellery, for example), if you contact me directly.
Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.
Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU
I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.
How to Contact Me
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Linda Young, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at Lindayoung [!at] blueyonder.co.uk. Alternately, you may mail me at:
Linda Young 8 Longleat Drive Dudley West Midlands DY 1 2TX United Kingdom
Frequently asked questions
Do you combine shipping?
Yes I always combine shipping for multiple items.