Yarn & Needle Art

Yarn & Needle Art

Here at Spotlight, you will find a wealth of tempting products for anyone who likes embroidery, tapestries, knitting, crocheting, felting or other needlework.

You can express your creativity in many ways with our great collection of how-to books, complete kits including cross stitch, long stitch and crochet, plus tools, gadgets, needles, yarn and other essentials needed to create beautiful works of art.

From simple tools like yarn winders, stitch holders and bobbins to elaborate die-cutting machines, as well as directional LED lighting and lightboxes to assist you in your work, everything you might need is available from Spotlight at great everyday prices.

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  • Moda Vera Yana Yarn 50 g

    Moda Vera Yana Yarn 50 g

    Moda Vera yana wool blend yarn is great value yarn perfect for your knitting projects. This yarn is easy to knit and create comfortable garments. Create a special yarn project with this modern yarn ball. Shop now from our extensive range of yarn ball online or visit us in store to coordinate with yo...

    Reg: $3.00 - $6.99


  • Moda Vera Mawson 50 g

    Moda Vera Mawson 50 g

    Moda Vera Mawson is ideal wool blend for fashion knitting. This yarn is easy to knit and create comfortable garments. Create a special yarn project with this modern yarn ball. Shop now from our extensive range of yarn ball online or visit us in store to coordinate with your knitting or crocheting pr...

    Reg: $9.99


  • Lionbrand Heartland Thick & Quick Yarn 142 g

    Lionbrand Heartland Thick & Quick Yarn 142 g

    Heartland Thick & Quick is the super bulky version to our sensationally soft and warm, Heartland. Its rich heather shades were inspired by the natural beauty of the American landscape. Made in America, Heartland thick & quick is a great yarn for beginners, and is perfect for quick finish projects li...

    Reg: $11.99


  • Birch Scissors Fancy Handle, Gold, 100Mm

    Birch Scissors Fancy Handle, Gold, 100Mm

    Birch Scissors Fancy Handle with gold plated handle scissors. Easily cuts leather and moderate thicknesses of board.

    Reg: $24.99



  • Birch Knitting Needles

    Birch Knitting Needles

    Knitting with passion would not be complete without knitting essentials, why not add this handy Birch Knitting Needles to your knitting essentials. They are made suitable for any basic knitting projects plus offers comfortable and delightful handling to ease your knitting process. It is made from hi...

    Reg: $8.99 - $12.99


  • Birch Anodised Knitting Needles

    Birch Anodised Knitting Needles

    Knitting would not be much fun and with ease without using this handy Birch Anodised Knitting Needles! It is made suitable for any basic knitting projects. Its high quality steel material offers not only durability and delightfully sleek design, but also comfort and ease in handling and knitting. En...

    Reg: $3.00 - $9.99


  • Birch Plastic Needles

    Birch Plastic Needles

    Create beautiful hand knitted garments and accessories using these Birch Plastic Needles.

    Reg: $9.99


  • Birch 25 cm Plastic Knitting Needle

    Birch 25 cm Plastic Knitting Needle

    Create beautiful hand knitted garments and accessories using the Birch Plastic Knitting Needles. Made from high quality plastic material, these marvellous knitting needles offers durable build with comfortable touch and feel that will help ease and enhance your knitting experience. With a nifty 5 mm...

    Reg: $3.00 - $9.99



  • Birch Bamboo Double Ended Knitting Needles

    Birch Bamboo Double Ended Knitting Needles

    Birch Bamboo Double Ended Knitting Needles are great for socks and beanies and tea cozies and more. Bamboo makes a lovely warm and soft needle to knit with.

    Reg: $11.99 - $16.99


  • Birch Anodised Double Ended Knitting Needles

    Birch Anodised Double Ended Knitting Needles

    Double ended means double the convenience and ease, double the fun! Use this lovely and nifty Birch Anodised Double Ended Knitting Needles for your next knitting project, making your knitting process a lot easier and filled with joy. Made from high quality metal material, it gives the firm feel when...

    Reg: $9.99 - $12.99


  • Birch 40 cm Circular Knitting Needles

    Birch 40 cm Circular Knitting Needles

    Knit with ease and worry free using this durable, handy plus high quality Birch 40 cm Circular Knitting Needles. They are perfect for knitting in the round for seamless socks and hats, or for holding many stitches when knitting blankets or lager garments. Thanks to their excellent plastic compositio...

    Reg: $8.99 - $10.99


  • Birch Steel Crochet Hook

    Birch Steel Crochet Hook

    Birch Steel Crochet Hook is just right to pull thread or yarn through loops, making smooth and quick crochet stitches.

    Reg: $6.99



  • Birch Anodised Crochet Hook

    Birch Anodised Crochet Hook

    Have a passion on sewing? Looking for the right sew essentials to help ease your sewing experience? This perfect Birch Anodised Crochet Hook is just right piece to help you with! It is used to pull thread or yarn through loops, making smooth and quick crochet stitches thanks to its high quality meta...

    Reg: $5.99 - $7.99


  • Birch Plastic Crochet Hook With Handle

    Birch Plastic Crochet Hook With Handle

    Loving to knit? Having a passion on crochets? Well, let us provide you with the essentials fit to feed your need! This Birch Plastic Crochet Hook With Handle is just right to pull thread or yarn through loops, making smooth and quick crochet stitches. Made from high quality plastic material, this cr...

    Reg: $5.99 - $14.99


  • Clover Flower Loom

    Clover Flower Loom

    Clover Flower Loom creates beautiful flowers as a fun accessory & embellishment for garments and for home decor & crafts. Easy to use Flower Loom shapes make flowers, ready to use in round, square and hexagonal designs. Join the flowers together to make wonderful trimmings or to decorate bags and cu...

    Reg: $49.99


  • Birch French Knitter

    Birch French Knitter

    Use Birch French Knitter to create unique knitting projects.

    Reg: $14.99



  • Birch Pom Pom Maker

    Birch Pom Pom Maker

    Birch Pom Pom Maker is a very handy tool that makes pompom-making simple, quick and easy. This Pom Pom Maker is the perfect way to produce excellent quality pom poms with ease.

    Reg: $6.99


  • Clover Heavy Weight Needle Refill

    Clover Heavy Weight Needle Refill

    Clover Heavy Weight Needle Refill are specifically used for Clover's Needle Felting tools. For best results use with a Clover Needle Felting Mat which is especially designed to be deep enough for use with this tool.

    Reg: $19.99


  • Clover Felting Needle Tool

    Clover Felting Needle Tool

    Clover Felting Needle Tool comes with 5 fine needles inserted into a comfortable to use handle. These needles are fine pointed to pierce fabric easily and have sort of "barbed" edges to allow the fibre to interlace the fabric.

    Reg: $44.99


  • Birch Pen Style Felting Needle

    Birch Pen Style Felting Needle

    Birch Pen Style Felting Needle allows application of small or delicate materials using one, two, or three needles. The tool can be adjusted to two length of needle sizes that can be used with the needle felting moulds (sold separately) for creating 3-dimensional design and appliqued. The handle offe...

    Reg: $39.99


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Choose the Best Yarn for Your Crochet Project! Read Our Guide Below!

Choosing yarn for a crochet project can be more complicated than choosing yarn for a knitting pattern, so we have created a guide to help you choose the right yarn for your crochet project. Read on to discover how you choose the best yarn for crochet, and how you can bring your project to a successful end.

What Is the First Thing I Should Look at When Choosing Crochet Yarn?

One of the first things to consider when looking at crochet yarn is the fibre type. When you just start out with crochet, there are several types of yarn you could consider; this includes wool, cotton, and acrylic yarn. Each of these types of yarn has its own benefits. Below, we have provided an overview of each type, accompanied by their benefits.

Wool Yarn

Wool is one of the most resilient types of yarn for beginners. It is also the advised choice for beginners, because wool is easy to unravel, which comes in handy when you make a mistake or two. Wool can also be reused, so you will immediately have a supply of wool if you want to tackle another project to hone your skills.

Cotton Yarn

If you suffer from a wool allergy, or simply want to try a bit more of a challenge for your crochet project, then you could try cotton yarn instead. Cotton yarn is an inelastic fibre, so it does not have as much give as wool yarn. It also makes it a little more difficult to crochet with cotton yarn.

Acrylic Yarn

One of the most popular types of crochet yarn for beginners is undoubtedly acrylic yarn. Acrylic yarn is easy to come by and can be obtained in a large variety of colours. However, acrylic yarn is a little more delicate than wool and cotton, which means it is less durable and strong. Still, it is a cost-effective way for beginners to get familiar with crochet.

What Is the Second Thing I Should Look at When Choosing Crochet Yarn?

While crochet yarn is an excellent choice for beginners, you could also consider something a little more advanced: crochet thread. Most beginners will start their crochet project with yarns, since they are more affordable and easier to work with. However, crochet thread enables you to create more intricate projects; this includes lace doilies, tablecloths, and more.

What Is the Third Thing I Should Look at When Choosing Crochet Yarn?

Crafters who do decide they will work with a yarn should also look at the weight of the yarn. Balls of yarn can come in variable thicknesses. To measure the thickness of the yarn, you must look at the weight; this is usually mentioned on the label of the yarn.

When you are a beginner, it is best to choose the so-called “worsted weight” yarn; this is the yarn with the number four on the label. The number four is medium weight, and durable enough for beginners who are just starting out with their crochet projects. While you could use a number three, this yarn weight is usually too thin for beginners just starting out with crochet. Beginners could also use a number five, but this type of yarn is a little harder to work with than the number four.

What Is the Fourth Thing I Should Look at When Choosing Crochet Yarn?

Before you can start on your project, you should also check the yarn texture. Even though this is less important than the thickness and fibre type, texture can still have an influence on how easy it is to work with.

When you start on your first project, there are certain textures you should try to avoid too; this includes eyelash yarns and novelty yarns. Even though these yarns are fun to work with for advanced crochet enthusiasts, they are less suitable for people who are just starting out with crochet.

Once you have the right yarn texture, you can also consider the colour you will be working with. When you just start out, it is best to choose a lighter colour yarn; this because it is difficult to see the stitches with a darker type of yarn.

What Types of Yarn Can I Find at Spotlight?

Spotlight offers all types of yarn; this includes different textures, weights, and colours. To determine the best type of yarn for your project, check out our entire catalogue of yarns and take full advantage of our amazing prices.

Do you have a question about yarn for your crochet projects? Or are you looking for a specific type of yarn, and need some help finding it? Do not hesitate to contact the Spotlight team for some assistance. You can contact us via telephone or email, but you could also stop by at one of the many Spotlight stores across Australia.

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