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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  • Birch Felting Needle Applique 8922

    Birch Felting Needle Applique 8922

    Birch Felting Needle Applique 8922 is made of hard plastic for durability and come in exciting designs. The mold can be placed directly over your project for creating flat designs or it can be used with the Clover Felting Needle Mat for creating 3-Dimensional designs to be appliqued or used on their...

    Reg: $7.00


  • Birch Felting Needle Applique 8923

    Birch Felting Needle Applique 8923

    Birch Felting Needle Applique 8923 is made of hard plastic for durability and come in exciting designs. The mold can be placed directly over your project for creating flat designs or it can be used with the Clover Felting Needle Mat for creating 3-Dimensional designs to be appliqued or used on their...

    Reg: $7.00


  • Birch Felting Needle Applique 8926

    Birch Felting Needle Applique 8926

    Birch Felting Needle Applique 8926 is made of hard plastic for durability and come in exciting designs. The mold can be placed directly over your project for creating flat designs or it can be used with the Clover Felting Needle Mat for creating 3-Dimensional designs to be appliqued or used on their...

    Reg: $7.00


  • Birch Bobbins Yarn

    Birch Bobbins Yarn

    Birch Bobbins Yarn for knitting, crochet, machine knitting and simply for storing short lengths of yarn.

    Reg: $2.00



  • Birch Felting Needle Applique 8921

    Birch Felting Needle Applique 8921

    Birch Felting Needle Applique 8921 is made of hard plastic for durability and come in exciting designs. The mold can be placed directly over your project for creating flat designs or it can be used with the Clover Felting Needle Mat for creating 3-Dimensional designs to be appliqued or used on their...

    Reg: $7.00


  • Birch Felting Needle Applique 8924

    Birch Felting Needle Applique 8924

    Birch Felting Needle Applique 8924 is made of hard plastic for durability and come in exciting designs. The mold can be placed directly over your project for creating flat designs or it can be used with the Clover Felting Needle Mat for creating 3-Dimensional designs to be appliqued or used on their...

    Reg: $7.00


  • Birch Point Protectors

    Birch Point Protectors

    Birch Point Protectors is a knitting needle cap to prevent knitted stitches from falling off.

    Reg: $2.00


  • Birch Knitting Thimble

    Birch Knitting Thimble

    Birch Knitting Thimble is for use when using up to four different strands of yarn which are kept tangle free in the guides attached to the thimble. Particularly useful when knitting fair isle garments.

    Reg: $3.00



  • Birch Yarn Talkers

    Birch Yarn Talkers

    Birch Yarn Talkers record the name of the wool, how much yardage is left, colour number and date.

    Reg: $2.00


  • Patons Dreamtime 8 Ply Yarn

    Patons Dreamtime 8 Ply Yarn

    Paton offers the finest heritage yarns, and timeless patterns. Paton Dreamtime 8 Ply has luxurious softness 8 ply merino. 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 visi...

    Reg: $5.00


  • Bella Baby Bambini 4 Ply Yarn 50 g

    Bella Baby Bambini 4 Ply Yarn 50 g

    Seeking for fine yarns to do your baby apparel knitting projects? Why not use this marvellous Bella Baby Bambini 4 Ply Yarn, a fine and gentle to the skin yarn fit for babies. Made from high quality acrylic nylon material combination, this lovely yarn offers comfort and delicate texture. Pick your f...

    Reg: $2.00


  • Bella Baby Printed Bambini 4 Ply Yarn 50 g

    Bella Baby Printed Bambini 4 Ply Yarn 50 g

    Pick your favourite colour of Bella Baby Printed Bambini 4 Ply Yarn to start knitting baby garments for your little one.

    Reg: $3.00



  • Patons Classic Bluebell 5 Ply Yarn 50 g

    Patons Classic Bluebell 5 Ply Yarn 50 g

    Paton's Classic Bluebell 5 Ply Yarn is easy to knit and create comfortable garments.

    Reg: $5.00


  • Moda Vera Bouvardia Yarn 100 g

    Moda Vera Bouvardia Yarn 100 g

    Moda Vera bouvardia acrylic blend yarn is ideal 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 your knitting...

    Reg: $7.00


  • Moda Vera Biscay Yarn 100 g

    Moda Vera Biscay Yarn 100 g

    Moda Vera Biscay Yarn is 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 your knitting or crocheting ...

    Reg: $5.00


  • Moda Vera Lillium Yarn 50 g

    Moda Vera Lillium Yarn 50 g

    Moda Vera Lillium acrylic blend yarn is great for knitting a garment. 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 cr...

    Reg: $2.00



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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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