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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  •   DMC Australian Baby Cockatoo Cross Stitch Kit

    DMC Australian Baby Cockatoo Cross Stitch Kit

    This cute cross stitch kit features an Australian baby cockatoo

    Reg: $24.99

    VIP: $19.99


  • Zweigart Dublin 35 x 45 cm Linen Pre Cut

    Zweigart Dublin 35 x 45 cm Linen Pre Cut

    Create wonders and beautiful crafts or sew projects using this marvellous Zweigart Dublin 35 x 45 cm Linen Pre Cut! This piece is woven from the highest quality flax which produces supple and soft to the touch texture fitting your project theme. With its 25 thread count, it makes an excellent fabric...

    Reg: $19.99


  • 4 Seasons Pure Wool 8 Ply Yarn 50 g

    4 Seasons Pure Wool 8 Ply Yarn 50 g

    Seeking for the perfect wool yarn for your next project? Well, why not start your next knitting project by using this alluring 4 Seasons Pure Wool 8 Ply Yarn. It is made entirely from high quality and excellent grade of Australian wool giving it superior comfort and versatility plus soft to the touc...

    Reg: $2.00 - $5.99


  • Moda Vera Beetle Yarn 50 g

    Moda Vera Beetle Yarn 50 g

    Moda Vera Beetle Yarn is perfect for 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 project. Mix a...

    Reg: $2.00 - $5.99



  • Boye Aluminium Knitting Needles

    Boye Aluminium Knitting Needles

    Boye Aluminium Knitting Needles are designed for flat knitting with concave points to help prevent dropped stitches and splitting yarn. These 10 inch single-point needles are made of an anodized aluminium which helps you finish your project faster and easier.

    Reg: $5.99


  • Boye Crochet Hook Aluminium

    Boye Crochet Hook Aluminium

    Crochet is a passion for you? Well, you would need this cutting edge Boye Crochet Hook Aluminium to help you create magnificent crochets. This easy to handle and convenient crochet hook features an easy glide tapered aluminium throat made from high quality aluminium material to provide you with extr...

    Reg: $4.99


  • Boye Crochet Hook Set J-N 3 Pack

    Boye Crochet Hook Set J-N 3 Pack

    Easy Glide Tapered Throat Aluminium Crochet Hook Set.

    Reg: $8.99


  • Boye Crochet Hook Set Steel 3 Pack

    Boye Crochet Hook Set Steel 3 Pack

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

    Reg: $7.99



  • Classic Knit Dual Pom Pom Maker

    Classic Knit Dual Pom Pom Maker

    For small and large pom poms. New design. quick and easy to use. Great for kids, crafts, schools etc.

    Reg: $5.99


  • Arbee Felting Needles 2 Pack

    Arbee Felting Needles 2 Pack

    Dry Felting Is An Easy Needle Punch Form Of Embellishing A Piece Of Woollen Felt. This Can Then Be Made Into A Picture, A Toy, A Hat Or A Bag. No Glue Or Thread Is Required. By Using A Felting Needle, Felting Wool And A Piece Of Woollen Felt You Will See Your Design Come To Life.

    Reg: $6.99


  • Arbee Dry Felting Foam Block

    Arbee Dry Felting Foam Block

    Dry Felting Is An Easy Needle Punch Form Of Embellishing A Piece Of Woollen Felt. This Can Be Made Into A Picture, A Toy, A Hat Or A Bag.

    Reg: $4.99


  • Plastic Mesh Canvas Sheet

    Plastic Mesh Canvas Sheet

    Plastic Mesh Canvas Sheet can be used for a variety of craft projects. It is bendable and easy to cut, so it is easy to make anything from coasters and placemats to doll houses and purses! Cover it with yarn, fabric, rhinestones and more to make it all your own.

    Reg: $7.99



  • Arbee Plastic Darning  Needle 4 Pack

    Arbee Plastic Darning Needle 4 Pack

    Arbee Plastic Darning Needle is just what you need for sewing up your knitted or crocheted garments. This handy pack of 4 needles will ensure you always have one ready to use in your knitting project.

    Reg: $2.99


  • Arbee Short Felting Needle 4 Pack

    Arbee Short Felting Needle 4 Pack

    Dry felting is an easy needle punch form of embellishing a piece of woollen felt. This can then be made into a picture, a toy, a hat or a bag. No glue or thread is required. by using a felting needle, felting wool and a piece of woollen felt you will see your design come to life.

    Reg: $22.99


  • Boye Stitch Holders 3 Pack

    Boye Stitch Holders 3 Pack

    Boye Stitch Holders includes 3 aluminium safety pins to hold stitches that will be knitted together later.

    Reg: $3.49


  • Boye Plastic Straight Cable Needles 3 Pack

    Boye Plastic Straight Cable Needles 3 Pack

    A must-have tool if you are planning on knitting cables. Temporarily hold your stitches with this Boye Plastic Straight Cable Needles in order to form your cables. Pack comes with three needles in various thicknesses so you can be sure to have the size you need for the weight.

    Reg: $2.49



  • Boye Circular Row Counter

    Boye Circular Row Counter

    Boye Circular Row Counter is specifically made for use with circular needles, it hangs on your needles just like a stitch marker. It will not get tangled in your project and makes keeping track of your row count simple!

    Reg: $3.49


  • Boye Yarn Bobbins 7 Pack

    Boye Yarn Bobbins 7 Pack

    Boye Yarn Bobbins is perfect for storing those yarn scarps or for a priceless aide when fair isle knitting.

    Reg: $2.49


  • Boye Yarn Ball Point Protectors 4 Pack

    Boye Yarn Ball Point Protectors 4 Pack

    Boye Yarn Ball Point Protectors keep your needle points protected or holds your knitting on the needles while being stored.

    Reg: $3.49


  • Boye Jumbo Stitch Markers 35 Pack

    Boye Jumbo Stitch Markers 35 Pack

    Slip these flexible Boye Jumbo Stitch Markers through your completed work to mark points of increase, decrease, buttonhole placement or other markings. Markers come in a handy case for easy storage.

    Reg: $3.49


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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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