Our Story

Inspired by life, light, and love, our yarns aim to inspire you to create, have fun, and be happy making things unique to your craft. Sweet Skeins was born out of an early love of knitting and crochet. A love for all colours and the way they can be combined in handcrafts of all kinds is what constantly inspires us to produce beautiful yarns that you will love and enjoy working with.



Our commitment to the environment is hugely important to us. Dye baths are exhausted, non-toxic dyes are used prevalently and the rinse water is used to capacity after which it is collected as greywater for garden watering purposes.

We limit our use of plastic wherever possible and recycle, reuse on a consistent basis, and use natural packaging materials where we are able.


Orders will be dispatched within 2-3 days of us receiving your payment. Shipping costs are currently R100 per 8 skeins of yarn (additional costs will apply for orders in excess of this quantity)Door to door service as we presently use Aramex. For larger orders, we will be happy to obtain a cost-effective shipping option for your needs. This applies to all South African orders. Once your order has been shipped, you will receive a notification to this effect.

Should you reside outside of South Africa and wish to purchase our yarns, please do get in touch and we will be happy to obtain a personalized quotation for you. Taxes, duties, and VAT that you may be liable for as your country applies them, will be for your account.

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Payments are to be affected by EFT into our bank account and proof of payment directed to us. Orders will be dispatched once your payment reflects in our bank account. Goods will only be reserved once payment has been made and Sweet Skeins reserves the right to cancel an order if payment is not made within 12 hours of order placement.

Please be assured that your contact details will remain confidential and will only be used to contact you in case of a query regarding your order.