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Meet The Maker : Annelies Baes

Picture this… Our yarn is dyed and balled on a farm in Philadelphia in the Western Cape. Some of these balls get on a jet plane and travel to the other side of the world. They get off the plane, then travel to a distributor. (Scaapi in Europe, Intambo in Australia, Yarning For Excellence in […]


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Crochet Hooks Conversion Chart

If you’re one of our international yarnies, our hook sizes on our patterns may have you scratching your head and reaching for Google at times. Here is a conversion chart that will make things a little easier. Bookmark the page today, and refer back to it next you’re making one of our crochet patterns.

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Shop Spotlight : The Purple Orange Crochet Company

With a name like The Purple Orange Crochet Company, this yarn shop sounds like a fun place to be. Filled to the brim with gorgeous yarns, their interior immediately inspires! Situated in Broadacres, Fourways, they bring lots of yarny happiness to the north of Johannesburg. Owner Jo loves working with and stocking natural fibres and […]

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Meet The Maker : Vanessa Smith From Hooked On Sunshine

Meeting Vanessa from Hooked On Sunshine, is quite special. Her infectious laugh and sheer joie de vivre will have you walking away with a huge smile on your face. Better known as the creator of the Atlanticus and Lilliana CAL’s, we simply had to find out more about this crafter. Tell us about more about yourself. […]

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Fun With Karen Adendorff

Nurturing Fibres had the privilege of hosting the Karen Adendorff Motifs Workshop at the Studio yesterday. Karen is such an inspiration! Her knowledge of crochet is simply extraordinary. Everyone learnt something, from a new technique to simply being inspired afresh. Her love for colour is abundant in the beautiful motifs she brought along for all […]

Am I a crocheter?

Most people know me as a dyer of super fine wools but I am also a knitter, spinner, weaver, crocheter and occasional felter. In fact, any fibre craft excites me, so what am I then, a Fibrer? 😉 But let me not distract myself into writing about other wonderful crafts, I really want to chat […]