Welcome to the Bayarn

cropped-tiny-yarn-footer-31.pngHello and welcome to the Bayarn  and my very first blog post!

The Bayarn sprung from a love of making, making things for my home, making things for my friends and family, and a general frustration with loving a variety of crafts but having to search high and low for the kind of pretty craft materials I wanted to use. And that’s what inspired the Bayarn, a craft boutique for the modern crafter, the type of crafter who isn’t afraid to give a new hobby a try whether its, crochet, sewing or making your own lampshades. Continue reading



cropped-tiny-yarn-footer-31.png  Spun yarn is made by twisting staple fibres together to make a cohesive thread, or “single.” Twisting fibres into yarn in the process called spinning can be dated back to the Upper Paleotuhic, and yarn spinning was one of the very first processes to be industrialized. Spun yarns may contain a single type of fibre, or be a blend of various types. Combining synthetic fibres (which can have high strength, lustre, and fire retardant qualities) with natural fibres (which have good water absorbency and skin comforting qualities) is very common. The most widely used blends are cotton – polyester and wool – acrylic fibreblends. Blends of different natural fibres are common too, especially with more expensive fibres such as alpaca, angora and cashmere. Continue reading