Latest News from Gardiner Yarns…

Unprecedented Times


In this very strange era with the impact of Covid-19 affecting us all, Gardiner Yarns are still continuing to operate. We can safely work here and follow all government distancing guidelines internally in the factory. For those of us working from home or in factories that are still able to produce, we are continuing to fulfil stock supported yarn orders.  All our lovely coloured mixture wool ranges can all be viewed on our Stock Supported Yarns page on our website.

If you are looking for yarn supply to keep actively making cloth, require sampling or shade cards for future collections or production please get in touch via our ‘contact us’ page on the website or call us!! It’s good to chat in this unusual period of our lives when time seems to stand still.

Gardiner Yarns announce the extension of their stock supported Soft Shetland Nm 11.3’s range.


Our super Soft Shetland Stock Supported Range

Stock supported super Soft Shetland Nm 11′s range

Gardiner Yarns are pleased to announce their super Soft Shetland Nm 11.3’s coloured mixture wool yarn range is extended from the current 32 shades to 60 colours.  These still include the popular traditional tones of nature including heather and moorland mixes and the newly expanded range includes many new and vibrant colours.  All can be viewed on our stock supported yarn page on our web site.

We hold all of the colours in stock in singles and twist to order to suit end use.  However we also hold this yarn in a low turns per meter knitting twist so sales can be made from as little as single cone of yarn.

If you would like to talk to us more about this range please get in touch with us via our contacts page on our web site.

Woven in Kirklees Week June 8th – June 16th


Gardiner Yarns are pleased to support the WOVEN in Kirklees initiative that has been created in partnership and collaboration with cultural organisations, artists, education settings, businesses, industry and heritage sites across the district connecting a strong heritage with today’s innovative developments in industry, university research, a strong arts and crafts scene and the creative expression of the district’s rich and diverse communities.

Herdwick Wool Yarn (Nm 7.2 & Nm 4.0)


Did you know that Gardiner Yarns hold yarn stocks of Herdwick Wool Yarn (in Nm 7.2′s & Nm 4.0′s) a rare and protected species, believed to have originated from Scandinavia the Herdwick has developed over centuries on the Lake District fells. The name ‘Herdwyck’ means sheep pasture and is recorded in 12th century documents


It is regarded as the hardiest of all British breeds and can survive on the highest ground. This breed of distinctive sheep has white head and legs. The lambs are born with a black fleece but as the more brittle ‘kemp’ fibres increase with age the mature fleece becomes a distinctive grey. Gardiner Yarns embarked on developing yarns from the Herdwick wool in 2016 primarily to support the breed and by using fleece and marketing Herdwick yarn we hope to promote and raise the profile of this hard wearing rare & photogenic breed. We stock support both a light grey and dark grey base ecru yarn in two counts; Nm 7.2’s and Nm 4’s. Our stock supported Herdwick wool can be yarn dyed or, piece dyed maintaining the tweed effect and allowing the kempy character to still show in the finished cloth. Ranges made from these yarns have so far found their way into upholstery, outerwear apparel, accessories, floor coverings and even hand knitting ! For more information about this Herdwick yarn please get in touch with us via our contact us page

Proud to announce the relaunch of Iona Wool/Silk WS94 (Nm 10.5)


We have relaunched one of our previous yarn ranges – IONA WS94 (50/50 Wool/Silk) in 10.5’s Nm. This is a fabulous alternative seasonal yarn available stock supported in 28 vibrant and tonal colour mixtures and is already provide inspiration to designers for knitwear, woven soft furnishings and accessories.   With a soft handle all the shades are available in stock either  as  1/10.5 Nm singles or 2/10.5 Nm two fold.  For more information on these beautiful new products and the rest of the Gardiner Yarns ranges and shades, please visit our Stock Supported Yarns page.

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