My grandmother taught me to knit when I was in primary school.
Holidays were often spent following her around her garden and she always managed to keep her grandchildren's minds & hands busy.

I tinkered over the years, knitting, sewing, always enjoying the process.

When I was expecting my first daughter the desire to create was strong...the feeling of making something handmade to wrap your tiny newborn in is wonderful. It was then that I picked up the needles & hooks in earnest.

Prior to opening Tangled Yarns I worked in a corporate IT world and as much as I enjoyed my job I felt my creativity was being stifled. I started hand dyeing my own yarns and soon after it was clear where my real passion was.

For six wonderful years I was fortunate enough to spend my days running our colourful, bright bricks & mortar store in Brisbane. In December 2014 I made the difficult decision to close the doors due to illness.

2015 for me has been about finding some life balance and concentrating on my family. However old habits die hard and slowly my hooks & needles started to click again - it was time to re-launch Tangled Yarns online.

The name Tangled Yarns encompasses the journey of creating with thought, love & time plus the many stories that are told as the stitches are created. If you ask most knitters and crocheters about a project they are likely to remember where they were and what they were doing when they were working on it.

Our online store supplies quality yarns, accessories, magazines, needles & hooks. I would also like to think that we are a source of inspiration with our regular In The Loop newsletters and social media connections. As a online consumer myself I understand the importance of speedy turn around times and excellent communication. We endeavor to ship your orders as soon as possible and we are always here if you have a question.

For me, knitting is not just creating the end garment.

It is about the entire process - selecting a pattern & yarn, the excitement of casting on, the challenge of learning new techniques, and of course the thrill of finishing.