Virtual Yarns: Home of Alice Starmore Yarns And Designs

Welcome to Virtual Yarns -- a small independent family business based on the Hebridean Isle of Lewis. Our products are rooted in the rich cultural heritage of the Hebrides, and are sent directly from Scotland to our customers throughout the world.

We are currently open to UK and Rest of World orders. Due to the current pandemic we are staying socially distanced and safe in the workplace. This means that orders can take longer than usual to process and dispatch. Delivery times may also be longer than usual as postal services also need to practise social distancing.

 

Ordering from the EU:

The website will be opening to EU customers on the 31st of January. This delay is to allow us to gather practical information for you on package delivery times and customs/handling charges now that we have left the EU. Our yarns are all made in Great Britain, so should not attract tariffs in the EU. VAT will be applied at import by your country, and for packages over the value of £135 there will also be a duty charge applied on import. We have sent some test packages to several EU countries, and once they arrive we will have more accurate delivery information for all customers in that region.

If you have a Gift Voucher and want to reserve a particular product, or have a question about an order please get in touch through our Contact Us form.

Here you will find --

• Unique luxury pure wool yarns created by legendary hand-knitting designer Alice Starmore, including her Hebridean range: each shade a complex composition of fleece-dyed colours which reflect a particular aspect of her native Hebridean land and seascape.

• Knitting books that have become famous standard texts, reflecting Alice Starmore’s world-renowned expertise in traditional hand knitting techniques.

• A wealth of hand knitting kits by Alice Starmore and her daughter Jade Starmore, which use traditional knitting techniques to create innovative and original designs for the enjoyment of hand knitters everywhere.

Virtual Yarns: Home of Alice Starmore Yarns And Designs

Welcome to Virtual Yarns -- a small independent family business based on the Hebridean Isle of Lewis. Our products are rooted in the rich cultural heritage of the Hebrides, and are sent directly from Scotland to our customers throughout the world.

We are currently open to UK and Rest of World orders. Due to the current pandemic we are staying socially distanced and safe in the workplace. This means that orders can take longer than usual to process and dispatch. Delivery times may also be longer than usual as postal services also need to practise social distancing.

 

Ordering from the EU:

The website will be opening to EU customers on the 31st of January. This delay is to allow us to gather practical information for you on package delivery times and customs/handling charges now that we have left the EU. Our yarns are all made in Great Britain, so should not attract tariffs in the EU. VAT will be applied at import by your country, and for packages over the value of £135 there will also be a duty charge applied on import. We have sent some test packages to several EU countries, and once they arrive we will have more accurate delivery information for all customers in that region.

If you have a Gift Voucher and want to reserve a particular product, or have a question about an order please get in touch through our Contact Us form.

Here you will find --

• Unique luxury pure wool yarns created by legendary hand-knitting designer Alice Starmore, including her Hebridean range: each shade a complex composition of fleece-dyed colours which reflect a particular aspect of her native Hebridean land and seascape.

• Knitting books that have become famous standard texts, reflecting Alice Starmore’s world-renowned expertise in traditional hand knitting techniques.

• A wealth of hand knitting kits by Alice Starmore and her daughter Jade Starmore, which use traditional knitting techniques to create innovative and original designs for the enjoyment of hand knitters everywhere.