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About us

Wool & Flax Yarns is owned by Joan Firgaira, a stay-at-home mother of 4. The online store was birthed in 2012 as a result of Joan's love for knitting and passion for wondrous blends and colours of yarns.

In 2017 we launched our very own line of hand dyed yarns, starting with the Vine Chunky collection, using a superwash merino wool base, with more colours and bases to come in the near future.

We are very proud of all the products in our store. Not only do they feel and look extraordinary but the bulk of our products are produced by companies such as Manos Del Uruguay, who support local communities in Uruguay. In fact, Manos Del Uruguay is the only yarn producer with Fair Trade certification. Every skein is labelled with the name of the person who made it and the town in which the yarn is hand-produced and kettle dyed. There are other lovely hand-dyed yarns from the popular Malabrigo and Madelinetosh.

Joan's approach to selecting stock is simply to choose products which she loves, and is inspired by. Even though her little ones keep her occupied, Joan takes every opportunity she can to knit, and even just enjoys sitting in her store (the basement of their family home) to admire the inspiring walls of colour.

If you are in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, feel free to email to organise a visit to the store like many of our loyal, local customers have already done. We would love to meet you!