Skein Sisters is the ultimate yarn store. We opened in April 2017 after years of dreaming and planning by Deb McDonald and Janine Smith. (We’re not actually sisters but we do like to call ourselves and all our community ‘sisters in yarn’!)
We love serving yarn lovers in our Sydney shop and our online store. We have a huge range of yarns from around the world plus all the notions, accessories, books and magazines you’ll need to create your dream project with joy.
Helping knitters and crocheters create their dream projects
In a nutshell, everyone at Skein Sisters loves yarn and we are all passionate about knitting and crochet. We pride ourselves on our product knowledge and quality customer service. We’re here to help you with techniques or choosing your next project, whether you’re a beginner or have a lifetime of experience.
Our yarn range is huge! We love searching out the best yarns from around the world and bringing them to Australian makers. Plus, we have a price range from classic yarns to beautiful hand-dyed skeins.
Come along to one of our classes if you’re keen to learn a new skill. Topics range from learn to knit or crochet through to specialised techniques. We also have a weekly Help Clinic for anyone who needs a hand with their latest project.
We offer fast shipping as we know how much you look forward to receiving your yarn and getting started straight away. All orders over $200 to Australia and New Zealand are shipped for FREE!*
We have a variety of payment options including PayPal, Afterpay and Zip Pay. If you bought more yarn than you need for your project, we also have a 60-day returns policy.*
Sustainability and ethical choices are important to us. We post our parcels in compostable Hero bags and print on recycled paper. We prefer wool from sheep that are mulesing-free and natural fibres over man-made fibres wherever possible.
We know it can be hard to put colours together online, so try our ‘compare colours’ function in each yarn listing. If you still need help, we’re very happy to send you photos of yarns and colour combinations. Feel free to call on 02 9554 7444 or email us if you need any help or advice.
We are a retail member of the NSW Knitters Guild of Australia and the Crochet Guild Australia.
Everyone deserves fabulous yarn
"My absolute go-to place for everything yarn! No one does it better! A delightful place to shop with a great variety of quality yarns at reasonable prices. Shop in person or online, the staff are super friendly and extremely helpful, Skein Sisters will not disappoint!" Alida
"I just wanted to write to thank you for the effort you put into your weekly news email. I look forward to it each week and it is always discussed at our Saturday patchwork group. “Did you see…” It is inspiring, my ‘to do’ list lengthens every week." Michele, NSW