July’s winner is…

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We know that our customers love to show off their knits or their crochet projects – and quite rightly too, you clever bunch – which is why we decided to reward one of you every single month.

Each month you can share your projects with us on social media for entry into our prize draw and the chance to win a £50 voucher to spend on MarrinerYarns.com.

 

#MarrinerPicnic winner

Our theme for July sought to celebrate all of the yummy food that brings us all together this time of year. Sunny picnics in the park, strolls along the beach with ice cream in hand or last minute family BBQs in the garden – we wanted you to share your best foodie makes that make our mouths water.

Without further ado…

#MadewithMarriners July winner

 

View all of the #MarrinerinPicnic entries here.

It seems there is no end to…

The rise of the great-value, budget yarn

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Since the 40s and 50s, acrylic fibres have provided an alternative to natural fibres and made cheap and value yarns accessible to everyone who knits, crochets or works with yarn.

While natural fibres, such as wool or alpaca, are still very much sought after and natural fibres undoubtedly produce some beautiful yarns, these qualities and textures are being recreated by man-made fibres and turned into extremely affordable yarns that are now more popular than ever before.

Is acrylic yarn better than natural yarn?

There are advantages and disadvantages to natural and man made materials, but just because low cost or budget yarns are inexpensive, it certainly doesn’t mean they are lacking in any quality.

Natural fibres can sometimes illicit allergic or irritated reactions, while acrylic yarn is generally hypoallergenic (especially good for babies). Acrylic is lovely and warm, as well as being lightweight and washable. It is also extremely colour-fast and…

June’s winner is…

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We know that our customers love to show off their knits or their crochet projects – and quite rightly too, you clever bunch – which is why we decided to reward one of you every single month.

Each month you can share your projects with us on social media for entry into our prize draw and the chance to win a £50 voucher to spend on MarrinerYarns.com.

 

#MarrinerTropics winner

 

Our theme for June was certainly very relevant with all of the scorching weather that we’ve had. We’ve got the topics right here in the UK. It was only fitting that you…

May’s Winner is…

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We know that our customers love to show off their knits or their crochet projects – and quite rightly too, you clever bunch – which is why we decided to reward one of you every single month.

Each month you can share your projects with us on social media for entry into our prize draw and the chance to win a £50 voucher to spend on MarrinerYarns.com.

 

#MarrinerinMay winner

 

May brought with it a burst of sunshine and more than a taste of summer. We were celebrating with May’s own birthstone – the Emerald. We asked you to show off anything…

April’s Winner is…

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We know that our customers love to show off their knits or their crochet projects – and quite rightly too, you clever bunch – which is why we decided to reward one of you every single month.

Each month you can share your projects with us on social media for entry into our prize draw and the chance to win a £50 voucher to spend on MarrinerYarns.com.

 

#MarrinerMenagerie winner

 

April was National Pet Month, and we wanted to shine a spotlight on some of our animal friends and everything they do for us and the importance of caring for a pet….

March’s Winner is…

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We know that our customers love to show off their knits or their crochet projects – and quite rightly too, you clever bunch – which is why we decided to reward one of you every single month.

Each month you can share your projects with us on social media for entry into our prize draw and the chance to win a £50 voucher to spend on MarrinerYarns.com.

 

#MarrinerInBloom winner

 

The weather certainly didn’t get the memo this month, but we wanted to mark the month of spring’s arrival with a suitably spring-y theme! We asked for anything and everything floral and…

Spring has finally arrived…

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The weather may not have got the memo, but spring is officially here! We have certainly had enough of snow getting in the way and are fairly sure it’s illegal to be this cold in the UK so close to April…

Despite the weather, we are looking ahead to blue skies and sunshine and thinking about what we can create with the beautiful spring shades we have swimming around in our heads. We’re fancying a cotton-look sleeveless top, a cute cardigan for the kiddies and maybe a new colourful jumper to see us through until this cold spell disappears. We’re…

Catch-up on the Knitting and Stitching Show

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As many of you may know, Marriner Yarns made the trek to London through the snow, on the last day of February, ready to welcome our customers to The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia. We made it to the centre before the Beast from the East struck in full force and were able to set up and get everything ready as planned.

We know that not everyone was able to make it to the show, be it because of the weather, distance, or just general life activities taking priority, so we thought we would share some lovely moments…

February’s winner is…

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We know that our customers love to show off their knits or their crochet projects – and quite rightly too, you clever bunch – which is why we decided to reward one of you every single month.

Each month you can share your projects with us on social media for entry into our prize draw and the chance to win a £50 voucher to spend on MarrinerYarns.com.

 

#MarrinerWithLove winner

 

With January finally over, it seemed only right to take advantage of Valentine’s day and use the month of February to celebrate love. Whether that was love hearts galore, or a hat…

January’s winner is…

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We know that our customers love to show off their knits or their crochet projects – and quite rightly too, you clever bunch – which is why we decided to reward one of you every single month.

Each month you can share your projects with us on social media for entry into our prize draw and the chance to win a £50 voucher to spend on MarrinerYarns.com.

 

#MarrinerRainbow winner

 

As December ended and the joy and frivolity of the festive season fizzled out, we decided that the best to see us through the longest (we’re sure January secretly has 64 days!) month of…