About Us

Making! Its in our DNA right. I learnt to knit, crotchet and sew before I went to preschool. I remember with such pride those early creations...the crocheted hat that never seemed to get bigger, the wooly golf club covers made secretly in bed late at night as a gift for my dad, the toys that looked like "softies" before softies became fashionable, even the formal dress which at the time seemed so cool but is now so cringe-worthy satin and shoulder-pad fashion of the eighties.

Fast forward to my adult years and I still can't think of anything more wonderful than the joy and pride of making and giving to those I love!

The Yarn Bar was created out of the passion to share that creative spirit. I have always wanted to have a mixed craft business and live a life more creative and crafty.

I've started here with yarn in an online business. I wanted to focus on my first love - yarn and bring more beautiful yarns to Australia. I'm delighted my daughter Meg is helping me run the shop.

I also vent my creative passion through my alter ego - 'Mrs Jones, Crafty Maven' - in my blog.

By day I am a mild-mannered scientist traveling between Brisbane (where I work) and Canberra (where my husband works). One day I hope The Yarn Bar will become bricks and mortar and I can settle in Canberra, make yummy yarnie things and grow veges!


P.S. Our friendly staff are waiting for your order ; )

Contact us:



12 Chaffey Cres

Ainslie ACT 2602

ABN: 54986143494.