Welcome to The Yarn Cafe. We have a range of luxury yarns, notions, needles and bags and items and ranges that are available exclusively to us including:
Game of Thrones patterns and yarn in kit form
Mini Wooden Sock Blocker keyring kits
Custom colours of yarn from Skein Queen
Custom colours of yarn from Dye, Spin, Knit
A range of cafe related stitch markers from Atomic Knitting
Double Pointed needle holders in coffee bean design from Atomic Knitting
Exclusive Patterns from One Hand Knits
Bags in unique fabrics from The Bothered Owl/Undercover Owl
Royal Mail Price Increases
Royal Mail are changing the price of postage from 2 April 2013. The Yarn Cafe use Royal Mail for domestic (UK) and international postage/shipping. The postal changes will affect all those who shop online as postal increases may be passed on to customers. It will also affect those who send packages. There is a petition which you may want to sign.
The changes will mainly affect UK customers and those items more than 8cm in depth. This is because Royal Mail have changed the way that they classify packets (or small parcels) into small, medium and large sized parcels The new classification takes account of the height, weight and depth of a packet as well as its weight.
This means that the use of Royal Mail will be a significant increase in postage for any package more than 8cm in depth - costing from £5.65 for First class and from £5.20 for Second class.
What this means to The Yarn Cafe customers
The online shopping system used by The Yarn Cafe, allows each product to be classified by height, length and depth as well as weight, so that postage/shipping by Royal Mail (including a package cost) can be calculated. We are aware that a number of yarns that are in balls, such as Opal sock yarn and Jawoll Magic have a depth of more than 8cm and will be classified as a medium sized parcel (and thus attract a higher Royal Mail postal rate). We have thus added more options to try to give customers the lowest possible deals on postage and have added the postal cost of a Myhermes courier. Customers will need to check whether Myhermes deliver to their postal area, but they are generally cheaper than Royal Mail.
In addition, we will try to send out orders for single patterns out in a envelope as a large letter – meaning that the postal cost is much lower (this is shown as fixed postage against the product). If a postal estimate is much higher than actual postage, a refund for over payment of postage will be made by The Yarn Cafe.
Further details of these changes, including international (outside of UK) Royal Mail postal prices are detailed at The Yarn Cafe Blog.