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Welcome to Karelia House
Welcome to Karelia House, where you will find all you need to take on your next crafting project. We subscribe to the idea that you need all the best quality tools and materials to see the result that you want. This is why we are always on the hunt for the best of the best in knitting and crochet yarns, sewing machines, fabrics and more. Bringing it all together under one friendly roof, we have built this business to inspire everyone, from the beginner to the seasoned professional. Our craft heaven is located in the stunning rural surroundings, where the rivers of Lyon and Tay meet just west of Aberfeldy, so it's always a picturesque journey for those who want to visit our yarns, fabric and other crafts shop in Scotland or have a tea in our lovely coffee shop. But if you can't make the journey for now then we would love for you to explore what we have to offer in our yarn and fabric online store!
Brother sewing machines, overlockers & accessories
From beginners' models to sewing machines that would suit a small business owner, we have a wide range of top quality Brother sewing machines for you to take a look at. Whether you are interested in quilting, home furnishing or fashion, these multi-purpose, highly versatile and extremely clever machines will give you the helping hand you need to take on any design. Brother has built a name on their reliability and professional-level performance at affordable prices, so we always have the best of their ranges in-store and online. As well as sewing & quilting machines , we have some specialised Brother embroidery machines, combined machines, and compact and powerful overlockers. Also, make sure to browse our collection if you are in need of machine feet, frames, needles, threads or bobbins, as we always make sure to keep plenty of top quality accessories available for you to stock up on.
Knitting & Crochet Yarns
You will be able to find the right yarn for any project in our collection.Choose from all the colours of the rainbow and many stylish combo colours knitting yarns. In terms of our crochet yarns, we have everything from acrylic and alpaca to silk, wool and yak. This level of variety is matched in our collection of knitting yarns, where we have a full range of options that includes aran, chunky, double knitting, sock and more. You can find yarns here that are right up to date with all the latest trends, but also those classic staples of craft that will always come in handy. With pink, purple and rainbow colours to black, blue and brown, there is a high-quality yarn here that will get the tone right for just about any project, whether you are a beginner, an expert, or you are helping a budding young crafter learn the basics.
Quality fabric shop
However much time and effort you are putting into a sewing craft project, there is to some extent only as good as its fabric. This is why we spend a long time researching where we can source some of the best fabric around. Whether you need some charm packs, fat quarter bundles, honeybuns, jelly rolls or layer cakes fabric precuts we will have you covered. Our wide range includes all different kinds of options including brushed cotton, corduroy, flannel, muslin, rayon and much, much more. The sky is the limit with our high-quality fabric shop from top brands such as Lewis & Irene fabric, Rico Design fabric and more! We bring it all together for you to explore, then it's left to you to use your creativity and turn it into something magical.
To make sure that we are providing you with the very best yarns and fabric, we turn to some of the leading brands around. You will see from all our ranges that we have some impressive names in attendance, whether Rowan, Moda or West Yorkshire Spinners. Often the brands such as Lewis & Irene, or Tilda, provide best quality ranges and unique design to their fabric patterns.
Craft classes & workshops
If you want to learn new techniques or tips and tricks from an expert, then you will want to take a look at the crafting classes and workshop section of our online shop. These affordable sessions will give you the opportunity to master a skill that you might have always thought was just beyond your reach. With these knitting, sewing, embroidery or dressmaking courses, you will be shown step by step how to master the skill in a friendly and supportive environment. Lunch will usually be included as part of the price of the day course - check in the details of each course for more information. Find out which lessons are coming up now so that you can pencil one into your diary and level up your crafting skills!
If you are seeking out craft inspiration but don't quite have the time for a class or workshop at the moment, then we think that crafting books are great places to start. We always have a wide range of books that will be sure to get the creative mind flowing. Our range covers a variety of interests, so, if you have lots of love for tea cosies, we will have a book for you. Likewise, if you are want to throw yourself into some new quilt based projects, then you will find some books for your needs too. There are also seasonal sewing books which will be great to give as a gift to someone who is discovering, or re-discovering, their passion for the craft.