Yarn Me Calm Fibre Art Studio Address & Open Hours

Unit 4, 12-16 Rajah Ct, Portarlington VIC 3223 Click here for google map.

Wednesday 10am - 2pm

Thursday 10am - 2pm

Friday 10am - 2pm

Open 1st Saturday of the month from 10am - 12pm

If you would like to come by outside of these hours please give us a call and we will try and work something out!

You can also order online and pick up your goodies directly from Yarn Me Calm Fibre Art Studio, Portarlington on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula!

Every Purchase goes into a monthly draw.......

Every purchase made during a month at Yarn Me Calm goes into draw to win a gift of yummy, squishy goodness (or the opportunity to purchase some in this case!)

July 2024 you could win the following:

Four gorgeous balls of Lang Cashmerino

Fibre: 55% Wool (Merino Extrafine) 33% Acrylic 12% Cashmere

Size: 125m / 50g (200g/ 500m - total).

Sport Weight

One Floops Flox Multi Tool and a Tin of stitch markers!

The winner will be chosen at random (each purchase constitutes one entry).

Please note that this offer is open to everyone who purchases from Yarn Me Calm however postage, customs and duty will be the responsibility of the winner if you are outside of Australia!

Special Orders...

Is there something super yummy that we don't currently stock?

Do you want to place an order for some custom yarny goodies such as a Magnificent My Melodyy from Wolltraum or a Luscious Lola from Garnmanufaktur?

Are you wanting a larger number of squishy fabulosities than we can hold in our store room?

Then don't hesitate to contact us and we'll do everything we can to help solve your yarny dilemma!

Get in touch we are always happy to help!

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Listen to Andrea being interviewed by Loretta from Loretta's Front Page on Pulse 94.7 Geelong. Discussing the Therapeutic Benefits of Crochet, Knitting and all things Yarn!

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    This year alone, it is predicted that 20,640 Australians will be diagnosed with breast cancer - on average, 57 people every day.

    Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) works to ensure those diagnosed, and their families, know that someone cares.

    From the moment they hear the words, ‘You have breast cancer’, they make sure they feel supported, informed, connected and represented.

  • We send all of your goodies in Compostable and/or recycled packaging!

    We believe that we have a responsibility to minimise our impact on the environment whenever and wherever possible. 

    So here at Yarn Me Calm we have sourced a range of compostable/recylclable/recycled mailers to send you your scrumptious goodies!

    Where we use cardboard and plastic in packaging your goodies, we have recycled it from packaging sent to us!!! 

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    Thank you for visiting Yarn Me Calm.

    We hope to see you again soon!

    For more competitions and prize draws join us at 

    Yarn Me Calm Community 

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Squishy Rating System

The Squishy Rating System

1. Baby Bunnies

 

What is softer than a baby bunny?  Nothing that I can think of!  That gorgeous, plush, sumptuous, smooth fur that just glides through your fingers with no resistance and makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside!

 2. Baby Ducklings

A very close second, baby ducklings who are covered with down and have not developed their harder outer feathers yet.  Down doesn't have quills so it is so delicate and light. 

3. Fluffy Chickens

The real name for the fluffy chicken....Silky.  I had a Great Aunt with fluffy chickens when I was a small child.  I was, and still am, completely enamoured and fixated on them!

It's feathers are known to feel like a combination of silk and satin.  Their feathers are the same as down rather than a normal feather.  They are very docile and look like cloud puffs wandering around the yard.

4. Feathers

Naturally after baby ducklings and fluffy chickens comes feathers!  However feathers do have quills so they are slightly less soft than baby ducklings and fluffy chickens!  They are however light, soft and move across your skin like a kiss.

5. Puppies

You may ask how can a puppy come in at number 5 on the squishy rating scale? Well, the reason is that every gorgeous, soft, cuddly puppy I have ever known generally has finely pointed little needle teeth.  This is what stops them from being number 1 on the squishy rating scale.  However there is something that is so comforting, soothing and just right about puppies isn't there?

6. Kittens

Newborn kittens have the most amazingly silky fur and its almost as though every part of them is soft and squishy.  You can snuggle up to them and hold them close to your skin although there can be the risk of the occasional little bit of scratchiness!

 7. Rose Petals

Layers of velvety, delicate softness.  Rose petals feel amazing but also evoke thoughts of romance for many.  They are also stunning to look at, smell and enjoy but be wary of the random thorn.

8. Velvet

Plush and smooth fabric, often plain on the back, thick and soft on the front.  The plain side is never as soft as the front is but the front always feels luxurious, decadent and rich.

9. Fairy Floss

Fluffy, spun threads of sweetness in pretty colours, also known as sugar cotton wool, cotton candy and candy floss. Fine, wispy threads of happiness that sometimes needs to be handled with care!

 

10. Marshmallows

Lastly, but definitely not least is marshmallows.  Light, fluffy, coated in the thinnest and airiest bit of roughness but exquisitely soft and sweet on the inside.  The least soft on the squishy scale (I did indicate earlier that we aim for varying degrees of squishiness for all of our yarns!).  How does the humble marshmallow rate at the lower end of the scale - probably because from a tactile perspective the fine powdery film that is left behind on your fingers is not as silky smooth as the interior of the marshmallow.

 

So that's it, thats the Squishy Rating System from Yarn Me Calm.  Hopefully this helps when you want to choose a yarn and you want to gauge how soft, tactile and truly squishy it is!

Enjoy :)

About Us!

 

The YMC team:

Andrea (aka The Enabler):

I have a background in Youth Work, Developmental Trauma and Family Therapy so wanted to combine my love of all things yarn with therapeutic intent.  For the past 20 something years I have worked with and for the most amazing people.  Young people, children, families, staff, colleagues and volunteers.  Many of these amazing people have experienced horrendous childhood trauma and abuse, many of whom were still experiencing their trauma on a daily, hourly and at times constant basis.  I was extremely privileged to walk alongside them, hear their stories and work with them to find some form of healing.  Much of what I did was based on building a trusting, appropriate relationship and the ability to 'sit with' each individual person's story without judgement.   

I started Yarn Me Calm because I know that after having a stressful day, you know the sort I mean, when you feel you have nothing left to give to anyone?  I would come home and head straight to my yarn stash.  I may not necessarily start crocheting or knitting, sometimes it was just enough to go through the yarn, touch and admire it.  You know that feeling you get in touching yarn?  Feeling the fibre, how soft and squishy it is and then imagining everything (or nothing!) that you can do with it. This is always the first step for me with using yarn for calming.  
I wanted Yarn Me Calm to be more than just providing a product and a service, it needed to be about people. 

Daniel (aka Mr. YMC):

Accountant extraordinaire!  Mr. YMC keeps me under control in relation to expenditure, he reminds me when I need to pay my tax and looks after the books but more than this he is an integral part of everything I do and is my best friend and I couldn't do any of this without him by my side! 

He is also an expert at expressing feigned appreciation of yummy yarn but real appreciation of my designs and makes!

Kylie:

Kylie is a sensational addition to Yarn Me Calm!  She loves everything yarny and not only does she crochet but she knits too!  Kylie is also a phenomenal amigurumi designer and it is fab to have her as part of the team!

She is a fab sounding board and encourages me to come up with new and exciting ideas and she has the same crazy enthusiasm I do about soft and squishy, tactile goodies.

 

A little history:

We started in mid 2018 and planned to open online only for the first 18 months with a view to open a brick and mortar store.  But then.....PANDEMIC!!!  So the careful planning went out the window very quickly.  Being in Melbourne we spent a lot of time locked down and the yarn has slowly taken over several parts of the house as we have grown our range!

We changed out Logo in 2021 after my amazing cousin Craig, designed a new one for me.  He absolutely captured what YMC means to me!

I am often met with surprise when I make a call to someone about their order, or offer to hold some yarn for someone etc.  my answer to this is pretty simple, treat others with kindness, care and respect, treat them the way you want to be treated.  Yarn Me Calm is a representation of these values and while our focus continues to be on bringing you beautiful yarns from all over the world, the underpinning principles of Yarn Me Calm will always be the therapeutic benefits of using yarn and building a community of support and friendship! 

We are currently back in the planning stage for a brick and mortar place to call home (and to reclaim our own living space!) and hope to be able to welcome you all to visit towards the end of 2022.

Get In Touch!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Email us at andrea@yarnmecalm.com.au and we'll get back to you as soon as we can!

If you would prefer we give you a call please include your phone number in the email.

Or if you prefer to call us you can find us at 0417506018.

Thanks and have a fab day!