Touch Yarns is a family owned and operated business spanning over 25 years and 3 generations.
In 1991 Marnie Kelly established the company, using softer superfine kid mohair, merino and polwarth wools to produce a range of knitting and weaving yarns that avoided the prickle factor of coarser knitting wools on the market.
The home of Touch Yarns was then, and still is, Central Otago, New Zealand. The stark beauty of thyme fields, mountains and the historic goldfields provide inspiration while the area boasts some of the world's finest quality wool and mohair. With sharp seasonal climate variations and low rainfall, conditions are well suited for growing the high quality fibre used in Touch yarns.
In 2013 Touch moved into its current location - the wee cottage with the red door in the historic village of Clyde and so continues our journey to produce beautiful knitting yarns, timeless patterns, and unique colourways - from our family to yours.
Some of our yarn is grown at Matakanui Station. Tracy and Andrew Patterson and family have been supplying Touch with award winning fleece for over 20 years. Their dedication to producing the best wool ensures our yarns have the finest beginning...