About us

At Calon Yarns, we believe everyone has a creative side and whether you've always wanted to learn a new skill or just need a few more techniques to take you to the next level in your crafting, then we have a class or workshop for you!

We believe that crafting should be fun and inspiring and our tutors are passionate about passing on their skills and encouraging you to unleash your creative side!


Address: 380 Cowbridge Rd East, Canton, Cardiff CF5 1JJ


Here are some of the comments about previous workshops and classes.

"Nothing but positive feedback for this course. Wish it could have been longer! A great teacher!" Learn to Crochet - October 2013

"Wonderful course! After having a stressful year it was lovely to find calm in a new hobby. Thanks." - Learn to Crochet Oct 2013

"Wonderful Atmosphere and an excellent teacher! Iam truly 'hooked'! - Learn to Crochet Course - October 2013

"Great facilities, very comfortable. Tutor was amazing! I loved it! - Learn to Knit Course - July 2013

"Great course. Time just flew! Loads of useful information and started reading patterns. I would definitely recommend it to people!" - Learn to Knit Course - July 2013

"Thoroughly enjoyed the course! Can now get passed plain knitting. Would love to carry on with these classes!" - Michela - Learn to Knit Course - July 2013

"The course has been extremely informative and enjoyable. I am particularly happy with the speed of the course as I feel I have learnt alot in a short space of time." - Sam - Learn to Knit Course - July 2013

"Very good class, I learned loads. Kate was very patient and knowledgable and passed on hints and tips. I feel confident about making more dresses now!" Elaine - Sewing a Commercial Pattern - July 2013

"An enjoyable 5 week course set at the right pace to discover the joys of crochet. Thanks Lynne, I will be back for another course in the Autumn!" - Janet - Learn to Crochet Course - July 2013

"I really enjoyed this course and have learnt to crochet after trying to learn several times previously. Lynne is an excellent teacher. Im sure I'll be back in the shop needing help with my beginners project. Tunisian Crochet Here I Come!!" - Kate - Learn to Crochet Course - July 2013

"Enjoyed the day. Venue and food were excellent. Learnt some new techniques so very pleased indeed; Thank you." - Finishing Techniques for Knitters - June 2013

"Fabulous! Learnt loads of new techniques and had fun too!" - Lesley - Finshing Techniques for Knitters - June 2013

"It was a Fab day! I've thoroughly enjoyed it all. Lynne is an excellent techer with lots of patience (which she needed!) Thank you very much." Learn to Crochet Workshop - May 2013

"Had a lovely day! Lots of 1-2-1 time. Lynne is a wonderful teacher wioth the patience of a saint! Thoroughly enjoyed!" - Learn to Crochet - May 2013

"Kate has been very helpful and given me confidence using the sewing machine; I have since made curtians and currently making a foot stool cover, I do wish I didn’t live so far away. Thank you" - Sian - Intro to Sewing - Jan 2013

"Kate has been amazing; I have so enjoyed coming to class and wish I could attend more. I found Kate to be so approachable and felt comfortable asking any questions." - Sky - Intro to Sewing Jan 2013

Our Tutors

Lynne is the founder of Calon Yarns and is a self-confessed Yarn addict! An avid knitter and crochet crazy, she enjoys all types of projects from baby knits to big snuggly sweaters and all the little accessories in between. She always enjoys a new challenge or technique and is keen to see other people expand their knitting skills and come up with their own designs...crochet squares and hexagons is her current addiction!

Jane also teaches knitting classes at Calon Yarns and with many years (42, but don't tell her I told you!) of knitting under her belt she has a wealth of knowledge, hints and tips to guide all her students through the wonderful world of knitting from the very basic....to the very complicated!

We also have guest tutors who are invited to come and teach a day workshop at Calon Yarns in their particular craft or technique. Information for these tutors can be found within their workshop description