Vintage Purls

Vintage Purls stocks wonderful things for hand-knitters, crocheters and spinners: beautiful hand-dyed New Zealand milled yarns, quality needles, hooks and accessories, hand-dyed fibres, and a carefully selected range of imported yarns.

Vintage Purls is based in Dunedin. Our yarns are milled in Napier and use New Zealand wools.

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MEET Morag

How did your business begin?

In 2007, frustrated by the lack of beautiful hand-knitting yarns available to me locally, I decided to be the solution to the problem. In 2008 I launched Vintage Purls with a focus on supplying fine, New Zealand made, hand-dyed yarns to NZ knitters.

What gets you up in the morning?

It’s not hard to set yourself to work of a day when your job involves what you love. Vintage Purls has been my full time work for nine years. I love my little business. I have the best customers, knitters really are the loveliest people.

When you're not working you are

Making things. I’ve always been a maker, always will be, it’s set in my DNA. I might work with knitting yarn all day, but I still want to sit and knit at night. I also love many other crafts.
I love all things associated with vintage knitting and collect pre 1960s patterns. I’m particularly fond of patterns from the World War II era and find the whole “Mend and Make Do” period of social history fascinating.

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