trading yarn for fabric and/or sewing supplies


so I am having some troubles with the space I have… meaning: its not enough πŸ˜‰ well I guess you never have to much space. Anyhow, a friend of mine and one of my favorite books as a kid gave me an idea. πŸ˜‰

When I visited my grandma as a kid she had this cute book called: trading my teddy bear for a dog. A small boy is standing in the street with that sign, of course nobody trades in his dog, but somebody offers him something else for the teddy bear, and then he tries again the next day, with the new thing he got… and so he is trading and trading until he finally gets what he wants… well I hope this wont take that long, but since I am not knitting anymore… dont ask me why, I just stopped for some reason, and I have quite a big yarn collection for years already, without touching it anymore I decided this yarns deserve a chance to be made into something pretty.

So to all those crafty people out there: I will post some of my yarn collection every wednesday, and if you like something and have a fabric laying around you probably will never use for anything, or old patterns, or buttons, I more then happy to trade with you. I am in a seventies phase, so every fabric and pattern that fits that color scheme and any pattern from that era will be most welcome. I also will be very happy about any cotton print, corduroy, fake fur and fake leather!

The rules are simple, if you like the yarn I put up and are the first to offer something for it I will swap with you! Offers can be made in the comments on facebook or twitter or by email to tailorfairy(at) We will exchange addresses and send our offers around the world to the other person. This way we get gifts before christmas :).

Well this are the 3 yarns for this week:

lydia print: 100% Poly-acrylic, blueish and greenish colors, 50g=50m, needle size: 8mm, 4 balls=200g

franca from lang yarns: 35% Merino-wool, 35%Acrylic, 30%Nylon, greenish turquoise, 50g=115m, needle size: 5.5mm, 5 and an almost full ball=294g

Boston from Schachenmayr: 70% Acrylic, 30% New Wool, blue-turquoise, 50g=55m, needle size: 7-8mm, not sure how many balls that are, its a little messed up, but its in total=428g

Anyone could use that for a new project? Do you have something to trade in for it?

keep sewing and smiling and trading and knitting

your TailorFairy



  1. Great idea (although I’m not sure hubby would be too happy if I tried to bring more wool into the house, even if it did mean my fabric stash went down). Where about are you in the world (it’s so hard to tell with blogs)?

    • Glad you like my idea, maybe you can convince your husband trading wool and fabrics is a good thing. πŸ˜‰ I am living in Germany, which is turning pretty cold right now. What about you?

  2. This is a brilliant idea! I hope you get some takers and some much loved new fabric in return. I hope to take up knitting someday, but that is still so far in the hazy future for me that building up a yarn collection would just be hoarding. I’ve already got that problem going with other supplies!

    • Glad you like my idea! πŸ™‚ I totally know what you mean with hoarding supplies, I do the same, and that is how I got so much yarn in the first place. πŸ˜‰ Knitting is a great hobby you can take the stuff everywhere with you, but somehow I dont feel like knitting anymore. πŸ˜‰

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