Buying Metallic Yarn

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June 24, 2009

Close-up image of blue metallic strands of yarn against of white backgroundWhere is the best and least expensive place to buy fancy metallic or shiny rayon yarn in bright colors? The brighter and more glittery the better. I'm not looking for eyelash or bumpy yarn. I only need small amounts like one skein (or less) of each color so remnants are okay, but large cones are also okay. I prefer sport weight or fingering weight and no thicker than worsted weight. Thank you.


By Cyinda from near Seattle


June 25, 20090 found this helpful
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eBay is a good place to find the yarn you are looking for. Do a search for Lurex yarn, it comes in metallic.

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Cynthia, google in Smiley's Yarns. They claim to be the cheapest source of yarn. I've ordered yarn from them several times and always got wonderful service. Since you have to buy a certain amount of yarn to get free shipping, you can go in with several friends to order and shipping is free.

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October 30, 2009

I am crocheting a snowflake afghan and have been using Nomis gold metallic thread (it's polyester and nylon, along with my regular white yarn) that I had from a project I did years ago. I have run out and and can't seem to find anything similar anywhere.

This "thread" is much like Christmas tree icicles material, but comes in spools. If anybody can point me to the right direction, I'd be eternally grateful.


By Bonnie from Coral Springs, FL


November 28, 20090 found this helpful

Have you tried looking in the embroidery aisle of any sewing center store? We have Joann Fabric and Hobby Lobby. Both have that type thread on spools in those aisles. Also, try They have a selection of metallic threads that perhaps would be what you are searching for. Hopefully you can locate what you need from one of these places. Good luck!

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