Why Choose Scheepjes Yarn?
Whether you’re just starting out in crochet and knitting, or a more experienced crafter looking for a yarn to elevate your projects, Scheepjes offers the perfect mix of quality and value.
Scheepjes’ 50+ collections allow you to mix and match in every hue and shade of color imaginable…maybe even more!
And if you’ve wanted to work with new fiber types, Scheepjes offers an assortment of organic and blended fibers, bringing sophistication to your craft while being forgiving of mistakes.
For new project ideas, visit the official Scheepjes blog for current and past KALs, CALs, and MALs.
Are you ready to set your creativity free? Start shopping Scheepjes yarn!
History of Scheepjes Yarn
The Netherlands has been a hub for creativity and artistic exploration for many decades, with the old Dutch masters being recognized the world over for use of color and advancements in the world of fine art and painting. Along with its famous neighbors, the Scheepjes brand can trace its beginnings to the 18th century wool industry in Veenendaal, Utrecht. Developing for nearly two centuries, the business grew to be one of the largest wool producers in the area. It was closed, however, in the 1980's after being affected by drastic economic challenges in the region, including increased wages, decreased work days, and increased competition.
Twenty-two years later, family-owned business De Bondt, took over the Scheepjeswol brand name and gave it a new lease of life so that today we can again use the yarn of this famous Dutch brand.
The Scheepjeswol logo shows a ship based on a ‘Samoereus’, an inland vessel that among other things was used to transport peat from the bogs around Veenendaal. You can find the same ship in Veenendaal’s coat of arms.