• Trouble logging in / placing an order?

If you receive an error while placing an order ~

Register an account and enter your billing and shipping address before placing your order.

Please check that all your details on your “addresses” page under your account (when you are logged in) are filled in before checking out.

If you password is failing, it is probably not strong enough, please click the “forgot password” button to reset your password.

If all else fails, please email us at hello@test.craftacademy.co.za if you have any trouble logging in / placing an order!

  • Returns Policy

You may notify us that you wish to return new, unopened items within 3 days of delivery, in their original packaging & condition. Yarn must remain properly sealed in an unbroken ziplock bag at all times to avoid risk of stash or stock infestation by moths.

Sale items are final sale. No returns on sale items will be granted.

Should we send you an incorrect item in error, we will discuss the return of the item & the sending of the correct item to you. Please contact us.

SPECIAL ORDERS: Yarn which has been pre-paid and ordered to dye (special orders) may not be returned.

Every effort has been made to ensure that the colour on screen matches the yarn in real life.  Differences may exist as screens have back-lighting and real life doesn’t. The yarns at Natural Yarns are hand dyed, a reasonable difference between the photographs online and the actual yarn is to be expected.  If you are unsure of the colourway on your device’s display before ordering, please view the website on a different computers/devices to be more sure of the colour which has been requested. Colours are correct on our calibrated PC screen, and should be close to true on iPhones and iPads.

 If a request for returning items has been granted, a credit in the form of coupon code valid only at www.naturalyarns.co.za will be sent to you for the amount paid for the items only. This credit may be used in conjunction with other coupon codes.

If an item is ordered and paid for in error, a refund will be given if we are notified within 12 hours of the order being placed. Refunds will be via EFT. Should the item have been paid for by credit card, the credit card fee paid by Natural Yarns for the purchase transaction will be deducted. (Only the total amount received will be refunded). A credit coupon may be requested instead.

Return of items will be at your own postage cost, and must be traceable (they must include a tracking number). We cannot accept losses during postage of returned items. Returned items must be posted within 7 days of being received from us. Credit coupons will only be sent once the returned items are found to be in the same condition that they were sent in.

  • Gift Voucher / Coupon Code Guidelines

General Guidelines:

  • We may email gift and promotional vouchers to you. We accept no liability for errors in the email address of the voucher recipient.
  • If you have a gift or promotional voucher, that voucher can be used by someone other than you and you can assign your rights to use that voucher.
  • In the event of fraud, an attempt at deception or in the event of the suspicion of other illegal activities in connection with a gift/promotional coupon purchase or redemption of that voucher on www.craftacademy.co.za, we are entitled to close your account and/or require a different means of payments.
  • We assume no liability for the loss, theft or illegibility of gift or promotional coupons.

Conditions for the redemption of gift vouchers

  • You may use gift vouchers as payment for regular and/or discounted products on the website: www.craftacademy.co.za
  • Gift vouchers cannot be used to buy further gift vouchers.
  • The credit of a gift voucher does not accrue interest nor does it have a cash value.
  • Gift vouchers are not refundable for cash once purchased.
  • If the credit of a gift voucher is insufficient for the order you wish to make, you may make up the difference through one of our online payment options.
  • Only if your order plus it’s postage should fall within the gift voucher amount will the postage will be included in the gift voucher amount. Please see postage options at check-out.
  • Should the order plus postage come to less than the gift voucher value, a credit for a future order will be issued for the remaining amount.
  • Gift vouchers are valid for 1 year from date of issue unless otherwise specified.
  • Conditions / Guidelines are subject to change without notice.
  • Patterns designers inquiry

We stock free downloadable patterns,  patterns to buy and we hope to expand to pattern & yarn kits.

If you are a pattern designer & wish us to consider your patterns for our store, please send us an email with the details. Patterns must please be relevant to the yarn which is sold in this store.

  • Competition Rules

Most competition terms/guidelines will be stated in each individual competition. In addition:

  • Prizes are not exchangeable for cash or gift voucher coupon codes in the case of a physical item.
  • In the case of coupon code vouchers, they may not be used to buy further gift vouchers and are not exchangeable for cash. Other voucher/coupon code guidelines (see FAQ) apply.
  • Prize winners will be drawn by online random number generator. Descisions are final. Should the winner wish to transfer the voucher to someone else, they are to apply via email to hello@test.craftacademy.co.za. We reserve the right to refuse transfer of prize(s).

Craft Academy reserves the right to change/amend the terms & conditions at any time.

  • Are all the items in your website in stock?

We try to maintain our stock levels as accurately as possible, but we are human, and so from time to time an item may show an inaccurate stock number.

In this case, we will endeavor to obtain the item for you & send it separately, at our cost, as soon as it arrives.

Should this not be possible, you may request a credit, refund or exchange of the item(s) in question. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.

  • Are your Nuturing Fibres colourways repeatable?

Our Nurturing Fibres colourways are dyed to order according to our exclusive colour chart as well as the current Nurturing Fibres colour charts.

Require more yarn in a colourway than what is available?
If there is a colourway which you would like to order but we are sold out (or don’t have the quantity you need), please contact us to place a special order in the quantity that you need.

Love a “sold out” colourway?
Please contact us and let us know how many you would like so that we can be sure to add it to our next order.

Need to buy more yarn of the same dye lot to embark on a large project?
Please contact us to find out which dye lot we have available in your colourway(s).

  • Do you have a minimum order?

No 🙂

  • Do you wholesale and how do I obtain a price list?

We wholesale our Manos del Uruguay yarns Please contact us if you have a shop & would like more information.

There will also be a selection of Stellar Fibreworks fibrecraft tools available for wholesale orders soon.

  • International orders ~ Important Information

We will post to just about anywhere!

PLEASE NOTE: Your parcel may attract local customs (import) fees which you will be liable for on collection of your parcel in your country.

Should you live out of South Africa and you have difficulties ordering, please contact us and we will look into resolving the problem.

If you would like to order from abroad, you are very welcome and you can place your online:
Add items to your cart. At checkout, there will be a choice of international postage options: Air or Surface Mail.

The shipping fee includes the postage cost of your chosen items, packaging weight & your tracking number.

Please allow 8-12 weeks for surface mail delivery. *Please note that we have experienced recent delays in surface mail shipping resulting in parcels taking up to 6 months to arrive at their destination. As a result, we do not suggest that you select this shipping method. Surface mail is less costly but can take very long as the post office need to fill an entire shipping container full of parcels before the parcels can leave South Africa.

Airmail is generally much faster (around 2 weeks for most locations, but there can be delays taking it up to 4 weeks).
Airmail postage is generally calculated at R107 for the first 100g (covers yarn & packaging weight + tracking number) and the current rate R36.60 per 100g thereafter.
For bigger parcels <2kg, there is a medium parcel weight, and parcels over 2kg are charged at a different rate. Your postage calculation should be fairly accurate, but please do contact us before placing an order if you would like to make sure of this.

Parcels posted to different countries may attract different fees for the same size and weight parcel.

PLEASE NOTE: We cannot be held responsible for parcels once they are within the postal system/s & will not be liable for loss or damage incurred during shipping.

You may check out securely to complete your order with your credit card with our South African payment gateway (PayFast). If your card is not going through and you are in Canada, UK, Australia, USA, Europe, please check with your credit card provider that they are not blocking the payment from your country’s side as this sometimes does happen.

If you would prefer to pay via PayPal, please select “Overseas Customers” for the payment method, and comment in the order notes “Please send a PayPal invoice” & we will send you your invoice via PayPal.

Please note: PayPal payments will attract a $2-$4 charge to cover admin, currency exchanges & bank charges.
If you are paying via PayPal, let us know in the comments section whether or not you would like your parcel to be insured (only for certain countries).
No orders will be shipped before payment has cleared.

South Africa’s currency is the South African Rand ~ ZAR or symbol R before the amount.
If you wish to find out what $1 USD or your country’s currency’s exchange is to the Rand, you can Google / find out via an exchange website such as x-rates.com
Due to constant currency fluctuations, payments via PayPal are only valid for 3 working days.


Look out for the “Order Complete” email in your email inbox (check spam too in case it went there!)

If you can’t find the email, you can go to the “My Account” link at the top of this website and log into your account at www.naturalyarns.co.za/my-account
When you are logged in, click on ORDERS, and a list of your orders will be visible.
Click”View” on the order you would like to view ~ Order details and tracking information will be displayed for the order.

The South African Post Office website can be temperamental ~ You may track your parcel via one of these websites:
http://sms.postoffice.co.za/trackingparcels/ (Enter your tracking number and “Submit”)
http://trackmyparcel.co.za/ (Select SAPO, enter your tracking number and click “track my parcel” ~ You may ignore the popup ads)

  • Postage within South Africa

Do you post orders to anywhere in South Africa?
Yes we do! Posting anywhere in South Africa through the SA Postal Office Parcelpost takes 4-7 business days and costs R50 to cover postage, tracking number, shipping & handling. Our post office trips are done twice a week. PLEASE NOTE: We cannot take responsibility for parcels once they are within the postal system & will not be liable for loss or damage incurred during shipping. Please let us know in advance of placing your order if you wish to insure your parcel. Alternatively, you can select Door to Door which is a FastWay courier service to main centres. *See www.fastway.co.za or the FAQ below: “Which are the centres for the door to door delivery option?”

  • How do i make a payment?

You can make a secure credit card payment online though PAYFAST. Please select the EFT payment option if you wish to make a direct bank deposit into our banking account. Banking details will be on the invoice emailed to you after placing your order. All orders are only processed after payment (or proof of payment) has been received. EFT DETAILS:  {}

  • How do I go about ordering?

Orders are all processed though our online shopping cart. As you browse, click ‘add to cart’. When you are finished shopping, click on your account page & follow the steps to check out.