About Us

Once upon a time, Tash Barneveld had a dream. A dream to open a yarn store full of beautiful hand-dyed yarn and fibre, comfortable couches and copious cups of tea. In 2011 that dream became a brick and mortar store.

That would be me, Tash. Chillin' in the shop all business like.

Holland Road Yarn Company is open for your knitting, spinning and crafting pleasure downstairs in the Grand Arcade, 16 Willis St in Wellington CBD. I'm determined to create a space that fosters the craft community, brings people and inspiration together and celebrates the amazing talents of our local (and international) yarn folk.

 Thanks to the magic of elevators, the Grand Arcade store is wheelchair accessible.

The name ‘Holland Road’ comes from two places – my Dutch heritage and a London flat. The heritage is obvious, whereas the flat was a place where travellers found they had an unexpected family. It is still referred to by all that have lived there as a definition of fun, friends and support. Holland Road is a state of mind, an aspiration, a pleasure. And all those other appropriate hyperbole you may like to throw in there.

I love to knit. I ADORE yarn. Share the joy with me!


P.S our customers love us, too:

"Dear Tash,
The package of lovelies arrived safe and sound this morning.  3 facts
1)  It's all utterly divine
2)  I have cuddled it so much my fiance is getting jealous
3)  The raspberry twists are long gone...
Thank you very much!