View Full Version : Anyone know something about Copley yarn?

07-05-2006, 05:12 PM
A customer asked me about Copley Climax yarn. I haven't heard of it and it's not on yarndex...maybe not around anymore? I thought someone here might recognize it.

Here is her message:

My best friend has finally found the courage to start sorting through her
late mother's craft projects. She found a beautiful sweater with the body
and half of one sleeve finished. Unfortunately there is only one skein of
yarn left to complete a sleeve and a half, plus a buttonhole band. My best
estimate is that I need to find another four 50-gram skeins of yarn to
complete this for her. Being unfamiliar with the Copley brand of yarn, I am
doing an internet search, and your site came up. Can you give me any advice
as to where I might find this yarn?

The specifics are:
Copley "Climax" Double Knitting
Shade 397 (bright red)
Lot 9645

Thank you and any of your subscribers who might help me locate this yarn. I deeply appreciate your help!

07-07-2006, 03:55 PM
All I know is, Copley are / were a UK company based in Darlington (Yorkshire). I messaged an ebayer selling a copley pattern and she gave me an address of this:

l. copley-smith & sons limited
p.o. box darlington
dl1 1yw

I know thats not much help but I'll see what else I can find out and see if I can find a place for the yarn. Again no immediate promises, I'm still up to my eyes in family stuff!

07-08-2006, 02:20 PM
Thanks so much, Mulene!!!

07-08-2006, 03:23 PM
Mission complete. Here is the scoop in case anyone else ever needs it:

Copley went out of business years ago and may have been purchased by Coats&Clark here in the US.

07-08-2006, 09:13 PM
Copley Climax ... talk about yarn porn !!!!

07-08-2006, 09:15 PM
:roflhard: I must have a dirty mind becuase I totally thought of that...notice how I left that out of the post title :)

07-08-2006, 10:05 PM
I did notice that :) But ... I KNEW you were thinking it !!!!

07-10-2006, 09:44 AM
:roflhard: glad you got the answer but oh boy I'm glad someone else mentioned the name of it =D