Bendigo Woollen Mills

Australia’s largest manufacturer of hand knitting yarns

Bendigo Woollen Mills is located in the historic gold mining town of Bendigo in Central Victoria – north of Melbourne. The company was started by two local families in 1984 in Kangaroo Flat and moved to its current location back in 1988. We currently employ approximately 30 staff members full-time, running two shifts in the factory and moving to 3 shifts during peak sales periods.

We are Australia’s largest hand knitting & crafting yarn mail order manufacturer, with a huge variety of different yarns and colours to choose from. We have a customer database of over 300,000 customers and process more than 600 orders daily during peak times. We do 5-6 mailings per year to keep in touch with our customers, letting them know about new yarns and patterns available.

We use only the most luxurious natural fibres available. Our method of hank dyeing results in a softer, fuller end product. The mill produces anywhere between 80 – 100 tonnes of yarn per year. The wool produced is from Australian grown wool from the NSW Highlands region. We also produce yarns with other fibres including Alpaca, Mohair, Angora, Silk and Cotton.