Joy Embroidery Yarn

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***This is ready to ship - if you order anything on dyed to order alongside this, the whole order will be shipped once that yarn is ready to go ❤️ ***


Joy in embroidery yarn form?! Okay! 🌈

Neon pink, neon yellow, purples, blue, neon green, punchy orange... see the full size yarn here!


Gimme the yarn deets!

These embroidery yarns are 2ply 100% BFL (Bluefaced Leicester), 3g in weight, 24m in length, and full of delicious creative possibility. They are Superwash which means they won't felt if you pop them in the washing machine or if you agitate them while hand-washing, but I would recommend treating them gently regardless if you are going to wash your finished pieces, with cool water, so they will look amazing for even longer 😘

They are 2ply and I would not recommend splitting them due to the twist in the ply making this extremely difficult without tangles and knots. Please do not attempt this. As with all yarn, the ply makes the strands stronger together, and the single strands will be extremely fragile and will break, making them unusable.

I would say the yarn equals about three strands of stranded cotton. I have used the yarn alongside the 'traditional' two strands of cotton in a piece and they look absolutely fine alongside each other, the comparison is given only so you can imagine the thickness.

I use a size 24 needle when stitching with this yarn.

I wouldn't recommend using an aida smaller than 14 count for cross stitch or blackwork - I use it with 14 count, it would also work with 12. 16+ will be too small for the thickness of the yarn if you are doing one stitch to one square.

What could I use them for?

Use them for cross stitch (my go-to stitching hobby, I will of course be designing some patterns to use these yarns with over time 🥳), blackwork, modern crewel embroidery, punch needle embroidery, embellishing your clothes, Temari balls, micro crochet, surface stitching over your knits and crochets... I'm sure there are a thousand more uses that I haven't even begun to be aware of yet! 🌈

When stitching with it, I would recommend using 16-18 inches at a time to prevent wearing on the yarn as you pull it through your fabric. Always pull it through slowly to reduce wear, and watch the twist in the yarn as you work with it, as we all inadvertently twist the yarn as we stitch - if it's become too tight and twisty (it may be coiling a bit), let the yarn and needle dangle from your work to let it get back to its 'neutral' state. You may have had to do this with stranded cotton before when it gets a bit tight and twisted (I certainly have) 👌 If the twist is coming 'undone' and the ply looks weaker (you will see the strands aren't twisting around each other as much as they were, and you may feel like the yarn is looking like it wants to break apart, or it might start looking thinner in the stitches) just twist the yarn in the same direction as the ply to put some twist back in again ❤️


How far will 24m go?

A long way! In terms of cross stitch, which is the stitchy medium I know best, you can apparently make approximately 1,750 full cross stitches on 14 count aida with 24m of this yarn, technically... this is based on the figures I found for 24m of cotton thread (without carrying your yarn/thread across the back of the fabric from one part of the pattern to another), and assumes average stitching efficiency, which varies between stitchers, so it will of course vary from person to person, depending on what you're stitching. And actually, wool stretches where cotton doesn't, so I bet if we had a competition between 24m of this yarn versus 24m of stranded cotton, the yarn would win 🥳 

Basically though, will 24m go a long way? Yes, yes it will.


Dyed with professional acid dyes and rinsed thoroughly. All neon dyes I use are UV reactive (will glow under a blacklight).

Shades between batches may vary. Please note that the photographs are representative of the yarns you will receive, and may not be the actual yarns. As standard, colours may vary between device screens.

Tracey 🌈

Order processing times (delivery cost info below, scroll down)

Current lead times

The current lead time for yarn which is dyed to order is 3-4ish weeks (unless a more specific preorder date was stated on the product listing). 

I have recently managed to reduce the lead time down from 6+ weeks, and I'm hoping it'll stay that way, but I'm obviously impacted by things like larger than usual volumes of orders, any health issues, and of course holidays! Upcoming holidays I know I'm taking are listed below.

Some orders will be posted more quickly if they're ready to ship, for example, or if you order something I already have a little hidden stash of. 

Ready To Ship doesn't mean immediate despatch, but it does mean I'll probably get them posted within a week for you ❤️ 

Please do allow me some 'wiggle room' with processing your order, for ADHD and chronic illness issues (more info below).

Pattern purchases

If you purchase the pattern from me here on my website as opposed to  Gumroad, which is an automatic download, you will receive the PDF via email manually from me. You must ensure the email address you are using is valid as I will be using it to send you the PDF. 

You will receive an order confirmation email first from my system automatically, this will not contain the PDF. I will be emailing them twice a day, in the AM and PM. If I am on holiday and unable to email the patterns until I return, I will make it clear at the top of the pattern listing when you can expect the pattern to be emailed to you.


Important additional info

Upcoming holidays which may impact orders
 - I am on holiday from 26th November - 5th December. Any open orders not processed prior to those dates will be picked up once I'm back, when I'll crack on as normal!

Xmas orders - I never ever guarantee delivery for Xmas from November onwards, because I cannot guarantee I won't have a migraine flare up that will reduce my ability to get work done. If you need something for Xmas, please do order it prior to the end of October; I also have gift vouchers available if they would be preferable! 🎄


Potential health delays to orders

Please do note that I have a chronic vestibular migraine condition alongside ADHD, which makes things difficult for me sometimes. I need flexibility in shipping expectations sometimes ❤️ As I'm only human, I may also catch a bug now and again and need a couple of sick days!

I will regularly communicate my expected order processing times if I'm having difficulties and I'm pushing into what I consider 'overdue' territory (usually 3-4 weeks since you placed the order), but if you're unsure what's happening with your order, please do just email me to ask.

Always remember, I am just the one person working on What Mustard Made, and I do my best at all times to work through what I can every working day (unless I'm taking a sick day), always trying to move forwards.

Please check your junk folder for the shipping confirmation before getting in touch about an overdue order, as some email providers like to put me there.



Customers are responsible for all customs VAT/duties fees on receipt of Goods. 

None of my prices include VAT, so you may be charged VAT by your country's customs authorities before the parcel will be released to you, according to the goods value threshold in your country. I am not in control of this, and I do not control the admin fees you may incur on top of the VAT charges. Please take this into account when ordering.

Covid-19 transit delays

Re Covid-19, yes this is still impacting transit time all over the world on occasion. I am currently shipping to anywhere Royal Mail has no issues with - please see this Royal Mail International Incidents Bulletin page for further details re me posting to your country. If a country says 'on suspension' beside it, please note I will keep hold of your order until the suspension has been lifted.

Please also note, the length of time your parcel is in transit may be longer than usual.

If you aren't accepting of potentially long transit times outside of my control, please do not place an order, as it isn't worth the stress for both of us ❤️ Many thanks!!

Delivery information by region


All UK parcel postage is £4.00 (until 31.10 as there is a price promotion on until then with Royal Mail, thereafter returning to my usual £5.00) on orders up to £99.99, free postage applies for UK orders over £100; all are sent tracked with Royal Mail.


Europe - no shipping available

I am currently unable to ship to Europe, please accept my sincere apologies. If I am able to change this in future, I will in a heartbeat.

PDF patterns can still be bought by European customers as shipping is not required.



N.B none of my prices include VAT - you may be charged VAT by your customs agents before it will be released to you, depending on the customs rules in your country.

Please note, orders over 2kg may be split into multiple parcels as 2kg is the maximum I can ship through Royal Mail international. I will of course investigate other courier options at the time of posting to avoid having to split the orders where I can.

Below is a table of postage costs based on the weight of your order. 

Order weight P&P cost
 0g - 200g £15.00
201g - 750g £20.00
751g - 1000g £25.00
1001g - 2kg £27.50



Rest of World

N.B none of my prices include VAT - you may be charged VAT by your customs agents before it will be released to you, depending on the customs rules in your country.

Please note, orders over 2kg may be split into multiple parcels as 2kg is the maximum I can ship through Royal Mail international. I will of course investigate other courier options at the time of posting to avoid having to split the orders where I can.

Below is a table of postage costs based on the weight of your order. 

 Order weight P&P cost
0g - 500g £17.50
501g - 1kg £22.00
1001g - 2kg £25.00
2kg+ £50.00


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