About the Association

A Danish yarn purchasing association has been founded by a group of Danish textile designers. The Association is a non-profit organisation that requires a membership. The first general meeting took place in Copenhagen, at Gammel Dok Pakhus, on March 27, 1998, and since October 1998 members have been able to buy yarns through the Association. The Yarn Purchasing Association is directed towards
textile designers, artists, textile artists, textile education and
textile associations working with unique works or industrial product
development or education. The
aim is to promote the interests of its members as professional yarn
users and in cooperation and dialogue with e.g. yarn manufacturers,
seeks to expand opportunities for a unique yarn choice among our
members. It can be both classic yarns, as well as completely new and
untraditional with various technical features.The aim is thus to
improve the foundation on which textile art and design may be created.
Members are therefore most welcome to suggest which yarns should be
available for sale through the Association. It is not the purpose of the
Association to distribute yarns which are already available in the
retail trade in Denmark. The
Association now has about 300 members, mainly from Denmark and the
Nordic region, but is also well represented in most of Europe, USA,
Japan, New Zealand and Australia.

The Association is
organized with a board, purchasers, and a distributor. It is the Board
that among other things decides, which yarns to be purchased, initiates
exhibitions, produces yarn card in cooperation with members and other
volunteers, and has an overview of the economic part of the Association.
The Distributor of the Association has the primary contact with the
members and management of web shop. Her mail is info@yarn.dk.

Members have the right to buy the Associations yarns and the possibility of suggesting which new yarns the Association should sell. As a member you will recieve a yarn book with all the current yarns. Members receive yarn sample cards, information from the Association and newsletters prepared by the Board. A member has the right to vote in the general meeting, including elections for the committee, which is in charge of the purchase of yarns for the Association, and may be elected to the committee. Further, there will be an annual subscription to be paid by all members. The size of this shall be decided by the general meeting. The Association also accepts members who live outside Denmark.

Teaching institutions
offering textile courses may join as institutional members, but are
obliged to keep contact to the Association through one person only, and
in case that person is replaced, to keep the Association informed of
this. An institutional membership counts as one member and one vote in
the general meeting.

Registration at the Yarn Purchasing Association of 1998.
You can join the Association by registering on the webshop with your emailaddress. Hereafter you have to buy your membership on our webshop in order to purchase yarn. You only have to pay the entry fee once. The annual fee is to be paid every year between the 1st - 15th of January. The current members fee for addresses in Denmark is 1000 DKK and for addresses abroad 195 EURO.

The Yarn Purchasing Association of 1998
c/o Distributor Yoko Matsumoto, Ørsholtvej 62, DK-3000 Helsingør  |  info@yarn.dk  |  VAT no 20 83 12 78

Helle Rude Trolle  |  DK-København  |  yarn@yarn.dk

Committee 2018

Elke Reinholdt Nielsen  |  DK-København  |  elke_rn@yahoo.dk

Vice president
Vibeke Lindhardt  |  DK-Rungsted Kyst  |  vibeke.lindhardt@gmail.com  

Lisbeth Degn |  Dragevej 8, DK-4040 Jyllinge  |  lisbeth.degn@jensen.mail.dk

Anne Mette Larsen  |  DK-Silkeborg  |  mail@annemettelarsen.dk

Merete Erbou Laurent  |  DK-Nimtofte  |  merete_erbou@mail.dk

Anne Madsen  |  DK-Ringsted  |  anne.madsen@mail.tele.dk

Lise Troensegaard  |  DK-Næstved |  lise@troensegaard.dk

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