Annabelle's Playhouse©    
Available in 20 yard skeins for $3.00

Annabelle's Playhouse© is a needlework yarn for imagination.  Perhaps, Annabelle's Playhouse© is in a
tree-house, or perhaps it is a dollhouse of child-like proportions.  Or, just maybe, Annabelle's Playhouse©
is the home of a creative person who can't resist antique shops, and loves flea markets and tag sales. 
It is really completely up to you!  Annabelle's Playhouse© is a 100% worsted wool that works beautifully for needlepoint.  The


heathered colors in this line call to mind the image of crayons applied one upon another. 

This yarn has the look of subtle shading accomplished through the combining of several dyes of yarn plied together to form each color.  It is not a variegated, nor does it have the appearance of one.  Annabelle's Playhouse© remains constant in color throughout the skein making it easy to use, but still delivers a slight multi-color message.  This yarn would be beautiful for needlepoint in backgrounds, bargello, diaper patterns, and decorative stitches, while still offering great durability.  Annabelle's Playhouse© Worsted Wool needlework  yarn is a great choice for footstools and cushions that  will receive wear!  It is a durable yarn that reminds one of a woven textile.  In yarn terms, Annabelle's Playhouse© is considered to be "heathered."  The wool in this yarn comes from the U.S., U.K., New Zealand and Australia, and is spun and dyed in the United States. 

Annabelle's Playhouse© Virtual Color Card
25 colors, 20 yards per skein, $3.00 per skein.  Available in fine needlework stores everywhere!

This color card has been prepared through digital imaging.  We have taken every effort to verify that these
colors are being presented as accurately as possible, however, settings on your monitor may vary.



AB01 - Marshmallow

AB02 - Molly The Scottie

AB03 - Lemon Custard

AB04 - Strawberry Frosting

AB05 - Delphinium

AB06 - Conch Shell

AB07 - In A Nutshell

AB08 - Gingerbread Cookie

AB09 - Crayon Red

AB10 - Cherry Pie

AB11 - In The Swim

AB12 - Topiary

AB13 - Ivy Arbor

AB14 - Teddy Bear

AB15 - Mommy's Lipstick

AB16 - Grape Juice

AB17 - Summer Splash

AB18 Mud Pie

AB19 - Sidewalk

AB20 - Nighty Night

AB21 - Pot O' Violets

AB22 - Deep Dive

AB23 - Hobby Horse Brown

AB24 - Lead Pencil
AB25 - Chocolate Brownie
Stitching Information
Needlepoint Canvas Requirements & How Annabelle's Playhouse© Will Fit.


Always cut our prepared length in half so as not to cause unnecessary wear.

#18 Mesh Needlepoint Canvas.
One single strand works extremely well in most cases on this mesh.  A single will work all tent stitches to perfection
(continental, half-cross, and basketweave).  Decorative stitches are also easily worked (Scotch, Mosaic, Milanese,
Rhodes, etc.).

#14 Mesh Needlepoint Canvas.
One single provides light but nice coverage in the tents.  Two singles plied cover easily and would provide excellent
wear.  Decorative stitches work well in both ply and become a "choice" decision.

#12 Mesh Needlepoint Canvas.
Two strands in the tent stitches work to perfection.  Decorative stitches should be tested to see how much yarn to use.


Annabelle's Playhouse
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Annabelle’s Playhouse is a yarn for imagination. Perhaps, Annabelle’s Playhouse is in a tree, or, perhaps it is a dollhouse of tiny proportion. Or, just maybe Annabelle’s Playhouse is the home of a creative woman who can’t resist antique shops, and loves flea markets and tag sales. You decide what Annabelle’s Playhouse will be for you.

Annabelle’s Playhouse is a 100% worsted wool yarn with colors that call to mind that of crayons applied one upon another. The wool in this yarn comes from the United States, Great Britain, New Zealand, and Australia. Whatever is best from these countries is used to create this beautiful yarn. To better understand what this yarn is made of, it is first necessary to look at the differences between a “woolen” wool and a “worsted” wool. Basically, “woolen” is much fuzzier, but the differences are greater and for some

                                            Woolen Wool                                                               Worsted Wool
Short Staple                                                                   Long Staple
                                            Carded Only                                                                  Carded & Combed
                                            Slack Twisted                                                                 More Tightly Twisted
                                            Weaker                                                                          Stronger
                                            Bulkier                                                                           Finer, Smoother Even Fibers
                                            Softer                                                                             Firmer
                                            Uneven Twisting                                                             Even Twisting

  The column on the right presents the yarn we are interested in as fine needleworkers. Combed or worsted wool yarns are made of long staple fiber with parallel arrangement. Spun yarns are characterized by protruding fiber ends. Protruding ends contribute to a dull, fuzzy appearance, the shedding of lint, and the formation of “pills.” The strength of a staple fiber is dependent on the cohesive properties (clinging power) of the fibers and upon the points of contact resulting from the pressure of the twist. Individual fiber strength can actually be relatively unimportant if the spinning is correct.


The friction of one fiber against another gives resistance to the lengthwise slippage of the fibers comprising the yarn. A smooth surface creates less friction than a rough surface. The greater the numer of points of contact, the greater the resistance to slippage. Fibers with crimp, or convolutions make a greater number of points of contact without all the ends of short staples. Thus, the choice of wool in this yarn is to create a fiber of excellence.

Appearance & Colors
This yarn has the look of subtle shading accomplished through the combining of several dyes of yarn plied together to form each color. It is not an over-dye, nor does it have the appearance of one. One might apply the word “heather” to the appearance of this yarn. This yarn remains constant in color throughout the skein, making it easy to use, but still delivering the message of multi-color. This yarn would be beautiful in backgrounds, bargello, diaper patterns, and decorative stitches while offering great durability.

About The Yarn
This yarn is not divisible, it should not be separated. It is a single yarn. It may be plied to accommodate different stitching requirements.

Understanding Ply
Simple yarns are classified by the number of twisting operations applied to them. If a yarn is alike in all its parts, it is called a simple yarn. If a yarn has unlike parts, it is a complex yarn. The single yarn is produced in the first twisting operation, which is performed by the spinning frame. Twist is defined as the spiral arrangement of the fibers around the axis of the yarn which binds them together and gives strength. Twist is produced by revolving one end of a fiber strand while the other end is held stationary. A ply of yarn is made by a second twisting operation which combines two or more singles to increase the diameter, strength, or quality. Each part of the yarn is called a ply. The twist is inserted by a machine called a twister. When two single yarns are combined, they are said to be plied. Each one can, however, stand alone. When two are combined they actually exceed individual strength by 10%. To break down a single yarn would be to destroy the first twisting operation of the spinning frame.

Fiber Construction
Texture and strength while being stitched with is dependent on the spin as well as fiber quality. An embroidery or needlepoint yarn has to be able to withstand abrasion while being pulled through canvas or fabric. It is the twist that produces a good part of the durability. A tight twist gives strength and can also add elasticity. A tight twist can even give short fibers strength. A twist can also be part of what is visually pleasing. The main idea of yarn construction is that the twist keep the yarn together. It is this process which turns fiber into what we call yarn. An individual fiber may circle yarn many times so the catch of the fiber has more to hold on to as the fibers cross many times. Also, these encircling fibers hold the yarn together by the tension of their individual elasticity. The tension of these encircling fibers is the reason for the strength of the yarn with the tighter twist. There is, in addition, more elasticity because in a yarn of tighter twist, the transverse elasticity is brought into use. (Transverse = lying or being across or in a cross section; being or extending across the length of something at right angles.)

Twist is another important factor in what keeps a single yarn together. The spun halves that comprise a single can appear strong, but if one attempted to stitch with one half of a single it would simply pull apart within a few stitches because it has no twist to give it strength. As with Felicity’s Garden, the combination of excellence in spinning and fiber make Annabelle’s Playhouse an excellent yarn.

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For Your Information. . .
Neither our manufacturer nor Rosebud's Studio can be held responsible for color fastness if yarn is immersed
in water.  We recommend testing your yarn prior to stitching.  If wet-blocking is planned, our yarn is said to be
by our manufacturer "permanent color fast," but it is not impossible with the strict regulations imposed by the EPA
on dying chemicals, that a color that is not fast could slip through.  Our observations in testing this yarn and the
confidence of our manufacturer tell us there should be no problem with this yarn.  With stitching today including all
the fibers that it does, one would want to take precautions in advance of work being done, and washing would never be recommended.  Textile work should be handled and displayed with respect.  As always, fibers and
fine needlework should be kept out of direct sunlight.  Always plan enough yarn for projects as dye lots can change.
And after all that; for the safest bet, assume that all yarns have the ability through the knotted hank dying process
to have the ability to bleed, especially reds and blues.

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