Zephyr Yarn

Modern hank of zephyr yarn. Modern hank of zephyr yarn.

Zephyr yarn is an American brand name for Berlin wool or German wool, used from the nineteenth century onwards. The vivid colours and soft, light texture ('light as a breeze', hence the name zephyr) made the wool very popular in Europe and North America and aided in the popularity of Berlin wool work.


  • CAULFEILD, Sophia Frances Anne and Blanche C. SAWARD (1882). The Dictionary of Needlework, London: Upcott Gill, p. 528.
  • MORRIS, Barbara (1962). Victorian Embroidery, London: Herbert Jenkins, Ltd., p. 20.

Digital source of information (retrieved 6 June 2016)


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