I've been a lover of crocheting with chunky yarns since way back when.
I started with tshirt yarn but hated the variations in thickness. Check out my original Instagram account i_heart_chunkyyarn which I started in 2015.
Then I discovered Bobbiny cotton cords. There were a couple of suppliers in Australia but they weren't stocking the full range of colours.
In 2018 I became a Bobbiny reseller in order to get my fix of cotton cords!
After a couple of years I no longer wanted to work with Bobbiny. Unfortunately I was unable to find another manufacturer who was willing to supply, and who had negotiated shipping costs for overseas resellers.
Then I discovered Bilibag Factory in the UK. A husband and wife team making their own cords. My husband (who has a background in manufacturing) contacted Sylwia and Przemek and I will be forever grateful to the information and advice they have given us.
So... in early 2021, in the middle of a pandemic, hubby and I decided to produce our own braided cords!
After many ups and a whole lot of downs, MATILDA Braided Cords were released on 5th August, 2021.
We're currently offering 32 colours from our small factory in Melbourne.
The journey has just begun.