Introducing Anchored Skills Development Centre - A division of Tarn!

Anchored - Skill * Develop * Create - A division of Tarn Yarn (Pty) Ltd

Out of the desire to leave a legacy, flows Anchored. We are passionate about our business model, making an impact in the local community by imparting skills that can be practically used to encourage job creation,  and also by developing mind-sets that understand the business arena. and by creating products that are innovative, hand crafted, export quality and as far as possible environmentally conscious by using repurposed materials.

We offer workshops in a variety of different crafts, then invite those who have shown talent after completing the workshop to stay on as freelance crafters and develop their skill further whilst earning commission income by creating piecemeal items for sale by Anchored. The alternative is for the newly skilled crafters to branch out and create their own business.

At Anchored we are not just a business making beautiful quality products, we are a team of skilled crafters, working together to make a difference in our community through a love for people, colour and creativity. If you would like to see more of what we do, or find out how you can be a stockist of Anchored Products and support our cause further, then please feel free to come and visit us at 34 Bureau Street Humansdorp, South Africa, or email us at

For those not local to Humansdorp, Anchored products can now be purchased online from our Handmade Items page on the Tarnsa website.

August 11, 2017 by Janice Gutsche


Tarn {T-shirt Yarn} started out as a business idea between two sisters, and a dream to foster skills development training in the local community.What transpired over the next two and a half years was truly a blessing... Numerous magazine articles, television appearances, rapid growth of the brand and a loyal client base who became like family.

But growth requires change, and that change sometimes requires a new set of eyes.

After much prayer and thought about the direction Tarn was taking, the decision was made to sell.

The connections and fit with the new owners was simply unbelievable…And we are excited for the future of the business, in their hands.

We would like to introduce our clients to the new owner of Tarn: Janice Gutsche. Janice has a very similar heart and vision for the business, Tarn will continue its production as normal, but in a different location and is excited about investigating new colour ranges. She will also be using Tarn to do skills development training alongside the normal production of Tarn in Humansdorp at Anchored Skills Development Centre. (

Please be assured that Tarn as a brand will continue in look and feel as well as quality as before. We will introduce you to our admin staff soon! 

March 09, 2016 by Janice Gutsche

We won Gold at SARCDA this year!

Tarn attended the SARCDA expo this year held at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. The theme for the tarn stand was a snap shot of some amazing tarn products that can be made using our Tarn {T-shirt Yarn}. We were very excited as this was the first time that tarn would be exhibiting at SARCDA and to our surprise we also won best stand in our category. Tarn would like to thank the SARCDA team and all the lovely clients that we met at the expo. #tarn #SARCDA


October 20, 2014 by Leigh-Anne Ferreira


#SARCDA #tarn #Expo 

June 18, 2014 by Leigh-Anne Ferreira

Time flies when you having fun!


Midway through the year! Looking forward to a great second half of 2014...#happiness #tarn

June 02, 2014 by Leigh-Anne Ferreira

Hobby X & Business Day 2014

We had a wonderful time this year at Hobby X at the Dome in JHB. We were able to reconnect with our loyal clients and met some new tarn lovers. The kids really impressed us with their knitting and crochet skills which makes all the hard work worth while. We were able to get to shoot a short clip with the guys from Business Day and tell everyone a bit about tarn. Have a look here
 We would just like to give a big thanks to everyone at Hobby X, Business day and to all our customers.
# Tarn Team
March 31, 2014 by Leigh-Anne Ferreira

Tarn at Hobby X Coca-Cola Dome 2014


We are super excited for this year's Hobby expo at the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg.
Make a note in your diaries to visit our Tarn stand from 6-9 March 2014.
We look forward to seeing you there!
#Tarn Team
January 09, 2014 by Leigh-Anne Ferreira

Gatsby Hamper for Reach for a Dream Ladies' Evening


We had a great time putting this Gatsby inspired Tarn hamper together - it will go to a lucky winner at the Reach for a Dream Gatsby Ladies' Evening. We wonder who the lucky winner will be! #Tarn Team 
November 22, 2013 by Leigh-Anne Ferreira

Tarn on DSTV Home Channel 176


We are excited to feature two of our fun and easy Tarn projects on the Show Me How programme in mid Jan 2014.
It was an awesome experience recording the episode and we are sure our clients will enjoy the new projects they can create. #Tarn Team
November 12, 2013 by Leigh-Anne Ferreira