Lowlander Yarn Studio


Jacqui WrightComment

Lowlander Yarn Studio is a proud sponsor of Knitted Knockers.

We have a group of ladies that participate in this great cause by knitting these beautiful knockers and then we come together a few times throughout the year to package them up and send them off and to raise funds.

Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. Traditional breast prosthetics are usually expensive, heavy, sweaty and uncomfortable. They typically require special bras or camisoles with pockets and can't be worn for weeks after surgery. Knitted Knockers on the other hand are soft, comfortable, beautiful and when placed in a regular bra they take the shape and feel of a real breast. Our special volunteer knitters provide these free to those requesting them. Knitted knockers can be adjusted to fill the gap for breasts that are uneven and easily adapted for those going through reconstruction by simply removing some of the stuffing.

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Spring is in the air

Jacqui Wright

Don't you just love Spring? I remember so much when I was a child growing up in Scotland, the first sign of early spring was when the crocus came out in bloom. I would just see a carpet of sweet purple, it was like the earth was just lined with them or it at least seemed like it to a 6 year old. 


Designing is something I am so passionate about and I have been exploring the process of shawl design, which gave me the idea to hold a mini shawl class where we explore some simple shawl constructions where we get to be the designer. I am so excited for this class, still in the planning stage but I am so enjoying working on it and cannot wait to share it in a class.

Spring season in the yarn world can be a time of stress for most yarn shop owners as sales slow a little but I choose to see and look at it a little differently because I think it is time that can be more inspiring, I am inspired to design more in the spring as I feel my creative juices flow more. We are surrounded by so much beauty and the sweet smells of spring, it just creates the perfect environment for creative thinking. 



A New Year

Jacqui WrightComment

Happy New Year to all far and near. Don't you love a brand new year? It feels so crisp and fresh ad so full of possibilities for a brand new start, well it isn't that much different in business..we take a look at a new year with fresh eyes, we approach it as an opportunity to revamp  and restructure everything. We take a look at what worked and what didnt work and we make changes.  We are excited to fulfill some of our goals and ideas, so much buzzing in my head, I must write them  in my note book for when I forget what was buzzing in my head lol. One of my personal knitting resolutions is to finish the mountain of projects I have on my needles. Since owning a yarn shop, there is an abundance of projects waiting to be finished..class samples, yarn swatches, samples for shop floor, new pattern sample that are still in the design phase. " I must, I must decrease my project pile and destash my yarn ..what!!!!! did I actually say destash, I think I did...might need therapy for that one or a whole lot of strong tea. 

We are moving!

Lowlander Yarn Shop

After a wonderful first 10 months in business we have outgrown our wee house and we are moving to a bigger place. We are so excited about our move and the new premises that will be the new home of Lowlanders.
It has been quite the roller coaster ride in our first year, I really should write a blog post on the ups and downs of the yarn shop. One would think that owning a yarn shop means beautiful yarns and lots of knitting, well beautiful yarn is true but lots of knitting is not so. I have knit less since we opened.

On the up side of owning a yarn shop, the people you meet along the way and many who have became close friends is just an amazing part of the yarn shop. We really are a community.

We so look forward to what the future holds for lowlanders and we have so many great ideas coming up in the next few months for the new place and cannot wait to to blog about it