Lowlander Yarn Studio

Beautiful Hand Dyed Yarns that light the imagination

Rare Breed

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Meet Our Locals

These woman are awesome “Knit Ambassadors” for the purpose of serving others

Our Locals are Knit Ambassadors with a purpose as they give back to serve their community. They use their talent, time and materials to gift to others throughout our community and indeed the nation and they truly are amazing.

Business should never be just about business. We should always not only give back to our communities but we should also support our communities

Every year here at Lowlander we choose an organization to knit or crochet for as well as support. This year we chose an awesome organization Rare Breed.

Rare Breed is an organization that helps, supports and gives to the homeless youth in our community right here in the heart of the Ozarks. It is one that is very close to my heart as many years ago before I started the journey of motherhood, I worked as a project worker serving and loving on the kids in my community of Drumchapel, Glasgow. Serving our kids in our communities will always be something I am passionate about no matter where life takes me and I am so thankful to have been introduced to such an organization that truly lives up to their mission statement..

We are called to love and love should be our only mission and purpose for giving back, especially when it comes to those who might for whatever their personal journey, feel lost, hopeless and forgotten about. Every life is precious regardless of race, religion, politics, circumstances or choices.

Our Lowlander Locals group has been knitting away for these awesome kids and they have been having so much fun along the way

We have kept in mind that these are kids who deserve some colorful, happy and way out there hats and things. I told our locals to not be afraid to go way out there to put a smile on their faces..Go Big or Go Home kind of thing.

I am amazed by the fresh, young and hip items they have been creating. Truly a labor of love

We were saddened by loosing one of our locals who was knitting away for these kids, her passing reminded us along the way that life is a precious gift to be treasured everyday. Amy is greatly missed and we were blessed to know her, laugh with her and have her part of our locals who give back, and we feel very blessed to have some of her hats going out to Rare Breed.

Helping one person might not change the world, but it could change the world for one person
 If you would like to support this organization, please visit their website for details on how you can help, their many needs and their volunteer opportunities. They welcome and appreciate their local community and welcome your involvement. It takes only one unselfish, kind and giving act to change the life of one person.

If you would like to support this organization, please visit their website for details on how you can help, their many needs and their volunteer opportunities. They welcome and appreciate their local community and welcome your involvement. It takes only one unselfish, kind and giving act to change the life of one person.

Thank you to all our locals who have helped make this year a great year for giving, loving and being a reason that someone smiles, and not to forget keeping our community toasty warm

Knitting on the Porch with Puppies

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We recently had the blessing of knitting at Iris Hill Farm. Twenty two Lowlander Locals sitting and knitting.

It was a great day out, our gracious host Merry Schepers hosted this event on her farm up in Seymour, Mo. Her farm dog Gillie had given birth to five beautiful collies and we got to spend the day knitting on the porch with them.

I am not sure how much knitting we actually got done as the puppies were fun, playful and just wee balls of fur..cuddling was more on the agenda than knitting

Everyone brought a dish for a potluck lunch and Merry whipped together some yummy pork meatballs, after all she is the best Pig Farmer around.

We ate, knit, had fun with the puppies and took a tour of the farm.

Iris Hill Farm sits in the middle of Amish country, so the added bonus was watching the Amish buggies go by, what a delight to be able to just have such a wonderful, relaxing and tranquil day

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Farm 2 Fork Pork

Visit Merry’s Blog to follow all the happenings at Iris Hill Farm

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The happenings at LYS

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Cannot believe our Fall season is almost upon us. We have been super busy working on our social media and linking everything together, that in and of itself is a full time job.

We have also been busy creating, testing, writing and editing our first pattern designs and are so excited to release our first one this month " Design By Imagination".

Designs

 

Excited about first design release!!

We are working on finishing up about five I think, so looking forward to getting them all out there. In here somewhere I have found the time to work on a few knew yarn bases and colorways...cant wait to show you them all. Also been working on our first mini skiens which will come in kit form and with their very own pattern, so as you can see..been busy

Something else we have been working on is our Mini Me Kits. these will be released as soon as our test knitting on our pattern is completed

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Mini Me

 

KIts

This is our mini skein kits we are working on, super excited to be bringing them to you soon

So as you can see I have been super busy working on several projects, also collaborating with a great crochet designer on designing something in our Silkmere yarn, soooooooooooooo excited about that

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Also a busy mum to four grown up kids and Nana to two beautiful granddaughters. Life is just full of everything at the moment and I love it

Happy Yarning to all

Meet our "Silkmere" collection

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I am excited about this exquisite collection. Anything that has silk within it, just makes me so happy. The dye strikes the silk in a different way which just gives this beautiful paler shade of color which blends just beautiful with the cashmere.

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Silkmere

A beautiful blend of Blue Faced Leicster, Silk and Cashmere

 

My name for this collection came from the silk and cashmere blend, two blends of luxuriousness, so then was born our "Silkmere"


The main staple in this yarn is BFL , this yarn comes from the breed of sheep that gives it's name exactly how it is BFL. 

The Bluefaced Leicester (BFL) is a longwool breed of sheep which evolved from a breeding scheme of Robert Bakewell, in Dishley, Leicestershire in the eighteenth century.

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First known as the Dishley Leicester, and then the Hexham Leicester, because of the prevalence of the breed in Northumberland, the name Bluefaced Leicester became known at the beginning of the 20th century. In the 1970s, the Bluefaced Leicester was exported to Canada from the United Kingdom. This breed is raised primarily for meat, but their fleece is becoming increasingly popular for handspinning and for Indie dyers

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My inspiration for our color palette came from my travels to Lake Windermere in the beautiful Cumbria area. 

 

Available now for order

Finally off and almost running

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I tell you! everything is a process to get an online yarn shop up and running...might of been easier to run the store front lol.

I know everyone has been patiently waiting on everything, and you guys have been ever so patient. For those that know me, you know I am a total wear my heart on my sleeve kind of girl, so not gonna hide the fact I have been hiding.

After the shop closed my life didn't quite take the route I had anticipated and everything from shop closing to finding myself totally on my own again, really threw me into the pit of self discovery and needing to know who I was, what the heck I was doing and where on earth was I going. It was not a pretty journey at first..in fact for anyone who has had this life changing experience..there is a  part of it that is quite ugly..lots of soppy tissues..lots of looking in the mirror and wondering who you were looking at, there was a person looking back at you but you didn't recognize her.

All that being said I knew that if I didn't sort myself and take as much time as I needed to become a healthier me, then I would of been no good to anyone.

I decided to go back to the only place I could of began my self discovery journey, and that was home to Scotland. Not only was it a well needed break but it was life changing for me. There is no place like home no matter where we are.

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No Place Like Home

Just God, myself and the beauty of his creation

A few of my special moments from my trip back to Scotland


Time to get down to the lowdown of Lowlander

Lowlander has taken a different direction since my journey of self discovery. My passion is the same but I realize I am only one person. My concentration will be more focused to creating an online shop for you all to shop for beautiful hand dyed yarns, and hand selected yarns, notions, gifts and whatever else comes through the creative process.

My plan for lessons and classes will unfortunately not be a an everyday part, but the positive side is that we will have some impromptu things throughout the year for the knitting and crochet community. I will still be available for private lessons, so if you need some help please email me.


Busy At Work

Now I am back, I have been busy in my dye studio creating for you some really beautiful yarns that are about to be released. My next blog will be to introduce you to the small collection we will be starting out with. I am so excited.

Rose and Thistles Jewelry Company

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We are excited to introduce Rose and Thistles Jewelry company. 

We are collaborating with this awesome company to bring you a line of Personalized, Hand Stamped Jewelry just for fun or for that special occasion or person in your life. These cuffs make for great gifts for everyone, but Kimber is introducing a special line just for us knitters and crocheters. She already since just introducing them last week is bust fulfilling orders. You can order direct from our website or you can order direct from Rose and Thistles

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Rose & Thistles

Personalized..Hand Stamped Jewelry 

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Sisters

Custom cufffs

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Kimber Woodward

Kimber is such a creative artist and is such a great person to work with, I have enjoyed working with her on this venture, and I have several of her cuffs and have my Christmas orders in already.

I can testify to not only the quality but the chique factor of these beautiful cuffs.

 

 

 

 

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Trust The Journey
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Customize it with your own creativity

Knit Happens

Knit On

Happy Hookers

I bloody Love Knitting

Love..Peace...Knit

 

KNITTED KNOCKERS

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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

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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. 

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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

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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 Studio

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