Meet the dyer

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Lianne’s story

Born and raised in the northern part of the Netherlands, I’ve had a fascination with yarn and crafts from a very early age. My grandma (Beppe in my local language) tried to teach me how to crochet when I was about 5 or 6 years old. It was a good try, but it was an even better knot. She taught me basic knitting but the big, long knitting needles weren’t my thing at that time as you can imagine at that age.

I stayed on the creative path. Making cards with my other grandma (Oma), flower bouquets from her garden, sewing a pillow by hand. These things laid the foundation for my creative upbringing.

I finished fashion academy and decided to move to Australia for a while. I helped out at the neighbours sheep farm with sheering sheep and learned a lot about the fleece, fuelling the knitting flame once again. My mum visited me and brought her crocheting with and I asked her to please teach me again. That was the turning point in my life.

As family oriented as I am, I ended up very home sick and returned to my hometown in 2017. After such big travels I was a bit lost as to what I wanted to do in life. I ended up working in care, but had to scratch my creative itch as well as the knitting and crocheting was almost addicting.

I joined a lovely crochet club with my mum, who strongly supported my lifelong dream to run my own business. And after handing out a few of the first hand dyed skeins during one of our meet-ups and the girls trying to take them home straight away, Sheep Yarns was born.

My drive to combine the relaxation of crafts, the joy of sharing our crafts and love for unique personal style makes the colour range of Sheep Yarns what it is today. A beautiful balance between bold and crazy, calm and gentle.

“My drive to combine the relaxation of crafts, the joy of sharing our crafts and love for unique personal style makes the colour range of Sheep Yarns what it is today”