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Lauren - the owner of Country Yarns & The Glass Sheep Etsy shop- provides yarn, inspiration, and practical advice to a tremendous assortment of knitters and crocheters, ranging from beginners to novice fiber enthusiasts - to expert designers & fiber artists.

Some of us - members of her knitting-klatch, are assisting her in launching this Etsy shop. We recognize that Lauren has a constant aversion to sitting down for more than five minutes and writing a ‘personal profile’...(just like the words from The Sound of Music - "...how do you catch a cloud and pin it down?"). Listing her many accomplishments, design expertise and unique sense of color and texture is something we, as her 'followers', can do more objectively as Lauren can sell the most tattered thread one hundred times over, before 'selling' herself .
Instead, having in her own words, “the attention span…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 23
  • Joined March 27, 2011

Favorite materials

wool, sequins, alpaca, mohair, Glitz, anything FIBER related

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About

Lauren - the owner of Country Yarns & The Glass Sheep Etsy shop- provides yarn, inspiration, and practical advice to a tremendous assortment of knitters and crocheters, ranging from beginners to novice fiber enthusiasts - to expert designers & fiber artists.

Some of us - members of her knitting-klatch, are assisting her in launching this Etsy shop. We recognize that Lauren has a constant aversion to sitting down for more than five minutes and writing a ‘personal profile’...(just like the words from The Sound of Music - "...how do you catch a cloud and pin it down?"). Listing her many accomplishments, design expertise and unique sense of color and texture is something we, as her 'followers', can do more objectively as Lauren can sell the most tattered thread one hundred times over, before 'selling' herself .
Instead, having in her own words, “the attention span of a wet flea”, she gets distracted by a sparkling new yarn, a design idea; a new pattern or a chance to hunt down a unique antique.

So, it is up to us - her friends and fans - to describe for you all the reasons that we return day after day to draw on her artistic background and be inspired by her genius and love of colors, textures, and design concepts.

There’s nothing quite as rewarding as finishing a project and hearing Lauren say, “That’s way cool!” And with her input - it is. She’s even convinced some of us old-time, puritanical New England knitters, to "amp-up" our projects with brilliant colors, glistening fibers chock full of glass beads and jewel toned threads, extraordinary textures and even(heaven help us) sequins!! I guess she does qualify as the Siren of Sparkle, or maybe even the "Glitter Queen" as some of her friends have coined.
So come join in the fun!

This Etsy site offers you a virtual store visit to a yarn/knitting shop that has lasted and grown for over 25 years in southern New England - showcasing designs and garments ranging from traditional to fun to fantabulous! Our knitting kits combine original patterns with Lauren’s remarkable skill at finding the perfect yarns for any design. Last but not least, our hand-spun, hand-plied, & hand-tied yarns will help you to produce the one of a kind handmade item that makes people around you say, “Where did you get that - That’s way cool!!”

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