About Me


Welcome to Bow Fiddle Yarns

I’m a self confessed yarnaholic and crafter and I’ve been crafting from a very young age when my mum taught me to knit.  My family have all knitted, sewed and stitched as long as I can remember, from when everyone had “to make do and mend”.    My Granny once knitting a glove with a thumb and five fingers so we have always been a bit maverick and creative. 

Knitting has provided an opportunity to take time away from technology and bring some mindfulness to this every busy world.

I have always been drawn to vivid colours and how they can lift moods and provide confidence to project to the outside world.

The North East of Scotland is a beautiful corner of the country with many mountains, beaches, castles and wide open spaces.  This environment provides an ever changing colour palette and inspiration.

I hand dye a wide variety of colours, in small batches on different weights and fibres which are perfect for accessories such as scarves, shawls and socks as well as garments.  However if there is a specific colour you are looking for please get in touch.

As I love the area the company name is based on an iconic rock formation in Portknockie on the Moray Firth coast near where I grew up.

Dyeing yarn allows me to indulge my love for both colour and yarn and I hope that you will join me on this yarny adventure.

Louise x


I understand that as a yarn lover, you want to squish yarn and see the nuances of colours.  I am currently stocked in the following locations and will be adding more outlets until we can all get together again at a yarn festival.

These are amazing independent retailers and carry fabulous stock, please click on the links to visit their websites.

Intricate Designs in Cullen

Unwind Yarns in Galashiels

Fankle Yarns in Prestwick

LilyK in Banchory