The Lowery Workstand: a standout story

Published on 6 November 2020 By Holly Butteriss 2 min read

Loved far and wide the Lowery Workstand, handcrafted in England, is the ultimate needlecraft accessory. Designed to hold your embroidery hoop or frame, it keeps your fabric taut and your hands free, so you can enjoy doing what you do best - stitching! Top of every embroider’s wish list, we think we might be treating ourselves to one too.

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Lowery Workstand with Side Clamp - Powder Coated Silver Grey

Lowery Workstand with Side Clamp - Powder Coated Silver Grey

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Wonderful coloured workstands!

Your Lowery Workstand questions answered! 

What is a workstand?

Good question! Basically, it holds your embroidery frame or hoop so your hands are free to stitch. You can fit it next to a sofa, armchair or wheelchair, making your embroidery easily accessible, so you can do what you do best - stitching.

What if I have mobility issues? 

The beauty of the workstand is that it can be moved around your home to suit your needs, whether you’re sat comfy on the sofa, or you put it by your bedside, you can change the height and angle of your workstand to make it super easy to reach your embroidery! 

Which accessories are compatible with my workstand?

Whether you have a silver grey workstand or one of the fabulous coloured workstands, all the silver grey accessories are compatible with both workstands, whether it's an accessory bracket to hold your thread and pin cushion or a magnetic board holder. What a treat!

Amazing workstand accessories!

What’s the story behind the Lowery workstand?

In the sleepy countryside of Lincolnshire, on a very busy pig farm, the original Lowery Workstand was invented. Rosemary Lowery asked her husband to build her an embroidery stand for her birthday and after some trial and error, Keith (known as PK to friends and family!) gifted his wife the workstand we all know and love today.

There's no doubt that this legacy is firmly rooted in the Lowery family and the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside.

To this day, Lowery Workstands are still made on the farm where PK built the very first. PK and Rosemary’s eldest grandchild, Ben and his wife Gemma, run the workshops and business, while other Lowery family members run the books, social media and marketing. There's no doubt that this legacy is firmly rooted in the Lowery family and the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside. 

The philosophy of Lowery Workstands is built on a foundation of longevity and quality. On a farm, life is busy and there isn’t time to fix things more than once, so for PK it is vital that each workstand is crafted to work well and be durable. In fact, Rosemary’s original workstand still exists to this day! Sadly Rosemary passed away in 2005 but her creativity and the Lowery family values, continue to inspire makers everywhere.

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About the author

Holly Butteriss

Holly Butteriss is the Content Coordinator at LoveCrafts. Working closely with designers and influencers, Holly aims to inspire makers with lovely content and believes that “self expression is good for the soul”. Creative at heart, Holly will give any craft a go if she doesn’t have her nose in a book!

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