About BeInspiredFibres

My name is Mei and as long as I can remember, I have enjoyed knitting, crafting and needlework. I now live in Edinburgh, Scotland, which is damp and cold, and a great excuse for more woolly jumpers, mitts and scarves. I am passionate about natural luxury and exotic yarns, languages and travelling.

Making No 9 – Simple * Coming Soon – May 8th release

No. 9 / SIMPLE (May 2020), includes projects and artwork by Sacrée Frangine, Ocean Rose, Takako Ueki, Jen Hewett, Jessica Unsell, Sanae Ishida, Arounna Khounnoraj, Aneela Hoey, Anna Graham, Megahann Halfmoon, Kristine Vejar, Leila Raven, Jennifer Berg, Orlane Sucche, Vanessa Coscarelli Black, Brandi Harper, Pam Allen, Bristol Ivy, Jaqueline Cieslak, Eri Shimizu, Susan B Anderson, Katrin Schneider, and Cal Patch.
Knit and sewn garment patterns are sized up to fit at least a 60″ bust measurement.

Order on this page. Special price below includes postage.

First Class via Royal Mail. Release Date 8th May 2020. Please be aware that local post is currently being disrupted in some areas due to the pandemic. Magazine will be dispatched after the release date.

£27.15

Back copies of Making magazines are available on beinspiredfibresltd.selz

Contactless Curbside Pick-UP – Price

Please contact me via email at beinspiredfibres@gmail.com to let me know that you coming to collect, normally between 10.00-13.00 during week days.

£25.00

Temporary Shop Closure – pick up and mail orders only.

A very huge thank you to all my regular local customers, visitors from around the world and recent new customers, who have been supporting my small speciality wool business which will be turning 7 this year. Your health and well being mean a lot to me, therefore I feel that it is the right decision to close the shop temporarily.

Due to recent Government advisory measures to minimise social contacts and restrict business in order to control the spread of the Coronavirus in the community.

I would like to advise customers that as of end of business on Saturday 21st March 2020, I will be closing the shop to the public. This is not an easy decision to make, I have bills and rent to pay like all businesses, and but we all need to make huge sacrifices to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus and we all need to take this seriously now. We need to all stay indoors and minimise social contact with each other.

For health and safety reasons, I have had to restrict numbers in the shop to 2-3 customers max at any time to ensure that there is sufficient space for safe social distancing at the moment.

I am trying to minimise the time people spend in the shop, so if you have a specific need, please email or call me before you arrive. I never envisaged I would be in this situation, it is an extremely stressful time for everyone.

I have hand sanitizers available should you need to use them in the shop, payment terminals and door handles are constantly being disinfected and I will also be wearing a mask!

Please contact me via email at beinspiredfibres@gmail, Facebook or Instagram, to get the latest stock information and availability, shop information and updates. I do mail order, and I am happy to send photographs and payment link for credit card payments. You may try to call me on 0131 629 2059 between 10am – 12.00 Monday – Friday.

My online shop is currently only limited to special edition books and magazines, but this will change as I will now have more time to work on different distant selling platforms.

52 Weeks of Socks – More Copies Coming Soon*

52 Weeks of Socks is the first hardcover book of Laine Publishing. This publication contains 52 knitting patterns by 46 designers, and is a true encyclopedia of socks. Patterns are beautifully photographed and laid out on 256 pages in the style Laine is known and loved for.

The book contains patterns from the following designers: Heidi Alander, Fiona Alice, Gina Baglia, Ainur Berkimbayeva, Katrine Birkenwasser, Karen Borrel, Sachiko Burgin, Diana Clinch, Verena Cohrs, Valentina Consalvi, Rachel Coopey, Nele Druyts, Marion Em, Lindsey Fowler, Fabienne Gassmann, Lucinda Guy, Dawn Henderson, Anja Heumann, Tiina Huhtaniemi, Caitlin Hunter, Mieka John, Amanda Jones, Joséphine & the seeds, Pauliina Karru, Isabell Kraemer, Tatiana Kulikova, Joji Locatelli, Erika López, Andrea Mowry, Paula Pereira, Rosa Pomar, Elena Potemkina, Amelia Putri, Emily Joy Rickard, Mona Schmidt, Nataliya Sinelshchikova, Marceline Smith, Minna Sorvala, Helen Stewart, Charlotte Stone, Becky Sørensen, Niina Tanskanen, Natalia Vasilieva, Kristine Vejar, Kajsa Vuorela and Mariya Zyaparova.

  • 256 uncoated, high-quality pages
  • Language: English
  • Woven book cover, banner, ribbon place marker
  • Weight: 1100 g / 2.5 lb
  • Print only, no digital download code available.

More copies available end of April, £34.00 purchased in the Marchmont shop, £35.99 plus postage if purchased online.

Laine Magazine – Issue 9

Official release date Friday 20th September 2019.

· 13 knitting patterns from a talented group of designers: Fiona AliceRachel BrockmanOlga Buraya-KefelianAleks ByrdRenée CallahanVerena CohrsElly FalesWhitney HaywardMarianne MunierLavanya PatricellaLucía Ruiz de AguirreSusanne Sommer and Becky Sørensen

  • · an interview with Lavanya Patricella
  • · a long-format story about Petra Mikaelsson from Fru Valborg
  • · my story by Kristine Vejar from A Verb For Keeping Warm
  • · a column by Jeanette Sloan
  • · seasonal recipes
  • · a travel guide to Munich, featuring the best spots to stay, eat and shop

On Summer Vacation 9th – 16th July.

Thank you for participating in the Indieburgh Craft Crawl on Saturday, it was so lovely to see new and old faces!

The shop will be closed between 9th – 16th July inclusive for a short holiday. I will re-open on Wednesday 17th July, at 10.30 -5.00pm as usual, sorry for the inconvenience.

I have received a delivery of the latest Chiaogoo Blue Twist Flexi Shorties sets, but I can only send out after my return from holidays. They are £85.00 each, I also have spare cables and 8cm tips. I have a few sets left.

Making No 7 – Desert

The latest Making magazine  is now available to purchase in the shop or online. Making is always packed with the most interesting projects to sew, quilt, knit, crochet and make!

For convenience and for a limited time, if you just want to purchase the latest issue, I have added a PayPal button below, price below includes 1st Class UK postage for this issue. (This offer is for shipping to UK only, I will need to adjust postage if shipping to Europe). I will post to your registered PayPal address.   (As it is the Easter weekend, I will send out as soon as the post office re-opens on Tuesday.)

I am currently updating my,  new online shop,  where I have uploaded more back issues, so if you are looking for back issues of Making magazines, you will find them there.

 

Making No 7 – Desert – (Release 19th April 2019)

No. 7 / DESERT (April 2019), includes projects by Kim Hamlin, Lauren Holton, Sanae Ishida, Carolyn Friedlander, Aaren Lisbeth Ross, Kristine Vejar, Maddison Wilkerson, Lauren Patterson, Lupine Marshak, Cal Patch, Arounna Khounnoraj, Rae Hoekstra, Heidi Gustafson, and Ellen Johnson. Knit designs by Julie Weisenberger, Amy van de Laar, Paula Pereira, Fiona Alice Blanchard, Norah Gaughan, Susan B Anderson, Helga Isager, Bristol Ivy, and Carrie Bostick Hoge.

£26.95

Products Preview – EYF Stand H8 – Part 1.

Cannot believe that this will be my 7th year exhibiting at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival and it doesn’t get any easier curating a collection for the show, amidst so many wonderful exhibitors from the UK and Europe This is a very brief snapshot of what you might find next week on my stand and if there are any left after the event, they will be available for sale in my Marchmont shop.

Hedgehog Fibres Merino Aran (Ireland)
Hand dyed Silk Mohair by Das Mondschaf (Germany)
Erika Knight Wool Local (UK)
Knit Cosmic Strings – Edinburgh based indie dyer
Olann Merino Singles (Ireland)
Tosh Sport (Madelinetosh from US)
Mondim and Brusca range from Rosa Pomar based in Portugal
A Yarn from North Ronaldsay, Orkney Islands