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.

Friday, 8th June 2018 – Shop Closed and New Arrivals.

The shop will be closed on Friday, 8th June 2018, as I will be moving house on the day and will re-open again on Saturday morning, as usual.

Just arrived the latest Amirisu magazine from Japan, in a new A4 format and now completely in English.  This issue also features  – “Loie” a shawl pattern by Edinburgh based designer and tutor – Maddie Harvey,

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I have just received a few sets of Chiaogoo’s New Red Lace Twist “Shorties”.  This new system looks so  amazingly cute, neat and tiny.  They are perfect for knitting socks and sleeves, and for small circumferences in the round and especially for people who do not like using DPNs.  The combo tips will be sold separately later in the year.

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Stand H9 @ Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2018 – The Corn Exchange

The shop in Marchmont will be closed on 15th, 16th and 17th March, and re-open on Sunday after lunch, as I will be exhibiting at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival.  This will be my fifth year and I will be taking a selection of highly desirable yarns and needles to add to your collection!

Brands will include Lykke needles, Uschitita, Olann, Hedgehog Fibres, Lotus Cashmere, Yarn from North Ronaldsay, Orkney Angora, Knit Collage, Plotlupi, Malabrigo, Habu Textiles, Madelinetosh, ITO yarns and Riverside Studios from Canada.  See you there!

EYF 2018 – shop opening hours during the week of the festival

 

static1.squarespace.comEdinburgh Yarn Festival, 15th – 17th March 2018

Please come and visit my stand  H9 at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange, where you will find a special range of highly desirable yarns and knitting accessories!

Marchmont shop opening hours during the week of the festival.

Monday: 12th March open 10.30 – 17.00

Tuesday:13th March open 10.30 – 17.00

Wednesday: 14th March, closing at 13.00 (need to set up at the Corn Exchange)

Thursday: 15th March – Closed, see you at the Corn Exchange

Friday: 16th March – Closed, see you at the Corn Exchange

Saturday:17th March – Closed, see you at the Corn Exchange

Sunday: 18th March – Open at 11.00 – 17.00

Monday:19th March open at 10.30 – 17.00

 

 

 

Final classes for 2017

Forthcoming Classes with Carol Meldrum, Designer and Knitting and Crochet Tutor

Sunday 3rd December 2017  –  Learn to Crochet for Beginners – 10.30 – 13.00

Learn to Crochet with Carol Meldrum

Sunday 3rd Dec 2017 – Finishing and Sewing Techniques for Hand knits – 14.00 – 16.30

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For more information and to book online: https://v1.bookwhen.com/beinspiredfibres

 

Knitting and Crochet Classes Autumn and Winter 2017

List of forthcoming classes, for more information and to book online and pay via paypal, please visit: https://v1.bookwhen.com/beinspiredfibres or pop into the shop and pay by card or cash.

September 2017

Introduction to Fair Isle Knitting in the Round with Carol Meldrum

Sunday, 24th September 2017 – 10.30 – 13.00

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October 2017

Learn to Crochet – Introduction to Basic Crochet Stitches with Carol Meldrum (Beginners)

Sunday, 29th October 2017 – 10.30 – 13.00

Learn to Crochet Granny Squares and other Motifs with Carol Meldrum (Beginners and beyond)

Sunday, 29th October 2017 – 14.00 – 16.30


November 2017

Learn to knit Fair Isle in the Round with Carol Meldrum – (Beyond Beginners)

Sunday, 19th November 2017 – 10.30 – 13.00

Steeking and Finishing your Fair Isle Knitting – (Beyond Beginners)

Sunday, 19th November 2017 – 14.00 – 16.30

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December 2017

Learn to Crochet with Carol Meldrum – (Beginners)

Sunday, 3rd December 2017 – 10.30 – 13.00

Professional Finishing Techniques for your Handknits – (All levels)

Sunday 3rd December 2017 – 14.00 – 16.30

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Indie Burgh Craft Crawl – Saturday, 17th June 2017

17632403_1822783801309316_5999974746427057753_oThe annual Indie Burgh Craft Crawl organized by Jess at Ginger Twist Studios is fast approaching and at the same time, we are also approaching our 4th anniversary!

  • There will be a 10% discount on all Noro and Lotus luxury yarns  on the day.

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A selection of modern crochet patterns beautifully photographed and produced by the Crochet Project team.

 

 

The latest issue 13 from Amirisu has also just landed.

Delicate Merino by the Walk Collection has recently arrived, hand dyed in Germany by Cathrin Walk, her colours are just stunning and her yarns are just really beautiful to work with.  The Delicate Merino is a strong heavy lace weight / light fingering and each skein comes in 100g / 600m, perfect for lightweight shawls and garments.

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Blocking wires by Lazadas and Knit Pro Knit Blockers

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New Lanark Wool and Silk Blend DK from New Lanark Mills, a world heritage site and a working spinning mill based in Lanarkshire, Scotland

Back in stock:

Chiaogoo Twist Mini Sets,  their medical grade steel interchangeable needles with super flexible cables are beautiful and comfortable to work with.  Needle tips included are – 1.5mm, 1.75mm, 2.00mm, 2.25mm and 2.50mm and it also comes with a little mini tool kit and 3 mini cables – 60cm / 80cm /100cm.

All 3 volumes of  Making magazines – Flora, Fauna and Dots are now back in stock, as well as Yokes, Book of Haps and Colours of Shetland by Kate Davies.

There will also be yarns from local indie hand dyers –  Knit Cosmic Strings,you will need to be quick, as their yarns disappear very quickly!

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Re-stock of the lovely seaweed eating sheep wool from the North Ronaldsay Island.

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Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2017 – Opening Hours

Be Inspired Fibres – STAND K5

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Opening Hours over the EYF2017 week and weekend

Marchmont Shop will be open on Monday, 6th March from 11.00 till 17.00

Tuesday 7th  – Wednesday 8th from 10.30 till 17.00

Thursday, 9th from 10.30 till 13.00.  The shop will be closed in the afternoon, as I need to set up at the Corn Exchange.

Friday 10th and Saturday 11th – MARCHMONT SHOP CLOSED, you will find me at STAND K5 at the EDINBURGH CORN EXCHANGE

Sunday 12th – Shop will be re-opened from 14.00 – 17.00

Monday 13th – Shop will be opened from 11.00 till 17.00

From Tuesday, we are back to normal opening hours – 10.30 till 17.00