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.

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

 

Christmas Holidays Dec 2016

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HAPPY CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR

The shop will be closed on Christmas Eve 24th December 2016 from 2.00pm and will re-open in the New Year on Tuesday, 3rd January 2017.  

Online orders will not be fulfilled until my return on the 3rd January.

Please have a very happy and safe Christmas & New Year.

Please check the latest crochet and knitting classes at

www.bookwhen.com/beinspiredfibres

Learn Tunisian Crochet in Edinburgh

Final classes coming up for 2016..

Learn Tunisian Crochet with Carol Meldrum – £30 – Sunday 11th December 2016 – 10.30 -13.00

Why learn Tunisian Crochet?  If you like your crochet fabric to look like a knitted fabric, then knowing how to use a Tunisian hook and a few basic stitches, can really help you speed up  making a wide range of projects quickly, from simple scarves, wraps, bags to larger home accessories such as blankets and throws.

Be inspired and learn a new technique, this course is suitable for people who know some really basic crochet.  You will learn how to use a Tunisian/Afghan crochet hook and the basic essential stitches and how to follow a simple pattern in this introductory class.

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Introduction to Free Form Crochet with Carol Meldrum – £30 – Sunday, 11th December – 14.00 – 16.30

Expand your basic crochet knowledge with this fun and inspiring Free Form Crochet techniques class with Carol Meldrum, Author and Designer.

Suitable for refreshers and  beginners with some experience  of basic crochet, who wish to be inspired beyond traditional crochet.

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Book online: www.bookwhen.cm/beinspiredfibres

Learn Two Handed Stranded Colourwork for Fair Isle and Scandinavian Knitting

DON’T MISS THIS One Day Colourwork Workshop Taught by Karie Westermann, Blogger and Knitwear Designer

Two Handed Stranded Colourwork with Karie Westermann

Saturday, 3rd December, 10.30 – 16.30 – Lunch included (£55), Suitable for Beyond Beginners.

This course will teach you how to knit continental style, holding yarn with left hand, compared to the English throwing method, stranded colourwork principles and techniques for both Fair Isle and Scandinavian knitting traditions, how to read a colour chart and understand colour theory.  You will also cast on for a small project in the round and practice the two-handed technique.

Book Online: www.bookwhen.com/beinspiredfibres

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Begin to Crochet Classes

 Don’t miss this opportunity to learn to crochet with

Carol Meldrum  on Sunday 13th November 2016

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Learn to Crochet Basic Granny Squares for Beginners – 10.30 – 13.00  (£30)

Learn to Crochet & Join Motifs for Beyond Beginners – 14.00 – 16.30 (£30)

Discount £5 is available if you book for the two classes together, please contact me directly on email beinspiredfibres@gmail to reserve this option.

http://www.bookwhen.com/beinspiredfibres

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forthcoming classes and workshops

Sunday –  9th October 2016 – 2 classes for beyond beginners.

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10.30 – 13.00  – Learn to knit Fair Isle in the round with Double Pointed Needles with Carol Meldrum (£30)

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14.00 – 4.45 – Steeking your Fair Isle with Confidence with Carol Meldrum (£30)

£5.00 discount for the two classes combined.

For more information,  https://v1.bookwhen.com/beinspiredfibres