Christmas Holidays Dec 2016

Christmas

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

Indie Burg Yarn Crawl 2016 and new arrivals

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Goodness, the Indie Burgh Yarn Crawl is tomorrow!

To celebrate the occasion, there will be a 2% discount on all purchases on the day, however, some items are not included in this offer which include Woolly Originals handmade bags.

There is a sale on the following products which are now being discontinued from the shop

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Araucania Botany Lace – 100% Merino Wool, 100g/410m – £9.50 per skein.

Cascade Lana D’Oro – 50% Alpaca  / 50% Wool – 100g – 200m – £6.50 per skein IMG_3598

 

 

IMG_3600New arrivals in the shop include – Kate Davies’s new Book of Haps, don’t forget that she will be making an appearance and signing copies at Kathy’s Knits on Saturday, 11th June, which is also part of the Indie Burgh Yarn Crawl organised by Ginger Twist Studios.

 

header_logoI am now also starting to stock  Hedgehog Fibres – currently their Sock Yarn,  Skinny Singles and Mini Skeins.

 

Beata dyes her yarn in Cork, Ireland and covers the wide spectrum of colours, tones and moods.  IMG_3601She is immensely popular and has a wide international following.

I have been following her progress probably for over eight years, from when she was a very small indie dyer.   Her colours and choice of bases continue to inspire me.

She has some lovely free patterns on her website that knit really well with her hand dyed  yarns, but her yarns have really inspired many of Stephen West’s designs.

 

Wollmeise now available in the shop

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If you missed out on the amazing Wollmeise stand at this year’s Edinburgh Yarn Festival,  do not despair, as their beautiful and intensely dyed yarns are now available to buy in Edinburgh in my shop.

Be Inspired Fibres is located in Marchmont near the Meadows and the University of Edinburgh’s main campus and about a 15mins walk from the Royal Mile/Old Town.

Wollmeise Wall at Be Inspired Fibres

Wollmeise Wall at Be Inspired Fibres

Rohrspatz & Wollmeise is a highly sought after hand-dyed yarn brand, which was started up by Claudia Höll-Wellmann in 2002 and until a few years ago, extremely difficult to get your hands on.

The company is now a family run business and has managed to increase their production capabilities without compromising on their very high standards, so that fans around the globe can continue to enjoy the experience of creating amazing unique products with their high quality and stunning yarns.

I have just received an initial delivery in the following ranges and a mixture of semi solids and variegated.

Pure 150g- 525m – 100% superwash merino – £25.00

Twin 150g -466m – 80% superwash merino /20% polyamid – £25.00

Lace 300g – 1590m – 100% superwash merino – £48.00IMG_3394

Wollmeise DK 200g – 428m 100% superwash merino – £36.00

Prices dated April 16.

The yarns are only available to buy in the shop, as supply is limited and because it is hand dyed there are also no dye lots, as each skein is pretty unique.

I have also a small selection of their Nobody’s Perfect yarns, which are discounted at 20%.for a  limited period only.

In this delivery, the colours include:

Pure 150g (525m) :

Paul – Moses – Pfirsichkern- Petit Poison 5 (Light) – Petit Poison Nr 5 – Xaverl and Rosi Tortchen – Grapes for Sheri – Krokodil – Sabrina – Magnolie – Flohmarkt – Zimtapfel – Tollkirsche – Fledermaus – Mauerblumchen – Campari Orange – Admiral – Admiral in den Wolken – Wellensittichvogelfeder – hoity toity, Himbeere – Isarkiesel – Aquarius – 47ag – Yotta – holy moley – Vamp – Skandal um Rosi – Ruby Thursdsay, Auf dem roten Teppich

Twin 150g (466m) – Aspentree -Graue Eminernz -Mauseeballett,- Verhext und verratzt, Im dunklen Wald,Barist O, Allegria – Flower Power, Lowenzahn, Dani – Poison 5

Lacegarn 300g (1738yds) – Kakao – Raku-Regenbogen – Ruby Thursday – Petit Poison no.5

DK 200g (428m) Maus Alt – Rattenscarf – Heavy Metal – Poison Nr5 – Ein klein wenig verrucht – Tandoori Masala – 82Pb – Lapisiazuli – Minze – Nautilus

I will be announcing any new deliveries and introducing the colours I stock through my Ravelry group, Facebook (beinspiredfibres) Twitter (@InspireMei) and Instagram (beinspiredfibres)

For enquiries or if you need a certain colourway request, I can try to add it to my next order but there are no guarantees, please email me at beinspiredfibres@gmail.com. 

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Upcoming Events

EYFpostStill unpacking from the weekend’s fabulous Edinburgh Yarn Festival, the Marchmont shop will be closed between Wednesday 25th and Monday, 30th March, re-opening on Tuesday 31st March,  as I will be working on the Lotus Yarns’ stand at H+H Cologne, a major annual trade show in Germany.

I will be opened on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th image001March from 10.30 – 5.00. Online orders will be fulfilled on my return on Tuesday.

colourworkpromoIf you missed Karie Westermann’s  class at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival, she will be doing a one-day Two Handed Stranded Colourwork workshop  at the shop on Saturday, 18th April 2015.

Mini SocksAre you suffering from “the second sock syndrome”? Why not try knitting socks two at a time and from the toe-up, Becky Mead will be running a 2 x 2 hour class on the technique, which is scheduled for Sundays 19th April and 26 April from 2.30 – 4.30pm.

This is suitable for experienced knitters who are familiar with the magic loop technique with long circulars.

More information and booking info on classes can be found on www.bookwhen.com/beinspiredfibres.

 

Christmas and New Year Opening Times

 Holiday Opening Hours.

Sunday, 21st and Monday 22nd December  –   2.00pm – 5.00pm

Tuesday  23nd – Wednesday 24th December –  10.30am – 6.00pm

Thursday, 25th December 2014  –  Friday, 2nd January 2015 – CLOSED, any on-line orders will be fulfilled after the holidays.

Stocking Fillers for Knitters

Stocking Fillers for Knitters

Recent arrivals in the shop and great stocking fillers include: Atomic knitting stitch markers, Hiya Hiya knitting accessories, Eucalan non-rinse wool wash, Lily Brushes, Knit Pro Knit Blockers.   

Don’t forget the latest pattern books by Kate Davies, Gudrun Johnston and Tin Can Knits.

Latest pattern books

Latest pattern books

♥ Have a very Happy Christmas and New Year!

New arrivals for Autumn

As the evenings are quickly getting darker and the leaves are starting to fall from the trees, it definitely feels like it is time to get those needles and hooks out of the closet and start thinking about Christmas presents. Winter yarns have started to arrive in the shop, including a re-stock of Malabrigo Rastita (Sport weight / 285m, Single Ply, Merino ) – the shop now stocks 13 colours.

Malabrigo Rastita

Malabrigo Rastita

 Favourite Scarf Ever - one skein of Malabrigo Rastita in the Glitter colourway.

Favourite Scarf Ever – one skein of Malabrigo Rastita in the Glitter colourway.

It is very hard to resist Malabrigo’s very soft and beautiful hand dyed yarns, they are perfect for quick and last minute gifts. This is a free scarf pattern by Lisa Bruce on Ravelry, which is extremely easy to remember and very effective for highly variegated yarns. One skein of the Rastita is enough for a scarf measuring about 140cm.

Classes Schedule for Autumn 2014

Be Inspired Fibres is delighted to announce that its autumn knitting, crochet and finishing classes are now available to view and book online at www.bookwhen.com/beinspiredfibres

Coming up for September …

Learn to knit Two-at-a-Time Toe Up Socks with Becky Mead
– 2 x 2hrs on Sunday 14th and 21st September 2014 – 2.30 – 4.30pm

Professional Finishing Techniques with Carol Meldrum (suitable for beginners to experienced)
– One Day Workshop – 28th September 2014 – 10.30am – 4.30pm

Learn to Knit Top Down Seamless Sweater – 4 x 2hrs on 8th, 15th, 22th, 29th September – 6.30pm – 8.30pm
– NOW CANCELLED.

Indie Burgh Yarn Crawl – Destination Yarn Shopping in Edinburgh

Just a reminder that on Saturday 21st June 2014, Be Inspired Fibres Yarn Shop will be part of Edinburgh’s very first yarn crawl, organised by Jess at Ginger Twist Studios.

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This is a great chance to meet other yarn fanatics, crocheters and knitters on a tour of Edinburgh’s participating independent yarn shops.

If you are interested in joining a group with a guide, send your name and contact number and preferred start time either morning or afternoon by emailing: indieburghyarncrawl@gmail.com

You can also check out Indie Burgh Yarn Crawl’s Ravelry Group for more information.

There will be an opportunity to enter the raffle at each stop and after the tour, you can recover at the after-party @ The Safari Lounge located at 21 Cadzow Place, EH7 5SN (from 2pm – 7pm), where the raffle will be held at the end of the day.

As it is also coming up to Be Inspired Fibres’s One Year Anniversary, there will be a special 5% discount on all purchases on the day and a free small sachet of Soak Wash for purchases over £20.00.(while stock last)..

As the school summer holidays are upon us already, the shop will be closed for a week from Friday 27th June and re-opening on Tuesday, 8th July, as I will be on vacation down in Cornwall with the family.

See you next Saturday in Marchmont, near the Meadows!

Recent new products in the shop – part 1 – Sock Yarns

For a new yarn shop, there are just so many exciting brands and possibilities to choose from. In recent weeks, we have seen the arrival of Schoppel Wolle’s range of colourful Zauberballs, which have been a great hit with locals in the Marchmont area.

Zauberballs come in lace, sock and DK weights, a selection of each are currently available in the shop.

Crazy Zauberball

The Crazy Zauberballs are proving to be the most popular and as they are machine washable, they are not only great for socks but also for children’s clothing.

Brier Toque

Brier Toque

I couldn’t wait to knit up a ball and made a simple beanie to showcase the gentle and wonderful colour changes, there was enough yarn left over to make a pair of mittens.

Jawoll Sock Yarns

Jawoll Sock Yarns

Sock yarns are ever so popular and Jawoll Sock Yarns by the Swiss yarn company Lang include a reel of nylon to strengthen the toe and heel. The solid colours provide a contrast but also complement self striping and variegated socks well.  I will be adding more colours to this range in future, so watch this space!

IMG_1155 The Little Prince is German sock yarn manufacturer Opal’s latest theme.  These self striping variegated yarns are also great for children’s clothing and toys, not to mention mittens and hats.