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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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

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

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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.