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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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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Holiday Opening Times

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and New Year!

Holiday Opening Times:

24th December – 10.30am – 3.30pm – OPEN

25th December – 28th December – CLOSED

Re-opening – Tuesday 29th December

Thursday 31st December – 10.30 – 3.30pm – OPEN

Friday 1st -January 2016 – CLOSED

Saturday 2nd January 2016 – OPEN

Sunday 3rd January 2016 – 2pm – 5pm OPEN

 

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.

 

Start the New Year with a Learn to Crochet One-Day Workshop

CrochetCrochet for Knitters – Taught by Karie Westermann, Saturday, 24 January 2015.  10.30am – 4.30pm with lunch included

Reserve your place or book online at www.bookwhen.com/beinspiredfibres

Are you a knitter who is mystified by crochet? Fed up seeing knitting patterns that use crochet? Feeling slightly scared by using just a hook to create thing?

This one-day workshop will teach you the essential stitches, read a crochet pattern, understand crochet terminology and then show you just how crochet can be applied to your knitting.

The possibilities are endless: you can use crochet as a finishing technique, embellish your knits, lend structure to your knitted projects and secure steeks.

Two Handed Stranded Colourwork Knitting Techniques

One-Day Workshop with Karie Westermann, Knitwear Designer & Consultant

For Advanced Beginners  and Experienced Knitters

Sunday, 12th October 2014 – 10.30am – 4.30pm – Lunch included – Course Fee £53/£55, materials are not included, but there will be 10% discount on the day for purchases for the class

colourworkpromoPlaces are still available, reserve your  online at: www.bookwhen.com/beinspiredfibresLast opportunity to book!

What is two handed knitting?

There are many good reasons for wanting to use the Continental style of knitting: it is fast, it is efficient, and it is brilliant for colourwork!

This class focuses on knitting colourwork using both hands and two different knitting techniques at the same time!

You will learn how to knit and purl Continental style and we will also take a look at yarn dominance and colour theory. (Please note this is not a learn-to-knit workshop but rather a workshop for English/throwing-style knitters who are looking to expand their arsenal of techniques and also for those who already knit continental to practice using the English method.)

About the teacher: Born in Denmark and currently residing in Scotland, Karie Westermann is a creative and multi-talented knitwear designer, knitting and crochet tutor, and translator. Karie has an impressive portfolio of collaborators including Rowan Yarns, Old Maiden Aunt Yarns, the Island Wool Company and the Edinburgh Yarn Festival. She is thrilled to be sharing her passion for Nordic knitting traditions and modern aesthetics with local knitters.

Learn to create quick and last minute crochet projects.

Learn to Crochet a Motif Scarf in One Day with Carol Meldrum

crochet_flower_scarf_1Spaces are still available, you can book online at: www.bookwhen.com/beinspiredfibres.

Suitable for complete beginners and refreshers

Sunday, 5th October 2014, 10.30am – 4.30pm – light lunch and wool included.  Cost – £53 / £55 pounds

Inspired by flowers of all shapes and sizes, learn how to create a variety of motifs and granny squares and how to join them together to create the perfect scarf or wrap.

On the day, you will learn how to do the basic crochet stitches, how to read from a crochet pattern, work in the round, change colour and how to join the shapes together. You will be totally amazed how quickly you will have a finished masterpiece!

About your tutor: Carol Meldrum is a textile designer, and workshop tutor and author of many popular knitting and crochet titles.  She is also the creative force behind the fashion accessories label Beatknit.

Since graduating from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, she has worked within the textile industry as a designer for many High Street fashion outlets as well as internationally renowned hand label Rowan.

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.

Learn to Crochet with Carol Meldrum in Marchmont – Sunday 22nd June

As knitting was always more accessible to me in the past, I never really managed to get into crochet, but having recently completed my first few crochet projects, which are not granny square blankets, but actual items and accessories I can wear, I am now totally hooked!

My first crochet project - "Emma Lace Scarf" by Simona Merchant-Dest

My first crochet project – “Emma Lace Scarf” by Simona Merchant-Dest

I can now see the benefits of being able to crochet, as you only need to learn 4 basic stitches, and the possibilities are endless. It is great for last minute gifts, embellishments for garments, jewellery making, toys, home accessories and also for finishing off projects. I also find it is great for using up odds and ends of wool and also single skeins of yarns that I have been collecting over the years. The great thing about crochet is that once you learn the basics, you can really see results quickly and you start building up confidence fast.

So I am really delighted to be able to fit in Carol Meldrum’s Learn to Crochet workshop here in Marchmont, Edinburgh on Sunday, 22nd June, 10.30am – 4.30pm. Carol is a very experienced tutor and designer based in Scotland, but travels widely around the country and the world teaching. The course is aimed at complete beginners or people who would like to refresh their basic skills.

The workshop price £50 / £55 includes a light sandwich lunch and wool, but you will need to purchase or bring along a 3.75mm or 4.00mm hook. For further information and online booking please visit:http://bookwhen.com/beinspiredfibres

Learn to Crochet with Carol Meldrum

Learn to Crochet with Carol Meldrum