Available to purchase from the online shop and ready for local pick up Friday, 19th June.
No. 9 / SIMPLE (May 2020), includes projects and artwork by Sacrée Frangine, Ocean Rose, Takako Ueki, Jen Hewett, Jessica Unsell, Sanae Ishida, Arounna Khounnoraj, Aneela Hoey, Anna Graham, Megahann Halfmoon, Kristine Vejar, Leila Raven, Jennifer Berg, Orlane Sucche, Vanessa Coscarelli Black, Brandi Harper, Pam Allen, Bristol Ivy, Jaqueline Cieslak, Eri Shimizu, Susan B Anderson, Katrin Schneider, and Cal Patch.
Knit and sewn garment patterns are sized up to fit at least a 60″ bust measurement.
A very huge thank you to all my regular local customers, visitors from around the world and recent new customers, who have been supporting my small speciality wool business which will be turning 7 this year. Your health and well being mean a lot to me, therefore I feel that it is the right decision to close the shop temporarily.
Due to recent Government advisory measures to minimise social contacts and restrict business in order to control the spread of the Coronavirus in the community.
I would like to advise customers that as of end of business on Saturday 21st March 2020, I will be closing the shop to the public. This is not an easy decision to make, I have bills and rent to pay like all businesses, and but we all need to make huge sacrifices to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus and we all need to take this seriously now. We need to all stay indoors and minimise social contact with each other.
For health and safety reasons, I have had to restrict numbers in the shop to 2-3 customers max at any time to ensure that there is sufficient space for safe social distancing at the moment.
I am trying to minimise the time people spend in the shop, so if you have a specific need, please email or call me before you arrive. I never envisaged I would be in this situation, it is an extremely stressful time for everyone.
I have hand sanitizers available should you need to use them in the shop, payment terminals and door handles are constantly being disinfected and I will also be wearing a mask!
Please contact me via email at beinspiredfibres@gmail, Facebook or Instagram, to get the latest stock information and availability, shop information and updates. I do mail order, and I am happy to send photographs and payment link for credit card payments. You may try to call me on 0131 629 2059 between 10am – 12.00 Monday – Friday.
My online shop is currently only limited to special edition books and magazines, but this will change as I will now have more time to work on different distant selling platforms.
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,
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.
The 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.
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.
Blocking wires by Lazadas and Knit Pro Knit Blockers
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.
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!
Re-stock of the lovely seaweed eating sheep wool from the North Ronaldsay Island.
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
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
New 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.
I 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. She 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.
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.
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 – £48.00
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
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 email@example.com.
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
Still 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.
If 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.
Are 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.
Reserve your place or book online at www.bookwhen.com/beinspiredfibres
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