Crochet for Beginners – Focus on Granny Squares – Sunday, 22nd January 2017 – morning session (10.30 – 13.00 ) is now fully booked.
Due to demand, I have scheduled another class for the afternoon (14.00 – 16.30) this will replace the originally scheduled crochet techniques for knitters session.
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
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.
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.
Book online: www.bookwhen.cm/beinspiredfibres
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn to crochet with
Carol Meldrum on Sunday 13th November 2016
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.
Sunday – 9th October 2016 – 2 classes for beyond beginners.
10.30 – 13.00 – Learn to knit Fair Isle in the round with Double Pointed Needles with Carol Meldrum (£30)
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
One Day Workshop with Carol Meldrum – Sunday, 11th September 2016
10.30 – 16.30 with a break for lunch
In this workshop, Carol will show you how to get that professional look to your knitted garments.
On the day you will work through tried and tested increasing and decreasing methods, picking up stitches and creating button holes and button bands.
We will also look at the various sewing up methods and where and when to use them to get the best results. She will also demonstrate how to block your knits.
You will be asked to bring a selection of pre-knitted swatches 10cm x 10cm in pure wool with you, to practice sewing up. For booking information, place click below.
Delighted to be stocking a new Edinburgh based indie dyer in the shop – Knit Cosmic Strings.
The team consists of Phu and Bea, both are biologists by day, but completely bitten by the hand dyeing bug, they spend their evenings creating amazing hand dyed wool!
I discovered them on Instagram and Etsy and I am amazed how they have managed to develop such a beautiful and contemporary range of hand painted yarns in a very short space of time.
Their colourways remind me of the beautiful patio gardens dotted around Marchmont, the Meadows and the Grange, where the shop is located.
School holidays are upon us, and I will be taking a short break with the family to Italy.
Shop will be closed from Thursday 7th to Friday 15th July 2016, re-opening on Saturday, 16th July.
The online shop will remain open for viewing, but orders will only be fulfilled on my return.
Thank you. Mei
Will be recovering from the fantastic Edinbrugh Yarn Festival 2016, over the Easter Holidays. The event was a great success and many thanks to Mica and Jo and the organising team for putting together such a great show.
Shop will be closed from 25th March, Good Friday – Saturday 2nd April. I will re-open between 2-5pm on the Sunday 3rd April.
There are two short classes scheduled on Saturday, 16th April both taught by Karie Westermann.
Learn to crochet a granny square – 10.30 – 13.00
Learn to knit Continental Style – 14.00 – 16.30
You can book either online or in the shop.
During the week of the Edinburgh Yarn Festival 17th – 19th March 2016, the Marchmont shop will be opened all week from Monday 14th until 1.30pm on Thursday, 17th March.
The shop will be closed on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th March, re-opening on Sunday at 2.00pm, as I will be taking an exhibition stand at the Yarn Festival at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange on those two days.
I will be taking a selection of interesting fibres from the British Isles and yarns from Scotland and around the world, including the following brands: Habu, ITO yarns, Madelinetosh, Life in the Long Grass, Lotus Yarns, North Ronaldsay Wool, Orkney Angora, Malabrigo and Rhichard Devrieze to name a few.
Hope to you see you there!